Public Safety

December 1, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Suspected Vandal Strikes Same Olney Home a Third Time, Police Say

Montgomery County Police say a home in Olney was vandalized for the third time in the last month by the same male suspect. Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section say the male suspect, caught on surveillance video, approached the home and stole a flag hanging from the homeowners second-story balcony. He used a “long […]

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December 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID-19 Cases Surpass 200,000; County’s Daily Cases Top 500 for Only 2nd Time

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health has reported 506 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. This is only the second time new cases were greater than 500, the first was 533 recorded on May 19.  The county’s cumulative case count is 33,906. The county has a rolling seven-day average […]

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December 1, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Investiga Múltiples Estafas Dirigidas a los Abuelos

La policía del condado de Montgomery está investigando informes de actividades fraudulentas recientes en las que los residentes son víctimas de lo que se conoce como la “estafa a los abuelos”. Según un comunicado de prensa, los estafadores han recaudado casi $50 mil de las víctimas en las últimas tres semanas. La estafa involucra a […]

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December 1, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Task Force Arrests Dozens of DUI Offenders During Thanksgiving Weekend

Montgomery County Police said that the Holiday Alcohol Task Force arrested 42 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The arrests were made explicitly by the task force as opposed to routine stops by patrol officers. The overall numbers may be higher. The Holiday Alcohol Task […]

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December 1, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Investigating Multiple Scams Targeting Grandparents

Montgomery County police are investigating reports of recent fraudulent activity where residents are falling victim to the “Grandparent Scam.” According to a press release, the scammers have collected almost $50 thousand from the victims within the last three weeks. The scam involves a suspect that poses as the resident’s family member and tells them that […]

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December 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County to Hold Virtual Forum on Public Safety Thursday

A virtual community forum on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. on Reimagining Public Safety in Montgomery County is the next step for the County’s Reimagining Public Safety Initiative. Results of a recent survey on what residents think about the Montgomery County Police Department, its structure, services and funding will be presented during the meeting, which […]

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December 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch Live: Hogan to Provide Update on COVID-19 Surge Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Gov. Larry Hogan will provide an update on the COVID-19 surge in Maryland Tuesday at 4 p.m. Watch it here: Hogan’s address will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Today at 4 p.m., l will hold a press conference to provide updates on our response to the new surge of COVID-19. Watch live […]

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November 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Internet Crimes Against Children Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Montgomery County police has seen a rise in internet crimes against children during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to authorities. The Special Victims Investigations Division – Child Exploitation Unit notes the rise of crimes that include the sending and receiving of child pornography, sexual exploitation of children, and children being blackmailed for money after sending nude […]

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November 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Preocupación por la Capacidad de la Morgue tras el Aumento de Casos de COVID-19

Las hospitalizaciones por COVID-19 están aumentando junto a los casos, dijo el Dr. Travis Gayles, oficial de salud del condado de Montgomery, durante una conferencia de prensa el miércoles. “Como se dio cuenta en la conferencia de prensa de la semana pasada, dijimos: ‘que los datos del hospital están un poco rezagados con respecto a […]

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November 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPD Arrests Storage Unit Burglar in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police arrested and charged Brady Santos, 31, for the burglary of storage units in Silver Spring, according to authorities. At approximately 9:11 a.m. on Nov. 19, MCPD responded to reports of a burglary at the Extra Space Storage facility at 7722 Fenton Street. An employee stated that the suspect was seen entering and exiting through […]

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