Monday, August 31, 2015
Theft. Elm Street at Woodmont Avenue.
Vehicle burglary. 4700 block Bradley Boulevard.
Theft from vehicle. 9200 block E. Parkhill Drive (Parkview).
Vehicle burglary. 5400 block Linden Court (Alta Vista).
Theft. 11400 block Rockville Pike (Pike District).
Theft. Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Drug arrest. 7600 block Democracy Boulevard.
Assault. 6100 block Montrose Road at 8:56 PM.
Burglary. 12000 block Montrose Park Place at 3:14 PM.
Drug arrest. 6400 block Montrose Road.
Theft. 5100 block Parklawn Terrace (Pike District).
Drug arrest. Marion Lane at Moorland Lane at 11:53 PM.
Drug arrest. Exeter Road at Edgemoor Lane at 9:21 PM.
Assault. 11700 block Parklawn Drive at 2:56 PM (Pike District).
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Burglary. 7100 block Woodmont Avenue at 11:58 AM.
Theft from vehicle. 4800 block Bethesda Avenue.
Theft from vehicle. St. Elmo Avenue at Norfolk Avenue.
Theft from vehicle. 7200 block Woodmont Avenue.
Theft. Barnes and Noble at Bethesda Row.
Theft. 7100 block Woodmont Avenue.
Vehicle burglary. 8400 block Connecticut Avenue.
Vehicle burglary. 5200 block River Road.
Drug arrest. 10400 block Montrose Avenue.
Theft from vehicle. 10500 block Tuckerman Heights Circle.
Theft. 7300 block Bradley Boulevard.
Drug arrest. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.
Drug arrest. River Road at Seven Locks Road.
Burglary. 6700 block Sulky Lane.
Once workers arrived, the leak was contained and it was determined no fire danger was present. The leak was from the Washington Gas system outdoors, not inside any of the affected homes.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
2 assaults, 4 liquor arrests in Bethesda; cars broken into in Chevy Chase West + more - Crime update
Liquor arrest. 8000 block Woodmont Avenue.
Liquor arrest. 4900 block Cordell Avenue.
Theft. 4900 block Hampden Lane.
Theft from vehicle. Old Georgetown Road at Woodmont Avenue.
Liquor arrest. 8100 block Lynbrook Drive.
Vehicle burglary. 4600 block Chevy Chase Boulevard.
Vehicle burglary. 4600 block Morgan Drive.
Vehicle burglary. 5300 block Danbury Road.
Drug arrest. Southbound Connecticut Avenue at Parsons Road.
Burglary. 8800 block Kensington Parkway at 3:27 PM.
Theft from vehicle. 6300 block Tulsa Lane.
Liquor arrest. 11600 block Old Georgetown Road (Pike District).
Drug arrest. 7100 block Arlington Road.
Assault. 6500 block Lone Oak Drive at 6:35 PM.
Drug arrest. 6400 block Rock Forest Drive.
Drug arrest. 10200 block Grosvenor Place.
Assault. 5400 block Marinelli Road at 2:44 PM.
Police searching for this suspect in "pack-style" robbery at Westfield Montgomery Mall Macy's (Photos)
The suspect appears to have been caught by a bus security camera, and is wearing the same shirt as he was pictured in at the mall that day.
Do you know this man, or did you see him on this bus, in the mall, or anywhere else that day? Contact police immediately.
Anyone who has information about these suspects or the robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division Robbery Section at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Theft. 8200 block Wisconsin Avenue.
Theft from vehicle. 4400 block East-West Highway.
Vehicle burglary. 5800 block Wyngate Drive.
Theft. 11900 block Rockville Pike (Pike District).
Assault. 7400 block Westlake Terrace at 7:52 PM.
Theft. 5700 block Bou Avenue (Pike District).
Drug offense. Woodmont Avenue at Battery Lane at 10:54 PM.
Disorderly conduct. 4700 block Elm Street at 2:00 AM.
Drug offense. Arlington Road at Elm Street at 11:25 PM.
Disorderly conduct. 5400 block Westbard Avenue at 1:37 AM.
Drug offense. 7400 block Lakeview Drive at 8:58 PM.
Assault. 11100 Hurdle Hill Drive at 5:49 PM.
Theft. 10100 block River Road (Potomac Village).
Some of the groundwork has been laid by the existing and future segments of the Montrose Parkway itself, and a proposed Bus Rapid Transit system along the Pike. No Metro station is located within the sector plan's boundaries, but the location is between the Twinbrook and White Flint stations on the Red Line. Planners will review all of these, but also address the need for better pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between Rockville, White Flint 2 and White Flint. The latter two areas are now branded as the Pike District by Montgomery County.
Properties under study by planners for the WF2 Sector Plan include Montrose Crossing, Pike Center, Loehmann’s Plaza, and the industrial properties east of the railroad tracks along Parklawn Drive. The Midtown Bethesda North condos, and the adjacent Target store, are harbingers of what the future may bring to these commercial properties.
Issues planners want to address in the sector plan process are transportation and connectivity, community facilities (in particular, capacity - or lack thereof - in the Walter Johnson school cluster), environmental sustainability, and land uses and urban design.
One public kick-off meeting was held on June 25, 2015. You can review the public feedback I reported on from that meeting the next day.
A series of workshops will be held this fall to obtain more feedback from residents, businesses and landowners. Planners will present a working draft of the plan to the Montgomery County Planning Board in the spring of 2016, and a draft plan to the Montgomery County Council and Executive by August 2016. The Council will vote on the plan, and a necessary Sectional Map Amendment, by summer 2017.
The next step in the process will be planners' presentation of the Scope of Work document to the Board on Thursday, September 3, 2015.
A fatal auto accident has closed Massachusetts Avenue between Sangamore Road and Goldsboro Road. Use MacArthur Boulevard or River Road instead.
Montgomery County Police confirm the male cyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle around 6:20 this morning in the 6000 block of Massachusetts Avenue. The driver remained on-scene, and is cooperating with the investigation.
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Expected to take over a year to complete, the project will widen River Road along the northbound side between Baltimore Avenue and a point 150 feet west of Willard Avenue. All of the land being utilized for the project is within the SHA right-of-way; no seizure of private property is expected.
Crews will also construct sidewalk ramps for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and new curbs and gutters. They'll also install audible and countdown display pedestrian signals at the River Road intersections with Ventnor Road, WillardAvenue/Greenway Drive and Baltimore Avenue.
Traffic signals will also be upgraded, and the road will be repaved at project's end, likely in the fall of 2016. Yes, there will be nighttime work Sunday through Thursday nights, to the delight of nearby residents who recently endured a never-ending Pepco project.
$825,000 has been budgeted for the project, and its schedule will be determined by how mild or nasty the upcoming winter is.
The SHA estimates over 17,000 cars use this stretch of River Road daily. Let's hope County planners and the SHA start discussing projects to increase capacity along River Road in light of plans for massive redevelopment in the Westbard sector plan. Of course, while widening River Road would make sense, it would narrow again to 4 lanes at the DC line, leaving a major bottleneck point. Currently ground zero for the War on Cars in America, the District is unlikely to agree to widen River Road within its jurisdiction.
Vehicle burglary. 4900 block Elm Street.
Vehicle burglary. 4600 block Chestnut Street.
Liquor offense. Chatham Road at Blackthorn Street (Chevy Chase).
Vehicle burglary. 3300 block Shirley Lane (Dunlop Hills).
Vehicle burglary. 5100 block Worthington Drive (Westgate).
Theft. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.
Stolen car. 10400 block Auto Park Avenue at 2:28 PM.
Death. 9400 block Kingsley Avenue at 9:28 AM (Maplewood).
Assault. 11400 block Rockville Pike at 11:10 AM (Pike District).
Burglary. 5200 block Brentford Drive (Montrose Park).
REI's new Pike & Rose location will be in a massive, 36,200 SF space on Rose Avenue, an as-yet-unbuilt street in Pike & Rose Phase 2. That's one of the largest spaces in the development.
There is currently an REI location at 1701 Rockville Pike, just up the Pike in Rockville.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were no injuries, and the fire was brought quickly under control. Damage is estimated at $10,000.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
One of the reasons I thought the expansion was worthwhile is the horrific parking experience at today's Suburban. It's almost impossible to find a spot during the daytime, which is ridiculous when trying to visit friends or family at the hospital. If the expansion means there's a parking spot for every visitor, I'm all in favor of it.
Assaults in Kenwood, N. Chevy Chase, Garrett Park; theft in Kenwood Park + more - Bethesda crime update
Assault/death. 6200 block Highland Drive at 10:28 PM (Kenwood).
Theft from vehicle. 6800 block Granby Street (Kenwood Park).
Theft. 5400 block Wisconsin Avenue.
Theft from vehicle. Westwood Shopping Center.
Assault. 4700 block Oxford Street (Garrett Park).
Drug offense. Woodmont Avenue at Elm Street at 12:52 AM.
Drug offense. 8900 block McGregor Drive at 3:18 PM.
Assault. 3400 block Kenilworth Driveway at 2:47 PM.
Drug offense. 10300 block Strathmore Hall Street at 10:17 PM.
Death. 2300 block Stratton Drive at 7:02 PM.
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