Friday, May 10, 2013
The drivers were issued citations for failing to stop for a pedestrian crossing the roadway in a crosswalk, according to a statement from police.
Montgomery County police officers say they issued 72 tickets to drivers in a pedestrian safety sting operation Wednesday at the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Turkey Branch Parkway in Aspen Hill from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. According to a statement from police, the drivers were issued citations for failing to stop for a pedestrian crossing the roadway in a crosswalk. In addition, one driver was issued a citation for a child seat violation and four tickets were issued for driving on a suspended license. The sting is part of a series of pedestrian safety operations going on in Montgomery County this month, in which police pose as everyday pedestrians and attempt to walk through marked crosswalks wearing high-visibility clothes, while …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Maria Lusminia Colindres, 77, died of her injuries at the hospital Thursday.
Updated 11 p.m.: A 77-year-old woman was fatally struck by an SUV as she sat at a bus stop in Aspen Hill on Thursday, police said. According to police, Maria Lusminia Colindres of the 3700 block of Delano Street in Silver Spring was seated at a bench on Veirs Mill Road and Ferrara Avenue when a 1996 Ford Explorer left the roadway and drove into the bus shelter. Colindres died of her injures at the hospital. Police said the Ford Explorer’s driver, Cheryl Denise Green, 56, of Rockville, was traveling east on Veirs Mill and had made a U-turn at Ferrara—clipping a curb, crossing three lanes of traffic on westbound Veirs Mill, driving over the median and then back across the eastbound lanes of Veirs Mill before driving into the bus shelter …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Move could pave way for Walmart. “I think that the community has spoken and the community wants retail at that location,” developer Bruce Lee tells The Gazette.
A zoning review of the vacant office BAE Systems building—an Aspen Hill location desired by Walmart—has been expedited by the Montgomery County Council, The Gazette reports. The measure passed in a 5-4 vote Monday, The Gazette reports. Bruce Lee, president of Lee Development Group that owns the site, told the newspaper he was pleased with the outcome: “I am really pleased that the majority of the county council recognized what the community wants, and I’m proud that they came to the right conclusion,” said Bruce Lee, president of Lee Development Group, owner of the Vitro site. “I think that the community has spoken and the community wants retail at that location. And that’s what we are going to pursue.” Read the full story at Gazette.net. …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The scene from Tuesday's rally outside the Montgomery County Council building in Rockville.
These videos capture the scene Tuesday as Montgomery County Council members Marc Elrich and George Leventhal were presented with a 2,000-signature petition opposing plans to replace a vacant office building in Aspen Hill with a Walmart. Opponents staged a rally outside the Montgomery County Council building. The event was coordinated with help from labor activists with Raise Maryland and OUR Walmart, with supporters from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Business owner: ‘We really needed to get together, form a coalition, be stronger as one voice.’
(Updated) With BAE System’s exit from Aspen Hill, so went the lunch platform at the Aspen Hill Dunkin Donuts—and many regular breakfast customers. “It used to be over there,” said Boris Lander, the doughnut shop’s owner, pointing to an elongated half-wall hiding restaurant equipment where the lunch platform used to be. Business has been slow ever since BAE Systems relocated in 2010. The building has been vacant since. The Dunkin Donuts sits near the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Aspen Hill Road, right in front of the massive BAE site. Feeling the sting of lost business, nearby business owners have mobilized, forming the Aspen Hill Business Coalition. They’re advocating for bringing a new retailer to the site soon, with hopes that it …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Girl hospitalized after incident Monday morning on Bel Pre Road.
(Update 1 p.m.) A 3-year-old girl is in serious but stable condition at Children’s Hospital after a fall from a fourth-floor window Monday. County police said two adult family members were in the home when the girl fell out of the window. Detectives from the police department's Family Crimes Division were investigating the incident, "as is protocol," police said in a news release. The incident occurred at around 9 a.m., in the 3800 block of Bel Pre Road. Police said the girl and her brother may have been trying to look at the snow. The toddler was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring for initial treatment, then was taken to Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., police said. (Original) A 3-year-old girl seriously injured after …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The shooting occurred in a home near Wheaton Woods Elementary School.
Update, 12:05 p.m. A 55-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl were shot shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday after two men forced their way into an Aspen Hill home and demanded money, according to Montgomery County police. The suspects fled, and both victims were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, police said in a statement. Police believe there is an association between the two men and the residents. Original post A man and teenage girl are in serious condition after they were shot during an early morning home invasion Thursday in Aspen Hill, according to news reports from CBS, WJLA and The Gazette. According to police, the shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. in the 13000 block of Freeland Road near Wheaton Woods …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The store, located in the Plaza del Mercado Shopping Center, was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday.
Update, 2:15 p.m. Montgomery County police are searching for the men who robbed a Verizon store at gunpoint in Aspen Hill Tuesday. According to police, two men entered the store as it was closing, forced the two employees to the back of the store and tied them up. Police officers arrived on the scene at 2221 Bel Pre Road at 8:07 p.m., after the robbers had fled with stolen phones. According to a police statement, both suspects are described as approximately 5-foot-11. One weighed approximately 160-165 pounds, the other approximately 175 pounds. Both were wearing jackets and dark-colored pants. A third male suspect may also be involved, but police did not provide a description. Original story, 11:23 a.m. Three men robbed a Verizon store…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Fatal collision occurred Monday night at Georgia Avenue and Heathfield Road.
A 59-year-old man from Silver Spring was hit by a car in Aspen Hill Monday night and later died of his injuries, according to Montgomery County police. Frank Sedwick, of the 1200 block of Downs Drive, was crossing Georgia Avenue from west to east at Heathfield Road in Aspen Hill when he was struck by a white 2005 Nissan Altima traveling southbound, according to a statement from police. Police and fire and rescue personnel responded at 10:20 p.m. Sedwick was flown to Suburban Hospital, where he died. Police have identified the driver of the Altima as Victoria Carter, 24, of the 19000 block of Fuller Heights Road in Triangle, VA. The circumstances of the accident remain under investigation. Detectives are asking anyone who has information …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A 21-year-old man was shot in the eye. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Update, 6:20 p.m. Montgomery County police have arrested a suspect in the North Gate Park shooting that took place Tuesday afternoon in Aspen Hill. The unidentified 21-year-old victim, who was shot in the eye, remains in grave condition, police said. Damacrius Damone Grays, 19, of the 4400 block of Fishermans Court in Olney, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, according to a police statement released Wednesday afternoon. Police arrested Grays at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Olney area without incident. Police continue to investigate the incident. According to a police statement, it is believed that Grays and the victim know each other and that a disagreement between them led to the shooting. Original story, 9:52…