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.
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—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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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—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.
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.