Public Safety

July 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Germantown Man Guilty of Murder

A 22-year-old Germantown man was found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday in the October 2015 death of a transgender woman, the State’s Attorney’s Office said. Rico Leblond will be sentenced on Oct. 19 where he will face the penalty of life in prison. The victim, Deandre Smith, 21, was living as Zella Ziona. She was found […]

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Detectives Investigating Vandalism to Police Station

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a vandalism to Montgomery County Police Department’s Third District Station located at 1002 Milestone Drive in White Oak. According to a news release, an employee discovered that an exterior window on the lower level of the police station had been vandalized. Detectives believe the vandalism was caused by a projectile […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

KinderCare Worker Charged with Sex Offense

A 56-year-old Montgomery Village man faces sex abuse charges involving a 3-year-old girl at a KinderCare Learning Center in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Raul Troy Tuban of the 9400 block of Horizon Run Road worked as a cook and a driver at the center, which was at 18000 Sioux Lane, police […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Police Crime Summary for July 20

Montgomery County police crime summary can be found here. Rockville District: A theft from vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of East Jefferson Street between about 7:30 p.m. and about 9:22 p.m. July 7. Force; cash and property were taken. Police seek two men, ages unknown, for a commercial burglary that occurred at the Castle […]

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July 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Trial Date Set for Three Defendants in Homicide Case

Judge John DeBelius set a trial date of Jan. 2, 2018, for the three defendants indicted in the case of two Northwest High School students who were shot to death on the eve of their high school graduation in Montgomery Village. A grand jury indicted Edgar Garcia Gaona, Roger Garcia and Jose Canales-Yanez on murder […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Man Knocked to the Ground then Robbed, Rockville Police Say

A man told Rockville city police he was struck from behind and robbed, according to the latest city police crime summary. The man was walking down Baltimore Road and Charles Street when he was approached from behind by three other men. The incident occurred between 12:35 a.m. and 1 a.m. July 12, police said. One […]

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July 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Heat Wave Continues in Montgomery County, Heat Advisory Issued

UPDATED Today is going to be another hot one. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 107 degrees, according to the NWS. […]

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July 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Police To Host LGBTQ Community Meeting to Talk Department’s Training Procedures

The Montgomery County Police Department will host a discussion with the LGBTQ Community on Sept. 7 to answer questions about the agency’s entry level and annual training for police officers. Since 2016, the police department has hosted a variety of liaison meetings with various groups in the community including the African American Liaison Committee and […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Gaithersburg Woman (PHOTO)

UPDATED Police have located Jeannette Sullivan safe and unharmed. Update: Missing person Jeannette Sullivan has been located safe and unharmed. See: https://t.co/7eIBd37vVr pic.twitter.com/qBNKt83HSO — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) July 20, 2017 Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help to locate a critically missing woman from Gaithersburg. According to police, 60-year-old Jeannette Sullivan, who […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Identify Victim of Wednesday Night Shooting

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: The victim in the Wednesday night shooting has been identified as Jon-Christian Kemachet-Webster, 20, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Detectives do not believe that this homicide was a random act, police said.   UPDATE: A shooting Wednesday night in a Forest Glen home turned fatal, a Montgomery County police statement said. The […]

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