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 …
Tuesday, May 7, 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. …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Kennel at Aspin Hill Memorial Park in Montgomery County is thought to be the second oldest cemetery of its kind.
The grave site of some 50,000 animals is in the running for a $1 million historical preservation grant. Currently in ninth place with 151,650 points, The Kennel at Aspin Hill Memorial Park, located at Georgia Avenue and Aspen Hill Road, is thought to be the second oldest cemetery of its kind. ("Aspin" is not a typo. The park is spelled differently than the neighborhood of Aspen Hill.) The contest, Partners in Preservation, is a product of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Twenty-four historic sites in DC, Maryland and Virginia, including the Synagogue at Sixth and I and Washington National Cathedral, are competing for the money, which will be granted to the site with the most votes. The voting ends on …
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; injuries not considered life-threatening.
A man and teenage girl were shot during an early morning home invasion Thursday in Aspen Hill, several news outlets have reported. Police said the shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. in the 13000 block of Freeland Road near Wheaton Woods Elementary School. A 55-year-old man was shot in the chest, and a 14-year-old girl was shot in the ankle after two men broke into the home and demanded money, Montgomery County Police said. Officer Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman, said the injuries weren’t considered life-threatening and that the incident wasn’t random—the men who broke in knew the victims. Innocenti said the connection was still being investigated.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Montgomery County police say phone scammer has phoned residents in Rockville, Aspen HIll and Montgomery Village.
A Rockville woman was the victim of a phone scam in which a caller told her that her son had been kidnapped after an accident and would be killed unless she sent money, according to Montgomery County police. Instructed not to call police, the victim complied, wiring money to Florida and Puerto Rico. The son had not been in an accident and had never been in danger. The scammer is still at large. Montgomery County police have linked the incident to at least two others: On Feb. 21, an Aspen Hill resident received a call that his brother had been shot. The resident did not believe the caller and began to ask probing questions. Police said the suspect hung up after realizing the resident did not believe the story. On Feb. 23, a Montgomery …
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…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Montgomery County Police are investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old man.
A 28-year-old man was shot and killed while walking in Aspen Hill early Sunday, according to Montgomery County police. Police and county fire and rescue personnel responded to the 3700 block of Bel Pre Road shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday for the report of a shooting, according to a county police news release. Police said they believe the man was walking when he was approached by two other men. A verbal exchange followed, and the victim was shot, according to police. Police are confirming details of the suspects' descriptions and will release the victim's identity after his family has been notified. Police are urging anyone with information about the crime to call their Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Tipsters who wish to remain …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Roberto Cruz Gonzalez, 20, received a 40-year prison sentence for the 2010 attack.