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February 20, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Police Call Center Assisted in Four Baby Deliveries in 2020

Police aren’t trained to deliver babies, but when help is needed, the Montgomery County Police Department steps up to the plate. Cassandra Onley, director of the emergency communications center said out of the 727,000 calls the department received last year, call center personnel was able to assist in four successful baby deliveries. On Nov. 13, […]

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August 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Can’t Talk in an Emergency? Now You Can Text 9-1-1

Beginning today, Marylanders have the option of texting 9-1-1 for help if they cannot call the number. In an emergency, it is not always possible to speak out loud so the Maryland assembly adopted a way to enable those with a cell phone to text in their emergency. Sen. Cheryl Kagan of District 17, NG911 […]

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April 21, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Police Investigate Series of Shootings in Burtonsville

Montgomery County’s Department of Police (MCPD)  is investigating a series of shootings in Burtonsville that do not appear to be at random, according to a statement from MCPD. The shootings that occurred are listed below: On April 8 at about 7:55 p.m. officers received calls and responded to reports for the sound of shots fired […]

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April 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide in Germantown, Police Say Four People Were Shot

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning in Germantown. According to a police report, 911 dispatchers received multiple calls for a shooting that took place at a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday. Police said they found two men […]

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March 31, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Seven-Year-Old Silver Spring Girl Hailed “Everyday Hero” For Saving’s Dad’s Life (VIDEO)

Seven-year-old Jenna Viloria is being hailed a hero for calling 911 when her dad suffered a diabetic seizure. That call saved her dad’s life. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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March 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Silver Spring Girl Hailed as “Everyday Hero” After Saving Father’s Life (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED A seven-year-old Silver Spring girl is being hailed a hero after she called 911 and saved her father’s life. At a ceremony today, at a Emergency Communications facility in Gaithersburg, Jenna Viloria received the “Everyday Hero Award” from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Department. The department is recognizing Jenna for her actions […]

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April 13, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Release Non-Emergency Call in the Case of Free Range Parenting (AUDIO)

Montgomery County Police have released the non-emergency call that came in at 4:58 p.m. on Sunday about the welfare of two children in the area of Fenton and Easley streets in Silver Spring. Police are not releasing the identity of the caller. MyMCMedia has exclusively obtained the recording of that call and you can listen […]

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