This Week at Connected Communities - February 6, 2011
This Week at Connected Communities
February 6, 2011
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division are asking the public for help to locate a 16-year-old who was last seen in Bethesda on February 3.
Weekly Crime Summaries for all six police districts, Rockville City, and Takoma Park were published January 31 to February 3.
The police department is warning the community about a transient criminal group committing burglary. An elderly victim’s home in Germantown was burglarized by suspects representing themselves as employees of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).
The Rockville City police investigated a similar crime on January 7 in Rockville.
Every utility company employee has identification. Ask to see it if it is not shown to you before you let them into your home.
A suspect is still at large in a February 1 armed robbery of a Sovereign Bank in Gaithersburg. Bank surveillance photos are included and a CrimeSolvers reward is being offered.
Two men were arrested on sexual abuse charges involving separate incidents at two private schools in the county.
A former priest at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda was arrested on January 25. In 2010, detectives received two complaints alleging sexual abuse committed against two former students. The priest taught at the school from 1989 to 2003.
The Director of Admissions for the Washington Christian Academy in Olney was charged with sexual abuse of a minor related to contact with a female student at the school during January, 2011.
Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division is looking for anyone with additional information related to either of these crimes.
A suspect was arrested believed responsible for at least ten residential burglaries between October of 2010 and January of 2011 in the Olney, Aspen Hill, and north Silver Spring communities. Two incident maps of the areas where the burglaries occurred are included.
Last week a missing woman with Alzheimer’s on our headline died shortly after being found. Officer Laurie Reyes, the Project Lifesaver Coordinator for the Montgomery County Police, advises that preventing wandering is the key to keeping loved ones safe. If you or someone you know is a caregiver for a loved one with diminished mental capacity, Officer Reyes has published Alzheimer’s and Autism Wandering Safety Tips.
The County Council received the final report from the County's Organizational Reform Commission. The report recommended transferring all "park user services" to County Government and incorporating the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)'s Montgomery Park Police force into the Montgomery County Police Department.
Registration for Community Garden Plots opened on February 1. Permits for the Community Gardens program are issued through the Park Permit Office. The publication includes how to apply.
Our map of Community Gardens will show you the one closest to you.
The Spring 2011 Recreation Guide is here. Registration for programs opens February 14.
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