Author: Jeff Kinney

Be Alert for Telephone Scams

Has a stranger called you recently claiming someone you know is in trouble and needs money to bail them out? If so, you quite possibly could have been the target of a particular kind of telephone scam that seems to…

Reporting a Crime Is Simple: Just Remember Two Numbers

Overlapping jurisdictions between Gaithersburg and Montgomery County police can make it seem daunting to report a crime. Who do you call if you spot a stolen vehicle? Vandals defacing a building? A robbery in progress? An animal in distress? Remembering…

Black Bear Spotted in the Community

A black bear has been reported several times in the Kentlands and Lakelands area recently. Ken D’Loughy, regional manager for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service, said DNR received calls about the bear on the…

Police Warn Bicyclists to Watch the Road, Stay Safe

Bicyclists are people, too, with both rights and responsibilities. The Gaithersburg Police Department would like to remind everyone of that as it strives to educate the public about good driving and riding habits. According to a fact sheet issued by…

Police Blotter

Solicitation On May 8 at 11:43 a.m., Montgomery County Police responded to a complaint that two women with a baby were soliciting money in the parking lot of the Kentlands Giant. The women were not found, and no report was…

Planning Commission Strives for Safety, Consistency

The Gaithersburg Planning Commission plays a vital role in making sure development projects are consistent with the city’s overall goals while also meeting the diverse needs of residents, commission members and city officials say. Balancing those needs can be tricky,…

Spring Driving Safety

As more people venture out to enjoy the spring season, state authorities and the Gaithersburg Police Department want to make sure motorists and bicyclists know and obey the rules of the road. “The safety of everyone on the roads is…

Police Blotter

Attempted Kidnapping The Gaithersburg Police Department is seeking the public’s help as it investigates an attempted kidnapping that occurred in the 500 block of Midsummer Drive. On April 22, at approximately 6:54 p.m., the victim, a 14-year-old male, stated that…

Some Opposed to City Entry into CCOC

A large majority of respondents to a recent survey rejected the idea of the city of Gaithersburg opting into the Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) program, according to a city official who spoke at an April 8 mayor and…

New Gaithersburg Library to Open Fall 2013

If all goes well, Gaithersburg will have an extensively remodeled library this fall with a host of new features and services designed to meet the needs of the city’s diverse population. “We want this to be something that the community…