Public Safety

September 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Ambulance, Several Other Vehicles Involved in Collision in Wheaton

An ambulance and several other vehicles were involved in a crash in Wheaton on Thursday shortly before 4:00 p.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials say the Wheaton ambulance unit was en route to a call in Kensington traveling southbound on Georgia Avenue in the area of Arcola Avenue when it collided with another […]

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September 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: 559 New State Cases, 107 in Montgomery County

Friday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported 107 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. This brings the cumulative case count to 22,185 since the start of the pandemic. With a lower rate than 12 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.35% for positive COVID-19 tests. One new coronavirus-related […]

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September 25, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Brookside Gardens’ Light Display, Model Railway Exhibit Canceled

A Brookside Gardens tradition is feeling the impact of COVID-19 following Montgomery Parks’ decision to cancel the 2020 Garden of Lights exhibit. In a press release Friday, Brookside Gardens Director Stephanie Oberle said they decided to cancel the event after careful consideration. “The decision was based on many factors, including an overarching concern for the […]

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September 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County COVID-19 Testing Clinics Available Week of Sept. 28

Montgomery County is holding 12 COVID-19 testing clinics the week of Sept. 28. The clinics provide free walk-in and drive-thru testing at multiple locations throughout the county. Testing clinics are free, and no doctor’s order is required. Online appointments are encouraged but are not required. Appointments may be made on the County’s testing website. County health […]

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September 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Vigil Planned for Saturday at Site of Fatal Crash in Aspen Hill

A vigil in memory of Robert Lawrence, who died after being struck in a hit and run crash on Aug. 11, is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Lawrence was standing by his vehicle in Aspen Hill when he was struck. According to the Montgomery County Police Department, around 10 a.m. on Aug. […]

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September 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Indoor Public Pool Reservation System To Launch Next Week

A new pool reservation system designed to provide an easier experience is set to launch next week, according to Montgomery County Recreation officials. The new system will begin on Monday, September 28, for pool reservations made for October 5 or later. It will be used to make reservations at the county’s four indoor aquatic centers. Currently, Montgomery […]

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September 24, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking in Silver Spring

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police are investigating an armed carjacking that happened in downtown Silver Spring on Sept. 19. The incident occurred at 9:43 p.m. in the 8700 block of Colesville Road, according to police. The victim, an adult male, left his car running, unlocked and unattended while doing some errands. As he returned […]

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September 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Providing Workshops to Non-Public Schools Due to Additional COVID-Like Illnesses

According to local health officials, the county continues to provide workshop services for non-public schools due to additional COVID-19 like illness experiences. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says that more local private schools had to take coronavirus-related quarantine actions within the past week. He added that another non-public school met the criteria for […]

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September 24, 2020 | Staff Writer

Three Suspects Arrested for Stolen Vehicle, Gun, and Drug Offenses in Gaithersburg

According to the Gaithersburg Police Department, three suspects were arrested and charged for stolen vehicle, gun and drug offenses on Tuesday. 18-year-old Dewaun Matthew Jordan of Gaithersburg faces charges for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy to commit auto theft. 17-year-old Jvar Rashad Allen and 16-year-old Tejion James Jones are both being charged […]

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September 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cierran Dos Negocios en Montgomery por Violaciones de COVID-19

Los inspectores del condado de Montgomery visitaron cuatro negocios el fin de semana pasado, cerraron temporalmente uno y ordenaron a otro que cesara y desistiera. Se ordenó a Rockville Escape Room que cesara y desistiera y también recibirá una citación civil, según los documentos de inspección del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del condado […]

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