Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Silver Spring News 'N Notes

- The Post had an article this past weekend on my favorite houses in Silver Spring, the Polychrome Historic District, between Colesville Rd. and Sutherland Rd. (They published an even longer article on the same homes in 2005.)



The pre-fab concrete Art Deco houses were designed by John Joseph Earley, who was also responsible for Meridian Hill/"Malcom X" Park. I love the buildings themselves (esp the one with the big, round window), but the location is unfortunate. There is a line of cars in front of the house every evening waiting to get on the Beltway.

- There's been a recent string of burglaries at the Kennett St. garage in South Silver Spring, but hopefully this has come to an end as police have arrested a suspect. Someone managed to snap a picture of the arrest with their mobile phone camera:



[Thanks to Michelle for forwarding the pic.]

- Flickr user tackyjulie recently added a brief photoset of downtown Silver Spring.



14 comments:

ihateyuppies said...

The good news...Montgomery County is stopping crime.

The bad news...Check out that photo. A white Montgomery County cop with his boot on the neck of a black guy. Yeah, for that sake of Montgomery County's PR image, this mobile phone snapshot had not better get any publicity.

Sligo said...

I imagine that's a common method of restraining a suspect. Frankly, I don't feel to much sympathy for the guy.

Twoste said...

Allegeldy he's a victim of yuppification, really. He didn't WANT to allegedly commit robberies, those cars were just so allegedly tempting that he allegedly HAD to steal from them because they were allegedly compelling him to do so.
And to think I used to complain about paying for my parking spot rather than keeping it in that garage. Shame on me.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I walk to work now- I feel safer walking from Kennett St. to Summit Hills after dark than walking around in (and having my car in) that parking garage. Now I just have to concentrate on not having my car stolen from Summit Hills.....

Anonymous said...

How do you know he was arrested? What's he been charged with?

Sligo said...

OK, granted I don't know the details, but I gather he was at minimum taken to the police station based on this picture.

Anonymous said...

Yuppies- what a stupid thing to say! The two black cops watching the idiot on the ground don't seem to have a problem with the other cop restraining him with a foot on his neck. Creeps are creeps and thank God there are still people on this earth who are willing to be cops. My thanks to the cops- spare us your stupid ass comments.

Malnurtured Snay said...

Happy New Year!

ihateyuppies said...

I stand corrected. The foot is NOT on the head of the suspect. My bad.

Anonymous said...

Are you all sure the guy on the ground is Black? Looks more like an Hispanic to me! look closely at his hair, longer and straiter than a Black persons hair!

Rfustero said...

For the sake of Montgomery County PR people better stop committing crimes

Terry in Silver Spring said...

Anonymous,

Summit Hills has had those couple of spurts of car thefts (it seems like a group of folks come in together and make off with nice cars parked near the gates), but overall it's actually safe. I've been there for about 8 years and have never been frightened walking to and from Metro or work. Ok, during the Sniper days, but other than that, nothing.

Anonymous said...

you are showing a non-white person as a criminal? you are a racist!

as an occasional parker in that garage, i am VERY glad to see this thug caught.

i second the thanks offered to the police. i am so thankful that people are still willing to be police officers. considering they have to constantly deal with the trash most of us don't care to see, they are not paid enough.

WAY TO GO MCPD!

Anonymous said...

LOL. Im the one who took this photo. Yes the guy is Black . No he wasnt stealing cars. He was arrested because of drugs. He was running from the police they said stop before we tase. He got tackled, its a bad photo from my camera because i was walking and taking the photo at the same time. The cop's foot is not on his neck. it is behind him. His hair is long because he had dread locks. I sent the picture to my colleagues at work hoping it would brighten up their day about the thefts....it did. But this guy wasnt the thief.