Friday, February 19, 2016

First arrest at Bethesda's newest road, burglary on Beech Tree Rd. + more - Bethesda crime update

The first crime reported around the new EYA luxury townhome community - that I can recall - has happened. Somebody was arrested on a drug charge near the bridge that connects Little Falls Parkway to the development.

It would be interesting to know the details - was it somebody pulled over there in a car, and police found drugs in the vehicle? Or was it related to the 5 low-income housing units in the development?

Nearby residents, hearing about 986 low-income housing units being proposed for a 2-block Westbard area in the current sector plan draft, would surely like to know.

Here's a roundup of crimes reported across Bethesda on February 16, according to crime data:

Theft. 5600 block Wilson Lane.

Drug arrest. Little Falls Parkway at Willett Bridge Road.

Drug arrest. River Road at Whittier Boulevard.

Theft from vehicle. 5000 block Randall Lane.

Burglary. 8500 block Beech Tree Road.

Theft. 4900 block Nicholson Lane (Pike District).

Theft. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.

Theft from vehicle. 11700 block Old Georgetown Road.

Theft. 11600 block Parkedge Drive.

Assault. 5200 block Pooks Hill Road at 11:51 PM.

Death. 6800 block Wisconsin Avenue at 11:02 PM.

17 comments:

G. Money said...

Clockers on Little Falls Parkway.

Anonymous said...

Out of control art enhanced trust fund brats who will be bailed out by their idiot Tesla driving parents.

Anonymous said...

There are no "low income housing units" in the EYA complex, you classist moron. The MPDU program has nothing to do with "low income" - hence why they're called MODERATELY PRICED. For the record, I smoke weed and make 6-figures. I must blow your mind, Dyer.

Anonymous said...

So all of Dyer's talk about "keep affordable housing in downtown Bethesda", "development near Metro only" and "no cookie cutter concrete canyons in Westbard" was all just dog-whistle code for "Keep Westbard lily-white!" It all makes sense now.

Anonymous said...

"It would be interesting to know the details"

Yes, it would be. Not just for you, but for your readers as well. So why don't you try contacting a live person at the MCPD, instead of just copying and pasting their news feed?

Laziest "journalist" EVER.

Robert Dyer said...

4:43: You can't call a journalist who is breaking story after story in Bethesda "lazy". I do ask the police when I have questions about a serious incident. I'm not going to waste their time about a minor drug bust.

Robert Dyer said...

2:39: No, it is a well-established best practice to locate affordable housing near rapid transit and government services. It is a well-established best practice to not urbanize a suburban residential area far away from rapid transit stations. You need to do your research.

Anonymous said...

You keep talking about Westbard as if it were Clarksburg. The reality is that it is just over a mile from the Friendship Heights Metro station. The fringes of downtown Bethesda are about the same distance from the Bethesda station. And the Connecticut Avenue and 16th Street corridors in DC are densely developed and many parts of those corridors are much more than a mile from the nearest station. Just start a free shuttle bus between Westbard and the Metro station, and increase frequency on the T2.

Anonymous said...

Why no speculation on the drug bust at River and Whittier? That sure seems like a double standard.

Robert Dyer said...

5:57: What you are describing totally blows up all the tenets of smart growth! Can you admit that you and Casey Anderson are abandoning smart growth so an honest debate can be had? This is a major shift away from what County officials have been saying for the last 14 years.

Robert Dyer said...

7:19: Little Falls Parkway has no housing other than the EYA development. Whittier Boulevard doesn't have low-income housing.

Anonymous said...

"Low income" in Bethesda means anyone earning under $500,000 a year, right?

Anonymous said...

I see the point went right over your head. LOL

Anonymous said...

Why can't buses have a role in smart growth? Why must it be only rail?

A new route straight down River Road, to Tenleytown, would be nice too.

Anonymous said...

He/she can't? Cool just making sure of the rules

Anonymous said...

"It would be interesting to know the details - Was it related to the 5 low-income housing units in the development?"

Because only low income people use illegal drugs and rich people don't?

Anonymous said...

Must have been on Willett Bridge if this is an MCP report. Little Falls parkway is Park Police jurisdiction