Monday, April 1, 2013
Police allege Diana Lalchan, 27, shot her husband in the head in their Southwest Washington, DC, home.
A pharmacist at Bethesda's Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in the couple's Southwest Washington, DC home, The Washington Post reports. Police allege Diana Lalchan, 27, shot her husband Chris Lalchan in the back of the head in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 28, with a .40 caliber pistol, according to the report. Lalchan's sister, Sophie Chang, told The Washington Post that the couple planned to split up, but Diana Lalchan wasn't ready for her husband to list his status as "separated" on Facebook. Police said Lalchan admitted to shooting her husband after the couple argued and claimed she was afraid she would be attacked, The Post …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Underpass and elevators would improve connectivity between Walter Reed Bethesda and the Medical Center Metro station.
Metro has advanced a project that would construct a pedestrian underpass beneath Rockville Pike and three high-speed elevators to improve connectivity between the Medical Center Metro station and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to a Thursday news release. The project is expected to be complete in early 2015. The $68 million Rockville Pike crossing project is part of a host of transportation improvements planned near the military hospital to ease the traffic impacts of the federally-mandated Base Realignment and Closure program. BRAC drew 3,600 new employees to the military hospital in 2011 as the Walter Reed Army Medical Center relocated to Bethesda, and yearly visitors there are expected to nearly double to 1 …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Residents complain of overhead flight noise.
If there’s one thing Bethesda-Chevy Chase residents can bond over, it's hating helicopter noise. Several times a month editors at Patch receive questions or complaints from residents asking about the helicopters heard over their neighborhoods at night. What's going on? Who can we call about the helicopter noises? What’s the number for the county’s helicopter department? Well, the answers are: It depends, a couple of people and there isn’t one. The helicopters you hear flying over Montgomery County are likely one of three types – news choppers, police choppers or medical choppers. “Aside from the occasional news helicopter up covering a crime scene at night, helicopters are typically up at night for rescue or crime fighting reasons,” …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The screening of the Oscar-nominated film was organized by Bethesda group "Give an Hour," which provides free mental health services to military personnel.
Actor Bradley Cooper attended a screening of his new movie "Silver Linings Playbook" for U.S. military personnel at Bethesda's Walter Reed National Military Center Thursday evening, according to news reports. In the movie, Cooper plays a man suffering from bipolar disorder. He's nominated for an Oscar for the role. The movie has racked up a total of eight Oscar nominations, including best picture. The screening was organized by Bethesda-based non-profit "Give an Hour," which provides free mental health services to military personnel, Variety reported. “We’re going to show it to about 50 guys, and do a Q and A afterwards," Cooper told Chris Matthews on Hardball. "That's the best part about this thing is that it's able to reach out and make …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Rockville Pike traffic could be affected from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Increased security measures at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center could have a "significant" impact on traffic Tuesday afternoon, county BRAC coordinator Phil Alperson wrote in an email Monday. The security measures were expected to impact roads around the military hospital, particularly Rockville Pike, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Drivers should expect delays and intermittent road closures, Alperson said.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The incident involving a gun being fired by a Navy official at Walter Reed snarled traffic for hours and created chaos on Rockville Pike.
A woman charged in a two-state car chase and traffic melee involving gunfire outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda was released from a psychiatric ward days before the incident, the Gazette reports. The woman, identified by police as Angela A. Cobbold, 27, of Manassas, VA, was released from a mental facility Oct. 19 and apparently had not taken prescribed medicine, The Gazette reported, citing statements made at Cobbold’s Wednesday bond review hearing by Montgomery County Assistant State’s Attorney Peter Feeney. Cobbold has been charged with first degree assault, according to Montgomery County police. Feeney said Cobbold had a “significant psychiatric history,” The Gazette reported. A judge ordered a mental …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Police say Angela Akosua Cobbold led police on two car chases and rammed her car into a security vehicle near a Walter Reed Bethesda gate, where a Navy security officer fired his gun.
A 27-year-old Manassas woman lead police on two car chases along streets in Virginia, Bethesda and Rockville Tuesday, police said, and rammed her car into a security vehicle near a Walter Reed Bethesda gate, where a Navy security officer fired his gun. Angela Akosua Cobbold of the 7800 block of Blue Gray Circle in Manassas was being evaluated at a hospital Tuesday afternoon following the incident, during which police said she was seen attempting to eat a bar of soap. Police say one shot was fired but no one was hit after Cobbold backed into the security vehicle near the North Gate of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, just before noon. One Navy security officer suffered non-life…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Police say a shot was fired by a Navy official after a woman tried to hit an officer with her car.
Updated 4:20 p.m. Police have released the name of the female suspect in a Tuesday afternoon incident in which a Navy official fired a gun outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Police say the woman rammed police and security vehicles with her car after a car chase from Virginia, then lead police on a second chase down Rockville Pike. Angela Akosua Cobbold, 27, of Manassas, VA, was in custody and being evaluated at a hospital after leading police on a chase from Walter Reed that culminated in a crash on Nebel Street in Rockville near the Harris Teeter. A Navy official fired a gun during the incident, after Cobbold attempted to use her vehicle to hit security vehicles, police said. The incident at Walter Reed began in …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
More than 30 companies seek to fill more than 2,000 positions in the Washington, D.C. metro region.
Are you a military veteran in search of a job? A major hiring event for vets, wounded warriors, transitioning service members and military spouses is planned for Saturday on the campus of Bethesda’s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The event is organized by the 100,000 Jobs Mission – a coalition of 59 companies aiming to hire 100,000 U.S. military vets by 2020. More than 30 major employers seek to fill more than 2,000 positions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and thousands more across the country, according to a media announcement. Industries include defense, technology, customer service, health care, financial services and retail, among others, and open positions range from entry-level to senior management. Some …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
An individual stated a bomb would go off in the America Building at 10 a.m.
UPDATE, 3:23 p.m., Aug. 8: The America Building on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has re-opened following an earlier bomb threat, according to a base spokesman. No explosives were found after a sweep of the building. Occupants were allowed back into the six-floor outpatient medical building around 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to Joe Macri, a spokesman for Naval Support Activity Bethesda, of which the hospital is a tenant. The installation’s emergency personnel responded shortly after 8:50 a.m., when an unknown person called and said a bomb would explode in the building at 10 a.m. NIH police assisted with canines, Macri said. Outpatient services at the hospital were suspended during the response, and …