Catch up on this week's Montgomery County headlines, including a Clarksburg man found dead in Washington, a group of teens charged with a New Year's attempted armed robbery and a local woman who will make history with the Cartoon Network.
Police: Masked Man Robs Potomac M&T Bank With Hand Gun
POTOMAC—Police are looking for a masked suspect who robbed the M&T bank in the Cabin John Shopping Center. Read more on Potomac Patch.
Silver Spring Cartoon Creator Named to Forbes '30 Under 30'
SILVER SPRING—Rebecca Sugar will become the first woman to create a show for Cartoon Network. Sugar graduated from Blair High School in 2005 and participated in the Visual Arts Center at Einstein High School. Read more on Wheaton Patch.
UPDATE: Body Of Missing Clarksburg Man Found In DC
WASHINGTON—Police have confirmed the body of a man found in the ventilation shaft of an apartment building in Northwest Washington, DC, is that of a missing 23-year-old Clarksburg resident Michael Steven Poe. Poe was reported missing after separating from friends in Adams Morgan on New Year’s. The story is at Germantown Patch.
Beverly Farms Elementary Students Return To New Building
POTOMAC—The new Beverly Farms Elementary School welcomed students, teachers and parents Thursday as students returned from an extended winter break to their new school building on Postoak Road. Read more on Potomac Patch.
Three Boys Charged in Attempted New Year's Day Armed Robbery Near White Flint Mall
ROCKVILLE—Three boys, ages 15 to 17, were charged in an attempted armed robbery on New Year’s Day in the White Flint area, Montgomery County police said Thursday. Read more on Rockville Patch.
Former Kentlands Home Design Store Reopens In Potomac
GAITHERSBURG—JT Interiors, a home décor and gift store and interior design studio, opened a new location along River Road after leaving its Kentlands Main Street location in 2010. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.
Downtown Silver Spring Parking Rates Increased
SILVER SPRING—Parking rates will increase slightly for county-owned meters, lots and garages in downtown Silver Spring. The bump—amounting to an additional quarter per hour for short-term parking and an additional nickel per hour for long-term—will generate another $350,000 in revenue for the county in the next six months. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.
Luxury Sportswear Shop Opens in Chevy Chase
CHEVY CHASE, DC—Chevy Chase's lineup of luxury clothing shops has a new, sporty arrival: DJ Bennett, an appointment-only, high-end sportswear boutique. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.
Report: Gaithersburg Crime Rates On The Rise
GAITHERSBURG—Third quarter crime rates are up from 2011 in Gaithersburg, with incidents of robbery and aggravated assault almost doubling. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.
Germantown Man Sentenced For Child Porn Possession
GERMANTOWN—A Germantown man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for child pornography possession. More than 670 images and videos of child porn were found on a laptop belonging to Christopher Andrew Myers, 36, whom federal prosecutors said had a preference for infants and toddlers. The story is at Germantown Patch.
Reports: Silver Spring Rents—and Vacancies—Up from 2011
SILVER SPRING—A mixed bag for landlords in Silver Spring: A new report showed that while rental rates are up from 2011 in Silver Spring, the percentage of vacancies also rose since last year. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.