Public Safety

August 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Recover Drugs, Gun from Silver Spring Man During Traffic Stop

Silver Spring District police officers arrested a Silver Spring man for offenses involving firearms as well as drug possession and distribution. Police have identified the man as 27-year-old Vision Lewis, who lives on Lockwood Drive in Silver Spring. The incident occurred on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. during a traffic stop in the White Oak […]

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August 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Man Arrested for Attempted Rape and Murder

Montgomery County police have arrested and charged a Silver Spring man with rape and attempted murder. According to police, 26-year-old Kevin Mendoza allegedly raped a woman outside an apartment building in the 8500 block of 16th Street in Silver Spring on Friday at approximately 11:55 p.m. The victim was carrying items from her car to […]

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August 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Heat Continues Tuesday as County Issues Hyperthermia Alert

Montgomery County has issued a Hyperthermia Alert for Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. The County issues an alert when forecasted temperatures, and/or heat index, is at least 95 degrees or higher. County officials urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves, and their pets, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. […]

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August 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Aspen Hill Family Safe From Fire But Will Be Displaced

A fire at a single-family house, located on the 13700 block of Parkland Drive in Aspen Hill, has displaced a family. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the fire occurred at around 4:15 p.m. on Monday and was likely caused from a malfunction in a radio located in […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Alumnus Killed Days Before Starting College at Bowie State

Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division is investigating the homicide of a young man found dead in his home in Burtonsville on Saturday. Damion Callery Jr., 18, of Burtonsville, was shot and killed, police say. Callery recently graduated from Paint Branch High School and was getting ready to start college at Bowie State University […]

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August 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Political Group Urges Elrich, Council to Rescind ‘Sanctuary Policies’ in Light of Alleged Rape of 11-Year-Old

A Republican group wrote to County leaders today regarding the alleged rape of a young girl in Germantown by two illegal immigrants from El Salvador. The two men are being held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. County Executive Marc Elrich released a statement Wednesday, August 14 regarding the alleged rape that the county would […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Man Arrested For Illegal Possession of Firearms

Montgomery County police officers from the Gaithersburg District arrested and charged a man for firearm-related offenses during a traffic stop on Friday, Aug. 16. The man has been identified as 20-year-old Andre Duvall of Gaithersburg. Police say that the traffic stop occurred at 9:55 p.m. Friday. Gaithersburg district officers conducted the stop on Frederick Road […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

A Ton of Trouble: 2,000-Pound Steer Extricated From Mud in Boyds

Talk about grabbing the bull by its horns. A 2,000-pound long-horned steer was extricated from the mud Monday at Stargazing Farm on Whites Store Road in Boyds. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said the steer was stuck in a muddy ravine at the bottom of a hill for about […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Seek Help Identifying Three Who Robbed Silver Spring Beer and Wine Store

Montgomery County Police Department released video footage showing three people robbing Spring Beer & Wine store in Silver Spring. The incident occurred Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10:40 p.m., police say. Officers in the Silver Spring District responded to calls about the robbery that occurred at the beer and wine store located at 9330 Georgia Avenue. […]

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August 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Serious Motorcycle Collision in Clarksburg Under Investigation

A 22-year-old Silver Spring man was involved in a motorcycle crash late Friday night in Clarksburg, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. Police have identified the motorcyclist as Jeremy Cross of Woodside Parkway in Silver Spring. According to the police, Cross was traveling north on Frederick Road on a Kawasaki motorcycle when he was […]

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