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July 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Young Man Shot Over His Shoes at Long Branch Local Park

A young man was shot in the arm at Long Branch Local Park on Friday night after he was confronted over his shoes, according to Montgomery County Park Police. The incident occurred about 9 p.m., Capt. Rick Pelicano said. The young man was waiting for a friend to pick him up. Two people approached him, […]

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May 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Bombs’ Found on Clarksburg Heights Trail

A pair of “drain-o bomb” devices were found along the Clarksburg Heights Trail, according to a statement from Montgomery Parks. The devices were found about 10:18 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, on the trail, which is in Little Seneca Greenway Stream Park, the statement said. The devices combine drain cleaner, water and aluminum in a plastic bottle. […]

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May 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Investigate Playground Blaze in Clarksburg

Montgomery County firefighters are trying to determine what caused a fire at a playground at Arora Hills Park in Clarksburg on Wednesday afternoon. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire involved play equipment and the surrounding area. He said damages are estimated at $50,000. He said firefighters are working with Park Police. […]

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May 3, 2017 | Nick Rhule

Montgomery County Honors its Fallen Heroes (VIDEO)

Montgomery County honored 20 of its fallen heroes at a ceremony on Wednesday in Gaithersburg. “Today, we honor 20 officers – Montgomery County and Montgomery County Sheriff’s and Park Police -who have given the ultimate sacrifice, they died in the line of duty, ” said Assistant Police Chief Betsy Davis. Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, […]

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July 9, 2016 | Merlyn Reineke

MCM Editorial: The Fault is Not in Our Police But in Ourselves

On the evening of November 3, 2014, officers from the Montgomery County Park Police pulled over a large SUV near the Good Hope Recreation Center in Silver Spring. The driver of the vehicle was a 70-year-old African-American man, and as he stepped out of his SUV, he was confronted by one of the Park Police. […]

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June 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Body Found in Potomac River (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County fire and rescue crews recovered a body from the Potomac River on Tuesday not far from where a boating accident occurred on Sunday. The body was pulled from the water near Mather Gorge, according to Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Several police agencies were called to the scene. Authorities said a death […]

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August 31, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Body Found by Hunters in Gaithersburg Ruled a Homicide

A body found at Great Seneca Stream Valley Park in Gaithersburg by bow hunters on Saturday morning is being investigated as a homicide. The cause of death is trauma to the upper torso of the victim, according to autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Montgomery County police officers said […]

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August 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Bow Hunters Find Body in Montgomery County Park

The body of a man was found in a Montgomery County park area on Saturday by bow hunters taking part in a managed deer hunt, according to Maryland-National Capital Park Police. Lt. Rick Pelicano, a spokesperson for the Park Police, said the body was found on Saturday morning at Great Seneca Stream Valley #2. According to […]

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March 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Help Remove Deer Stuck on Ice at Little Seneca Lake

UPDATED Montgomery County fire and rescue crews helped Park Police remove two deer who were stuck on ice late Sunday afternoon at Little Seneca Lake, according to a fire department official. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that an airboat was deployed for the rescue operation at Black Hills […]

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March 3, 2015 | Krista Brick

County Delays Use of Athletic Fields

Athletic teams that use Montgomery county’s parks or middle and elementary school fields will have their spring season delayed by two weeks. The opening of all Montgomery Parks’ park and elementary / middle school athletic fields (excluding synthetic turf fields) will be delayed from the original opening date of March 15 until April 1 at […]

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