Friday's Connecticut school shooting weighed on the minds of those that gave their guns to police in Prince George's County.
Prince George's County Police and Laurel Police collected more than 150 guns Saturday during a buyback program in Laurel, The Washington Post reports. Residents handed guns over to law enforcement officials in exchange for gift cards. Though the program was planned before Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, many of those that turned weapons over to police said they didn't want the firearms to fall into the wrong hands, according to the paper. The massacre in Connecticut left 26 students and staff at the school dead, including 20 young children. Two previous gun buyback events in Prince George's County have collected more than 300 guns, police said. Read the full story at The Washington Post.
Two teenage girls from Bowie were found at the Knight's Inn in Laurel with three others, marijuana, and crack cocaine.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Josh Flynn
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Two Bowie teens and a Glenarden teen were returned home after police found them in a Laurel motel, reportedly with two adult males and in the presence of drugs. On the afternoon of Feb. 11, police from Anne Arundel County's Western District's PACT (Police and Community Together) Unit and District Detective Unit served a search warrant at the Knights Inn located in the 3300 block of Laurel Ft. Meade Road in Laurel. The search warrant was in response to a series of large thefts at the Walmart across the street from the motel. As police began their search, they found two adult men in their twenties with three teen girls along with marijuana and paraphernalia in plain sight. The three girls were found to be runaways from Prince George's County…