Public Safety

October 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Council Prepares Bill Regulating E-Scooters

Montgomery County introduced a bill Wednesday that would regulate the speed of electric scooters and how they must be stored after use. The council attempted to regulate e-scooters last year but the bill expired before any action was taken as they weren’t being used as often during the pandemic, explained Councilmember Sidney Katz. A public […]

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October 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Road Rage Shooting Trial for Nephew of Former Wizards’ Star Wall Could Go to Jury This Week

The trial for D’Andre Wall, who is charged with shooting a woman in the back during a road rage incident, could go to the jury as early as Friday. Wall, who is the nephew of former Washington Wizards’ star John Wall who now plays for the Houston Rockets, could be sentenced to life in prison […]

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October 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Walter Reed in Bethesda Under Lockdown; Authorities Investigating Bomb Threat

Update (1 p.m.): Naval Support Activity Bethesda tweeted at around 1 p.m. that Walter Reed’s Shelter in place remains in place. “NSAB’s commanding officer has lifted the shelter in place at all other locations effective immediately, authorizing the opening of Gates 1 & 3, outbound traffic only,” the tweet says. Walter Reed’s shelter in place […]

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October 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Sindicatos de Seguridad Pública y Agentes de Policía Testifican Contra Mandato de Vacunas

Los representantes del sindicato de seguridad pública del condado de Montgomery y los oficiales de policía testificaron contra un proyecto de ley del concejo que requeriría que todos los empleados del condado estuvieran completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19 o enfrentaran la pérdida de empleo, con exenciones por razones médicas. Primero, el Subdirector Administrativo Dr. Earl […]

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October 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Public Safety Unions, Police Officers Testify Against County Vaccine Mandate

Montgomery County public safety union representatives and police officers testified against a council bill that would require all county employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face losing employment, with exemptions for medical reasons. First, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Earl Stoddard testified on behalf of County Executive Marc Elrich during a virtual council […]

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October 19, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Montgomery County Joins DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 23

Montgomery County residents  have a safe and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 23 as part of the county’s participation in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can stop by any of the county’s seven National Take-Back Day locations in Bethesda, Silver […]

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October 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Setting Fire to Potomac Home

John Joseph Odonnell Jr. of Bensalem was sentenced to 12 years in prison for burning down a home in Potomac that he believed was the residence of the head of the CIA. On Monday, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Fogleman sentenced Odonnell, 35, to 30 years in prison but suspended all but 12 years. […]

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October 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz: ‘Seguridad y Protección son Prioridad en MCPS’ tras Pelea en Escuela Seneca Valley

El director de Seneca Valley High School en Germantown emitió un comunicado sobre el partido de fútbol americano del viernes por la noche con Northwest High School en Germantown en el que hubo “una serie de peleas estudiantiles que crearon serias y significativas interrupciones a la seguridad del evento”. Un estudiante de 15 años fue […]

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October 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Octubre es el Mes Nacional de la Seguridad Peatonal

Octubre es el mes para crear conciencia y educarse respecto a la seguridad de los peatones en las vías. Según la Administración Nacional de Seguridad del Tráfico en las Carreteras (NHTSA) a medida que se acerca el final del Horario de Verano y las noches se vuelven largas, los riesgos para los peatones incrementan. De […]

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October 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La Policía Investiga 2 Tiroteos en 2 Días en Silver Spring

La policía del condado de Montgomery cree que dos tiroteos cerca del centro de Silver Spring el 16 y 17 de octubre están relacionados. Ambos incidentes ocurrieron en la cuadra 8300 de Fenton Street. Un hombre se encuentra en estado crítico luego del tiroteo del domingo que tuvo lugar a las 3:20 a.m. Cuando la […]

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