Public Safety

June 17, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for This Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of Montgomery County until 11 p.m. In response to the Thunderstorm Watch, the Office of Emergency Management has warned residents to stay alert for any approaching severe weather, which could contain hail and damaging winds. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for […]

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June 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Gabe Albornoz resalta la memoria del Oficial Olinger

El Oficial Kyle Olinger falleció tras recibir un impacto de bala en 2003, que lo dejó gravemente herido. Líderes de la comunidad, familiares, amigos y  oficiales se reunieron en Olney para dar el último adiós al oficial que fue herido mientras cumplía con su deber. El Concejal del Condado de Montgomery Gabe Albornoz asistió a […]

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June 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: NWS Cancels Flash Flood Watch for Monday

The National Weather Service Cancels Flash Flood Watch Update: The flash flood watch has been canceled for Montgomery County. UPDATE: The NWS has cancelled the Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County. More Info: https://t.co/ZaVevLo2qm #MdWx #MoCo https://t.co/ErtgDAJqZy — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) June 17, 2019   Original post: The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued […]

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June 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Tractor Trailer Fire Causes Delays on Capital Beltway, Expected Through Morning Commute

Update: All travel lanes are reopened on the inner loop of the Beltway at New Hampshire Avenue. FINAL: Tractor Trailer Fire. I-495 EB (Inner Loop) before MD-650 (Exit 28). Montgomery County, Maryland. Incident contained to right shoulder. All travel lanes are reopened. IL delays remain, beginning before MD-97. OL rubbernecking delays remain, extending onto I-95. […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest Three in Gun Shop Burglary

Detectives have arrested three people in connection with the Thursday morning burglary of a Randolph Road gun shop, a Montgomery County police statement said. Arrested were: Terrence Massey, Jr., 21, of Anne Arundel County Brandon Allen Jackson, 17, of Anne Arundel County, charged as an adult. A juvenile, 15, of Anne Arundel County, who was […]

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June 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flag Presentation to Kyle Olinger’s Family

Kyle Olinger’s widow and mother were presented with American flags at a “Celebration of Life” memorial in Olney on Wednesday. Olinger, a former Montgomery County Police officer, died in April from wounds he sustained after he was shot in the line of duty in 2003. Here’s a look at the flag presentation for Olinger’s mother. […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Leaders Talk Elder Abuse Awareness Day

To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Montgomery County held its ninth annual Senior Safety Forum at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Silver Spring on Thursday. The event offered hundreds of seniors resources to combat elder abuse. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay spoke to Montgomery County resident Ernestine Johnson, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human […]

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June 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Police, Firefighters Honored at Rockville’s 30th Annual Public Safety Awards

First responders who protect and serve Rockville were honored at the 30th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards held June 12 at Lakewood Country Club. Each year, members of public safety agencies that serve the city of Rockville are recognized for their outstanding service. Since 1990, 603 awards have been presented to members of Rockville’s public […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Buried by Debris, Woman Dies at Shady Grove Transfer Station

A Shady Grove Transfer Station employee died Thursday afternoon after she was buried by yard debris, according to Montgomery County officials. The woman, Gladis Loren Melendrez Fuentes, 35, died before crews could remove her from the debris. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said grief counselors will be available for staff at the transfer station. “The […]

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June 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Pays Respect to Officer Kyle Olinger

Hundreds gathered at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney on Wednesday to pay respects to the late Kyle Olinger, a former Montgomery County police officer. Olinger died in April, almost 16 years after he was shot in the line of duty while performing a traffic stop in Silver Spring on Aug. 13, […]

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