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October 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Man Suspected in Germantown Killing Shoots Self During Arrest

Update, Wednesday: Montgomery County police said Valentino Pritchett, 18, shot himself as officers tried to arrest him for the Oct. 23 killing of 20-year-old Stephen Frazier of Germantown. Pritchett, of an unconfirmed address, was developed as a suspect during the investigation, police said. About 7 p.m. Tuesday, officers found Pritchett traveling in a vehicle in the area […]

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Update: Pedestrian Dies from Injuries after Being Struck on Hungerford Drive

Update, Monday: Dingguo Guo, 61, who was hit as he was trying to cross Hungerford Drive at Frederick Avenue, died Friday from his injuries, Montgomery County police said Monday. Original post: A 61-year-old man was struck by a car in Rockville Thursday morning near Hungerford Drive, according to officers with the Montgomery County Police Department. […]

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Releases Statement on School Safety Following Threats from Former Student

After a former Walter Johnson High School student was arrested and charged with making threats to the school,  officials from Montgomery County Public Schools said that they “commend the students who came forward to keep their school and classmates safe.” Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department said that Luis Cabrera, 18, threatened students at […]

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October 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Former Student Arrested For Making Threats Against Walter Johnson High School

Officers from Montgomery County Police Department have arrested a former Walter Johnson High School student for making threats to the school. Luis Amilcar Cabrera, of the 200 block of Congressional Lane in Rockville, was arrested in Towson Thursday evening.  He was charged with one count of threat of mass violence, and currently being held without […]

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October 3, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Join Police to Celebrate National Coffee With a Cop Day

Officers from across the country celebrated National Coffee With A Cop Day Wednesday, including officers from The Montgomery County Police Department.  Officers joined residents for conversation and coffee at various locations throughout Montgomery County. Here’s a recap of the day: We’re off! Come join us at Spring Mill Bread Co., 7300 Carroll Ave for #TPPDCoffeewithaCop […]

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September 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Police Call Pedestrian Fatalities in County ‘Concerning’

During a briefing with Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee, Capt. Tom Didone, director of Montgomery County Police Department’s Traffic Division, said the number of pedestrian fatalities in the county are concerning. Didone told members of public safety committee that 11 pedestrians have lost their lives in 2018.  Seven of those fatalities have occurred since […]

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August 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Release Additional Video in Potomac Burglary

Detectives from Montgomery County Police Department have released additional home surveillance video from a residential burglary in Potomac that took place May 27. According to police, one or more suspects entered the rear door of a residence located in the 8500 block of Country Club Drive. The suspects stole property before fleeing the scene, and […]

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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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