Public Safety

February 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Help in Identifying Man’s Body

Montgomery County police hope the public can help identify a dead man found in a Rockville creek. Detectives released photographs Tuesday of a watch and a plastic ring that were found with the man in the hope that someone will recognize the items. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Wheaton police district officers responded to a call […]

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February 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Pedestrian Safety Comes Up in Veirs Mill Plan Hearing

Residents who testified at a hearing on the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan brought up pedestrian safety along the major thoroughfare. Here’s what Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro had to say about it:

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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Weather Advisory, Hypothermia Alert Issued in Montgomery County

Update, Feb. 12, 10:15 a.m.: The winter weather advisory has been extended until Tuesday at 1 p.m. Expect accumulation of up to 0.25 inches of freezing rain. Be careful of downed trees, branches, and “live” wires. Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Up-County, Winter Weather Advisory for Down-County until 1:00 pm, Tues 2/12. Expect up […]

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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

WMATA Says Trains Are Single Tracking Between Fort Totten and Takoma

WMATA has partially suspended service between Fort Totten and Takoma Metro Station. The Washington Post is reporting that it’s been suspended since after 11:30 a.m. because of a fire outside of Ft. Totten. However, The Post says that the cause of the fire isn’t clear. According to The Post, “The transit agency sent shuttle buses to […]

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February 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wintry Mix of Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain Expected Sunday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County. The advisory is in effect from Sunday evening at 7 p.m. through Monday morning at 10 a.m. A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected that may result in 1 to inches of snow and less than 0.1 inches of ice […]

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February 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Cemetery Protest Draws More Arrests at HOC Meeting

At least two people were arrested Wednesday at the Housing Opportunities Commission meeting, part of an ongoing protest over the status of graves under an HOC property in Bethesda. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin was arrested. Slavin, who is president of Montgomery Community Media’s board of directors, has since been released and was issued a citation […]

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February 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Hope Public Can ID Armed Robber

Montgomery County police have released surveillance images of a man they believe committed two armed robberies, hoping someone recognizes him. The first robbery occurred about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Eastern Carryout at 8555 Piney Branch Road, according to a police statement. The culprit displayed a weapon, threatened an employee, and stole cash […]

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February 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Extends Extreme Cold Plan Through Sunday

Update: The Hypothermia Alert issued Friday is extended through Sunday at 6 p.m.   Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday due to expected wind chill temperatures below 32 degrees. Make sure you keep warm and keep your pets indoors if they aren’t supervised. Report cold-related concerns for […]

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February 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

After Receiving Tip, Police Charge Silver Spring Man with Robbery at ATM

A Silver Spring man has been charged in a robbery that occurred at a Bank of America ATM in Briggs Chaney, a Montgomery County police statement said. Dominick Anthony Brown, 29, of the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring, is being held on $10,000 bail at the Montgomery County Detention Center, online court […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County Grants to Help Secure Houses of Worship

Grants totaling $200,000 have been approved for security purposes at some local faith-based facilities throughout Montgomery County, according to officials. Director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Earl Stoddard, said the funding will go toward those who have experienced hate crimes, or who are at risk of becoming possible targets. […]

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