Public Safety

October 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Thursday’s COVID-19 Numbers: 962 New Cases in Maryland, 130 in Montgomery

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 130 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Thursday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 25,692. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 3.02% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 15 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. There were two COVID-19 related […]

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October 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Turn Back the Clocks: Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

Ready for an extra hour of sleep over the weekend? Daylight saving time ends in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 1. The changeover back to standard time (ST) occurs on the first Sunday in November at 2 a.m. (local time). Some people remember which way to move their clocks using the phrase, “spring […]

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October 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

‘This Is Not Good’; Elrich, Officials Concerned About Uptick in COVID-19 Cases

There’s been an uptick in COVID-19 cases not only locally but also nationwide, according to health officials. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich mentioned that the increase in cases is ‘troubling.’ “This is not good if you look at the numbers,” said Elrich. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. […]

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October 28, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Handgun, Drug Offenses in Fairland Area

Montgomery County police have arrested a suspect for possession of a handgun and drug offenses during a traffic stop in the Fairland Area of Silver Spring, according to authorities. Police arrested and charged Jefferson Ayala-Castillo, 21, of Columbia, Md., with criminal offenses that include possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun by a prohibited […]

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October 28, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for Montgomery County from late Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. The remnants of Hurricane Zeta–approaching the Gulf Coast–along with an upper level low will combine to bring a soaking rain later tonight through Friday afternoon. “Heavy rainfall from Zeta could lead to some flooding of small […]

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October 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Wednesday’s COVID-19 Numbers for Montgomery: 124 New Cases, One Death

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 124 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 25,562. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.95% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 15 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. There was one COVID-19 related […]

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October 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

157 Nuevos Casos de Covid-19 en Montgomery y Dos Muertes

Estadísticas de COVID-19 del condado de Montgomery El Departamento de Salud de Maryland informó de 157 nuevos casos de COVID-19 en el condado de Montgomery el martes por la mañana. El recuento acumulativo de casos del condado es 25,438. El condado tiene un promedio continuo de siete días de 2.89% sobre pruebas positivas de COVID-19, […]

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October 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Tuesday’s COVID-19 Numbers for Montgomery: 157 New Cases, Two Deaths

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 157 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 25,438. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.89% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 18 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. There were two COVID-19 related […]

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October 27, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Two Suspects Arrested and Charged for Instagram Check Scam

Montgomery County Police have charged two individuals with multiple frauds, forgery, and theft offenses related to a check scam they ran via Instagram. Nasir Eggleston, 24, and Julenni Mora, 25, were issued warrants for their arrest on June 19, 2020. Mora was arrested on June 25 and Eggleston was arrested on September 23. Both suspects […]

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October 27, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Collects Over 300 Pounds of Medications on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Oct. 24, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Takoma Park police collected 301.4 pounds of medications, according to Chief Antonio DeVaul. The goal is to enable residents to prevent drug abuse and theft by providing them with a place to dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. Although the day’s event has passed, […]

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