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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wheaton residential lots at Georgia and Parker could be joined (Photos)
This request is currently scheduled to be taken up by the Planning Board at its next meeting, on Thursday, January 7.
Recognize this Burtonsville bank robber? (Photos)
Police say that on December 29 at approximately 11:30 AM, the suspect shown here attempted to rob the Suntrust bank located at 3901 National Drive in Burtonsville. He entered the bank wearing a green or teal hat, dark Nike sweatshirt, and a black and white scarf wrapped around his neck and chin. The suspect also wore a bandage covering his nose.
In his not-so-natty attire, he approached a teller and handed over a note demanding money. The bank did not comply, and the suspect then fled from the bank.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect involved in this bank robbery is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Montgomery County Council helping their billionaire sugar daddy evade taxes
|Councilmember Hans Riemer, a|
leading recipient of campaign
donations from billionaire
under investigation for tax evasion
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Rockville bicyclist killed in Aspen Hill collision
Towers was transported to a local hospital, but later died from his injuries. Juan Francisco Orellana, 39, of the 12100 block of nearby Selfridge Road in Silver Spring, was the driver of the 4Runner.
The cause of the accident is now under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this fatal collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773- 6620. Callers may remain anonymous.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Aspen Hill residents sought for MIdcounty Citizens Advisory Board
You can apply online. Members serve 3 years without compensation.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Stabbing in Long Branch area of Silver Spring
If you have any information that could help detectives, please call 301-278-9000.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Police investigating suspicious death in Silver Spring
Montgomery County Police detectives are investigating a suspicious death in Silver Spring, after finding a body late last night.
At approximately 11:10 PM Tuesday, detectives from the Major Crimes Division were in the area of the Northwest Branch Trail near the inner-loop of I-495 in Silver Spring. There, they located a deceased individual in the creek along the trail. They did not say why detectives were there to begin with.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.
Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070, or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Public hearing on Hermitage Road closure in Wheaton
|Green space at center will|
replace a portion of
Hermitage Avenue in
A new "right-of-way" will be created for automobile traffic to reach Hermitage, but the section immediately off Georgia will be closed, and become part of the co-located Wheaton Library and Recreation Center project.
Direct access from Georgia to Hermitage will be permanently cut off. There will still be pedestrian access from Georgia to the rest of Hermitage. At public meetings on the library project, some residents have expressed concerns about the traffic impacts on their neighborhood, if the top of Hermitage is cut off.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Montgomery Blair students rushed to hospital after eating pot-laced brownies at school
Friday, December 18, 2015
Lyttonsville sector plan public hearing draft approved by Planning Board
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Head of MoCo Economic Development Corp. backs new Potomac River crossing
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Kidnapping reported at Lotte Plaza in Aspen Hill
Officers responding to the scene said they were finding no sign of the individuals or vehicle there, according to scanner reports. No further details are available as of press time.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Rockville teen charged in Aspen Hill stabbing
An officer saw Galindo fleeing the vicinity of the double stabbing, and caught him in the 14000 block of Grand Pre Road. The officer noticed Galindo’s pants were bloody, and found a knife on Galindo's person.
Galindo was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of armed robbery, and one count of robbery. He is being held without bond.
Police say their initial investigation suggests the altercation stemmed from a dispute over an earlier drug transaction. They have not yet announced any gang involvement in the incident. Previously, police had stated they were looking for as many as four suspects in the case.
Galindo's other alleged victim remains hospitalized in serious condition, according to police.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Aspen Hill stabbing now a homicide; manhunt underway for suspects still at-large
Upon arriving, officers found two Latino males who had been stabbed. One was suffering from life-threatening injuries, and later died at a local hospital. The other is still hospitalized.
Police say the motive for the savage assault is unclear, and that the suspects simply fled after the assault.
Detectives urge anyone who may have information regarding the suspect(s) in this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
There are reportedly as many as four suspects at large in this case.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Cloverly mulch fire burns through night in Silver Spring
A large mulch pile ignited yesterday at a landscaping company in the 15700 block of New Hampshire Avenue, in the Cloverly area of Silver Spring. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel battled the blaze into the evening, finally containing it sufficiently to halt operations until sunrise.
Firefighters would continue to monitor the situation overnight, MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said. They had to bring in extra tools, as well. Heavy equipment was needed to move mulch, and foam and large diameter hoses were deployed.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire has not yet been announced.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
New signage outside Ellsworth Place in Silver Spring (Photos)
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Next phases of Glenmont Metrocentre headed to Planning Board (Photos)
Planning staff are recommending approval of the plan, which includes 33 affordable housing units, and as many as 46 townhouses. The four buildings and parking areas that will be demolished to make room for all of this will have to be gone by September 26, 2020 in order for building permits to be issued.
|Buildings within the red|
lines will come down in
two phases, along with
their parking lots
The apartment building will be 85' tall.
|Detail of stream at northwest|
corner of Privacy World site;
the development was known for
its ample green space and
Interestingly, regarding the garden apartments that will remain through these next 2 phases of construction, the planners' report notes that " the current tenants in these buildings...have not been notified of the pending development plans due to the Applicant’s contract with the current property owner."
The County Department of Transportation is recommending restricted turns and a center refuge island for the intersection of the new entrance road at Glenallen Avenue. MCDOT also notes that the on-street parking planners recommended for Glenallen is not feasible, as Glenallen is classified as an arterial road. Limited hours street parking, or recessed street spaces requiring the developer to dedicate another 8' along Glenallen are proposed as compromises by MCDOT, with the former requiring a traffic study.
Glenmont Metrocentre, as the name suggests, is directly adjacent to the Glenmont Metro station.