Public Safety

March 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Man Charged in Teenager’s Death

The suspicious death reported in Silver Spring this week has been determined to be a homicide, and Montgomery County police said Friday they have arrested someone in the case. The victim is identified as 17-year-old Christian Leroy Matthews, who was found dead in the basement of his home in the 1000 block of Mondrian Terrace […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Charged with Burglary, Theft of Jewelry from Sears

A 34-year-old Silver Spring man faces commercial burglary and theft charges after he stayed inside a Sears store past closing and tried to steal $830,000 worth of jewelry, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Daniel E. Grant of the 3400 block of Robey Terrace in Silver Spring is being held in lieu of bail, police said. About 11:30 […]

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March 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Jewish Leaders Express Relief at Arrest in Israel

The leader of a Jewish Community Center in Rockville said Thursday he was relieved at the arrest of an Israeli 19-year-old for the series of bomb scares that were called in Jewish sites across the United States. But the arrest won’t change much at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, said its CEO, Michael Feinstein. […]

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March 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Met with MCPS Superintendent Smith Today, DeVos Issues Statement (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met briefly with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith today during a visit at Carderock Springs Elementary School. Their meeting comes one week to the day that a 14-year-old girl reported she was raped at Rockville High School by two other students. “We are very concerned about the situation […]

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March 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Germantown Man

UPATED Montgomery County police say that Huu Banh has been located and is being reunited with family. UPDATE to Silver Alert: Huu Banh has been LOCATED and is being reunited with family. TY for sharing: https://t.co/xglLIgOIJC pic.twitter.com/37s4SHuKGF — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) March 23, 2017 The Montgomery County Police Department needs your help to locate […]

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March 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Callers Threaten Rockville High

UPDATED Rockville High School — the site where a 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped  — received two telephone threats Wednesday, Montgomery County officials said. In an email, MCPS spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said the callers threatened to bring guns to shoot illegal immigrants. One threat came about noon and the other about 1:30 p.m., Montgomery County police […]

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March 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Lawmakers Blast Hogan; Governor Doubles Down on Rockville Rape Charges (VIDEO)

Three Montgomery County elected claimed Tuesday that Gov. Larry Hogan’s Facebook comments on the rape charges at Rockville High School politicize the crime, while the governor further criticized Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) saying school officials “had something to hide.” The lawmakers — delegates Eric Luedtke and Kirill Reznik, and County Council President Roger Berliner […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police and MCPS Officials Address Rockville High PTSA Following Rape Report (VIDEO)

UPDATED: The Rockville High PTSA met Tuesday night receiving a presentation from Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials about safety and security at Rockville High School. Principal Billie-Jean Bensen began the meeting and she explained that it would be structured in three parts. She said parents were going to hear from […]

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March 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Phone Outage Reported at Gaithersburg Police Department

Due to a temporary phone outage, callers are asked to dial 301.258.6401 to reach the Gaithersburg Police Department, according to a Gaithersburg news release. For emergencies, residents should dial 911 and for non-emergency dispatched calls, dial 301.279.8000. Due to a temporary phone outage, please dial 301-258-6401 to reach the Gaithersburg Police Department. For emergencies dial […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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