Public Safety

September 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police, Deputies To Conduct Two Sobriety Checkpoints Friday Night

Local law enforcement will be conducting two sobriety checkpoints Friday night, according to a Montgomery County police statement. Joining the police department will be the county’s Sheriff’s Office. The exact locations of the checkpoints are not being disclosed. They will start about 10 p.m. The checkpoints are a component of the department’s continuing effort to […]

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September 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man, Woman Dead in Murder-Suicide, Police Say

Two people died in a murder-suicide in the Briggs Chaney area, Montgomery County police said. About 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Silver Spring district officers, and fire and rescue personnel responded to a home in the 2900 block of Shepperton Terrace for the report of a domestic-related assault, police said in a statement. When first […]

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September 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Release Photos To Help Identify Wheaton Park Homicide Victim

Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in identifying a body found in Wheaton Regional Park on Sept. 5. Police on Friday released photos of the victim’s clothing and personal items that were recovered from his body. On Thursday, the county State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed the death was the result of gang activity. According […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gang Activity Blamed for Two Recent Deaths

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday that the two men whose bodies were found in county parks died as a result of gang activity. Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the office, provided little about the case. He said prosecutors are still awaiting information on the cause of death. “As the cases get further […]

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September 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Suburban Hospital Teaching ‘Stop the Bleed’ Course

After the Boston Marathon bombing and other tragedies across the United States, health professionals realized people were dying from wounds because first responders couldn’t get to patients fast enough. Because of that, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign began to teach everyday people how they can use tourniquets and other items to prevent patients from losing […]

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September 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Middle Principal Responds to Incident That Led to Shelter in Place

Takoma Park Middle School principal, Alicia Deeny, sent a letter out to parents early Wednesday following an incident early this afternoon that led the school to  a shelter-in-place. A shelter-in-place plan is implemented in the event of a chemical, biological, or radiological incident, according to Montgomery County Public School’s website. After receiving notification of an […]

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September 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Search for Takoma Park’s Next Police Chief Begins

The search for the city of Takoma Park’s next police chief has officially begun. As the chief executive of the city’s police department, the candidate must be willing to develop and maintain a “departmental culture that embraces a guardian mindset with transparency and accountability to build trust within the community and department, ” according to […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Official: Lyon Sisters Murder One of the Oldest Cold Cases in the U.S. (VIDEO)

Update: Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief, Russ Hamill, describes how detectives linked Lloyd Welch to the murders of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, two sisters who were abducted from Wheaton Plaza in 1975. Update: Welch was sentenced to 48 years, according to news reports. Original post: Lloyd Welch pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of Sheila and Katherine […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Preparedness Fair Scheduled for Wednesday

September is National Preparedness Month, and Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus is sponsoring a preparedness fair to encourage families, businesses and communities to be ready for emergencies. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” The initiative will emphasize that everyone can help first responders by learning how to assist in an […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Family Displaced by Olney Fire (VIDEO)

ICYMI (745p 9/17) 17330 Macduff Av, house fire, 1 fam displaced, damage ~$350K, cause under investigation, ~80FFs OS, FFs rescued cat & dog pic.twitter.com/EqDjspmihF — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 18, 2017 A family was displaced in a Sunday house fire in the 17300 block of Macduff Avenue in Olney, according to a Montgomery County Fire […]

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