Dumpster Day - November 16th.
Dumpster Day will return to West Laurel on Saturday,
courtesy of the West Laurel Civic Association and the Prince
George's County Waste Management Division. The dumpsters will be
available from 8:30am until 12:30 pm (or until the dumpsters
are full) in the parking lot of the West Laurel Community Building.
materials and electronics will not be accepted. This includes used
oil, oil-based paint, tires, propane tanks, glass/mirrors, and
computer monitors. We will
be able to take mattresses, old furniture, light construction
debris, and broken toys and household items.
If you are a
senior or disabled citizen, the WLCA will once again pick up
materials from your house and dispose of them for you. You need to
call or email Jason Float,
at 443-765-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org, in advance to schedule a
As always, we need volunteers with pickup trucks
willing to help with the senior citizen pickups and to direct cars
at the Community building. If you're available to help with the
senior citizen effort, please let Jason Float know. We need folks
willing to donate their pickup trucks and time.
from the West Laurel Civic Association will direct cars to the
dumpsters and lend assistance in filling them. If you are willing to help at the
community center to direct traffic, we need you to be there between
8am to 12:30pm. High school students may volunteer and receive
community service credit hours. Call or email Melissa at
301-776-2314 or email@example.com to volunteer at the dumpster
have added a third dumpster to accommodate everyone but the rule
still stands -- the dumpsters are available until 12:30 pm or until
all three are full. Signs will be posted to direct vehicles as they
enter and exit the parking lots. Start planning your fall
Notification - Arson Investigation
Agent/PIO K. Ryan
(443) 965-2000 (Office) June 14, 2013
ATF OFFERS $25,000 REWARD
IN FIRE OF
REACHING HEART INTERNATIONAL, INC. CHURCH
BALTIMORE – Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Steven L. Gerido of the
Baltimore Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF), today announced a reward of up to $25,000 for
information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person(s)
responsible for a fire that occurred at 6100 Brooklyn Bridge Road,
On May 18, 2007, at approximately 10:29 p.m., a fire occurred at a
house owned and operated by Reaching Heart International, Inc.
Church, located at 6100 Brooklyn
Bridge Road in Laurel, Maryland 20707. The Prince George’s County
Fire Department along with Prince George’s County Fire
Investigations Personnel responded to the fire scene. The ATF
Baltimore Field Division also investigated this fire. The most
cause of the fire was that an unknown suspect ignited combustible
materials in the living room area of the house. Estimated property
damage was $250,000 for the house
structure and its contents.
“We take the possibility of arson very seriously,” said SAC Gerido.
“Arson is a violent crime that causes serious financial damage,
emotional tolls, and even death. The fire at the Reaching Heart
International, Inc. Church is still under federal investigation even
though it occurred six years ago. A federal arson conviction is a
which results in significant federal prison time for the person or
This church fire
is being investigated by ATF Baltimore Field Division and Prince
George’s County Fire Investigations Unit. Anyone with information
crime may report it to the following agencies:
ATF Baltimore Field Office: (443) 965 2064
ATF Fire/Arson Hotline: 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473)
Prince George’s County Fire Department: (301) 583 2200
All information will be treated confidential.
ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating
federal arson violations and researching the science of fire and
arson. More information on ATF and its programs can be found
ICC Updates - November
Later this month, the contractor is
scheduled to install a set of stairs for access to the sound barrier door. Once
these activities are complete, work on the community side of the sound barrier
will be finished, with the exception of landscaping next spring. Crews are
expecting to work on the future stormwater management facility (located just
north of the end of the sound barrier, along southbound I-95, and adjacent to
West Laurel) this fall. The work will occur predominantly Monday through
Saturday between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Please be aware that workers will need to
move vehicles and equipment at the start and end of each workday so you may hear
some additional activity outside of these work hours.
Please note that a nighttime traffic switch is currently scheduled for the week
of November 17th on the ramp from eastbound MD 198 to southbound I-95, to a
temporary ramp until the permanent lane is complete. Motorists heading to
southbound I-95 from both eastbound and westbound MD 198, will merge together
prior to merging on southbound I-95. Portable variable message signs will be
out prior to the traffic switch with more information regarding the date for the
new traffic pattern.
Please be careful when traveling near the construction zones
and do not enter the construction zones. Also, talk with your children about the
dangers of a construction zone and make sure they know not to enter it.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding construction, please contact Ms.
Genevieve Rubrecht, at 301-586-9244 or at
Please let your neighbors know that they can also receive these project update
emails by sending a request to the email address above. If you would rather not
receive future construction updates, please let us know by replying back to this
email and we will remove your address from our list.
Thank you for your patience as we continue construction on this segment of this
*All dates and time frames are weather permitting.
Special Services for Seniors (Prince Georges)
Prince Georges County provides back door collection of refuse for senior
citizens over 65 years of age and for disabled persons. To qualify, no one
living in the home can be under 65 years of age or be physically able to carry
the collection containers to the curb. To make arrangements for back door
collection, call (301) 952-7630.
- Hazardous Waste pick up, call 301-883-6026
- Free pet licenses for spayed/neutered animals, call
Representatives. The updated list of our Maryland State Representatives and their
contact information is posted on the
Prince George's & Montgomery County
Sex Offenders Listing.
Nowavailable to residents is a listing
of sex offenders based on zip code.
Comments, suggestions, and submissions should be directed to the WLCA
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