Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Local authorities have increased initiatives to reduce the number of pedestrian deaths.
As the number of pedestrian deaths and injuries in Wheaton and Montgomery County continues to increase, local police and officials have announced measures to improve public safety. Since the start of 2013, five pedestrians and one bicyclist have died as a result of a collision with an automobile in Montgomery County. Two of those accidents occurred in the Wheaton area- one on Georgia Avenue and one on Connecticut Avenue. No one can seem to agree, however, whether the fault lies with drivers or with pedestrians themselves. Community activists say that the high rate of accidents is proof that the county has not taken enough steps to protect pedestrians. The blog Another Day in Wheaton wrote that the high speed of cars driving on Georgia …
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 …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Montgomery County police say reports of a shooting came in before midnight Sunday, WUSA 9 reported.
Montgomery County police are on the lookout for a robbery suspect following a late Saturday shooting in Wheaton, WUSA 9 reported. Police say reports of a shooting on the 3000 block of McMahon Road came in before midnight Sunday, according to the report, and one victim was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. A search for the suspect was suspended Sunday at 3 a.m. with no word on when it would resume.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fourth annual festival in Wheaton will showcase the county’s cultural roots in China, Ethiopia, India and El Salvador.
An International Village. A parade of nations. A whirlwind of song and dance. A culinary battle royale, Salvadoran-style. That and more will be in store on Sunday at the World of Montgomery Festival in downtown Wheaton, the fourth annual celebration of the county's far-flung roots. The festival runs from noon to 5 p.m. at Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, one block from the Wheaton Metro station. Thanks to a partnership with Kid International Discovery Museum, it will be the largest free event Montgomery County has ever orchestrated. The festival is fit for all ages, but is especially kid-friendly. The county partnered with the KID Museum to create an International Village, with four large tents representing China, India, El Salvador …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The motorcycle crossed into the truck's lane, police say.
A District Heights resident riding a motorcyle died Saturday morning in a collision with a box truck in Wheaton, police said. Around 7:06 a.m., officers from the Fourth District responded to Georgia Avenue and Ennalls Avenue for a report of an accident between the two vehicles, Montgomery County police said. A preliminary investigation showed that a 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle and a 2013 Freightliner box truck were traveling north on Georgia Avenue approaching University Boulevard West in parallel lanes when the motorcycle entered the truck's lane and the vehicles collided, police said. Ega Egbemimon Edorh-Ananou, 31, of the 3200 block of Walters Lane, died at the scene, officers said. The collision remained under investigation and police …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Montgomery County police have a warrant charging Martire Puente-Fulcar, 31, with first-degree murder.
Update, Sept. 26, 4:45 p.m. Martire Puente-Fulcar, charged in the Sept. 22 homicide of a 37-year-old mother in Wheaton, is in critical condition in Miami after an apparent suicide attempt, police say. According to Montgomery County Police, the Miami Beach Police Department responded to the Versailles Hotel in Miami Beach Tuesday afternoon. Police said that Puente-Fulcar jumped from the rooftop of the nine-story hotel in an apparent suicide attempt. Puente-Fulcar was in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital. He faces charges in the death Saturday of a woman with whom he lived, according to police. Original story, Sept. 22 Montgomery County police are searching for a homicide suspect after a 37-year-old woman was found dead in her …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Have any great photos from yesterday's Salvadoran-American Festival?
Yesterday's Salvadoran-American Festival took place Sunday afternoon in downtown Wheaton. Traditional Salvadoran foods, crafts, activities for children,and live music from local and international bands including K Risma made for an exciting day. We invite you to share your great photos, videos and experiences from the event with other Wheaton Patch readers!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
“Closed” and “No Trespassing” signs are posted on both entrances.
Irene’s Pupusa’s III and the adjoining Sky Bar are currently closed with few clues as to the reason. In addition to black and red “Sorry We’re Closed” and “Private Property No Trespassing” signs, a message from the Greenhill Realty Company on the entrance doors states “Do Not Enter” and “This is a No-Trespass Zone” in addition to warning locksmiths not to attempt to change the locks. Calls to the Greenhill Realty Company and Irene’s for comment have not been returned. Stay tuned to Patch for further details.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Here's what's on the agenda for the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee's March meeting.
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee will hold its March meeting tonight, starting at 5 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. The committee meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Mid-County Regional Services Center, at 2424 Reedie Drive in Wheaton. These items are on the agenda: