Author: Jack Toomey

Police Blotter

SunTrust Bank Robber Found Deceased A man who police said was responsible for a series of robberies of SunTrust Bank branches located inside Safeway stores in the Quince Orchard area was found deceased in a motel room in Hagerstown. Police…

Police Blotter

Electric Shopping Cart Stolen, Suspect Injured Most have seen the electric shopping carts that disabled and elderly people use in grocery stores. On the afternoon of March 29, someone stole the electric cart belonging to the Giant Store at 229…

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Photo | Montgomery County Police Police believe the same suspect robbed the SunTrust Bank located inside the Safeway grocery store at 14939 Shady Grove Road in Rockville three times this winter.

Same Suspect in SunTrust Bank Robberies Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate three robberies of a SunTrust Bank located inside the Safeway grocery store at 14939 Shady Grove Road in Rockville…

Police Blotter

Police detectives are continuing their investigation into three bank robberies that may have been committed by the same  suspect. On Jan. 12, a man disguised with a fake beard robbed the SunTrust branch in the Safeway at 12251 Darnestown Road.…

Maryland SHA Releases Winter Driving Tool

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) recently announced a new tool to help drivers negotiate Maryland highways during the time of severe winter weather. The application, named STORM, will allow citizens to track the movements of SHA and private contractors’…

Police Blotter

Threat to bomb a building, 600 block of Main Street on 12.13.18. Shoplifting, 200 block of Kentlands Boulevard on 12.14.18. Unauthorized use of a vehicle, 100 block of Upshire Circle on 12.14.18. Theft from building, 100 block of Fox Trail…

Murder at Snyder’s Store

Photo | www.gaithersburghistory.com Snyder’s Store at the intersection of Darnestown and Quince Orchard served as a general store, antique store and gas station.

Today, the intersection of Darnestown Road and Quince Orchard Road is a busy center of commerce. On one corner is Quince Orchard High School, on the other corners are banks, gas stations and shopping centers. The intersection has not always…

Police Beat and Police Blotter

Quince Orchard Teacher Charged in Traffic Death Quince Orchard High School English teacher and theater director Nicholas Saadipour was arrested by the North Carolina Highway Patrol on Nov. 22. He was charged with a variety of offenses, the most serious…

Mills Murder Mystery: Part 2

The murder of Edward Mills in 1927 was the subject of Mills Murder Mystery: Part 1 in the Nov. 16 edition of The Town Courier. Montgomery County Chief of Police Alvie A. Moxley arrived at the farm and took charge…

The Original Quincy Is Found Just in Time for the Big Game

Photo | Submitted Chris Long, the original Quincy, stands next to a friend who borrowed the costume in 1989.

When Chris Long walked in the front door of Quince Orchard High School for the first time in September 1988, he was excited. Everything was new, the floors sparkled and new equipment filled the classrooms. When he was in middle…