Public Safety

August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Recruits Graduate From Montgomery County’s Public Safety Training Academy

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined law enforcement chiefs in congratulating the new graduates of the Montgomery County Police Entrance Level Training Session 64 at Northwest High School in Germantown on Aug. 4, according to a news release. The recruits began their training on Jan. 9 of this year. The training session included recruits joining the […]

Read more

August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police Charge D.C. Woman with Second-Degree Murder

A 23-year-old Washington, D.C., woman has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault  and malicious destruction of property in connection with a knife-throwing incident in Takoma Park, city police said. Oluwafunmi Gbolade was being held in the District but has waived extradition, according to online D.C. court records. According to a statement from Takoma […]

Read more

August 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered in Maryland in Memory of Naval Officer Xavier Martin

Flags in Maryland will be lowered to half staff on Wednesday in memory of Navy Petty Officer First Class Xavier Alec Martin of Halethorpe. Martin was killed on June 18, while serving aboard the USS Fitzgerald. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset […]

Read more

August 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Release Surveillance Video of Teenage Burglars in Westfield Montgomery

Montgomery County police released surveillance photographs of a burglary at the Westfield Montgomery mall in Bethesda in hopes the public can identify three perpetrators. Bethesda District officers arrived at Westfield Montgomery about 3:30 a.m. June 21 after a 911 call was received about an alarm at the J. Chow restaurant inside the food court, police […]

Read more

August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Officials Identify Changes One Year After Silver Spring Tragedy (VIDEO)

The tragic loss of seven lives in Silver Spring  continues to teach Montgomery County officials lessons about what to do when a catastrophe strikes. An auditor’s report in February made 14 recommendations based on what was learned from the deadly natural gas explosion last August 10 at the Flower Branch Apartments. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports […]

Read more

August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

NTSB Report Expected to Answer Key Questions About Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

It is coming up on one year since the National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation of what ignited a natural gas leak at Flower Branch Apartments last Aug. 10. The federal agency is expected to provide some critical answers to questions about the explosion and fire that killed seven people, injured dozens of others […]

Read more

August 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Animal Shelter Provides Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats on Aug. 20 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) is offering rabies vaccination clinics on Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. The vaccinations are free with the purchase of a Montgomery County pet license. Maryland law requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of four months be regularly vaccinated against rabies. Also by […]

Read more

August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Plans Exercises As Silver Spring Explosion Nears Anniversary (VIDEO)

The tragic explosion at Flower Branch Apartments on August 10 last year is still prompting in-depth discussions and planning in Montgomery County. The agencies and employees involved continue to assess the response to the emergency in Silver Spring that killed seven people and left dozens of others injured and without homes. Officials at the Department […]

Read more

August 7, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stepped Up Housing Code Inspections Unrelated to Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

Nine new housing code specialists are being hired to increase the frequency of inspections at multi-family dwellings in Montgomery County. The County Council approved a new Landlord-Tenants bill in November, a little more than three months after a natural gas explosion and fire killed seven people at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. The […]

Read more

August 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Firefighters Battle Hoarder’s Items to Investigate Smoky Basement

Firefighters had to contend with the possessions of a hoarder to fight a fire in Silver Spring on Sunday. A passer-by saw smoke in the home, in the 10000 block of Greenock Road, and called 911, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said. When firefighters arrived, “they were challenged by a pretty extreme […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter