Public Safety

August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Police Arrest Nine People at Sobriety Checkpoint in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County police officers arrested nine people for driving under the influence (DUI) at a sobriety checkpoint on Friday night in the city of Gaithersburg. The checkpoint was set up from 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 27 at Sam Eig Highway and Fields Road. ‘ On Monday, the Maryland State Police Department announced […]

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August 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Officials Remind Motorists to Stop for School Buses (VIDEO)

Summer is over for 159,000 students who head back to class for a new school year on August 29th in Montgomery County. Local officials say their top priority is keeping those students safe. This week, county officials have announced the expansion of the school bus camera enforcement program because motorists passing stopped school buses continues […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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State Crews Spray for Mosquitoes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The state of Maryland used a truck to help eradicate mosquitoes in two areas of Montgomery County last week. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said the spraying took place in a section of Gaithersburg and in a section of Wheaton. According to Anderson, residents in the spray area received reverse 9-1-1 […]

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August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Montgomery County police officers are reminding motorists to drive safely this summer. On Friday night, police officers are planning to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Montgomery County. This enforcement is a component of the Montgomery County Police Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking. Police said, the exact location of the checkpoint […]

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August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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School Bus Camera Enforcement Program Expands in MoCo (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials gathered for a back-to-school safety news conference outside Lakelands Park Middle School on Friday. During that news conference, Captain Tom Didone touted the expansion of the school bus camera safety enforcement program, and the importance of motorists to prepare for more traffic once school resumes. “School buses will be on the road […]

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August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Partial Building Collapse in Wheaton Closes Some Lanes of University Blvd at Veirs Mill Rd (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue services are responding to a partial building collapse of the Mattress Warehouse store located at 2704 University Boulevard in Wheaton. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the building was evacuated and there are no injuries. At this time, some westbound lanes of University Boulevard at Veirs Mill Road are […]

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August 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Investigators Identify Sixth Victim of Silver Spring Explosion and Fire

Montgomery County police detectives, with the help of ATF and the Office of the Medical Examiner (OCME), have identified a sixth victim, 34-year-old Aseged Mekonen, who died at the scene of an explosion and fire at a Silver Spring apartment building earlier this month. The remains of seven people were removed from the rubble after […]

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August 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Serious Collision at Key West Avenue and Darnestown Road

Montgomery County firefighters extricated a patient from a serious collision that occurred before 6 a.m. today at Key West Avenue and Darnestown Road. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said two people were transported to the hospital with injuries from the crash. According to Piringer, the patients’ injuries are not life […]

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August 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Community Police Academy for Spanish-Speaking Residents Begins on Sept. 8th

Save the date! The Montgomery County Police Department’s Community Police Academy for Spanish-speaking residents begins on Sept. 8th. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with graduation planned for December 15th (a 15-week academy).  This program is free of charge, and classes are taught in Spanish. More information about the Community Police […]

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August 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Police Investigate Homicide in Burtonsville

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a man that occurred Tuesday night in Burtonsville as a homicide. According to police,  an assault call was dispatched shortly before 10:30 p.m. at a residence in the 4500 block of Sandy Spring Road. According to police, first responders entered the residence and located 22-year-old Syed […]

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