Public Safety

April 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Look for Man Who Fired Gun in Fairland 7-Eleven Parking Lot

Montgomery County police hope someone recognizes the surveillance image of man sought in connection of a gun fired in a Fairland 7-Eleven on March 29, police said. No one was injured, police said. About 9:30 p.m. March 29, the county’s 911 center received a report that a man had fired multiple rounds from a handgun […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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April 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Fourth Measles Case Confirmed in Maryland

Measles Outbreak is Localized to Zip Codes 21208, 21209 and 21215 The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Friday that a fourth person in Maryland contracted measles this month. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) defines three or more linked cases of measles as an outbreak. Health officials believe the latest case is […]

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April 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Woman Dragged Into Wooded Area and Sexually Assaulted in Montgomery Village

Montgomery County Police are investigating a rape that allegedly occurred over the weekend. According to a press release, the victim was attacked after getting off a Ride-On bus in the area of the 19000 block of Watkins Mill Road in Montgomery Village on Saturday shortly after 10:00 pm. The witness noticed an unknown male was […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Driver in Critical Condition After Striking Pole in Darnestown

Montgomery County police are investigating a single-vehicle collision that left a driver in “critical condition.” The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, police say. According to police, Rockville district officers “responded to the area of Darnestown Road and Riffle Ford Road for the report of a single-vehicle collision with the driver entrapped.” […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Chicken Basket in Gaithersburg

Firefighters responded to a fire “in the rear of the Chicken Basket” restaurant in Gaithersburg on North Summit Avenue at around 9 a.m. on Monday. E753 Operated as the 2nd due engine on the 8 box this morning. pic.twitter.com/FZrRNlNC3M — Professional Firefighters of NIST IAFF Local F161 (@IAFFF161) April 22, 2019 The cause of the […]

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April 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Dispose of Prescription Drugs Safely April 27 at Police Stations Across the County

Montgomery County residents have a safe, free and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Montgomery County law enforcement agencies are participating in the national event which is coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to deal with the […]

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April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Nobody Hurt After Sandy Spring Home Catches Fire

There was a fire in a single-family home on Bentley Road in Sandy Spring on Thursday, according to fire officials. Fire Capt. Jason Blake said on Twitter that nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 18110 Bentley Rd (Sandy Spring) single family house fire, contained to one room. No injuries, […]

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April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

83-Year-Old Potomac Woman Struck By Car Dies

Police say an 83-year-old woman died Wednesday — a little less than a week after she was struck by a vehicle in Rockville. The woman has been identified by police as Huo K Li of Potomac. The incident occurred on Thursday, April 11, according to police. Police say that at 2:24 p.m., Rockville police officers […]

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April 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Norbeck Road at Wintergate Drive in Aspen Hill Reopens

UPDATE:  Officials report that both directions of Norbeck Road at Wintergate Drive in Aspen Hill reopened. FINAL UPDATE: Both directions of Norbeck Rd (MD 28) at Wintergate Dr in Aspen Hill have re-opened. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) April 19, 2019 ORIGINAL: Montgomery County officials are advising motorists to avoid Norbeck Road (MD28) at […]

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