Public Safety

February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Police Report Aggravated Assault, 2 Strong-Arm Robberies, Several Armed Robberies

Montgomery County police reported an aggravated assault near Contour Road and Lost Knife Road, Gaithersburg at about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1, police said. One person displayed a weapon and assaulted a man. Police are looking for five men. County police reported two strong-arm robberies: — Inside the McDonald’s at 501 E. Randolph Road, Colesville, between […]

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February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Garage Fire Causes an Estimated $125,000 in Damages in Germantown (PHOTOS)

About 45 Montgomery County firefighters responded to an overnight garage fire in Germantown on Monday morning. It happened around 12:30 a.m., on Feb. 20, in the 19000 block of Noble Oak Drive, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. When firefighters arrived, he said, the detached garage was fully engulfed in flames. […]

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February 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Officer Helped Evacuate Neighbors During Clarksburg House Fire

A Montgomery County police officer is credited with saving lives after he alerted neighbors to a house fire on Sunday morning in the 23100 block of Persimmon Ridge Road in Clarksburg. Officer Jon Roark, a 14-year veteran, said he was on patrol just five minutes away when the call was dispatched shortly after 2:30 a.m. […]

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February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Driver Faces Drunken Driving Charges After Striking Police Car, Injuring Officer

A 65-year-old Silver Spring man faces drunken driving charges after he struck a police car and injured an officer stopped to help motorists involved in a collision, police said. Morris Moody of Deer Valley Terrace consented to a breath test that indicated a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent, a Montgomery County police statement said.  Maryland’s […]

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February 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing 81-Year-Old Woman from Silver Spring (PHOTO)

UPDATED 2.21.17 Police officers have located Shoamamash Hailesus. UPDATE: Missing 81-year-old woman with Alzheimer's has been located safe & unharmed & has been reunited with family: https://t.co/ORzOLDLMVx — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) February 21, 2017 Montgomery County police officers need your help to find a missing 81-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s. According to police, Shoamamash Hailesus […]

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February 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Dozens of Firefighters Battle House Fire in Clarksburg Overnight (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 2.19.17 11:55 a.m. About 75 Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire in Clarksburg overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire was reported in the 23100 block of Persimmon Ridge Road at 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 19.  A Montgomery County police officer, he said, […]

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February 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Child Struck by Car in Takoma Park

A two-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by a car in Takoma Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Takoma Park police. The collision happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the 8200 block of Roanoke Avenue in a parking lot, police said. According to police, the driver remained […]

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Several MCPS Principals Alert School Communities of Virtual Kidnapping Scam

Several principals at Montgomery County Public Schools are alerting their communities of an extortion phone scam after receiving reports from parents who have been targeted. In a letter to parents and guardians sent out this week, MCPS officials write that “multiple MCPS families have been targeted by what is known as a virtual kidnapping scam. […]

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February 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Man Gets 40 Years for Killing 7-Week-Old Son

A 27-year-old Silver Spring man received 40 years in prison Thursday for killing his 7-week-old son, a Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman said. A jury found Adou Kouadio guilty on Dec. 19, and Circuit Court Judge Terrance McGann sentenced him. Kouadio was sentenced to 40 years for child abuse resulting in death of a […]

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February 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wheaton Man Gets 20 Years for Human Trafficking

A 23-year-old Wheaton man received 20 years for human trafficking charges in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Thursday, the county State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement. A jury convicted Marcus Jamal Lindsey on Dec. 7. Judge Nelson Rupp sentenced Lindsey to 20 years for two human trafficking charges, both felonies, and 10 years each […]

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