Public Safety

January 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

Two Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Wheaton

An armed carjacking took place about 3:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve in 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton, and Montgomery County police said Wednesday that two people are in custody. Online court records say Eric Ebryma Jeng, 24, of the 12900 block of Winterthur Lane in Silver Spring, and Tabatha Samantha Frampton, 23, […]

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January 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rabid Raccoon Found in Kentlands

A rabid raccoon has been found in the Gaithersburg’s Kentlands neighborhood, a city statement says. About 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, Gaithersburg Animal Control officers responded to a call regarding a dog attacked by a raccoon in the 100 block of Treehaven Street, the city said. The raccoon died from injuries and was taken for […]

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January 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

MSP

North Bethesda Man Charged with ‘Move Over’ Violation

An I-270 crash Wednesday morning highlights the importance of Maryland’s “Move Over” law, a state police statement said. Shortly before 6:15 a.m. troopers had stopped a suspected impaired driver on northbound Interstate 270 near the Shady Grove Road exit, police said. Another driver struck three state police cruisers, each with its emergency lights on. The […]

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January 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Charge Son in Stabbing Death of His Mother

Montgomery County police detectives have charged a 21-year-old Rockville man with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his mother, a police statement said. Kevin Justin McGuigan, 21, of the 10300 block of Grosvenor Place in Rockville, is being held without bail at the Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville, according to online court […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Photos of Man Suspected to have Touched Child Inappropriately at Rockville Library

Update, Dec.21, 9:52 a.m.: Montgomery County Police have released photographs of the man suspected to have inappropriately touched a 5-year-old girl at the Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday, Dec. 15. Anyone with information about the man in the photographs should call 240.773.5448. Update: Detectives Investigate Report of Inappropriate Touching of Child at Rockville Memorial Library; […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: After Receiving Tip, Police Make Arrest in Home Depot Theft

Update, Dec. 21: A tipster led police to Luis Andres Portillo, 29, of the 4100 block of Heathfield Road in Rockville, who has been charged with armed robbery, assault and theft offenses that he committed at the Home Depot in Aspen Hill on Dec. 2. On Dec. 13, detectives released a surveillance photograph of the […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Shooting, Carjacking in Bel Pre

Montgomery County police say they are investigating a shooting, an armed robbery and carjacking that took place about 4 p.m. Thursday in Bel Pre. A police statement said multiple 911 calls reported a robbery at 14200 block of Pear Tree Lane. Officers found two victims on the side of the roadway of Pear Tree Lane; […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Germantown Pedestrian Dies from Injuries After Being Struck By Vehicle

Police have confirmed that a 50-year-old woman, who was struck by a car in Germantown yesterday evening, has died in the hospital. The pedestrian, who police identified as Joyce Asare Brown of Germantown, had been crossing eastbound Middlebrook Road at Ridgecrest Drive when she was hit by a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. Police say the driver […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Alcohol Task Force Charged 208 People for DUI Since November

Over the past five weeks, Montgomery County Police’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force arrested 208 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The task force not only consists of officers from six police districts, it also includes Maryland State Police troopers, Montgomery County sheriff deputies, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, as well […]

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