September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Issue 30 Citations at ‘Car Gathering’ in Effort to Stop Street Racing

In a joint operation with the Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD), the Maryland State Police (MSP) Rockville Barrack responded to complaints of a “car gathering” in the MD-124 and I-270 area Tuesday.  The operation is part of an ongoing effort to address street racing and aggressive driving in Montgomery County. According to an MSP statement, police […]

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September 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Man Arrested By ICE, May Be Deported

A Silver Spring man who has been living with his family on the grounds of Glenmont United Methodist Church was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Sept. 10 and may be deported to his native Indonesia. Binsar Siahaan, 52, has been in the United States since 1989. His wife has been here since 1994. […]

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September 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Investigating Domestic-Related Shooting in Gaithersburg

The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating what is believed to be a domestic-related shooting in Gaithersburg. On Thursday, authorities responded to the 19400 block of Sandy Lake Drive around 10:17 a.m. An adult female was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Police say the suspect was at-large but is now in custody. No […]

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September 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Council Express Support for Gayles in Wake of Article Detailing Racist Messages Received

Montgomery County Council and County Executive Marc Elrich released a joint statement supporting Dr. Travis Gayles after he opened up to Bethesda Beat about being targeted by racist messages. Gayles, who leads Montgomery County’s coronavirus recovery efforts as the County Health Officer, started receiving the racist vitriol by residents frustrated with his response to covid-19. […]

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September 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Nine Additional Private Schools Investigated Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Some private schools in the county that started the school year with in-person learning are experiencing COVID-19 case related investigations, according to local health officials. On Wednesday, during a weekly virtual media briefing, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles spoke about the non-public schools linked to possible COVID-19 cases within the past week. “We […]

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September 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for Maryland, Montgomery

Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 107 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. That brings the cumulative case count to 21,574 since the start of the pandemic. The county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.87% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 13 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. Montgomery County […]

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September 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Need Help Identifying Suspect Who Pushed Man Off Bike Near Kensington Parkway

A 64-year-old man was seriously injured after he was pushed off his bike near Beach Drive and Kensington Parkway on Saturday, Maryland-National Capital Park Police said.  The victim suffered a broken hip and underwent surgery, Assistant Chief of the Park Police’s Patrol Branch Captain Jeffrey Coe said. He told MyMCMedia the victim is being released […]

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September 17, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Virginia Man Arrested and Charged With Second-Degree Rape

A 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with a second-degree rape that occurred on Aug. 23 in Olney, according to police. Douglas Clifton Stewart, a Virginia resident, was arrested in his home at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 16 by Montgomery County police. Suspect Charged with Second-Degree Rape; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern: https://t.co/uB0yy3LMae […]

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September 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Three Survivors From Fatal Accident in Gaithersburg are Improving

The driver and two passengers involved in a fatal car collision on Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg Sept. 9 are improving. Pete Piringer, Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service, said they “were all expected to survive, be treated and released” from the hospital. The two people in the other car succumbed to […]

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September 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Recreation’s Outdoor Pool Season to Continue Through Oct. 4

Montgomery County Recreation Department announced that its outdoor pool season will continue through Oct. 4. Normally Montgomery County opens its seven outdoor pools over Memorial Day Weekend and they close after Labor Day Weekend. This summer, however, pools weren’t allowed to open until Montgomery County entered its second coronavirus reopening phase. So, Montgomery County’s pools […]

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