Showing posts with label Red Roof Inn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Red Roof Inn. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Police investigate assault at Rockville hotel

Rockville City police were called to a hotel after an individual reported having been the victim of an assault there yesterday morning, September 18, 2023. The assault was reported at a hotel in the 16000 block of Shady Grove Road at 10:09 AM Monday. That is the Red Roof Inn.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Rockville police respond to assault at hotel

Rockville City police responded to a report of a 2nd-degree assault at a hotel early yesterday morning, June 9, 2023. The assault was reported at a hotel in the 16000 block of Shady Grove Road at 12:22 AM Friday. There is a Red Roof Inn on that block. 

Friday, June 24, 2022

Rockville Red Roof Inn homicide victim identified, two suspects charged

Two suspects have been charged in the shooting death of a man late Wednesday night at the Red Roof Inn at 16001 Shady Grove Road in Rockville. Micah Clemons, 32, of Dumfries, Virginia and Sergey Danshin, 34, of Rockville have both been charged with first-degree murder and firearm related charges. Both are being held without bond.  Montgomery County police identified the victim as 39-year-old Javier Gonzalez-Mena, of no known address.

Gonzalez-Mena was staying at the motel, police say. The two suspects knocked on the door of his room, and he stepped outside to speak with them. He was then shot; police did not identify who the alleged shooter was. Montgomery County police say they were called to respond to a shooting at the motel at 11:30 PM on Wednesday, June 22, contradicting an earlier statement by Rockville City police that cited the response time as 12:15 AM Thursday, June 23.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are asking anyone who has information about this homicide to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the homicide suspect(s). Callers can remain anonymous. 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Shooting at Red Roof Inn in Rockville now a homicide after victim dies

A shooting at the Red Roof Inn in Rockville early this morning has become a homicide case after the victim died, Rockville City police said in a statement today. Rockville officers arrived at the hotel at 16001 Shady Grove Road at 12:15 AM this morning and found an adult male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Due to the severity of the victim's condition, the investigation was transferred to the Montgomery County Police Department. 

Montgomery County detectives have now declared the case a homicide, after the victim was later declared deceased from his injuries. According to the Rockville police, multiple suspects have already been arrested. The Rockville police statement indicates that the incident was isolated, and that there is no danger to the greater community. Montgomery County police are expected to issue a statement on the homicide in the near future.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Assault reported at Rockville hotel

Rockville police were called to the Red Roof Inn to investigate a 2nd-degree assault at the hotel at 16001 Shady Grove Road yesterday morning, March 8, 2022. The assault was reported at 7:05 AM, according to crime data. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Suspicious death at Rockville hotel

Montgomery County Police detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a suspicious death at the Red Roof Inn in Rockville, at 16001 Shady Grove Road. Police and fire/rescue personnel were summoned to the hotel at 11:49 AM Saturday by an undisclosed caller. Upon arrival, they found a deceased adult in a room at the hotel. The gender and age of the victim have not been disclosed as of press time.

Detectives say there appeared to be trauma to the body of the victim, and are now investigating the case as a suspicious death. The next step is to have an autopsy completed by the Maryland Chief Medical Examiner's office in Baltimore, to determine the cause of death and other details.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5700.

Friday, August 8, 2014


The Rockville Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend the Mayor and Council approve a Zoning Text Amendment allowing drive-thru restaurants at hotels on major highways in the MXE zone. That ZTA would facilitate a proposal by Potomac Foods Group to construct a new Burger King restaurant in front of the Red Roof Inn on Shady Grove Road.

Other hotels in the MXE zone whose properties have 200 feet of a major highway along their property frontage would also qualify for a drive-thru restaurant, should the Mayor and Council approve the ZTA.

A public hearing on the ZTA is scheduled for September 15.

Thursday, July 31, 2014


A large local Burger King franchisee is seeking to build a new, drive-thru location at the Red Roof Inn on Shady Grove Road. To allow this to happen, Potomac Foods Group must first obtain a zoning text amendment from the Rockville Planning Commission, to permit construction of a restaurant with drive-thru facilities on a hotel property in the MXE zone. Phew! And they said zoning was going to be simpler... The zoning change would alter the current language that forbids drive-thru restaurants in MXE zones, making it a "conditional" permitted use hereafter.

If successful, the ZTA would permit other hotels in MXE zones throughout Rockville with a minimum of 200 feet of a major highway along an existing hotel's property frontage, and which has frontage onto a major arterial road at its front line. In addition to the Red Roof Inn, this might also extend to the Crowne Plaza, the Sleep Inn at Shady Grove, Courtyard by Marriott, Quality Suites, and the Best Western. All of these are near the I-270 corridor in Rockville.

I think this should be permitted to go forward for several reasons. First, the use in this case is entirely consistent with the general commercial nature of Shady Grove Road. And those existing properties are designed with automobile access in mind. Second, a drive-thru Burger King has already been in operation there on the other side of the road. Third, it provides a convenient amenity for the Red Roof Inn. Fourth, the location is right off of I-270, which will bring travelers into Rockville, where they might see other businesses and spend further money in the city. It could also be pointed out that this location would not require a U-turn for those exiting 270 to reach. Fifth, despite the best efforts of county politicians to drive fast food restaurants out of the county, drive-thru fast food establishments remain highly appropriate for suburban and exurban areas (and even in urban areas).

Should it be built, I know I'll be a customer there.