Public Safety

May 12, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers Including Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for May 12 The Maryland Department of Health reported 55 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 70,353. Montgomery County recorded three new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, so the death toll climbs to 1,486 which is the highest in the state. As of Sunday, there were […]

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May 12, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Watch Live: Hogan to Provide COVID-19 Update at 4:30 P.M.

Gov. Larry Hogan will provide an update on COVID-19  at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Hogan’s announcement will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. I will provide a live COVID-19 update today at 4:30 p.m. Tune in via Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube: https://t.co/OZuBjuoxnP pic.twitter.com/K1hvrpF74S — Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 12, 2021 The update […]

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May 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Discusses Best Ways to Replace Police Officers in Schools

Members of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) spent Tuesday afternoon discussing how best to keep students safe without having a daily police presence in the schools. This after County Executive Marc Elrich removed funding for the School Resource Officers program. “The decision has been taken out of our hands,” said BOE […]

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May 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Reports: Md. District Court Judge Bans Staff from Wearing Thin Blue Line Flag

John P. Morrissey, the chief judge for Maryland district courts, has ordered all district court employees to stop wearing articles of clothing that donned the thin blue line flag. The “thin blue line” flag is often used by law enforcement officers to symbolize the line between police and their role in preventing society from descending […]

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May 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Total Loss’: Barn Fire in Barnesville Causes $2 Million in Damages, Fire Officials Say

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to a large barn fire on Peach Tree Road in Barnesville shortly before midnight Monday evening, fire officials said. Crews found heavy fire engulfing the entire 500 x 100 foot barn, Battalion Chief Jay Blake said. No animals were inside and no one was injured. The barn […]

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May 11, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía: Alarmante Aumento de Robos de Bolsas de Aire de Automóviles

La policía está seriamente preocupada por el reciente aumento de los robos de bolsas de aire de los automóviles. Desde el 1 de enero hasta el 30 de abril de 2021, las autoridades dicen que se han reportado más de 90 robos de bolsas de aire en todo el condado, específicamente en las áreas de […]

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May 11, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía busca al Mapache que Mordió a un Niño y un Perro en Rockville

Un mapache atacó a un perro y un niño en incidentes separados en Rockville el lunes, dijo el Departamento de Policía de la ciudad de Rockville (RCPD). Un perro fue mordido cerca de College Gardens Park en College Parkway el lunes por la mañana, y luego un niño fue mordido en Kinship Park en N. […]

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May 11, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Police Concerned About Rise in Air Bag Thefts

Police have serious concerns about a recent increase in airbag thefts. From January 1 to April 30, 2021, authorities say there have been more than 90 airbag thefts reported countywide – specifically in the areas of Bethesda and Silver Spring. Why airbags? Montgomery County Police say airbags can be expensive to purchase and install. Stolen […]

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May 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Searching for Raccoon That Bit Child, Dog in Separate Incidents in Rockville

Updated (5:30 p.m.): The raccoon has not yet been located or captured, Rockville City Police Department Spokesperson Andrea Escher told MyMCM in an email. There remains a high concern that the raccoon is rabid because it bit a child and dog in two separate locations, she said. There were some reported raccoon sightings Tuesday, however […]

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May 11, 2021 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: More Than 43% County Residents are Fully Vaccinated

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for May 11 The Maryland Department of Health reported 41 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 70,298. As of May 9, the county reported that 75 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday, so the death toll remains […]

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