Friday, November 27, 2020

Indecent exposure in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police responded to a report of indecent exposure in Silver Spring Monday night. The incident was reported in the 600 block of University Boulevard E. around 9:27 PM, according to crime data.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Strong-arm rape in Wheaton park

Montgomery County police responded to a report of a strong-arm rape at a park in Wheaton early Monday morning. The sexual assault was reported at an unspecified park on Reedie Drive around 12:11 AM, according to crime data.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Gas pumps being replaced at Exxon in downtown Silver Spring (Photos)

One gas station in downtown Silver Spring isn't currently able to sell gas. The Exxon at 8384 Colesville Road is having its gas pumps replaced. A similar replacement project took place recently at an Exxon station in downtown Bethesda. While there aren't any pumps at the moment, the rest of the gas station and its convenience store remain open for business.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Fatal crash in Layhill

A Rockville man was killed in an auto accident in the Layhill area of Silver Spring early Sunday morning, Montgomery County police announced. Stefano Jorge Fernandes, 23, was traveling west on Norbeck Road in his 2006 Mazda6 around 1:08 AM, when it left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle collided with several trees in the vicinity of Whitehaven Road, police said, and Fernandes was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at 240-773-6620.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Armed robbery in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police responded to a report of an armed robbery near the New Hampshire Avenue-Capital Beltway interchange Wednesday morning. The robbery was reported in the 1800 block of Greenwich Road Drive, outside of the Avery Park Apartment Homes around 7:43 AM. According to crime data, the weapon used was not a gun.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Downtown Silver Spring Christmas tree and lights (Video+Photos)

The Christmas tree is up at Downtown Silver Spring, and it may be the best one yet. This year, the theme is, "Sparkling Snowfall," a return to a seasonal theme in contrast to past diversions like bicycles. See this and more holiday decorations in the video and photos below:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Christmas banners installed in downtown Silver Spring (Photos)

Santa's elves were hard at work getting downtown Silver Spring ready for the holiday season last night. Workers on Colesville Road removed summer banners with flags and fireworks, and replaced them with Christmas ones like the wreath banner shown below. These intrepid elves went about their work high in the air, even as blustery winds and frigid temperatures buffeted the downtown.