Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Police: Runner's injuries may be life threatening
A jogger was seriously injured after being hit by an unoccupied school bus in Rockville on Tuesday, Montgomery County police said. Police said Jason Alexander Estabrook, 42, of Point of Rocks, was running along Shady Grove Road at around 2:30 p.m. when he was hit by a bus at the intersection of Darnestown Road. Police said Estabrook's inuries were "possibly life-threatening." The driver, Tugjnyam Bavaa, 58, of Rockville, was not injured. Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig said the driver had just finished his route from Wootton High School and was heading to pick up students at Frost Middle School.
First District station will move into its new digs Wednesday at the county's public safety headquarters in Gaithersburg.
As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, officers from Montgomery County police department's 1st District will no longer be working from Rockville. Thereafter, The police district—which includes parts of Rockville and the rural parts of Northwest Montgomery County—will move into the county's public safety headquarters at 100 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg. Police made the announcement Friday on its official blog. Police said there would be no disruption to police services. All station telephone numbers would remain the same. The old 1st District headquarters was at 1451 Seven Locks Road.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The following incident information was provided by Montgomery County Police. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Germantown, Upcounty A residential burglary was reported in the 11100 block of Sceptre Ridge Terrace in Germantown on Thursday, May 2, between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Forced entry; property taken. A residential burglary was reported in the 10100 block of Shelldrake Circle in Damascus on Sunday, May 5, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. No forced entry. Property taken. A strong-arm robbery was reported in the 23700 block of Frederick Road in Germantown on Sunday, May 5, at around 3 a.m. The suspects assaulted the victim and obtained property. A 27-yearpold man from Silver Spring was arrested follwing reports of a residential burglary/assault in the 12500 block of Eagle View Way in Germantown on Thursday, May 2 around 6:30 a.m. Police said the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Using red light and speed cameras, targeted stings and other methods, police departments and municipalities hope to prevent pedestrian-related accidents, after a number of fatalities.
Pedestrian-related accidents have seen an unfortunate increase recently, particularly in Montgomery County. There have been 14 pedestrian accidents just this year, five of which resulted in fatalities. There was even one incident in Bethesda where a car struck an infant in a stroller being pushed across a crosswalk. “We, the parents of students attending Bethesda Elementary School, are horrified by the number of traffic accidents and near-accidents in and around downtown Bethesda,” said an online petition launched by Bethesda elementary school parents. “The safety of this walkable haven is at risk.” While there haven’t been as many pedestrian-related deaths in Prince George’s County this year, College Park officials recognize that …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Police said the Damascus resident ran one man down with his car, targeted another.
A Damascus man has pleaded guilty to second-degree depraved heart murder in connection to the December hit-and-run death of a Potomac man in Gaithersburg, the Montgomery County State's Attorney's office said. "Depraved heart murder is the reckless action and wonton disregard for human life that a defendant takes or has towards another," according to a release from the State's Attorney's office. Fernando Josue Valenzuela, 20, of the unit block of Valley Park Court in Damascus, faces up to 20 years in prison. Under the plea agreement, he will not be tried on the original charges of one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. In March, Valenzuela was charged in the death of Billie Jay Genies, 34, of the …
Montgomery County police Officer William Dewitt Talbert died in the line of duty. As part of Police Week in Washington, Patch takes a deeper look at police fatalities. Scroll down to see more.
From postal inspectors to small-town sheriffs, Congress has dedicated the week of May 15 to honoring America's law enforcement officers, especially those killed in the line of duty, each year. Three police officers from Maryland were added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, including Montgomery County Police Officer William Dewitt Talbert. Talbert died Jan. 27, 2012 at the age of 64 as a result of contracting hepatitis C, according to a memorial page created for Talbert. On June 30, 1983, Talbert was standing between his patrol car and another vehicle—which a drunk driver hit, pinning him between the cars. He learned he was infected with hepatitis after receiving a transfusion, according to the online …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Gaithersburg police partnered with Montgomery County and Rockville city police to aggressively enforce the nighttime use of seatbelts.
Gaithersburg police partnered with officers from Montgomery County and the city of Rockville to issue 139 traffic citations in a Friday night sting to aggressively enforce the nighttime use of seatbelts, county police announced. From approximately 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., officers were stationed at entrance and exit ramps of I-270 and I-495 and observed vehicles for seatbelt non-compliance and other safety violations, according to county police. The following citations were issued by police: Capt. Thomas Didone of Montgomery County police knows the vital importance of buckling up, both professionally and personally. “I’ve investigated hundreds of crashes in my career but, in 2008, tragedy hit home,” Didone said in a statement. “My son – a…
Couple's son: 'I consider it hate mail.'
A man caring for his aging parents in Rockville was already disturbed by an anonymous letter mailed to their home earlier this week. Now he’s troubled that authorities might not be able to do much about it. “Right now I have no idea if this were a one-off incident or not,” Armen Sahagian said. “But it was very troubling to me because I have enough to worry about with my parents. While there's nothing threatening in there, I'm not going to assume there couldn't be something threatening. Do I have to be looking outside the window now, looking to see who's going to be coming next to my parents' house?” The Sahagians are American-born citizens of Armenian descent. Armen Sahagian said his parents, Ara and Salpee Sahagian, received a piece of …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The following information was provided by the Montgomery County Police Department. Arrests or charges do not indicate a conviction.
Montgomery County police released a crime summary for April 15 through April 23. The following incidents were reported in Gaithersburg: For questions about this blotter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Police: The suspect was located within the wooded area behind Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse and placed under arrest.
A 26-year-old man was was charged with two counts of second degree burglary and theft less than $1,000 in connection to two burglaries of a Gaithersburg veterinary hospital, police say. Joshua Richards, of no fixed address, twice broke into Negola's Ark Veterinary Hospital, located at 9401 Fields Road, according to Gaithersburg police. After the second incident, which occurred on April 30 at 2:17 a.m., Richards was observed fleeing on foot to the rear of the building, police said. He was later located within the wooded area behind Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse and placed under arrest. Two days earlier, police said they responded to the veterinary hospital at 3:57 a.m. for the report of a commercial burglary alarm. Richards is also believed to …