Public Safety

May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Announce DUI Checkpoint in Montgomery County

UPDATED Troopers from the Maryland State Police Department’s Rockville barracks will be conducing a DUI checkpoint tonight in Montgomery County along with police from the Montgomery County Police Department, according to a MSPD news release. The location of the checkpoint is not being disclosed. In addition, police are planning to deploy saturation patrols on local roads […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Good Samaritan Pays Woman Who Was Scammed by Funny Money (VIDEO)

UPDATED: Montgomery County police say a good Samaritan heard about the woman who was scammed out of an iPhone and $500 and offered to repay her. The details are on the Montgomery County police Facebook page. Capt. Mark Plazinski describes “safe exchange zones,” which were set up to prevent robberies when buyers and sellers meet for […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Police Investigating Burglaries, Strong-Arm Robberies

A residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Park Avenue. Sometime between April 14 to May 17, someone entered the home and removed property. The investigation is ongoing. A commercial burglary was reported in the 500 block of South Frederick Avenue. Someone entered a shed and removed property. The investigation is ongoing. A […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

1 Night, 2 7-Elevens, Same 3 Men, Police Believe

Montgomery County police believe the same three men robbed two 7-Eleven convenience stores the same night. Police were called to the 7-Eleven at 15821 Frederick Road about 2:30 a.m. May 17, according to the police crime summary. The robbers displayed handguns and stole cash. Nine minutes later, another 7-Eleven was robbed at 15900 Shady Grove […]

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May 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Release Surveillance Video from Armed Robbery of Dollar City

Montgomery County police detectives released surveillance video Thursday of a May 9 armed robbery of the Dollar City & More in the White Oak Shopping Center. Police are asking the public’s help in identifying the robber. About 4:30 p.m. May 9, a man entered the store selected merchandise and approached a clerk working at a […]

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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Stoddard: Manchester Concert Bombing Could Have Lessons for U.S.

The bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester brought home a central lesson about security that reaches across the Atlantic to Montgomery County: “We can build concentric circles around our soft targets, our airports … and at some point, the security barriers end.” Those are the words of Dr. Earl Stoddard, ‎director of the […]

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May 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Blood Drive to Honor Noah Leotta Set for May 31st

A blood drive in honor of fallen Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta is scheduled for May 31st, at the Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg. You can sign up to donate blood, here, or call the American Red Cross at 1.800.733.2767. Walk-in donors are welcome but they may have longer wait times. The blood drive […]

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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Police Crime Summary for Week Ending May 21

Arrests On May 14 at 12:13 a.m., a 23-year-old man was arrested for possession of CDS-amphetamines, after an incident that occurred in the unit block of Maryland Avenue. On May 21 at 10:54 p.m., a 56-year-old woman was arrested for first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary and second-degree assault after an incident that occurred in the […]

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate School Bus Fire at MCPS Depot

UPDATE 5.22.17 Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said there is nothing suspicious about the school bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) bus depot at Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend. Piringer said investigators believe the fire was electrical in nature and it may have originated in the dashboard. He […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Woman Struck, Killed Crossing Woodfield Road

UPDATED: Montgomery County police have released the name of the woman killed in the pedestrian accident. Her name is Yuzhi Wang, 76, of Gaithersburg. Original post: A pedestrian was killed Thursday night in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police said in a statement. About 6:27 p.m., a woman was traveling westbound on Emory Grove Road and was crossing […]

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