Public Safety

June 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Germantown Man Charged with Two Counts of Animal Cruelty

A Germantown man has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and inhumane treatment of his family dog, according to officials with the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. Investigators said that an Animal Services officer responded to Ronald Vaughan’s Deerwater Drive residence on June 21st. The officer saw a small dog laying on its side […]

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June 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Catherine Hoggle Appears in Rockville Courtroom, Judge Sets New Hearing Date (VIDEOS)

With her long hair pulled back and wearing eyeglasses, a handcuffed Catherine Hoggle was brought inside a Rockville district courtroom on June 28th for a status hearing in the case of her missing children, Sarah and Jacob. She glanced back towards her mother who was sitting in the third row at least once during the […]

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June 28, 2016 | Staff Writer


NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 5:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Damascus, Mount Airy, and Brookeville. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for all of Montgomery County. Damaging winds should be expected according to the NWS. NWS has issued a SEVERE […]

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June 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Police Charge Third Grade Teacher with Sexual Abuse of Minors (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police have arrested a third-grade teacher, accused of sexual offenses against two 11-year-old female students. According to police, John Vigna, age 49, who taught at Cloverly Elementary School in Silver Spring, faces several charges including, sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sexual offense. Police say the sexual abuse started in 2014 and […]

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June 25, 2016 | Staff Writer


Trooper Injured in Collision on I-270 on Saturday Morning (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A Maryland State Police Department trooper was injured on Saturday morning during a traffic stop on northbound I-270 south of Shady Grove Road. Police said the trooper had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The collision happened shortly before 7 a.m. during a […]

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June 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Catherine Hoggle Due Back in Court on Tuesday

UPDATED Catherine Hoggle is expected to appear in district court for a status hearing on June 28th in Rockville. Hoggle is the last known person to have seen her missing children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared from their Clarksburg home in September of 2014. She remains at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital where she […]

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June 24, 2016 | Staff Writer


UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Silver Spring Man (PHOTO)

UPDATED 6.24.16, 9 p.m. Police have located Ingidashet Haile safely. Update: Missing person Ingidashet Haile has been located safe and unharmed. TY for sharing. — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) June 24, 2016 Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help to find a missing 75-year-old man from Silver Spring. Police said that Ingidashet […]

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June 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Police Investigate John Poole Middle School Vandalism (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects and a vehicle that they believe are connected to a vandalism that happened at John Poole Middle School located at 17014 Tom Fox Avenue in Poolesville. According to police, on the morning of May 16th, employees arrived at the school and […]

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June 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Police Hold First LGBTQ Community Meeting (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department hosted its first LGBTQ community meeting on Tuesday. During the meeting, police officials discussed; bias-related incidents involving the LGBTQ community in Montgomery County, MCP’s response to and resources available during an active-assailant incident and MCP partnership with the LGBTQ community for future outreach. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Chief Tom Manger talks […]

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June 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Assistant Chief Reynolds on MCPD’s Body Camera Program (VIDEO)

Nearly 700 Montgomery County Police officers are wearing body cameras, according to police department officials. The department is planning to distribute an additional 200 body cameras to officers from now and into 2017. Montgomery County Police recently discussed its body camera program at a Safe Silver Spring meeting. MyMCMedia caught up with Assistant Chief Luther […]

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