Laurel Mayor John Shwed and several local authorities instituted an emergency curfew today, in an effort to curb what the Laurel Police Department calls violent criminal and gang related acts that have occurred
in the Carvel Gardens Communities.
The Laurel Town Council and the Delaware Housing Authority confirmed the decision on Tuesday. The curfew effects non-residents of the Carvel Gardens and Carvel Gardens Annex Apartment Complex, located on Daniel and Wilson Streets. Laurel Police officials say crime has been an issue in the communities within the last three months.
The curfew dictates that non-residents of the Carvel Garden communities found in the areas, in between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Sunday, could be charged with a misdemeanor, and if found guilty, could be fined $500 or may be imprisoned for no more than 30 days.
The curfew goes into effect at 10 p.m. and will be in effect until further notice.