Montgomery County Police Department

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 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Students Sent to Hospital Following Exposure to Pepper Spray

UPDATED 12.4.17 Below is the letter to the Seneca Valley High School Community from MCPS officials: “Good Afternoon Seneca Valley Community, “This morning during the latter part of our lunch hour, a student reported a strong smell in one of our hallways that we believe to have been pepper spray. “Out of an abundance of […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police to Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

December for many residents means the start of the holiday season which means there are many celebrations where people may choose to drink alcohol. The Montgomery County Police Department is reminding people to drive responsibly, have a plan and choose a sober driver. On Dec. 1, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department and deputies […]

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November 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Unveils Plan to Completely Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2030

Between 2012 and 2016, an average of 35 individuals lost their lives and 400 were severely injured annually on Montgomery County roads, according to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. In an effort to reduce the number of severe and fatal collisions on the roads, Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner; Captain Tom Didone, director […]

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October 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boyfriend Indicted for Pregnant Teacher’s Death (VIDEO)

Tyler Tessier was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for the death of Laura Wallen. Wallen, 31, was a teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.  Her family reported her missing and held a news conference at the Montgomery County Police Department’s headquarters in Gaithersburg. She was found dead just days later in a […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1.Crime Prevention Basics: The Montgomery County Police Third District will host a training seminar to discuss current crime trends and best practices on preventing crime at the Third Police Precinct, 1002 Milestone Drive in Silver Spring. Seminar begins at 7 p.m. 2. Open […]

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September 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Father of Killed Teacher: ‘Tessier is a Monster’ (VIDEOS)

It was not the ending the Wallen family hoped for. Just three days after pleading for the public’s help to find their missing daughter, the family fought back tears describing the man who has been accused of killing her. “He is a monster and he is a liar,” said Mark Wallen, describing Tyler Tessier. Tessier, […]

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September 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Family of Missing Teacher Offering a $25,000 Reward (VIDEOS)

Family and friends of a missing Olney teacher gathered at the Montgomery County Police Headquarters in Gaithersburg on Monday to ask for the public’s help with finding her. Laura Wallen, 31, is a teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia and four-months pregnant. Police said the family became concerned after Wallen was a no-show […]

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August 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Fine For Passing a Stopped School Bus Has Increased (VIDEO)

The start of the 2017-18 school year for students in Montgomery County Public Schools system is just days away and starting this school, drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus will pay a heftier fine. Maryland state law requires motorists to stop when the bus displays flashing red lights and remained stopped until the […]

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August 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Coffee With A Cop: Montgomery County Police Department’s Sixth District will host ‘Coffee with a Cop’ from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Rothbury Drive McDonalds in Gaithersburg. Reminder 6th District Coffee w/ a Cop this Wednesday at the Rothbury Dr. McDonalds. […]

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