Laurel Police Department

  • Agency: Laurel Police Department
  • Address: 317 S. Magnolia Street, Laurel, 39440 MS
  • Chief: Walter Martin (Chief of Police)

Laurel Police Department is located at 317 S. Magnolia Street, Laurel, 39440 MS. The Chief of Police of the department is Walter Martin. The Laurel Police Department phone number is (601) 425-4711.

Laurel Police Department News

SCAM ALERT The Laurel Police Department would like to warn the public of a scam currently being attempted in our area. An unknown caller, that is generally reported to have a heavy accent, identifies himself as an employee of the Internal Revenue Service and states that the citizen receiving the call owes the IRS money. The caller goes on to state that the local police will arrest the citizen unless payment is received. The caller attempts to get the citizen to make a payment via wire transfer, debit card or prepaid credit card. The caller may also attempt to gain personal information such as date of birth, social security number and bank account numbers. The IRS does not do business in this manner and the public is advised to ignore these requests. The IRS has a page dedicated to these scams on their website. LPD has received numerous reports of attempts in our area. For further information call LPD. As always, any persons with information about criminal activity may contact LPD or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.

The Laurel Police Department seeks information that will lead to the arrest of the following wanted person: Laderit Malik Barber (Black/Male, 24 years of age) – Aggravated Domestic Assault The charge stems from an incident reported to LPD on 02/05/18. Sgt. Michael Reaves Case.

Laurel Police Department News Release 01-29-18 On 01-29-18 at approximately 0400 hours, LPD received a report that a white male had jumped from the I-59 Tallahala Creek Bridge. At that time LPD was assisted by LFD with nothing located. As a precaution, LPD is now researching the area with the assistance of the volunteer dive team and Jones County EOC. LPD wants to make the public aware of the exercise as not to raise alarm. Any persons with information about this or any other case are encouraged to call LPD at 601-399-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP. Update: The search has concluded with no persons located. LPD would like to thank the following for their support: LFD, JCSO, Jones County Search and Rescue, Jones County EOC, HFD Swift Water Rescue, FCSO Dive, all Volunteers and to American Legion Post #210 for use of their facility.

On 01-24-18 at approximately 0357 hours, Officers Windsor, Welch and K-9 Johnny responded to the area of Old Bay Springs Road and Northwood on a report of two suspicious males with a handgun. LPD has had reports of auto burglaries in that area in recent months. The suspects fled on foot when Officers attempted to make contact with them. One suspect fled behind a residence in the 700 block of Northwood Drive. K-9 Johnny was released and apprehended the suspect at that time. During the K-9 apprehension, the suspect fired one shot at Johnny and choked him before being subdued by Officers Windsor and Welch. The suspect was identified as Tremarius Wash (Black/Male, 20 years of age). Wash faces several misdemeanor charges and one count of Injuring a Public Service Animal. Wash received treatment at the scene and was transported to Jones County Jail. The other suspect escaped. The incident highlights the importance of Police Dogs and the service they provide to the public. Lt. Earl Reed is assigned to the case. Any persons with information about this or any other case are encouraged to call LPD at 601-399-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.

On 01-11-18 at approximately 1521 hours, Officers responded to the intersection of Highway 15 North at Parker Drive on a shooting call. An apparent road rage incident escalated when one male suspect shot the victim one time. The victim was transported to SCRMC for treatment. That section of Highway 15 was shut down for a short period of time. The suspect fled north in what was described as a Dark Gray 4 door car (Possibly a Toyota Corolla). A picture of the vehicle is attached. The suspect was described as a white male with a beard. LPD is asking anyone who was in the area at the time to call with information. Sgt. Michael Reaves is assigned to the case. Any persons with information about this or any other case are encouraged to call LPD at 601-399-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.

The Laurel Police Department has recently received several complaints in reference to counterfeit payroll checks being cashed at local businesses. The checks are drawn on local major employers and LPD is asking businesses that engage in cashing payroll checks to exercise extra caution in doing so. Anthony A. Bonner (Black/Male, 26 years of age) has been arrested and charged with two counts of Uttering a Counterfeit Instrument. Bonner’s bond was set at $10,000 in Laurel Municipal Court. Other individuals being sought are as follows: Darrell Dewayne Lampley (Black/Male, 46 years of age) - Uttering a Counterfeit Instrument. Jaylon De-Eric McGilberry (Black/Male, 23 years of age) - Uttering a Counterfeit Instrument. Willie Campbell Jr. (Black/Male, Approximately 50 years of age) – Uttering a Counterfeit Instrument. Photographs of Bonner and Lampley are attached. The others are not available at this time. Sgt. Michael Reaves is assigned to the case. Any persons with information about this or any other case are encouraged to call LPD at 601-399-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.

Laurel FOP Mardi Gras parade applications now available. May be picked up in Laurel Police Dept. front office.

Thanks to the Laurel Iris Society Garden Club for bringing cookies by LPD today.

Thanks to our friends from the Laurel Housing Authority for dropping by with a fruit basket for our ladies in records.

Congratulations to Officer Rodrigus Carr on being named the LPD Officer of the month for December. Rodrigus does great work on Patrol and FTO’s our new Officers.

Congratulations to Investigator Ted Ducksworth on being named the LPD Officer of the Month for November. Ted’s work in Narcotics and our Healthy Hero’s initiative goes above and beyond.

Thanks to Mary Lebouef for stopping by LPD today with a toy donation to help during this Christmas Season.

Investigator McKenzie visited Heidelberg High School today and spoke to the Law and Public Safety Class.

The ladies of LPD 3rd floor.

Thanks to ours friends at Raising Cane’s for stopping by with lunch today.

LPD had a very successful day ringing the bell for the Salvation Army yesterday.

LPD Officers delivering our annual Salvation Army Angel Tree gifts.

Ms. Cassie, Kim, Omeria and Alison are doing a great job putting us in the Christmas Spirit.

LPD, Christmas tree and snow. We don’t see that very often.

LPD Officers will be ringing the Salvation Army bell at the grocery entrance to Walmart NEXT WEDNESDAY from 9:00 to 6:00. Please come by and help us out.

Due to the increased traffic in our Downtown area, The Laurel Police Department is requesting that all cars parking downtown take note of the marked parking time allowance signs for the area. There are large parking lots on the outer edges of Downtown that should be used for extended parking during business hours. Please refrain from parking on the incorrect side of the street and in illegal spots as well. Failure to comply may result in parking citations.

Laurel Police Department News Release 12-04-17 On 12-04-17 at approximately 1646 hours, Officers responded to the parking lot of a Laurel retail establishment on a shots fired call. On scene, a male subject was located outside a vehicle suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The subject, who will not be identified at this time, was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment. There is no current danger to the public and LPD is not seeking any further suspects in this incident. Inv. Brandon Evans is assigned to the case. Any persons with information about this or any other case are encouraged to call LPD at 601-399-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.

LPD would like to thank everyone who viewed/participated in the Christmas Parade in a safe and responsible manner.