Vacant Building Catches Fire in Rockville; Phone Store Burglary Arrest

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Fire at vacant Rockville building

Montgomery County firefighters extinguished a fire in a vacant commercial one-story commercial building at 10042 Darnestown Road on Thursday afternoon.  They responded to the scene when smoke was seen rising from the structure. The fire was under control by 2:30 p.m. and caused about $200,000 in damages. There were no injuries. [Twitter]

Man charged with White Oak phone burglaries after returning to the store

Montgomery County police arrested a man for the burglary of a White Oak phone store when he returned to the store a few hours after stealing items from it. Aly Badara Sylla, a 26-year-old Beltsville resident, allegedly attempted to break into a T-Mobile store by shattering the front glass with an object before he moved on to a nearby Sprint store  and stole items there. Police noticed him approaching the store as officers were in Sprint responding to the earlier burglary. He matched the description from surveillance photos, and police found all the stolen items in his pockets. [MCPD]

WSSC to hold meetings on new rate structures

A new rate structure is expected to take effect next year, and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is holding meetings to discuss changes with residents. The meetings will be held Monday and June 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Office Building in Rockville. [MyMCMedia]

County warns about Lyme disease

Lyme disease, carried by ticks, is dangerous to humans and is most prevalent in warm summer months. The county advises residents to avoid tall grass and wooded areas or to use insect repellent and wear long pants. People should also check their bodies for ticks, and the telltale target-shaped rash that is a sign of Lyme disease. [Montgomery County HHS]

Sunny day with some winds

Today will be sunny with a high near 81, according to the National Weather Service. There will be some light winds, followed by a partly cloudy evening with a low around 59.

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