Thursday, February 16, 2012
DNA evidence aided police in arresting the 31-year-old Hyattsville man.
Kevin Lewis Deleon of Hyattsville, Md. pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a first-degree sex offense committed in 2005 against a then 14-year-old girl in Greenbelt, Md., according to a Greenbelt Police Department press release. Nearly four years after the offense, DNA evidence led police to Deleon, police said. One June 25, 2005, the 14-year-old girl had been walking home with her younger brother and sister in the 9200 block of Edmonston Road in Greenbelt. Then, an adult male, whose face was covered, pointed a handgun at the eldest girl and forced her to go with him and perform a sex act on him, according to police. The victim was unable to identify her attacker since his face had been covered. Without any further leads, police suspended the …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Artists and crafters will travel to Greenbelt from across Maryland this weekend — and Santa will fly in from much further north.
It’s that time again for an artists fair extraordinaire. This weekend arts and crafts makers will converge on Greenbelt to kick off its Festival of Lights. Festival-goers can buy unique handmade arts and crafts for holiday gifts, including pottery, jewelry, wood working, fine arts, stationery, handbags, textiles, spa products and more. Many of the artists and crafters are Maryland locals from cities such as College Park, Riverdale Park, University Park, Laurel, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Ellicott City and Greenbelt — of course. Santa Claus will start things off on Friday night when he helps light the holiday tree. Afterward the Greenbelt Museum will offer free tours of its historic home, decorated for the season. A juried art and craft …
Friday, November 25, 2011
There are still deals to be had, but the big door-busters are nowhere to be found in several local stores.
The sun has set on Black Friday, but shoppers were still hunting for bargains into the dark hours— in stores where door-busters were long gone. One of the hot selling items at Kmart in Greenbelt was PlayStation 3, according to manager JoAnne King. The first 20 went for $199, after that the price went back up to $249.99. Televisions were a hot item too. When Patch checked Friday evening, King reported they were all sold— other than store displays. At Best Buy in College Park, one of the hot door-busters, which sold out, was a 42-inch Sharp TV which had gone for $200, according to supervisor Chase Esteves. At the AT&T store in Greenway Shopping Center in Greenbelt, the iPhone 4S, going for its normal price of $199.99, was the bestselling …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Photos from the 57th Annual Greenbelt Labor Day Festival parade.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Robert Mang
Monday, September 5, 2011
The final morning of the 57th Annual Greenbelt Labor Day Festival featured the Labor Day parade. Police shut down most of Crescent Road for the parade and hundreds of Greenbelt residents lined the streets to watch. A long-time Greenbelt tradition, the parade showcases many of the things that Greenbelt has to offer. Among the participants in this year’s parade were local politicians, the winners and participants from yesterday’s Miss Greenbelt pageant, law enforcement and fire services, youth groups, marching bands and community based religious organizations. This year’s parade saw people marching to represent both Protect Marriage Maryland, a group opposing same sex marriage, and GreenBeLT Pride, a group sensitive to the needs of gays, …
Friday, September 2, 2011
From rides to entertainment to face painting, sports competitions, the parade and more, get information on the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival.
We've also attached the detailed schedule for your convenience. Refer to it for more information on the events that interest you. If you plan to enter a competition, reference it for guidelines and contacts. Stay tuned for information on shuttle bus services during the festival. Please arrive at your desired location early on Monday or use shuttle services. Major roads in old Greenbelt will be closed from around 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. (depending on foot traffic) until the parade ends around noon.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Get ticket costs and height requirements as well, for rides at Greenbelt's annual Labor Day Festival, running Sept. 2 through Sept. 5.