Crime Roundup: Mom, Teen Nearly Seriously Injured, Police Search Out Counterfeit Suspects
Just because it didn't happen in Potomac, doesn't mean you don't want to know about it.
It’s been a busy week for crime around Potomac, though inside of ZIP 20854 things have stayed relatively quiet.
- In Bethesda, a mother of two nearly lost her life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while cycling on Massachusetts Avenue, near Cabin John on Friday.
Montgomery County Police are still looking for the driver of a minivan that struck Jodi Grant, 44, then drove off and left the woman unconscious and bleeding with injuries including a broken neck, broken back and broken nose. She was returning from a bike ride to Great Falls in Potomac and was about five minutes from her home when a van in the left lane veered into the where she was riding, Bethesda Patch reported.
“As a mom of two girls I still haven’t come to terms with the fact that I could have easily been killed in the flash of a second,” Grant told Patch in an email.
- A day before the Bethesda accident, a 15-year-old girl suffered serious injuries after being thrown from her bike.
Nicole Polen, a junior this year at Gaithersburg High School, was with a friend when she attempted to cross the crosswalk the intersection of Route 124 and Airpark Road against the pedestrian signal, and was struck by a vehicle, Gaithersburg Patch reported. The driver remained at the scene.
- Police also have released the surveillance photos of two people suspected of creating and cashing counterfeit checks totaling $10,000.
The two are suspected of cashing the bad checks at banks around the Montgomery County and Washington DC area between June 6 and June 11 of this year, Rockville Patch reported.
Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone who recognizes the suspects is asked to call Montgomery County dedtectives at 240-777-6330.