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February 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Hombre de Silver Spring Acusado de Tocar Inapropiadamente a una Menor

Un hombre de Silver Spring fue acusado de un delito sexual por tocar inapropiadamente a una niña de 11 años en una lavandería en Aspen Hill, según un comunicado de prensa de la policía del condado de Montgomery. Julio Portillo-Hernández, de 56 años, fue arrestado y acusado de dos cargos de delito sexual en tercer […]

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February 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Silver Spring Man Charged with Inappropriately Touching a Minor

A Silver Spring man was charged with a sexual offense for inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl in a laundromat in Aspen Hill, according to a press release from Montgomery County Police.   Julio Portillo-Hernandez, 56, was arrested and charged with two counts of a third-degree sexual offense.   The alledged sexual assault occured on Tuesday, Feb. 16 […]

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February 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Aspen Hill Kmart, White Oak Sears Closing Permanently

It’s the end of an era for two retail stores in the Silver Spring area. The Kmart in Aspen Hill and the Sears in White Oak are closing permanently. Both Sears and Kmart are owned by Transformco. The announcement about Kmart was made on the store’s local Facebook page on Jan. 28: “We were gearing […]

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January 11, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Free Outdoor Public Wi-Fi Available at 10 Montgomery County Library Branches

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) announce free Wi-Fi service is available at 10 library branches throughout the county. The free service is available 24 hours a day in parking lots adjacent to the library buildings. Additional coverage is provided in the grass area behind the Davis branch, in the park from the library to the […]

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December 3, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Body Found in Aspen Hill; No Foul Play Suspected

Montgomery County Department of Police, Major Crimes Division, have identified the body found in Aspen Hill in a creek along Matthew Henson Trail near Georgia Avenue and Hewitt Avenue. Lawrence Wilson, 52, was discovered at approximately 11:57 a.m. on Wednesday by 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner […]

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December 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Department of Health to Distribute COVID-19 Kits to Hard-Hit Neighborhoods

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced it is delivering nearly 4,000 coronavirus emergency kits to neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19. DHHS said in a statement that the following three zip codes are heavily affected: 20902, the Wheaton-Glenmont area, which, over the past 14 days, has […]

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October 8, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking and Abuduction in Aspen Hill

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police are investigating an armed carjacking and abduction that happened in Aspen Hill on Sept. 27. Detectives determined that the incident occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m. near the 3800 block of Grand Pre Road. Police say the victim, who was driving home from work, noticed a vehicle behind him driving […]

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September 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Aspen Hill Teenager Found Safe, Unharmed

Update (Sept. 17): Montgomery County police announced on Sept. 10 that Zion Davis was found safe and unharmed. Original Post (Aug. 26): Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing teenager from the Aspen Hill area. Zion Davis, 14, lives on Hunter Mountain Lane. […]

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September 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

SS Justice Coalition: Officer Moris’ Sentence Was ‘A Real Slap On The Wrist’

Katie Stauss of the Silver Spring Justice Coalition called the two-year probation sentence given to Montgomery County Police Officer Kevin Moris “a real slap on the wrist and not very meaningful.” Moris was found guilty in December 2019 of second-degree assault and not guilty of misconduct in office in a July 3, 2019 incident in […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPD Officer Sentenced to Probation for Kneeling on Silver Spring Man’s Head in 2019

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) Officer Kevin Moris was sentenced to two years supervised probation Monday after he kneed a handcuffed man in the head in 2019.  On July 3, 2019, Moris held handcuffed Arnaldo Pesoa, a Silver Spring man, on a sidewalk with his knee on his head outside a McDonald’s in Aspen Hill. […]

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