Public Safety

January 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Judge Finds Canales-Yanez Guilty in Najjar, Ziberov Murders

Jose Canales-Yanez was one of four killers of two boys nearing graduation last June, a Montgomery County judge ruled Thursday. Canales, 26, faces life without parole when he is sentenced March 28, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said at a news conference after the judge rendered his verdicts. Life without parole is the stiffest penalty in […]

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January 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What You Probably Don’t Know About Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul

The first thing you notice when walking into Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul’s office is his collection of police car models. Some of his replicas date back to the early 1940s. “It’s always been a hobby of mine since I was a kid,” DeVaul said jokingly. And speaking of his childhood, DeVaul said he […]

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January 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Hope Public Can Identify 2 Men Sought in Connection With Credit Card

The Wheaton police district has released video surveillance that shows two men wanted in connection with thefts of credit cards and a checkbook from an unlocked car, and detectives are hoping the public can help identify them. The thefts occurred during the overnight hours of Dec. 11 into Dec. 12, according to a police statement. […]

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January 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg City Police Crime Summary

Gaithersburg Police reminds residents that thefts from cars are crimes of opportunity. They ask residents to help them in deterring such crimes by locking all doors and hiding items of value from vehicles. Incidents in the city can be seen here. Monday, Jan. 15, at 4:06 p.m.: A theft of an auto part was reported […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Help Identifying Culprits Who Robbed Silver Spring Gas Station

Montgomery County police detectives released a surveillance video Friday from a Dec. 10 armed robbery of a Silver Spring Shell gas station in hopes someone can help identify the two culprits. The robbery occurred about 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the station 100 University Blvd. West. According to a police statement, two perpetrators with concealed […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Scattered Rains, and Montgomery County Has Rough Commute

Lots of Montgomery County commuters had a rough ride into work Friday. With the rain, a number of cars collided. And Metro had track problems at the Medical Center station. New Hampshire Ave. and Midland Rd., Colesville, collision — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 12, 2018 Bowie Mill Road and Muncaster Mill Road, collision — Pete […]

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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Police Crime Summary

Thefts from vehicles summary: Rockville District Two thefts from vehicles occurred in the 7600-7800 blocks of Heatherton Lane between about 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and about 8 a.m. Dec. 14. No force; cash was taken. Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. Affected streets included Smithy and Owens Glen courts; Devereaux […]

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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Detectives Release Surveillance Photographs in Dec. 29 Bank Robbery in Leisure World

Montgomery County Police detectives investigating a Dec. 29 bank robbery in Leisure World, and they released surveillance photos Thursday in hopes that someone can identify the perpetrators. The robbery occurred about 1:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank at 3852 International Drive, a police statement said. Wheaton District investigators discovered one of the culprits entered […]

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January 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Holiday Alcohol Task Force Concludes

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force devoted their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses during the holiday season.  The eight-week task force began on Nov. 15, 2017, and concluded on Jan. 6, 2018. During the eight weeks of the task force, task force officers arrested 205 people for […]

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January 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Police Get Training on Narcan (VIDEO)

About 60 Montgomery County police officers took training Wednesday on how to use Narcan, a drug Chief Thomas Manger calls a “miracle antidote” for overdoses. The training comes thanks to the Montgomery County Police Foundation, which provided $10,000 to provide the ruggedized yellow containers that contain Narcan. Manger said an officer told him the containers […]

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