Public Safety

October 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest Silver Spring Man for Burtonsville Homicide

A 51-year-old Silver Spring man faces first-degree murder charges in the Sept. 6 death of 63-year-old Todd Mcdonough Pruitt, according to a Montgomery County police statement. Lloyd Patrick Walters of Bradbury Manor Court is being held without bail in the Montgomery County Detention Center, according to online court records. Walters also was charged with using […]

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October 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Substitute Teacher Charged with Sex Abuse of Student

A Montgomery County substitute teacher was charged Friday with sexual abuse after a 16-year-old Montgomery Blair High School student said she had a sexual relationship with him, a Montgomery County police statement said. Online court records for Cory Boatman, 27, of the 10900 block of Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, were unavailable. At the time of the […]

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October 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Man Faces Sex Offense Against 10-Year-Old

Update, 11:50 a.m.: A letter from Carderock Springs Elementary School Principal Jae W. Lee said Simmons was temporary part-time paraeducator at the school, in addition to his Kids Adventures position. Simmons was immediately fired from MCPS after the allegations of his actions were shared with the school, Lee wrote. “These charges are deeply concerning and […]

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October 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Use Stun Gun Then Arrest Man Acting ‘Strange’

A Montgomery County police officer fired his stun gun Sunday at a man with a knife at the Michaels in Germantown, a police statement said. Witnesses said the man had been wearing a dog costume, and police were summoned to the store because he had been acting “strange,” the statement said. The man, Ludwin Joel […]

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October 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Correctional Officer Dies After Leaving Work

Montgomery County Correctional Officer, Cpl. Johnny Tyson, died Monday morning as a result of a car accident shortly after leaving work. Tyson, who worked in the Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville for 12 years, recently returned to work following medical leave. Investigators are looking into whether Tyson’s health played a role in the incident, […]

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October 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bethesda-Area Man Found Safe, Unharmed

Update, 10 a.m.: Montgomery County police report William George Battaile has been located safe and unharmed. Original post: Bethesda District detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 92-year-old Bethesda-area man. Maryland State Police have activated a Silver Alert. Family members last saw William George Battaile about 6:45 p.m. Oct. 3 when he left his […]

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October 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Approves Extra Funding To Fight Gangs in County

Montgomery County police and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office will be getting nearly $844,000 to help combat gangs in the county, after action Tuesday by the County Council. The police will receive nearly $600,000 and the money will be used to restructure its Central Street Gang Unit allowing two sections to work together, according […]

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Man Who Stole From Autistic Victim

Financial Crimes Section detectives are investigating a fraud case involving an autistic victim. Officers are releasing surveillance video and photos in hopes the public can help identify the culprit. Investigators revealed that the perpetrator befriended the victim and gained his trust over a period of time, police said. The culprit asked the 22-year-old victim for […]

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October 3, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Meet Your Police Officers Oct. 4 for National Coffee With a Cop Day

National Coffee with a Cop Day serves to encourage positive communication between law enforcement personnel and the public. The Department of Justice designated the first Wednesday in October as National Coffee with a Cop day in 2016 as part of their National Community Policing Week. The practice of local police officers meeting with residents over […]

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October 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Police Investigate Armed Robbery in Germantown

Montgomery County police are investigating the Sept. 9 armed robbery of a Germantown Pizza Hut, and today investigators released surveillance photographs of the culprit in hopes the public can help find him. About 2:26 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Germantown District police responded to the restaurant, at 19733 Frederick Road, for the report of the armed […]

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