March 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Former Laurel Police Chief Arrested on Multiple Arson, Attempted Murder Charges

David M. Crawford, the former Laurel Police Chief, was arrested March 3 and charged with setting 12 fires throughout Maryland, including three in Montgomery County. Prince George’s Fire and Rescue arson task forces, along with investigators and detectives in multiple Maryland fire and police departments, arrested the 69-year-old Ellicott City resident. The incidents involve setting […]

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February 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dawes Gymnastics Academy Offers Healthy, Positive Space for Kids 

The Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy in Clarksburg has been open for seven months. The Olympic gold medalist and Silver Spring native said she loves that her gym is a place where children are loved, appreciated and empowered. MyMCM spoke with Dawes about how classes are going. She said many COVID-19 precautions are in place […]

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February 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

GrillMarX to Temporarily Close ‘Until Indoor Dining Resumes’

GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar announced on its Facebook page that it will temporarily cease operations starting Feb. 7. The restaurant writes, “our doors will be closed for business until indoor dining resumes.” GrillMarX has two restaurants in Montgomery County located in Olney and Clarksburg. The restaurant posted a letter to its customers on Jan. 29, saying, […]

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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Clarksburg Tavern Cited for Violating County Coronavirus Orders

Clarksburg Tavern, which was the scene of a recent “USA Themed Party” sponsored by Robin Ficker, was issued four citations on Jan. 22 for violating the County Executive’s order that deals with coronavirus. The violations concern a Jan. 5 party, for which the county received “multiple complaints,” according to Mary Anderson, public information officer with […]

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January 13, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Tienda de Licores en Clarksburg Cierra Después de un Caso Positivo de Coronavirus

La tienda Clarksburg Village Liquor & Wine cerró temporalmente después de que un empleado de la tienda dio positivo por Coronavirus (COVID-19). ABS fue informado de la prueba positiva el domingo 10 de enero de 2021. La tienda no abrió el domingo ni el lunes y permanece cerrada, según un comunicado del gobierno del condado […]

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January 5, 2021 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg Man Charged With Murdering His Mother

A man was arrested and is facing charges after he shot and killed his mother inside a Clarksburg home early Monday morning, police say. 24-year-old David Mark Blackburn has been charged with the first-degree murder of his mother, 56-year-old Maryann Blackburn. According to Montgomery County Police, officers responded to the home located on the 22800 […]

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January 4, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Investiga Tiroteo Relacionado con Disputa Doméstica en Clarksburg

Un hombre está bajo custodia policial y una mujer tiene heridas potencialmente mortales como resultado de un tiroteo en Clarksburg, el lunes por la mañana, según la policía del condado de Montgomery. Los detectives dicen que el tiroteo ocurrió en una casa ubicada en la cuadra 22800 de Frederick Road poco antes de las 3:00 […]

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January 4, 2021 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Domestic-Related Shooting in Clarksburg

A man is in custody, and a woman has life-threatening injuries as a result of a domestic-related shooting in Clarksburg early Monday morning, according to Montgomery County Police. Detectives say the shooting occurred in a home located on the 22800 block of Frederick Road shortly before 3:00 a.m. Police said in a tweet that the […]

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December 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Driving Instructor Arrested for Inappropriately Touching Female Students

Montgomery County police arrested a local driving instructor for the inappropriate and unwanted touching of two female students, according to a press release. The possibility of additional victims is a concern for police. Leon Anthony Johnson Jr., 55, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault. The offenses occurred while he was working as a driving […]

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November 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Pet Valu Going Out of Business; 43 Employees Affected in Montgomery County

Pet Valu announced on its website that it’s closing all of its U.S. stores permanently. According to Maryland Department of Labor, there are six Pet Valu locations in Montgomery County, and 43 employees will be laid off as a result: Clarksburg location at 22750 New Cut Road — six employees affected. Damascus location at 9809 Main […]

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