Public Safety

October 19, 2016 | Staff Writer


Police to Participate in Tip-a-Cop Event to Benefit Special Olympics Maryland (PHOTOS)

Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department along with, the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, Maryland-National Capital Park Police (Montgomery County Division), Rockville City Police Department, and Montgomery County Police Explorer Post 1986 will be participating in a national Tip-a-Cop benefit event this Saturday. According to a news release, officers will volunteer their time to […]

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October 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Warn Motorists About Scam Artists on Exit Ramps

Maryland troopers are warning motorists about scam artists that are flagging down drivers and requesting money at exit ramps. According to police, the suspects are pretending their vehicles are disabled and flagging down passing motorists on exit ramps to ask for money. Police said these incidents are causing traffic delays and, in some cases, crashes […]

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October 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Elderly Chevy Chase Resident Killed While Riding Bike in Bethesda

An 81-year-old man was killed while riding his three-wheeled recumbent bike in Bethesda today, according to a report from the Montgomery County Police Department. The collision happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. at Little Falls Parkway and the Capital Crescent Trail. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that the bicyclist was traveling eastbound on the […]

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October 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Drug Take Back Day

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Set for Oct. 22 (VIDEO)

Do you have unwanted or expired prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet? On Oct. 22nd you can drop off these unneeded prescriptions at police stations across Montgomery County. Find out more in this report, below: Find out more about Drug Take Back Day, here. strong>Drop-off locations in Montgomery County: Chevy Chase Village Police Drug Take […]

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October 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Police Need Your Help to Identify Pedestrian Injured in Collision in Rockville

Montgomery County police officers need your help to identify a pedestrian who was injured in a serious collision last night in Rockville. Police said the collision occurred shortly before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Baltimore Road and Norbeck Road. According to police, a motorist operating an Acura Integra was traveling eastbound on Norbeck Road […]

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October 14, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Students from Gandhi Brigade Youth Media to Premiere Documentary on Police Brutality

Student producers from Gandhi Brigade Youth Media are inviting residents to the premiere of their new short documentary “To Serve and Protect?” on Oct. 27 at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 7:30-9 p.m. The film will shed light on excessive use of force by police on men, women, and children of color. A panel […]

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October 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Rockville Deploys New Advanced Life Support Chase Car (VIDEO)

Members of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) are thanking the city’s elected leaders for supporting the department’s purchase of a new advanced life support (ALS) chase car. According to a city news release, the car, a 2016 Chevy Tahoe known as ALS703, will be staffed around the clock with RVFD volunteer and career paramedics. […]

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October 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Heroin: “The Quiet Epidemic” in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

County Cable Montgomery has produced a 30-minute video report about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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October 12, 2016 | Mitti Hicks


UPDATED: Loss of Engine Power Could Be Cause of Plane Crash in Laytonsville (VIDEO)

UPDATED 10.12.16 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released an update on the plane crash that killed one person in Laytonsville. According to initial information received from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot reported the airplane was experiencing engine problems shortly after takeoff. The airplane departed for Davis Airport (W50) in Laytonsville and was destined […]

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October 11, 2016 | Staff Writer


House Fire Displaces Burtonsville Family (PHOTOS)

A house fire in Burtonsville caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Tuesday afternoon and displaced the family who lives there, according to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it took 45 firefighters to extinguish the blaze on Turbridge Court. Firefighters from Prince George’s and Howard counties provided mutual […]

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