With 13 websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including a fatal hit-and-run in Aspen Hill, a foiled plot to kidnap and cook a Germantown woman, a phone scam and more:
Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on Connecticut Avenue
ASPEN HILL—A 53-year-old woman was fatally struck near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Randolph Road Tuesday night. Police are searching for the driver. Read more on Wheaton Patch.
GERMANTOWN—An alleged plot by a New York City police officer to kidnap, kill and cook a Germantown woman was foiled by the FBI, NBC Washington reported Wednesday. Read more on Germantown Patch.
Phone Scammer Tells Rockville Woman Her Son Would Be Killed If She Didn’t Send Money
ROCKVILLE—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. Read more on Rockville Patch.
School Bus Driver Says Raising ICC Speed Limit An 'Insane Idea'
GAITHERSBURG—A letter to the editor calls raising the speed limit on the Intercounty Connector and other state highways an insane idea. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.
CHEVY CHASE—Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an organization in which Town of Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin is a member, released a report last Friday with startling findings regarding gun violence. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club Seeks to Hit the Right Notes
BETHESDA—Operators of the new business, which opened on March 1, hope that combining an intimate entertainment experience with quality food and parking will make the club a destination for a wide variety of music fans. Read more on Bethesda Patch.
Fire Causes $600K in Damages to Potomac Home
POTOMAC—A quick-thinking neighbor spotted a fire on Willow Green Court on Monday afternoon and called 9-1-1. Two teens were rescued from the burning home. Read more on Potomac Patch.
GAITHERSBURG—A 52-year-old man suspected of 10 commercial robberies and two street robberies in Montgomery County — including four in the Gaithersburg area — was arrested during a traffic stop in Gaithersburg Feb. 17.Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.
Rockville City Council Finalizes Abandonment of Anderson Alley
ROCKVILLE—The Rockville City Council finalized its decision to abandon part of Anderson Alley, following a 3-2 vote that capped a heated exchange among the mayor and council members and months of brewing tension among residents in Rockville’s West End. Read more on Rockville Patch.