Public Safety

July 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Germantown Man Arrested For Sextortion

A Germantown man was arrested and charged with six incidents of sextortion. Montgomery County Police Detectives from the 5th and 6th Districts charged Michael Brendon Cooper, 22, of Sweetgum Circle, with sextortion, which involves a person threatening to distribute a victim’s private and sensitive material if that victim refuses to provide a suspect with images […]

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July 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery and State COVID-19 Positivity Rates Remain Low, Hospitalizations Climb

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 17,568 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 171 from the 17,397 cases reported Thursday. Since the first case in March, 750 county residents have died from COVID-19. No new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.  More […]

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July 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Good Counsel ‘Blindsided’ by County’s Cancellation of its Graduation

There were many disappointed students and families at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney when they learned that this Saturday’s graduation was cancelled by the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. After receiving a complaint that more than 50 people would be gathering at the school this weekend, the county told […]

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July 30, 2020 | Tori Bergel

White Oak Bowling Lanes Angered by Forced Re-Closure

White Oak Bowling Lanes in Silver Spring is enlisting the public to help them overturn an executive order causing the business to close down despite continued reopening efforts throughout the county. On Tuesday, the bowling alley surprised customers when it posted to Facebook saying that it would be closing its doors again after over a […]

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July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Random Packages of Seeds from China May be Part of Scam, Officials Say

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) released new information Tuesday about unsolicited deliveries of seeds from China.  In a statement, the USDA said the situation seems to be a scam to deliver unsolicited products in order to fake customer reviews.  “At this time, we don’t have any evidence […]

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July 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Provides COVID-19 Health Metrics Update Thursday

Montgomery County established a number of public health criteria with associated goals to guide the reopening of businesses and services amidst the pandemic. The information is updated daily on the County’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The values or metrics are grouped into three categories including the number of cases and deaths, hospital capacity to handle current […]

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July 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Sospechoso Arrestado en Virginia con Relación al Homicidio de Germantown

Un sospechoso ha sido acusado del asesinato de Edigio Ienzi de Germantown, ocurrido el 23 de julio. Justin Wilson, de 26 años, de Great Park Circle, fue arrestado el martes en Virginia por detectives del Departamento de Policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD), después de que familiares de la víctima lo identificaron ante la policía. […]

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July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting at Vehicle on Beltway, Police Say

Maryland State Police (MSP) announced Wednesday they arrested and charged a man for shooting at a truck while traveling on the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring. Michael Andre Holmes, 25, of Annapolis is accused of the crime and is charged with first and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment from a car. In a statement Monday […]

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July 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Featured - Phase 2

County Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Crowds of More than 50 People

Montgomery County is closer to returning to more restrictions than it is to moving on to Phase III, officials said during a media briefing July 30. While the county is not experiencing a rapid increase in cases as other areas in the state are, officials said they are keeping a close eye on the metrics. […]

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July 30, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Germantown Homicide

A suspect has been charged with the July 23 murder of Edigio Ienzi from Germantown. Justin Wilson, 26, of Great Park Circle, was arrested in Virginia Tuesday by detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department after family members of the victim identified him to police. MCPD officers responded to a stabbing at Ienzi’s Duhart Court […]

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