Police encourage citizens to make homes safe over the holidays.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
- Kym Byrnes
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Sykesville Police Department will host its second annual 'Safe House' Gun Drop off this Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Police are encouraging residents to drop off unwanted firearms and ammunition. According to a news release, the drop off site will be manned, but no questions will be asked of persons dropping items off. Receipts are available for those who request them. Police warn do NOT bring any loaded weapons to the drop-off point, if help is needed to make sure a firearm is safe, call the police department and someone will come out to help. Last year’s program was very successful, most of the ammunition and weapons turned in were in poor condition and would probably be dangerous to use according to a news release. …
The urn and human remains were discovered more than a year ago in Marriottsville.
The Sykesville Police Department is searching for the owner of an urn containing human remains that was discovered more than two years ago at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. On March 10, 2010, a local resident contacted the Sykesville Police, saying she discovered a metal urn at the cemetery on Marriottsville Road. "She said she found it in a group of weeds," said Cpl. Dave Lewis of the Sykesville Police Department. "She said she had taken it to the caretakers of the cemetery and tried to turn it over to them, but they would not accept it as it might be stolen." There are no markings on the urn that appears to be a "brushed brass type of metal and it is relatively heavy," said Lewis. The Sykesville police have kept the urn in their …