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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

SoberRide Available For July Fourth Holiday

Montgomery County police officers are reminding motorists to drive safely this holiday and to choose a sober driver. The police will have additional officers on duty to enforce impaired-driving laws.  The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2018 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. […]

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June 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Asking for Public’s Help in Identifying Theft from Auto Suspect in Colesville

Montgomery County police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect that they believe is responsible for two thefts from vehicles. Police said both incidents happened in close proximity to each other in the Colesville area. According to detectives, property was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on May 27 in the 300-block […]

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June 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Police Issue More Than 30,000 Citations for Passing School Buses Illegally

More than 32,500 citations have been issued to drivers passing school buses illegally during the 2017-2018 school year, according to data from the Montgomery County Police Department. These numbers represent the number of citations issued since school started in September up until the beginning of June, and according to Captain Tom Didone, that equates to […]

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May 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rolling Thunder Motorcyclists Pass Through Montgomery County May 27

Hundreds of Rolling Thunder motorcyclists rode down I-270 south Sunday morning as they traveled to the Pentagon escorted by Montgomery County police officers. Dozens of passerby stood on highway overpasses and cheered and waved American flags to honor the riders below. Hundreds of motorcycles headed to #RollingThunder on I-270 At Montrose Rd. #Rockville @mymcmedia #MemorialDayWeekend2018 […]

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May 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Wednesday, May 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Makeover Montgomery: Today marks the beginning of the Makeover Montgomery 4 Conference.  The three-day conference will bring together planners, developers, social scientists, and others, to discuss ideas for transforming suburbs in the county. 2. Youth Homelessness: With an estimated 1,300 youth who are homeless […]

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April 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Police Official: ‘Speeding a Common Complaint Against County Officers’

Speeding and courtesy are the two most common complaints called in by residents against Montgomery County police officers, according to Sgt. Pete Baker. Baker, who currently serves in Montgomery County Police Department’s internal affairs division, revealed this information to residents during a free seminar regarding the department’s compliment and complaint process. “It’s important for the […]

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April 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Third District Police Station Welcomes New Commander

Montgomery County Police Department’s Third District has a new commander. Captain William Montgomery is no stranger to the police department. He has been with MCPD department for more than 20 years. “Before I came here I held a position in our special operations division,” he said. “Prior to that I was with internal affairs and […]

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April 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police to Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

To continue their efforts to curb impaired driving and underage drinking, law enforcement officers from the Montgomery County Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maryland State Police, are conducting a sobriety checkpoint. The location of the checkpoint anticipated for Friday April 6, has not been disclosed and is expected to begin at […]

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March 29, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

A Dialogue with Police Officer Michael Prather

On this episode of Dialagondo Con La Policia del Condado de Montgomery, host Blanca Kling is joined by Montgomery County Police Community Services Officer, Michael Prather. Officer Prather has been awarded by the City of Rockville and been a well known and loved member of the community for a very long time. On the second half […]

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March 29, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 29 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Thursday, March 29 in Montgomery County: 1. River Road intersection: The State Highway Administration hosts an open house tonight at Walt Whitman High School to share proposed upgrades to an intersection near the school. 2. Sister Cities Annual meeting: The Montgomery Sister Cities board presents a panel discussion […]

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