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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Plazinski Named New 5th District Commander, Gillespie Takes Melbourne Police Chief Job

UPDATED 4.25.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new assignment on May 1st, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Plazinski takes over for Captain David Gillespie who is leaving the department […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Now Providing Security at County Council Meetings (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are now providing security at Montgomery County Council meetings, according to police spokesperson Rick Goodale. At his weekly briefing, County Council President Roger Berliner was asked about the presence of uniformed officers at a recent County Council meeting. “There is a feeling that there is a different anger out there, and […]

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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Bomb Threat at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Montgomery County police officers were called to the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville on Monday morning to investigate a bomb threat. Police spokesperson Rick Goodale said police received the report at 9:37 a.m. and, he said, officers swept the school but found nothing. He said police officers are now trying to determine […]

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February 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Blue Hearts Showing Appreciation for Montgomery Police

Someone is showing their appreciation for Montgomery County police by leaving blue hearts with inspirational messages on their cruisers. Officer Tara Bond said she picked up her cruiser Tuesday at the Silver Spring substation and noticed the hearts. The heart read: “Thank you for protecting us out here in these mean streets.” “The outpouring of […]

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January 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Police and Fire to Help D.C. With Inauguration Safety and Security (VIDEO)

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump takes place on Jan. 20, and about 100 Montgomery County police officers are assisting the Metropolitan Police Department with security. “The officers that are going down to Washington, D.C. are part of our SERT team, our Special Events Response Team,” said Police Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesperson for the […]

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Investigate Bank Robbery at SunTrust Bank in Fallsgrove Community (VIDEO)

UPDATED 6.7.16 Montgomery County police officers are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the SunTrust Bank at 14939 Shady Grove Road shortly before noon on June 2nd in the Fallsgrove community of Rockville, and today they are releasing photos and surveillance video in hopes you can help identify the suspect. Police Spokesperson Rick Goodale […]

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April 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Murder at Hotel (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers say a 22-year-old transgender woman found dead at the Red Roof Inn on Saturday was murdered. According to police, 22-year-old Keyonna Blakeney was assaulted and killed in her Rockville hotel room during the early morning hours of April 16. In a news release, police said there was trauma to her upper body. […]

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March 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

UPDATED Silver Spring Woman Dies After Randolph Road Collision

UPDATED March 7 A Silver Spring woman has died from her injuries after she was struck by two vehicles on Friday. Police identified the woman as 26-year-old Beza Mesfin. A preliminary investigation indicates that a 2005 Ford Taurus and 2005 Honda Pilot were traveling eastbound on East Randolph Road. Police said that Mesfin was crossing East Randolph […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Give Blood in Honor of Officer Noah Leotta (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department hosted a Blood Drive, along with the Red Cross, on Jan. 29th at the Public Safety Headquarters building in Gaithersburg. Police Spokesperson Rick Goodale said dozens of people signed up to give the gift of life. One of the officers giving blood today was Jamie Rohsner, who said it was […]

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January 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Worker Killed in Industrial Accident

Montgomery County authorities are investigating the death of a Frederick man who was killed in an industrial accident on Monday morning. It happened at 24420 Frederick Road in Clarksburg. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the worker involved in the accident died from his injuries at the scene. Police have […]

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