Public Safety

November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Apartment Fire Displaces Nine Families

A Thursday night fire in the walls of a Rockville apartment building displaced nine families and caused more than $250,000 in damages, a fire spokesman said. It was likely an accidental fire caused by smoking materials, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. The fire, at the Galvan apartments in the 1800 […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Looking for Germantown Vandal with BB Gun

Germantown District police are on the lookout for a vandal who used a BB gun to shoot at the windows of businesses and Ride On buses. The businesses are: Overnight hours of Sept. 26 into Sept. 27: Mattress Warehouse at 12619 Wisteria Drive. Oct. 3: Dairy Queen at 12603 Wisteria Drive. Oct. 6: Dairy Queen […]

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November 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor Slain Baltimore Police Officer

Governor Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half staff on Thursday Nov. 16 following the death of Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter. Suiter was shot in the line of duty on Wednesday evening, according to the Baltimore City Police Department. One of our officers was shot this evening. Please say an […]

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November 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Hope Public Can ID Burglar

Bradley Party & Variety store in Bethesda was burglarized in August and police are releasing surveillance video in hopes someone can identify the culprit. About 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, the man entered the store, at 6922 Arlington Road, posing as a customer, police said. A review of the store’s surveillance video revealed that the […]

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November 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Seek Help Identifying Man Who Robbed Bank

Montgomery County police have released a surveillance photo of the culprit in a bank robbery that occurred inside a grocery store Tuesday in Wheaton. Police hope someone can identify him. About 2:18 p.m. Tuesday, Wheaton District officers responded to the PNC Bank inside of the Giant Food grocery store at 2900 University Blvd. West for […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Investigation into Police Shooting Continues

The investigation continues into the officer who shot a man in an SUV 10 days ago in Wheaton, Montgomery County police said in a statement released Wednesday. The officer, Officer Todd Archer, remains on administrative leave during the investigation, as is department protocol, police said. In the incident, police heard from a caller about 8:20 […]

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November 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Details in Death of Wheaton KFC Employee

The man accused of killing a KFC coworker has been denied bail, according to online court records. Elmer Campos-Martinez, 47, of Cove Lane, Rockville, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Dania Mendez de Guerra, 21, of Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, according to the records. He also has an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, […]

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November 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Human Remains Found in Brookeville, Police Say

A man walking his dogs discovered what police believe to be human remains in a wooded area in Brookeville, Montgomery County police said in a statement. About 5:15 p.m. Sunday, the man called police to say he had been walking his dogs in the woods and found what he believed to be human bones, police said. […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

FBI Report Shows Hate Crimes Increased by 5.2 Percent in 2016

The latest report by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program shows that hate crimes across the country increased by 5.2 percent in 2016. The report, released early Monday, revealed that the 6,121 criminal incidents reported by law enforcement agencies were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and more. The number of […]

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Hate Messages Plastered on GOP Headquarters’ Front Door

The Montgomery County Republican Central Committee headquarters were vandalized Saturday night with hate messages apparently from a neo-Nazi group. “We believe this was a hate crime intended to smear our party with an implication that we support the beliefs expressed in these posters which we definitely do not believe in or support in any way,” […]

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