Public Safety

February 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Arrest Man for Possession of Stolen Handgun in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers arrested Edward Lay, 26, of Clinton, Maryland on Feb. 19 in Silver Spring. He was charged with possession of a stolen handgun and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, according to a statement from MCPD.  At around 10:28 p.m., an officer was driving on Georgia Avenue during […]

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February 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Quince Orchard Coach Gets Probation For 1,000 Files of Child Pornography

A former Quince Orchard High School coach was sentenced Feb. 21 to five years of probation and six days in jail for possession of child pornography.  Dake Williams was an assistant wrestling coach at the school from 2015 to 2018.  While investigating Williams’ home for illegal drugs in the Crown neighborhood of Gaithersburg, authorities seized […]

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February 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiante de Secundaria de Kennedy Arrestado por Amenazas

El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery arrestó a un joven estudiante de la Escuela Kennedy High School, en Wheaton, por amenazar a la comunidad estudiantil. El jueves a las 2:10 p.m., la policía recibió una llamada al 911 de una persona desconocida que afirmó que había un tiroteo en Kennedy High. El capitán […]

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February 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Kennedy High Student Arrested for Threats to School

Montgomery County Police Department arrested a juvenile male student at Kennedy High School in Wheaton for making threats to the school community. On Thursday at 2:10 p.m., police received a 911 call from an unknown person who claimed there was an active shooting situation occurring at Kennedy High. Capt. Tom Jordan told MyMCMedia that police […]

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February 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Leticia Guzman to be Tried in March for Attempted Murder of Newborn Child

Leticia Guzman, the Silver Spring woman accused of abandoning her newborn child in a wooded area of Silver Spring, will be tried for attempted murder on March 16. According to Montgomery County Police, Guzman, 25, gave birth to a baby girl on Aug. 16 and then abandoned the newborn in a wooded area off Tenbrook […]

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February 20, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejales Discutirán Seguridad para las Comunidades Religiosas

Los miembros del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz y Gabe Albornoz están organizando una reunión con los residentes llamada: “Una discusión de seguridad para las comunidades de nuestra fe”. El evento se llevará a cabo el jueves 27 de febrero de 7 p.m. a 9 p.m. en la sala de audiencias […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmembers Will Host Town Hall on Security for Faith-Based Communities

Montgomery County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz and Gabe Albornoz are hosting a town hall called “A Discussion of Security for Our Faith Communities.” The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 7 -9 p.m. in the third-floor hearing room of the Montgomery County Council Office Building. In a statement, the council said […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Mother of Teen Shot and Killed in Home Last Year Pleas for Information

Montgomery County Police Department is still investigating the killing of 18-year-old Damion Callery Jr. that occurred on Aug. 17, 2019. Callery’s mother, Cherrell Callery, has made a plea for anyone with information on what happened to call the anonymous police number in order to help their family in getting closure. “This is a real tragedy […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Montgomery County is Working to Improve Long ER Wait Times

Maryland currently has the longest emergency room wait times in the country, according to Captain Ben Kaufman with Emergency Medical Services. This refers to the time spent in the ER before being admitted to the hospital or sent home. “Our hospitals are overcrowded, our emergency rooms are taxed and Maryland is actually last in terms […]

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February 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Charges Could Be Dropped for Hoggle, Judge To Make Decision

Charges could possibly be dropped for Catherine Hoggle, the mother who was charged with the murder of her two children. Sarah and Jacob Hoggle were last seen with their mother Catherine, before they vanished in 2014. A competency status hearing was held on Tuesday. This comes after Hoggle’s Attorney David Felsen, filed a motion to […]

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