Public Safety

January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Enters Vaccination Phase 1B Monday for Those 75 and Older

Montgomery County officials are vaccinating residents and front line health care employees who work in the county as much as possible but could vaccinate more people against COVID-19 if they had additional doses, they said Jan. 25 during a news briefing. On Monday, the county entered Phase 1B, which includes people who are at least […]

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January 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hispano Arrestado por Homicidio en el área de Wheaton

Un hombre de Wheaton fue arrestado y acusado de asesinato en primer grado después de que el cuerpo de la víctima fue hallado sin vida dentro de un apartamento, el viernes por la noche. La policía del condado de Montgomery dice que José Lara-Chacón, de 24 años, fue detenido después de que los oficiales respondieran […]

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January 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Records 400 New COVID-19 Cases Monday, 15 Deaths Since Friday

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Since Friday, Jan.22, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County — 377 Saturday, 401 Sunday and 400 Monday. The county’s cumulative case count is 57,129. Montgomery County recorded 15 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, Jan. 22 — five Saturday, six Sunday and four […]

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January 25, 2021 | Staff Writer

Man Arrested for Homicide in Wheaton Area

A Wheaton man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after another man was found dead inside an apartment on Friday night. Montgomery County Police say 24-year-old Jose Lara-Chacon was taken into custody after officers responded to the apartment located on the 12000 block of Veirs Mill Road in the Wheaton area shortly after […]

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January 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Slippery Roads Possible for Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning Commutes

Montgomery County is under a National Weather Service (NWS) winter weather advisory Monday afternoon from 4 p.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The advisory includes areas north and west of Montgomery County. NWS says that Monday afternoon, a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain is expected as early as 4 p.m. Up to two […]

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January 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen, Cardin Introduce Bill to Award Officer Goodman Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are among a bipartisan group of senators introducing a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. In addition to Van Hollen and Cardin, the bill is co-introduced by U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). NEW: […]

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January 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

PG County Man Charged with Chevy Chase Assault, Armed Carjacking

A Prince George’s County man has been charged with a Jan. 14 assault and armed carjacking in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County Police (MCPD) said in a statement. Tyrece Jones, 19, of Oxon Hill, is charged with armed carjacking, first-degree assault and the use of a firearm during the commission of crime, according to online case […]

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January 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg Police Say Station Evacuated After Receiving Bomb Threat

The Gaithersburg Police Department evacuated its station Thursday after an anonymous bomb threat was made, the Gaithersburg Police Department said. Around 1:36 p.m., police staff received a call with a recorded message saying a bomb was near the station, Spokesperson and Officer Dan Lane told MyMCM in an email. Staff was evacuated and county Fire […]

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January 22, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Reports 57 New COVID-19 Deaths: 8 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Jan. 22 The Maryland Department of Health reported 420 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Friday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 55,951. Montgomery County recorded eight new coronavirus-related fatalities Friday, bringing the death toll to 1,220. The county reports 258 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Jan. 21. […]

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January 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Records 328 New COVID-19 Cases, 11 Deaths Thursday

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Jan. 21, 2021 The Maryland Department of Health reported 328 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Thursday morning bringing the county’s cumulative case count is 55,531. Montgomery County recorded 11 new coronavirus-related fatalities Thursday, bringing the death toll to 1,212. The county reported Jan. 19 that 279 patients were hospitalized with […]

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