LPD: Don't park 18-wheelers in residential areas

LPD: Don't park 18-wheelers in residential areas
Hattiesburg police responded to a report of stolen car batteries on March 5. (Photo source: WDAM)

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Laurel Police Department has issued a statement regarding several complaints reported to them in reference to 18-wheelers parking in residential areas.

LPD requests the public's cooperation and would like to remind citizens that Ordinance 13-56 states:

The parking of any vehicle is prohibited at all times where designated by an appropriate sign posted by the Police Department. In addition, parking of semi-trucks and trailers is prohibited on streets, driveways or any area located in a residential district, or in the C-4, Central Business District; C-1A,  Processional Office District; or C-1B, Medical/Professional District  Such vehicles must be parked in commercial or industrial districts.

Vehicles violating this ordinance are subject to being ticketed, a fine or being towed.

Any person with information about this type of violation or any other criminal activity are asked to contact LPD at 601-399-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.