Thursday, February 7, 2013
Demonte Antonio Spearman is accused of trying to rob a University of Maryland student at The Varsity.
Prince George's County police say they've made an arrest in connection with an attempted robbery last month at The Varsity in College Park. Demonte Antonio Spearman, 21, of the 4700 block of Navahoe Street in College Park was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with first degree assault, second degree assault, attempted robbery, and two firearm counts, according to police. Authorities allege that on the afternoon of Jan. 27, Spearman approached a male University of Maryland student in a common area of The Varsity (8147 Baltimore Ave.) and showed "what is believed to be a fake handgun." According to police, Spearman demanded the victim's computer, but the man resisted and attempted to fight him off. When a second person came in the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A summary of incidents from Jan. 14-20.
Below is a rundown of notable police responses from the past week in College Park (via Crime Reports). The log includes an assault at The Varsity at College Park and several DUIs on Baltimore Ave.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The council is scheduled to vote on the ordinance next week, which would continue past September the city's ability to cap the amount of rent that landlords can charge.
The controversial rent stabilization discussion continues at Tuesday’s College Park Mayor and Council worksession. Council will review a draft ordinance that would continue the rent stabilization law, capping the amount that landlords can charge for rental properties in the city. The draft ordinance, which accompanies this post, would extend the law until Sept. 2017. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers, on the second floor of City Hall. Free parking passes will be available on the first floor. The meeting will be viewable on the city’s website. The complete agenda accompanies this post. Below are the remaining agenda items that will be discussed:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
City officials show for ceremony and burgers.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 10 a.m.
Bobby's Burger Palace will open its doors to the public at noon Thursday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Restaurateur and reality television personality Bobby Flay and Mayor Andrew Fellows will be at the 10 a.m. ceremony to kick off the opening of BBP. The burger joint is an 80-seat restaurant featuring burgers inspired by Flay's travels across the country. Parking is available adjacent to BBP. BBP is on the bottom floor of the Varsity student housing high rise, 8150 Baltimore Ave. It is the next in a wave of new restaurants to open in College Park. Looney's Pub opened for the first time on Sept. 30, Azteca Cantina and Restaurant on Sept. 16 and Barking Dog on Aug. 22.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Government officials and private developers unveiled The Varsity at ribbon cutting ceremony.
The new apartment complex, The Varsity, is equipped to house hundreds of university students, but developers and elected officials believe the project will bring a jolt of life to all of College Park, specifically U.S. Route 1. “We are seeing the future of this corridor come alive,” said Prince George’s County Councilman Eric Olson (Dist. 3) at a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The complex is located to the north of the University of Maryland. Although the 258-unit high rise has enough beds to accommodate 901 students, College Park Mayor Andrew Fellows said he believes this complex will actually take cars off the road because it’s within walking distance of campus. "A Step Above" Fellows also believes the architectural look of …