Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A 12-year-old Montgomery Village girl and 14-year-old Gaithersburg girl had been missing since Jan. 23, police said.
(Update -- 9:10 a.m., Jan. 31) Montgomery County police said Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez, 12, and Rosa Rivas-Ascencio, 14, were located safe and unharmed Thursday morning in Wheaton. The girls had been missing since Jan. 23. (Original Post -- 3:24 p.m., Jan. 30) Montgomery County police are asking the public for help in locating two girls from the Gaithersburg area. Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez, 12, of the 9300 block of Merust Lane in Montgomery Village, and Rosa Rivas-Ascencio, 14, of the 18000 block of Nathans Place in Gaithersburg, were last seen at their respective middle schools at 2:30 p.m. dismissal on Jan. 23. Cornejo-Galdmaez was at Montgomery Village Middle School, while Rivas-Ascencio was at Neelsville Middle School in Germantown, police…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Montgomery County Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect they have linked to a Germantown theft spree
A woman exiting her car was punched in the face and robbed Monday night in Germantown, a possible escalation of a brazen purse theft spree that began in late December. The most recent victim, a 46-year-old woman, was parked in a lot within the 2000 block of Appledowre Circle at around 9 p.m. when a male suspect demanded money and threatened her with a knife, Montgomery County Police officer Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman told Patch. The woman was punched in the face when she said she didn’t have any money. On Tuesday, police released a composite sketch and are urging residents to be vigilant—locking their doors even if they’re inside their cars and taking all valuable items out of their vehicles, Innocenti said. The suspect in …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The following arrest information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction
A strong-arm robbery was reported at Dawson Farm Road and Germantown Road in Germantown on Thursday, Jan. 10, at around 8:50 p.m. The suspect assaulted the victim and obtained property. Police described the suspect as a male, 6’3” tall wearing all black clothing and a baseball cap. An aggravated assault was reported in the unit block of Observation Drive in Germantown on Thursday, Jan. 10, at around 2:20 a.m. The suspect is known to the victim. Arrested: Female, 29, from Germantown. A residential burglary was reported in the 19300 block of Clubhouse Road in Montgomery Village on Tuesday, Jan. 8, between 11:40 and 11:55 p.m. The suspect is known to the victim. Arrested: Male, 40, from Germantown. A residential burglary was reported in the…
Police said the female victim was robbed as she was getting out of a vehicle parked on Halethorpe Terrace.
A squatting robber snatched two purses off the lap of a female victim as she was getting out of her car, according to Montgomery County Police. The purse snatching was similar to a string of incidents reported in that neighborhood since Dec. 31. Police would not say whether the incidents were connected. Police said that a male suspect squatted alongside a car parked in the 11300 block of Halethorpe Terrace in Germantown at around 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 14. When the female victim opened the car door, the suspect grabbed the purses and robbed the woman of personal items she was carrying, police alleged. Similar incidents have been reported on Appledowre Circle and Gateshead Circle. On Jan. 8, a suspect snatched a purse from an unlocked vehicle …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Councilman Craig Rice, D-Dist. 2, will meet residents at BlackRock Center for the Arts on Monday, Jan. 28.
Montgomery County Council Vice President Craig Rice plans to host a public meeting with Germantown residents Monday at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Rice represents council district 2, which includes much of the Upcounty region. Councilman Rice is expected to discuss development, transportation, schools and crime. Topics of Note At a community forum in Rockville last week, Rice said the county was going to double the number of school resource officers stationed at Montgomery County’s public schools, going from six to 12, Patch has reported. Rice has also weighed in on Adventist HealthCare’s plans to sell 40 acres in Clarksburg, a deal that’s attracted the interest of major shopping center developers, The Washington Post has reported…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Alleged incident happened Jan. 8 on Appledowre Circle in Germantown
In a string of auto-related thefts in Germantown, police said a suspect snatched a purse from an unlocked vehicle while people were inside the automobile. The alleged incident occurred at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in 19900 block of Appledowre Circle in Germantown. The suspect reportedly opened an unlocked passenger door, grabbed the purse and left the scene. At least two people were inside the car, according to Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. A detailed description of the suspect was unavailable. Police said four auto-related thefts were reported between Dec. 31 and Jan. 8. In one case, a female unloading groceries in the 20000 block of Appledowre Circle found that her purse was missing. In another case, police said…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
U.S. Environmental Protection program, RadNet, monitors radiation levels in drinking water, milk.
Germantown-based company Hughes Network Systems will provide satellite broadband service for a federal program that monitors radiation in the air, water and milk, the company announced Tuesday. Hughes will provide 50 sites with 12 months of satellite broadband service for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program, called RadNet. RadNet monitors radiation levels of air, drinking water, pasteurized milk and precipitation across the United States.
Monday, January 14, 2013
On Monday, MCPS Superintendent Joshua P. Starr met with staff, parents and kids at the district's Clarksburg, Northwest, Quince Orchard, and Seneca Valley clusters. Here's a recap of how Starr's day went, as told through Twitter.
As spoken from the lips of from the Twitterverse, "community day" was a successes for the leader of Montgomery County's public schools. In his third round of community day visits, superintendent Joshua P. Starr spent the day meeting with staff, parents and kids at the district's Clarksburg, Northwest, Quince Orchard, and Seneca Valley clusters. The community day upcounty culminated with a town hall at Seneca Valley High School, with more than 300 people in attendance. And there was lots and lots of tweeting along the way. Here's a recap of how Starr's day went, as told through Twitter. Stay tuned for the story on Starr's town hall meeting at Seneca Valley High School. The next Community Day is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, covering …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Pedestrian, Pedro Antonio Gomez, 34, of Montgomery Village, is in grave condition, according to Montgomery County Police.
The man seriously injured Monday while crossing Wisteria Drive in Germantown has been identified as Pedro Antonio Gomez, 34, of Montgomery Village. “He’s still in grave condition,” Montgomery County police spokeswoman Angela Cruz told Patch. Police said a car traveling north on Wisteria Drive, near Waters Road, struck Gomez, who lives in the 1800 block of Lost Knife Circle. The driver remained at the scene and has been helping with the investigation, according to police. Police have asked witnesses who have not yet spoken to detectives to call 240-773-6620, or the non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Power outage forces closure of Germantown Library, BlackRock Center for the Arts
(Updated 8:06 p.m.) Power has been restored to 17,000 Potomac Edison customers in Montgomery County, Potomac Edison spokesman David Kline told Patch. Kline said the power was restored at around 8 p.m. (Updated 6:42 p.m.) Germantown Library, BlackRock Center for the Arts and Upcounty Regional Services Center were forced to close Tuesday due to a massive poweroutage that left nearly 17,000 Potomac Edison customers in Northern Montgomery County in the dark. All programs scheduled for these facilities are cancelled for this evening, a county spokeswoman said. Library patrons are asked to check www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library for the latest update about the re-opening of library on Wednesday. — (Original) Nearly 17,000 Potomac Edison …