Public Safety

April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Plazinski Named New 5th District Commander, Gillespie Takes Melbourne Police Chief Job

UPDATED 4.25.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new assignment on May 1st, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Plazinski takes over for Captain David Gillespie who is leaving the department […]

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April 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Tordil Pleads Guilty to 2015 Slayings; Sentencing July 7 (VIDEO)

The man charged in four Montgomery County shootings, two fatal, pleaded guilty Tuesday in county Circuit Court. Sentencing for Eulalio Tordil will be July 7, State’s Attorney John McCarthy told reporters. McCarthy said prosecutors would ask for the maximum sentence, life without possibility of parole. He called it the “only appropriate sentence.” “This was a […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Fire Department Celebrates 90th Anniversary (VIDEO)

The Bethesda Fire Department is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner recognized the milestone with a proclamation at Tuesday’s County Council meeting. Watch the proclamation ceremony in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: .@RogerBerliner recognizes 90th anniversary of Bethesda Fire Department. @mymcmedia @mcfrsPIO pic.twitter.com/aiN6ClWoY8 — Sonya Burke (@SonyaNBurke) April 25, 2017

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Need Your Help to Find a Missing Teen

Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help in locating a missing teenager from the Fairland area. Police said 15-year-old Maurice Edward Kirkland, Jr. was last seen by family members when he left his Fairland Road home on foot at approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday. Maurice is described by police as an African American […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Issues Warning About Carfentanil After Three Deaths in Anne Arundel and Frederick Counties

The Opioid Operational Command Center is raising awareness of a carfentanil threat to Maryland communities after three residents in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties died in apparent overdoses from the synthetic opioid. “Carfentanil is the latest in a string of deadly drugs that have exacted a horrible toll on residents in Maryland and across the […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

School Safety Training Session Takes Place Today and Tomorrow at Fairland Elementary Holding School in Silver Spring

The Maryland Center for School Safety and the ALICE Training Institute are holding a two-day Active Shooter Training session today and tomorrow at Fairland Elementary Holding School in Silver Spring, according to a news release. The training takes place all day, and it is designed for Maryland local public and private school system security/safety directors, […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Bethesda Man (PHOTO)

UPDATED 11:38 a.m. Police have located Sean Preilipper. They thank you for sharing. Update: Sean Preilipper has been located safe and unharmed. TY for sharing!https://t.co/QsFpBFCsyA pic.twitter.com/xzq6EOeBmd — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) April 24, 2017 Montgomery County police officers are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 37-year-old Bethesda man. According to police, Sean […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Townhouse Fire Displaces Damascus Family, Damages Estimated at $100,000 (VIDEO)

A townhouse fire on Butterfield Way in Damascus caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Sunday night and displaced a family of four, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said 60 firefighters were called to the scene. According to Piringer, the family was not home at the time […]

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April 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Arcing Stud Forces Glenmont Metro Evacuation

Fire crews investigated an “arcing crosstie/stud” on Metro’s Red Line forcing an evacuation of the Glenmont Metro Station, according to tweets from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer and Metro itself. The latest: Update – WMATA ERT advises arcing 'crosstie/stud', fire is out, smoke cleared, MCFRS picking up, no injury, Station Closed fro […]

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April 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Ask Public’s Help in Identifying Man who Assaulted Letter Carrier

  Montgomery County police released a computer-created sketch of a man Friday believed to have assaulted a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in the Damascus area on March 15. Police are asking the public’s help in identify him. About 12:10 p.m., a female letter carrier was delivering mail in the 9400 block of Holsey Road […]

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