Public Safety

December 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Officer, Pedestrian Identified in Collision on Georgia Avenue

Update, 12: 50 p.m.: Montgomery County police have identified Officer Fritz Calderon as the driver of the police cruiser that struck the pedestrian Thursday night. Police identified Ronald De Jesus Ramirez Ramos, 21, of Wheaton as the pedestrian. Original post: A Montgomery County police cruiser struck a man crossing Georgia Avenue Thursday night in Wheaton, […]

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December 6, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Springbrook High Student Arrested For Bringing Unloaded Handgun to School, Police Say

A 17-year-old from Silver Spring was arrested and charged for possessing of an unloaded handgun on school property, according to police. Police say the incident occurred on Tuesday at around 10 a.m. at Springbrook High School. That morning, administrative staff and security personnel received a tip about the incident. Therefore, they notified the School Resource Officer […]

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December 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Montgomery Blair Reopens After Bomb Scare, Principal Says

Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring has evacuated its students because of a bomb threat. Montgomery County Public Schools sent this message to parents: Due to a bomb threat the school is currently evacuated. We are working with Montgomery County police, fire and rescue as they conduct an investigation. Please be patient as this […]

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December 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest Knife-Wielding Man in Gaithersburg

Police officers used a Taser on a man Monday who was brandishing a knife outside a fast food restaurant in Gaithersburg, a Montgomery County police statement said. Adonias Gomez, 61, of the 100 block of Girard Street in Gaithersburg is being held on $10,000 bail, according to online court records. He faces charges of first-degree […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Detectives Ask For Help Identifying Man Involved in Safeway Theft and Assault

Montgomery County detectives are asking for help to identify a man involved in a theft and first-degree assault. Thus, the Montgomery County Crime Solvers are offering $10,000 to anyone with information that can lead to an arrest. According to police, on Oct. 17 around 1 p.m., an employee from the Rockville Pike’s Safeway saw the […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Raw Beef Recalled Due to Salmonella Outbreak

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services is recalling over 5.1 million pounds of raw beef. Indeed, the recalled beef, packaged between July 26 and September 7, may be infected with salmonella. The brands Kroger, Cedar River Farms, Grass Run Farms and JBS generic have distributed the recalled beef. As of November 15, the U.S. […]

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December 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Activates Extreme Cold Plan for Tuesday Morning

Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert for Tuesday beginning at 2 a.m. and until noon due to extreme wind chill. Make sure to dress warmly if outdoors. Pets should be kept indoors if they aren’t suprevised. The best way to protect yourself from hypothermia is staying indoors, if possible.  County officials urge residents to […]

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December 3, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Fire Department Employee Charged with Sexual Assault Offenses

A 33 year-old Gaithersburg man has been charged with three counts of fourth-degree sexual offenses, and one count of second-degree assault. According to a police statement, the charges come after an incident from July 3. Mario Arturo Obando-Rodriguez, who worked as a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services employee since 2013, was providing treatment to […]

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November 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Students Indicted on Eight Counts

The four 15-year-olds who face rape charges for an incident at Damascus High School have been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury, a spokesman for State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Friday. The four — Jean Claude Abedi and Will Smith, both of Clarksburg, Caleb Thorpe of Gaithersburg and Kristian Jamal Lee of Germantown — […]

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November 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hoggle Again Ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial

Catherine Hoggle was once again ruled incompetent to stand trial on Friday. The woman faces two murder charges in connection with the disappearances of her two children four years ago. The children — Sarah who was then 3 and Jacob who was then 2 — have never been found. They were reported missing, and Catherine […]

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