By Patch Staff
A roundup of recent stories from the 49 Patch sites around Maryland:
At least three robberies of cell phone stores in Anne Arundel County may have been the work of a crew that has struck stores all over the region, police said.
John Leopold was sentenced Thursday to two years in jail with all but 60 days suspended.
Vice President Joe Biden’s press secretary apologized to a Capital News Service reporter and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism Wednesday after a press office staffer demanded the reporter delete photos taken at an event in Rockville. The CNS article is at Rockville Patch.
If you're an adult under the age of 34 in Montgomery County, there's a good chance you've chosen to live in Silver Spring, according to Census data analyzed by Greater Greater Washington. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.
Crofton would be moved to District 4, District 1 would have command over west county under a proposed redistricting.
Crews are expected to break ground on the future site of the restaurant in the Linthicum area by the end of March.
Police say the student was a minor at the time, but is now an adult.
The restaurant planned to occupy the second floor and roof deck of a new commercial building in Bethesda has been dubbed ‘Roof.’ The owner of Tommy Joe’s is behind the new eatery. Read more on Bethesda Patch.
A 23-year-old man died Monday after he was hit by a car while riding his bike in downtown Silver Spring, police said. The cyclist's death marks the fifth pedestrian/bike fatality this year in Montgomery County. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.
Montgomery County police have identified the 31-year-old man from Beltsville who fell to his death at a construction site in Wheaton on March 8. A gust of wind caused the man to lose his footing, police said. Read more on Wheaton Patch.
The Montgomery County Planning Board unanimously approved the Kensington Sector Plan's design guidelines, which illustrate the sector plan's recommendations and provide a framework for redevelopment of parts of Kensington. Read more on Kensington Patch
Police say suspect was 'yelling and acting erratically' before stabbing. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.
The student "was struck by a car as he was walking across Apple Ridge Road on the crosswalk adjacent to our school," principal Scott Murphy said. Read more on Montgomery Village Patch.
"A Taylor Swift concert could dominate the space one night, and a Disney show could take center stage the next night," developer William Askinazi said. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.
After an eight-month disappearance and a spot on America's Most Wanted, Tuan Minh Pham is in police custody.
A new report released by the police department details how many tickets are issued by speed camera vans in locations around the county. We've used that data to figure out where the most tickets per hour were issued.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio—to be named Francis—was elected as the new pope Wednesday, multiple media outlets report.
The Maryland State police recently completed its investigation of the police-involved shooting in Taneytown in late December.
As the number of senior neighbors-helping-neighbors "village" networks increases in Montgomery County, assistance at the county level could be of use in helping these virtual villages form and coordinate services. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.
Ji Kim, a Peace Corps volunteer from Potomac, is working to start a sexual health and gender empowerment training camp for high schools students in a community in Thailand. Read more on Potomac Patch.