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Woman Rescued From Burning Home, Man Dies in Blaze (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Detective Mario Mastrangelo, a 20-year veteran of the Montgomery County Police Department, is being hailed as a hero today (April 24) after he rushed into a burning house to save the life of an elderly woman from a fire at 13520 Jamieson Place in Germantown. He was accompanied in the rescue by a retired Montgomery […]

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Dispose of Unused & Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this coming Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. statewide. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back […]

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Northwest Participates in Every 15 Minutes Program

photo teen car accident reenactment

The Every 15 Minutes Program will visit Northwest High School in Germantown on  April 24. During this program, juniors and seniors at Northwest High School will feel the drama of a simulated alcohol-involved auto accident. The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks. This powerful program challenges students to think about […]

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Police Need Help to Find Missing Germantown Man

Montgomery County police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man missing from Germantown. Daniel Hanessian, age 52, of the 12900 block of Churchill Ridge Circle is described as a white male, 5’10″ tall, and weighing approximately 280 pounds.  He has brown eyes and brown and gray hair.  It is unknown what type […]

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Police Need Help to Find Missing Sterling Man (Photo)

photo of Steven Batdorff

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a Sterling, Virginia man who was reported missing on April 16, 2014. Steven Batdorff, 60, was last seen by a friend in the 300 block of West Colombia Street in Falls Church, Virginia. He currently lives at a residence on Mayapple […]

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Frederick County Bans Outdoor Burning This Week

The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a total ban on outdoor burning effective immediately until 6 a.m. Friday, April 25. All outdoor burning, including recreational fires, is prohibited. The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement earlier this morning for Frederick County that stated conditions consisting of gusty winds, low relative humidity […]

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Apartment Building Fire in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County firefighters were called to the scene of a garden-style apartment building fire at 3:20 a.m. at 3744 Bel Pre Road in Aspen Hill on April 23. Battalion Chief Jim Resnick said the call was for the report of smoke in an apartment. Once on scene, he said firefighters found a fire in a […]

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 26

 On Saturday, April 26  Montgomery County law enforcement agencies, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will give residents an opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your unused medications for disposal to any one of the 11 drop-off […]

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Council Committees Meet on April 23

The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. on April 23 to review the Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget request of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. The worksession is part of the Council’s review of County Executive Isiah Leggett’s recommended FY15 operating budget. After Council committees review various aspects of […]

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Sexual Assault at Sligo Creek Parkway

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a sexual assault which occurred on Sligo Creek Parkway between Maple Avenue and Piney Branch Road on April 21. According to a police account, it happened at approximately 7:10 a.m. today when a female victim was jogging the Sligo Creek […]

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