Montpelier Hills News

Sep 18 7 pm MH HoA Community Meet with Police

Please Come

Special Montpelier Hills HoA Community Meeting

Montpelier Elementary School
Tuesday September 18 7 PM

* Discussion with local Police District 6 Commander about recent Montpelier Hills crime and crime prevention

* Vote on important MH HoA By-Laws change

Please Come

Town Center Walk With Police Chief & Commander

Community Walk and Talk
With Prince George's County
Chief of Police Melvin High
District 6 Commander Maj. Gary Cunningham

Wed, August 22
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet at Town Center Route 197 & Contee Rd for a walk through nearby neighborhoods (MAP)

You are invited to join neighbors in a walk and talk with Prince George's County Police Chief Chief Melvin High and Laurel-Beltsville Police District 6 Commander Maj. Gary Cunningham along with other Prince George's County officials and agency representatives.

“Our goal is to heighten awareness and show a partnership of commitment. We need the help of the community and this is a great way to personally meet members of the community to address their concerns,” -- Chief High.

For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

May 19 Montpelier Hills Community Yard Sale

Sat May 19 8:30 am - NOON

Muirkirk Rd & Hermosa Dr., Laurel, MD map

The Montpelier Hills Community Yard Sale has been set for this Saturday, May 19th from 8:30 a.m - Noon. Post cards have been mailed to residents and advertisements have been placed in the Laurel Leader and Laurel Gazette.

There will be a central Community Yard Sale located at Muirkirk Rd and Hermosa Dr. (near the Gazebo and Tennis Courts), and residents will be hosting yard sales at their own homes in Montpelier Hills (along Apache Tears Circle, Tuscany Drive and Hermosa Drive and connecting streets -- see map).

Mar 14 Liquor Board Hearings Recap

J's Sports Cafe Mar 14 Liquor Hearing Recap

Also at that March 14 Hearing
Sunrise Sports Bar Mar 14 Liquor Hearing Recap

See those articles for information about the Liquor License Renewal Protest Hearings scheduled for May 2, at which citizens may give statements. More details later about the May 2 hearings.

Please Attend J's Cafe Show Cause Hearing -- Wed Mar 14 7 pm

Please attend the P.G. Liquor Board "Show Cause" Hearing on Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm to clearly demonstrate our community's grave concern to stop the shooting murders at nearby J's Sports Cafe.

For a map and directions to the Hearing location, please see

You need not testify -- your simple presence in large numbers will say volumes.

That night there will also be a show cause hearing for the Jan 28 shooting at Sunrise Restaurant on Rhode Island Ave in Beltsville. Your attendance will show solidarity with Beltsville citizens trying to stop the same kind of shooting murders at bars in their community.

Please Sign J's Sports Cafe Petition Now

UPDATE: March 7

March 7 PG Liquor Board Show Cause Hearings Postponed

The P.G. Liquor Board has postponed the Show Cause Hearings for the shootings at J's Sports Cafe and Sunrise Bar, due to expected dangerous icing conditions this evening (March 7).

The new date is March 14, 7 pm.

For directions to the P.G. County services building on March 14, see

Today and on March 14, check the Liquor Board phone number for possible recorded announcements about the status of Hearings (301) 699-2770.

Update: March 1

Liquor Board
March 7 Public Hearing Agenda

The Montpelier Hills community needs your signature on a petition to revoke the liquor license at J's Sports Cafe (Crystal Plaza Rt 197 & Muirkirk Rd) because there have been 3 shooting murders there in the past 2 years due to violent crowds attracted by the Cafe.

There is a notice on your cluster mailbox with the address of the home where you can sign the petition. In most cases the petitions are in an envelope taped to that home's door or storm door. Just sign one of the petitions and put it back. Please sign an empty petition page only if there is no petition page with some signatures already on it -- we are trying to ensure that each page is full.

You must be a currently registered voter in Prince George's county to sign the petition -- because that is how the Liquor Board verifies the signatures as P.G. County residents.

Please print legibly so your name and address will be verified.

There will already be a "show cause" hearing at the Liquor Board on March 7 at 7 pm to review the most recent January 28 shooting murder and other violations at J's Sports Cafe. Watch this site for another message with details about that meeting.

BUT right now, these petitions are still needed ASAP, in the next few days.

Regardless of the outcome of the March 7 hearing, the Liquor Board requires these petitions before its regulations will allow it to schedule a formal hearing process specifically to consider revoking the liquor license at J's Sports Cafe.

So, please come out in the cold and wind and sign a petition on your street Today.

There is comprehensive information about what's been happening at "J's Sports Cafe"
on the MH NEWS web site in the side menu "Local News & Info"
at J's Sports Cafe 3d Shooting Death***