Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A Potomac man received six months of home detention as part of three years of probation for obstructing background investigations for a high-level security clearance.
Making false statements to investigators conducting a background investigation for a high-level government security clearance is a serious matter—the offense recently netted one Potomac man six months of home detention with electric monitoring as part of three years of probation, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. Gurpreet Singh Kohli, 58, was found guilty of obstructing agency proceedings in connection with false statements he made to investigators during his background investigation for a high-level government security clearance. Kohli received the sentence and a $30,000 fine for not telling to his employer—a Maryland defense electronics and weapons manufacturer for which he was required to obtain and maintain a U.S…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Fernando Josue Valenzuela has been charged with first degree murder and attempted second-degree murder following the hit-and-run death in Gaithersburg.Billie Jay Genies, 34, was run down and killed in a Gaithersburg hit-and-run on Dec. 5
Montgomery County police have made an arrest in connection to a Dec. 5 vehicle-related homicide in Gaithersburg. Billie Jay Genies, 34, was run down and killed in a Gaithersburg hit-and-run on Dec. 5. The alleged driver, Fernando Josue Valenzuela, 20, of the unit block of Valley Park Court, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, according to police. Valenzuela is also accused of targeting Genies' brother, James R. Genies, 35, of Potomac. James Genies reportedly told police that he and his brother were given a ride by some people in a black Honda Civic. But a dispute occurred between the brothers and the driver as they were getting out of the vehicle, near Gaitherstowne Plaza…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Police say two suspects approached a food delivery driver and demanded his car at gunpoint.
POTOMAC — A Potomac man has been arrested in connection with a Sunday night armed carjacking in Rockville. Jose Maria Deduque, 20, of the 8500 block of Victory Lane in Potomac, and Kwajo Oteng-Agipong, 21, of Washington, DC, have been charged with armed carjacking, conspiracy to commit armed carjacking and motor vehicle theft after police say they threatened a food delivery worker and attempted to steal his car. According to a Montgomery County police report, a food delivery driver and his passenger were making a delivery stop in the 1600 block of Yale Place in Rockville around 8:50 p.m. Sunday. As the driver returned to his vehicle, two suspects demanded the car at gunpoint, police say. One of the victims fled as the suspects entered the …
Monday, January 7, 2013
1st District Montgomery County Police Department releases crime information for Dec. 17-26.
A sexual assault, an armed robbery and two residential burglaries were reported in Potomac in the Montgomery County Police Department crime summary for the period of Dec. 17-26. Additional information on county crime during this period can be found on our weekly crime map.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
JT Interiors, a home décor and gift store and interior design studio, opened a new location along River Road, the Town Courier reported.
JT Interiors closed the retail side of its Kentlands business in 2010, yielding its space along Main Street for Pritchard Music Academy. Now, after opening other successful retail stores — Savannah’s Home Décor and Gifts along with Downs & Co. — in Leesburg, VA, JT Interiors owner Terri Downs is returning to Montgomery County, The Town Courier reported. JT Interiors, a home décor and gift store and interior design studio, reopened in a renovated historic house at 9906 River Road in Potomac, according to the report. The business originally opened in Kentlands in 2004 and was featured in Bethesda Magazine's “Top 50 Stores We Love” in Montgomery County in 2008. “Many of our Kentlands and Lakelands clients followed us to Leesburg,” Downs told …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Get a free cup of yogurt in exchange for a donation to the local nonprofit.
Donate a new pair of pajamas to Montgomery County’s less fortunate residents and receive a free cup of frozen yogurt this weekend. In exchange for a donation of new pajamas to local non-profit A Wider Circle, Potomac’s Orange Leaf Yogurt will offer a free 3-ounce yogurt to customers all day Sunday. Based in Silver Spring, A Wider Circle is a nonprofit program benefiting adults and children affected by homelessness, poverty and substance abuse in the greater-Washington DC area. The Orange Leaf fundraiser is asking for new clothing in both adult and children’s sizes to be donated at its Cabin John Mall location. For more information call the store at 301-983-0292.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Stations and volunteer departments across the county will serve as drop off sites for new, unwrapped toys.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Stations and volunteer departments across the county will serve as drop off sites for new, unwrapped toys. The donated toys may be used for local volunteer fire departments' community holiday programs, as well as the regional 2012 Toys for Tots Campaign in conjunction with the United States Marines. Toys may be dropped off until Tuesday, Dec. 18. Where to donate toys: Rockville Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 31 | 12100 Darnestown Road, North Potomac Station No. 30 | 11430 Falls Road, Potomac Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Kingsview/Clarksburg Stations Germantown Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 29 | 20001 Crystal Rock Drive Damascus Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 13, 26334 …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A roundup of the top headlines in Montgomery County this past week.
UPDATE: Police: Witness Said Montgomery College Student Told Them He Was 'Going to Shoot Everyone' ROCKVILLE—A 19-year-old Montgomery College student was taken into custody by Rockville city police on Monday afternoon after fellow students said the man told them he—in his words—“felt like shooting people just for fun,” a college spokeswoman said. Read more on Rockville Patch. Sex Abuse Trial Involving Germantown Middle School Teacher Continues GERMANTOWN—The trial of a Germantown middle school teacher accused of sexually abusing one of his students began in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Cuyler Jay Cornell, 51, Germantown, was indicted on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and sexual offense. The trial was expected to reach …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic challenger John Delaney defeats incumbent U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for Maryland's 6th Congressional District.
(Update, 10:45 p.m.) Maryland 5th District Rep. and Democratic WHIP Steny Hoyer introduced the state's new 6th District Rep. John Delaney at approximately 10:20 p.m. Delaney thanked Maryland's 6th District constituents and said his campaign was about standing together and working for the common good of the country. "I promise to work as hard as I can to make differences in your lives, pursue opportunities, and help overcome challenges," Delaney said in his acceptance speech to supporters at the Bolger Conference Center in Potomac. The newly elected Congressman thanked his family, staff, supporters and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for his 20 years of service. Bartlett, 86, issued a statement after falling short in his attempt for an 11th term: It …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Victoria Yeutter, a freshman at Connelly School of the Holy Child, was last seen in the early morning hours between Sunday and Monday. The 15-year-old's disappearance sparked a social media campaign looking to find her.
An updated version of this story was published Thursday, here. Update, Wednesday April 11, 7:30 p.m.: Victoria Yeutter has been found and is in police custody waiting to meet with her family, according to a friend of the family, Fred Morris. "She's been found, she's been located," Morris said. The Yeutter family is traveling to meet Victoria tonight, who was located out of state earlier today. Morris and his family began the social media campaign on Facebook to help find Victoria. They have updated the site to let followers know she has been located. Montgomery County Police were unable to immediately confirm that Victoria had been found Wednesday night. Check with Patch Thursday for the full story. Original story, Tuesday April 10: When …