July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain.
July 4th is celebrated as the birth of American independence
The Lawrence Police Department has been notified by the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the City of Lawrence’s eligibility to apply for the FY2016 Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $71,811. The Lawrence Police Department proposes to utilize grant funds to upgrade and replace existing cruiser mobile radios, which are outdated and difficult to repair and to purchase cruiser mobile radios for police vehicles that currently do not have them. Copies of the application will be available at the police station through the end of July. Please contact Amanda Wall at email@example.com, if you have any questions regarding this grant application.
Probation Department Telephone Scam
An individual is contacting the public claiming that he is the Chief Probation Officer from the Lawrence District Court. The caller then states that there is a warrant for the victim and they must report to court. The victim then must pay $80.00 with a prepaid PayPal card.
THIS IS A SCAM. Anyone receiving such a call can contact the Police Department with any pertinent information.
Mt. Vernon Area
Resident called and stated on May 21, 2016 at approximately 1:30PM. A 6 foot tall Latino looking male dressed in a dress shirt and jeans, driving a silver SUV, stated he was from the City Water Department and needed to get in and read the meter. The City Water Department stated nobody from the department was involved.
Any questions or concerns please contact the Police at 978-794-5900.
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Lawrence police Prisoner property
Lawrence Police has unclaimed prisoner property and will be contacting said property owners.
According to Mass General Law Chapter 135 section 8 unclaimed properties in possession of the Police Department.
Section 8. If such property remains unclaimed in the possession of such police department or member thereof for one month and the owner thereof or his place of abode or business is unknown, or if the owner and his place of abode or business are known and the owner, after receipt by registered mail of a written notice from such department or member to take possession of said property, refuses or fails for a period of ten days following said receipt so to do, such department may sell the same, excepting money unclaimed, by public auction or any other licensed auction service, including sale over the Internet, notice of the time and place of sale, with a description of the property to be sold, first being given by publishing the same once in each of three successive weeks in a newspaper published in such city. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars and by forfeiture of any such property obtained as a result of such violation.