Public Safety

December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the appointments of Jill Cummins, David Lease and District Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer to the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from the judicial nominating commissions. Cummins has been staff counsel at Allstate Insurance Company since 1993 and has served as Managing Attorney for […]

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December 12, 2017 | Michelle Queen

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Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor FBI Special Agent Carlos Wolff

Governor Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday Dec. 11 in honor of FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Carlos Wolff. Wolff passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident on I-270 Friday night. The flags will return to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment.   Maryland flags fly […]

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December 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Release Results of Fourth Week of Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force have been devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season. During this past week’s Task Force (Dec. 6 to Dec. 9), task force officers arrested 26 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) During the […]

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December 10, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor Fire Marshal Sander Cohen

Governor Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday Dec. 10 in honor of Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen, who died in the line of duty on Dec. 8. Cohen was struck and killed in the line of duty when he responded to a crash on I-270 Friday night. The flags will […]

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December 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Identities of Two Off-Duty Law Enforcement Officers Killed Friday Night on I-270 Released

Officials identified the two off-duty law enforcement officers were struck and killed Friday night while standing on the shoulder of I-270 at the scene of a traffic crash. The officers are identified as State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff. Sander Cohen, 33 was a Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal […]

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December 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Maryland State Police Investigating Death of Two Off-Duty Officers Killed at I-270 Crash Scene

Maryland State Police are investigating the death of two off-duty officers who were killed Friday night on I-270 north of Gude Drive. Both were standing on the shoulder when a southbound vehicle struck the two men. Maryland State Police (MSP) said that around 10 p.m. Friday night an off-duty officer called the Rockville Barrack to […]

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December 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Santa Ride Will Benefit Children’s Inn at NIH

It’s that time of year where for one day, Santa will trade in his sleigh for Harley-Davidson motorcycle during the Montgomery County Police Department’s annual Santa Ride. Each year, the police department joins Santa as his motor officer elves as they travel throughout the county on their motorcycles to collect gifts and donations from local businesses […]

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December 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Snow in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County, effective from midnight tonight to 4 p.m. Saturday. According to the advisory, accumulations of snow are expected from one to three inches. A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow may cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility, […]

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December 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Arson Blamed for North Bethesda Town House Fire

(215a) 11000blk Cedarwood Dr, N Bethesda, TH; Cause, Arson, under investigation; 1civ injury; 2 persons displaced; Damage, $40K; police assisted 1 person from house (1civ injured & EMS transported) 45 FFs OS pic.twitter.com/rVmZ8R4Lv5 — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) December 7, 2017 A fire at a North Bethesda town house early Thursday morning injured one person and […]

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December 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

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Beltway Crash Kills Montgomery Man, State Police Say

A 53-year-old Montgomery County man was killed on the Capital Beltway on Tuesday night, Maryland State Police reported. The man was struck about 9:40 p.m. by a car driven by a 63-year-old North Potomac man on northbound spur to I-270 in Bethesda, a police statement said. Witnesses saw a Mitsubishi passenger car travel off the […]

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