Public Safety

March 6, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Electrical Malfunction Causes Fire in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to a fire involving multiple wooden sheds Saturday morning in Silver Spring. The fire broke out at 802 Malcolm Drive towards the rear of the home where several sheds were enclosed. The fire extended to wooden fencing of a neighboring home where the residence sustained minor exterior […]

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March 6, 2021 | Halle Grossett

One Transported to Hospital After Early Morning Collision on River Road

Fire and rescue teams responded to a collision early Saturday morning after a car rolled over on River Road in Bethesda. River Road and Wilson Lane were blocked off while fire and rescue teams attended to the scene. A passenger was trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated from the vehicle. One person […]

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March 6, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Illuminated Landmarks Honor Lives Lost to COVID-19

Several landmarks across the state illuminated amber on Friday to honor Marylanders who lost their lives to COVID-19. March 5 marks one year since Gov. Larry Hogan announced the first positive cases of COVID-19 within the state. Since the initial confirmation of COVID-19 in the state of Maryland, nearly 7,748 lives have been lost. Gov. Hogan […]

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March 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Three Taken to Hospital Following Five-Vehicle Crash on I-495 

Three drivers were taken to a hospital Friday morning following a five-vehicle crash on the I-495 Outer Loop in Montgomery County, Maryland State Police (MSP) said. The crash occurred around 9 a.m. between Georgia and Connecticut Avenues. All outer loop lanes were temporarily closed and four vehicles were towed from the scene. All lanes are […]

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March 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía de Takoma Park: Casi 200 Robos de Artículos de Vehículos en los Últimos 9 Meses

Entre el 1 de mayo de 2020 y el 13 de febrero de 2021, se reportaron 190 robos de vehículos en la ciudad de Takoma Park, informó el jefe de policía Antonio DeVaul. Se robaron carteras, dinero, tarjetas de crédito, teléfonos celulares, computadoras portátiles, maletas de gimnasia, lentes de sol, herramientas y otros artículos al […]

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March 5, 2021 | Michelle Queen

COVID Update: 8.1% of County Residents are Fully Vaccinated

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 5 According to Montgomery health officials, 8.1% of the county’s residents are fully vaccinated with two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, 16.4% have received the first dose. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services clinics are currently vaccinating 1A (all tiers) and 1B (all tiers) […]

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March 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police Report Almost 200 Thefts from Vehicles in Past 9 Months

Between May 1, 2020 and Feb. 13, 2021, there were 190 reported thefts from vehicles in the City of Takoma Park, Police Chief Antonio DeVaul reported. Purses, money, credit cards, cell phones, laptops, gym bags, sunglasses, tools and other items were stolen from inside the vehicles. According to DeVaul, in 24% of the incidents, forced […]

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March 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Officer Who Kneed Suspect in Aspen Hill Cleared of All Charges

Montgomery County Police Officer Kevin Moris, who was sentenced to two years of supervised probation after he kneed a handcuffed man in the head, was cleared of the misdemeanor assault that a jury had handed down. Moris had requested a hearing for the court to reconsider his sentence, which took place March 3 before Judge Nelson […]

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March 4, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Latest COVID-19 Numbers for Montgomery County and Maryland

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 4 The Maryland Department of Health reported 107 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Thursday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is currently 63,702. Montgomery County recorded one new coronavirus-related fatality Thursday, bringing the death toll to 1,376. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.83% for positive COVID-19 […]

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March 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Former Laurel Police Chief Arrested on Multiple Arson, Attempted Murder Charges

David M. Crawford, the former Laurel Police Chief, was arrested March 3 and charged with setting 12 fires throughout Maryland, including three in Montgomery County. Prince George’s Fire and Rescue arson task forces, along with investigators and detectives in multiple Maryland fire and police departments, arrested the 69-year-old Ellicott City resident. The incidents involve setting […]

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