Public Safety

June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Police Call Death in Sandy Spring Suspicious

UPDATE: The victim is Andrea Mion Hawvermale, 56, from the 1300 block of Excaliber Lane in Sandy Spring, Montgomery County police said Wednesday evening. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore conducted an autopsy to determine Hawvermale’s manner and cause of death. The results of that autopsy are pending, police said. Original post: A […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

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Assistant Chief of Montgomery County Police Up for Position in Dallas

Assistant Chief Luther Reynolds is one of eight finalists to take over the Dallas Police Department, according to a report in the Dallas News. Other finalists are from Seattle, Los Angeles and three high-ranking members of Dallas police, the report said. The position has been vacant since October, when Chief David Brown retired. City Manager […]

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June 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Muslim Communities Considering More Security

UPDATED: “People are really upset and I don’t know why,”Mimi Hassanein, Middle Eastern liaison for the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships said. Hassanein is responding to the death of a teenage Muslim girl in Reston, Virginia Sunday. She said there has been a lot of anger toward Muslim communities, and she’s not sure why. WTOP […]

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June 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Takoma Park City Officials Seeking Public’s Help With Police Chief Search

Takoma Park City officials will begin their search for a new police chief in the next few weeks but not without the public’s help first. Before city leaders begin the recruitment process, they want to hear what qualities residents want in the person replacing former police chief Alan Goldberg, who resigned back in March. “At […]

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June 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Dickerson Man Charged with Impersonating Police Officer (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County police have accused a 19-year-old Dickerson man of impersonating a police officer, after he was pulled over by a Montgomery County police district commander. Now detectives want to know if the public had any other encounters with him, where he presented himself as a legitimate member of a law enforcement agency. Philip Jonathan […]

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June 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Tornado Strikes Silver Spring Neighborhood (VIDEOS)

Work crews were busy with chainsaws Tuesday morning cleaning up fallen trees and broken branches in a Silver Spring neighborhood where a tornado touched down Monday evening. Crews busy with #tornado cleanup in Silver Spring. #MoCoWeather pic.twitter.com/6AAqGn35Gm — MCM-Doug (@Media_Doug) June 20, 2017 NWS Baltimore/Washington storm survey reports an EF-0 Tornado in Montgomery County, MD […]

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June 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Germantown

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Germantown Tuesday morning. It happened at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Middlebrook Road at around 10:44 a.m., police said. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Toyota Sequoia was traveling west on Middlebrook Road when, for […]

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June 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Does Montgomery County Have a Problem with Crime? (VIDEO)

A double slaying. A bank robbery. A body found inside a burning automobile. Adults charged with sex offenses against minors. All headlines from Montgomery County. Does the county have a crime problem? We asked the question to Council President Roger Berliner. Here’s his answer: PREVIOUS POSTS:

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Knock Down Trees and Wires in Silver Spring Neighborhood (VIDEO)

Strong thunderstorms brought down some large trees and wires in the Northwood Park neighborhood of Silver Spring on Monday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said an intense round of storms brought down trees and wires onto homes in the Dennis Avenue and Royalton Road area. […]

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June 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest 2 for Silver Spring Homicide; 2 Others Charged in May

Two men were arrested last week after a continued investigation in a May 28 slaying in Silver Spring that apparently followed a robbery over a drug deal, Montgomery County police said in a statement Monday. The deceased was Sulaiman Jalloh, 24, from the 10700 block of Begonia Lane in Bowie, who was killed outside the […]

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