Public Safety

October 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Jones Officially Nominated for Police Chief

Acting Chief Marcus Jones has been formally nominated to become Montgomery County’s next police chief. County Executive Marc Elrich sent a letter to Council President Nancy Navarro, saying Jones’ salary would be $225,000. Months ago, Jones had said he was seeking the job, but Elrich said he wanted someone from outside the police department. Early […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Construction Worker Dies After Shock, Fall in Bethesda

UPDATE (5:20): Pete Piringer tweeted the construction worker has died from his injuries after getting electrocuted and falling into the eight-foot foundation of a home under construction in Bethesda. UPDATE – Wilmett Rd, 1 injured construction worker was electrocuted & succumbed to his injuries (electrocuted), while the other co-worker is expected to be treated & released, […]

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October 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Surveillance Video Shows Woman Being Robbed in Fairland

A woman was robbed at home in Fairland, a neighborhood in Silver Spring, a Montgomery County police statement said. Police are asking anyone with information to contact detectives. The robbery, which was caught on surveillance video, took place about 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, police said. Silver Spring police district officers responded to the home […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rescue Workers Retrieve Submerged Car From Seneca Creek

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) workers retrieved a car that was submerged in Seneca Creek on Tuesday morning. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, a recreational boater discovered the vehicle at the bottom of the creek before 8:10 a.m. It was close to boat dock near Riley’s Lock and Seneca Landing Park. […]

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October 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Buscan a Sospechoso por Dos Robos a Bancos en Rockville

La policía del condado de Montgomery está buscando a un hombre que se cree que robó dos bancos de Rockville, en menos de una semana. El 9 de octubre alrededor de las 10:00 a.m., un hombre ingresó al Old Line Bank en 1801 Rockville Pike y pasó una nota anunciando un robo. El sospechoso exigió […]

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October 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Occupants Safe After Montgomery Village House Fire

On Monday at around 12:45 p.m., about 65 firefighters responded to a call about a house fire on Faber Court in Montgomery Village. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that occupants of the house got out safely. Here’s a look at Piringer’s tweets about the incident for more details: […]

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October 21, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Suspect Wanted for Two Bank Robberies in Rockville

Montgomery County Police are searching for a man believed to have robbed two Rockville banks in less than a week. On October  9 around 10:00 a.m., a man entered the Old Line Bank at 1801 Rockville Pike and passed a note announcing a robbery. The suspect demanded money and implied that he had a weapon. […]

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October 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Semana Nacional de Seguridad del Autobús Escolar

Esta semana es la Semana Nacional de Seguridad del Autobús Escolar. Es importante recordar las reglas de la carretera al conducir cerca de un autobús escolar. Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tuitearon un video sobre qué hacer cuando se detiene un autobús escolar. Según el sitio web de MCPS, los autobuses de […]

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October 21, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

National School Bus Safety Week

This week is National School Bus Safety Week. It is important to remember the rules of the road while driving near a school bus. Montgomery County Public Schools tweeted out a video on what to do when a school bus is stopped. According to the MCPS website, MCPS buses transport 103,000 students to school and […]

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October 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Police, Family, Friends Remember Officer Bomba

In a Gaithersburg church where an estimated 1,000 mourners came to give their respects to Officer Thomas “T.J.” Bomba, the delicate subject of suicide was never far from the lips of the service’s speakers. Bomba, who took his life Monday in a Silver Spring parking garage, still suffered from a strep infection that nearly killed him […]

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