Showing posts with label Derwood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Derwood. Show all posts

Monday, December 4, 2023

Indecent exposure at restaurant in Derwood


Montgomery County police were called to a restaurant in Derwood yesterday afternoon, December 3, 2023, to investigate a case of indecent exposure reported there. The incident was reported at a restaurant in the 15800 block of Frederick Road at 4:25 PM Sunday. There is a McDonald's and a Wendy's restaurant on that block.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Police called after assault on residential street in Derwood


Montgomery County police were called to a residential street in Derwood early yesterday morning, November 11, 2023, after an individual reported being the victim of a 2nd-degree assault there. The assault was reported in the 17400 block of Beauvoir Boulevard at 1:22 AM Saturday. That is near Mill Creek Towne Local Park.

Monday, October 30, 2023

The Phantom of the Shady Grove Metro station


Montgomery County Halloween Countdown

Tomorrow is Halloween, and what is Halloween without a ghost? There's one who haunts the area around the Shady Grove Metro station in Derwood, and has since his untimely death there in 1864. Walter "Wat" Bowie was among many Marylanders who were Confederate sympathizers during the Civil War. Like some, such as Bethesda plantation owner Nathan Loughborough, Bowie couldn't resist getting in on the fighting action himself despite living in a state that hadn't seceded from the Union. And yes, Wat Bowie was a member of that Bowie family, whose home turf is now a fast-growing city in Prince George's County.


Bowie's final adventure began on an ambitious note: a botched plan to kidnap the governor of Maryland. Retreating back to Virginia from Annapolis via Montgomery County, Bowie made the mistake of trying to loot a store in Sandy Spring. Tired after previous pillaging by earlier Confederate raiders, the store owner rounded up a posse, and pursued Bowie and his men as they traveled toward Poolesville. 


The vigilantes caught up with Bowie in Derwood, near the site of today's Metro station. His party escaped, but Wat himself wasn't as lucky. Bowie was shot off his horse with a shotgun blast. Historian Earl Eisenhart pinpoints the exact location as being next to the Metro tracks off Somerville Road, by the McDonald's. Bowie's ghost is said to haunt that area to this day.


Sources:

AmericanCivilWar.com

MontgomeryGhosts

FindAGrave

Friday, October 27, 2023

Police called after assault at school in Derwood


Montgomery County police were called to a school in Derwood yesterday afternoon, October 26, 2023, after a 2nd-degree assault was reported there. Officers responded to a school in the 5900 block of Muncaster Mill Road at 4:13 PM Thursday. Col. Zadok Magruder High School is located on that block.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Pickpocket strikes at Shady Grove Metro station


Montgomery County police responded to a report of a pickpocket theft at the Shady Grove Metro station yesterday, August 15, 2023. The theft was reported at 6:00 AM Monday. Watch your wallet, as thieves may be watching it when you pull it out to buy a farecard at the station.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Car thieves prowling parking garages in Derwood


Another parking garage in Derwood was targeted by car thieves early yesterday morning, July 31, 2023. A vehicle was reported stolen to Montgomery County police overnight from a residential parking garage in the 8000 block of Gramercy Boulevard. Two cars were stolen from another Derwood apartment building's parking garage last Thursday, July 27. If you are living in a residential building in the Derwood area, make sure your vehicle is locked, and don't leave your keys in the ignition or glove compartment.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Car stolen from home in Derwood


Montgomery County police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from a home in Derwood. The vehicle was parked along the street in the 7000 block of Horizon Terrace. Property was also stolen from another vehicle on that block. It is believed the car was stolen sometime between 9:30 PM on July 27, 2023, and 7:17 AM July 28.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Two cars stolen from same garage in Derwood


Montgomery County police are investigating the thefts of two vehicles in Derwood early yesterday morning, July 27, 2023. The vehicles were taken from a residential parking garage in the 16000 block of Redland Road. It is believed that the vehicles were stolen sometime between 12:30 AM and 6:50 AM Thursday morning.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Two cars stolen in Derwood


Montgomery County police are investigating the thefts of two vehicles in the Derwood area yesterday, July 12, 2023. The first stolen vehicle was taken from a residential parking garage in the 15900 block of Frederick Road. It is believed the vehicle was stolen sometime between 12:00 AM and and 10:03 AM Wednesday. The second vehicle was reported stolen at 5:11 PM in a commercial parking lot in the 17500 block of Redland Road.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Achieve Veterinary Urgent Care opening in Rockville


Achieve Veterinary Urgent Care
will open a Rockville clinic in the Derwood area of MD 355. The clinic will be located at 15811 Frederick Road, in the small strip center next to Atlantic Guns. It will coincidentally be just down the street from the Playful Pack doggie daycare and boarding facility. Achieve will open this spring, the company says, but the sign is already installed and lit.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Wendy's reopens in Derwood (Photos)


Wendy's
has reopened at 15807 Frederick Road in the Derwood area of Rockville. The restaurant has completed a major renovation inside and out for a "fresh new look." It's apparently going forward with that blank building front; perhaps the front facade signage is still in-transit and will be installed later. Time for a Baconator, Chili Cheese Fries and a Chocolate Frosty.





Saturday, January 14, 2023

Sneak peek: Derwood Wendy's makeover (Photos)


Here's a sneak peek at the renovated Wendy's restaurant at 15807 Frederick Road, in the Derwood area of Rockville. The parking lot has been entirely resurfaced and restriped. There are three kinds of seating inside the dining room: regular tables and chairs, high tables with barstool-style chairs, and booths. Check out the fancy lighting fixtures. It looks like there may be a sign still to be attached to the front, and there are lawn signs stacked inside waiting to be posted when the restaurant reopens. Stay tuned for a reopening date!













Friday, January 13, 2023

Assault at Magruder High School in Derwood


An assault was reported at Colonel Zadok Magruder High School at 5939 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood the morning of Wednesday, January 11, 2023. The assault was reported at 8:57 AM Wednesday. 

Monday, January 2, 2023

Assault at Shady Grove Metro station


Montgomery County police responded to a report of a 2nd-degree assault at the Shady Grove Metro station early yesterday morning. The assault was reported in the parking area of the station at 2:50 AM Sunday morning. Metro trains were scheduled to run until 2:00 AM Sunday morning for New Year's Eve celebrants. 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Water main break in Derwood


Rising temperatures after the Christmas weekend deep freeze have led to a water main break at this hour in Derwood. The break is right off Redland Road on Grande Vista Drive. WSSC estimates a restoration time of 4-6 hours for the affected customers in that area.

Armed carjacking in Derwood area of Rockville


Montgomery County police responded to a report of an armed carjacking at a gas station in Derwood early Wednesday morning, December 28, 2022. The carjacking was reported at a gas station in the 15800 block of Frederick Road at 1:19 AM. 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Derwood Wendy's renovation update (Photos)


You can see some significant cosmetic changes on the exterior of the Wendy's at 15807 Frederick Road in Derwood now. The restaurant is temporarily closed for a major renovation project. There are now long, black strips along the top area of the facade on the side of the building. Tyvek covers the center of that area, above the side entrance.


Where there was a stone facade cover at the front corner, you can see red peeking out from underneath a Reynobond covering. Construction materials are laid out in the parking area. While you are waiting for the Wendy's of the Future here, the Rockville Wendy's at 808 Rockville Pike is open and ready to take your Baconator and Chocolate Frosty order.





Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Armed robbery in Derwood


Montgomery County police were dispatched to a gas station in Derwood early Sunday morning, after an armed robbery took place there. The robbery was reported at a gas station in the 15800 block of Frederick Road at 12:19 AM Sunday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Car stolen in Derwood


Montgomery County police responded to a report of a stolen car in Derwood Sunday morning, October 30, 2022. The vehicle was reported stolen in the 7700 block of Goodfellow Way at 4:15 AM.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Wendy's closes for major renovations in Derwood (Photos)


Wendy's
at 15807 Frederick Road in Derwood has temporarily closed for major renovations. This isn't just a cosmetic makeover. The entire interior of the fast food restaurant has been gutted and will be rebuilt. 


An increased focus on takeout and drive-thru orders, and on mobile ordering, is at the heart of what the hamburger chain calls its Global Next Gen restaurant design. The new interior layout will also streamline operations, company CCO Kurt Kane said in August. It will also feature a new generation of technology throughout the ordering and cooking processes, including a new grill, and the ability to handle more mobile orders. Annual energy costs will be reduced by 6%.