This Week in Potomac

This Week in Potomac

Boy Drowns at Swains Lock

James Mawson, 3 of Gaithersburg, drowned in the C&O Canal near Swains Lock on Aug. 23 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

U.S. Park police have ruled the incident an accidental drowning, but it is still under investigation. Mawson had family but details surrounding the incident are unclear.

Anyone with information about the drowning is asked to call the Park police at 202-610-8737.

Club Friday Registration

Club Friday, a Friday evening program for children in grades 3-6 will meet at the Potomac Community Center from Oct. 3-April 2.

Applications for the program will be available through the public schools and the Community Center beginning Aug. 28. They will be accepted from Sept. 1-10. Each application must contain a self-addressed, stamped envelope and payment of $35.

Due to high demand, organizers will randomly select 550 applications. Remaining applications will be put on a waiting list. Those who are not selected will have the fee returned.

Notifications will be made by Sept. 20. Call Richard Greene or Linda Barlock at 301-983-4471.

Police Dog Missing

Montgomery County Police are asking for assistance in finding a metropolitan K-9 narcotics dog, missing from the 1100 block of Lake Breeze Court in North Potomac.

“Jack” is a four-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever. He weighs 75 pounds, has calluses on his front elbows and had a silver choke collar on. He was last seen at 6 a.m. on Aug. 25. He is described as friendly and willing to approach anyone.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-4641 or 202-727-9099 or Montgomery County Police at 301-279-8000.

Armed Robbery

On Aug. 15 at 11:50 p.m. a 32-year-old Bethesda woman was walking in the 7300 block of Westlake Terrace in Bethesda when she was approached from behind by two suspects. One of the suspects displayed a handgun. The suspects demanded money and fled in an unknown direction after the victim complied.

The first suspect was described as a black male 23-27-years-old, 5 feet eight inches tall, wearing a red shirt, shorts, white sneakers and a black mask, armed with a handgun. The other suspect was described as a black male, 18-22-years-old, with no further description.

Commercial Burglaries

* Between June 12 at 6 p.m. and June 22 at 7 a.m., the Bullis School at 10601 Falls Road was broken into. Suspects entered through an unlocked door and took laptop computers, cases and power cords.

Police say the incident was not reported until Aug. 14.

* Between 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 15, Hopkins and Porter at 12944 Travilah Road was broken into. A trailer door was pried open and electrical tools including a paint sprayer, Bosch jackhammer, Bosch demo hammer and Bosch diamond saw blade were taken.

* Between 1 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 18, Croghan Trucking on 14041 Travilah Road was broken into. The door frame was pried and nothing was taken.

Residential Burglaries

* Between 3 p.m. on July 14 and 4 p.m. on Aug. 15, a house on the 10500 block of Beechnoll Lane was broken into. The front door was opened and nothing was taken.

* Between 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 and 6:47 a.m. on Aug. 18, a house on the 9800 block of Glynshire Way in Potomac was broken into. Suspects entered thought the garage door and took a computer and water.

* Between 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 19, a house on the 11100 block of Lamplighter Lane was broken into. Suspects entered through the rear garage door and took a computer and PDA.