Friday, December 8, 2023

Strong-arm robbery at bus stop in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery at a bus stop in the Sligo Estates/Oranges area of Silver Spring yesterday afternoon, December 7, 2023. The robbery was reported at a bus stop in the 800 block of University Boulevard W. at 3:15 PM Thursday.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Armed carjacking in Hillandale

Montgomery County police responded to a report of an armed carjacking at a gas station in the Hillandale area Monday evening, December 4, 2023. The assault was reported at a gas station in the 10200 block of New Hampshire Avenue at 7:00 PM Monday.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Armed robbery at Takoma Park ATM

An ATM customer attempting to complete a transaction was the alleged victim of an armed robbery in Takoma Park Monday evening, December 4, 2023. The robbery was reported at an ATM machine in the 1100 block of University Boulevard, just inside the Montgomery County border with Prince George's County. It took place at 8:44 PM Monday. There's an ATM at the Wells Fargo bank branch there in the Mega Mart shopping center.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

White Oak homicide suspect arrested

Montgomery County police have made an arrest in relation to the fatal shooting that occurred in White Oak on November 4, 2023. Detectives had identified Markus Tyrell Dowdy, 33, of no fixed address, as the suspect in the double shooting that left Marvin Jefferson of Silver Spring dead. A second victim survived, and has been released from the hospital. The shooting occurred after an alleged argument at America's Best Wings at 11245 New Hampshire Avenue.

U.S. Marshals located and arrested Dowdy in Takoma Park this past Saturday, December 2.  He has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, second-degree assault and other related charges. Dowdy is being held in the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, awaiting a bond hearing. 

Monday, December 4, 2023

Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins store to open in Glenmont

A new Dunkin' Donuts-Baskin Robbins store is planned for the Glenmont area. It will be located at 12106 Georgia Avenue. This space has most recently been home to $2.49 Cleaners, a dry cleaning business. Time to make the donuts!

Friday, December 1, 2023

Country Boy Market in Glenmont may close before Christmas

The timeline for the anticipated closure of Country Boy Market at 2211 Randolph Road in Glenmont is beginning to come into sharper focus. Country Boy reports that it will likely shut its doors permanently "a little before Christmas," if the current pace of inventory liquidation remains steady. All wine and firewood has sold out, but the store is still offering craft beers at steep discounts. Essential items like produce, eggs, milk and bread are expected to be available through the final weeks, as is a good selection of non-alcoholic wine. Apples are currently going for $1 a pound.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Silver Spring Taco Bell thief makes drive-thru window a break-in window (Photos)

Montgomery County police are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect in the October 30, 2023 burglary of a KFC-Taco Bell restaurant at 7720 Blair Road in Silver Spring. Around 5:00 AM that morning, the suspect allegedly forced open the drive-thru window of the restaurant, grabbed merchandise of undisclosed value within the reach of his arms, and fled the scene. Surveillance video shows the alleged crime in progress.

Police describe the suspect as a Black male, approximately 30-years-old, and wearing a red jacket. Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this crime is asked to visit the Crime Solvers of Montgomery County, MD website at and click on the “” link at the top of the page or call 1-866-411-8477.  A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters may remain anonymous.