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January 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Police Holiday Alcohol Task Force Made 41 Arrests During New Year’s

Montgomery County Police’s Holiday Alcohol Task Force officers arrested 41 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs over the New Year’s holiday, from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3. According to police, the number of people arrested for driving under the influence actually was higher since these numbers only include the efforts of […]

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December 1, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Task Force Arrests Dozens of DUI Offenders During Thanksgiving Weekend

Montgomery County Police said that the Holiday Alcohol Task Force arrested 42 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The arrests were made explicitly by the task force as opposed to routine stops by patrol officers. The overall numbers may be higher. The Holiday Alcohol Task […]

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October 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

MCPS High School Principals Support Keeping School Resource Officers

Montgomery County high school principals are unanimously in support of keeping the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in place, according to a Board of Education meeting on Monday. In June 2020, MCPS formed a community workgroup to review the School Resource Officer program. The program currently places county police officers in all 26 Montgomery County […]

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February 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Four People Arrested for Attempted Home Invasion in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police Department arrested four people in connection to an attempted home invasion robbery in Silver Spring on Jan. 23. Police have identified the four individuals as Innis Sherper, 18, of Kensington; Kalvin Gomez, 17, of Silver Spring (police haven’t released a mug shot of Gomez since he’s a minor, but he’s being charged […]

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January 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Charge Second Suspect Connected to Bethesda Jewelry Store Robbery

Montgomery County Police Department has charged a second suspect in connection to the armed robbery of a jewelry store in Bethesda on Dec. 13. Police identified the man charged as 49-year-old Anthony Starr of Southeast, Washington, D.C. Starr is one of three men allegedly involved in stealing about 100 pieces of jewelry, worth more than […]

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October 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Arrested for Burglarizing Two Silver Spring Homes, Assaulting Homeowners

Police arrested a Germantown man who they say burglarized two houses in Silver Spring. A statement released by Montgomery County police department identified the man as 56-year-old Steven Anderson. Maryland court records show that Anderson faces seven charges related to first-degree burglary, property destruction, and second-degree assault. Police say the first incident occurred Saturday, Oct. […]

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August 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Recover Drugs, Gun from Silver Spring Man During Traffic Stop

Silver Spring District police officers arrested a Silver Spring man for offenses involving firearms as well as drug possession and distribution. Police have identified the man as 27-year-old Vision Lewis, who lives on Lockwood Drive in Silver Spring. The incident occurred on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. during a traffic stop in the White Oak […]

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July 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

State Trooper Honored For Arresting 150 Impaired Drivers in 2018

Maryland State Police Trooper Anthony Wallace made more impaired driver arrests than any other state trooper in Maryland in 2018. On July 12, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce presented Wallace with a Meritorious Service Citation for arresting 150 people who were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Montgomery County and neighboring areas. […]

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June 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Arrest Oxon Hill Man for Shoplifting After Friday Police Chase

Montgomery County Police have arrested and charged an Oxon Hill man on Friday for assaulting officers, committing several thefts, fleeing the scene using a stolen vehicle, and ramming police vehicles. The incident occurred  Friday at around 1:27 p.m., police say. Wheaton district police officers were dispatched to a Kmart at 14014 Connecticut Ave. for reports […]

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July 16, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Crime Rate Down in Takoma Park Since 2014, Officials Say

Crime in Takoma Park has gone down significantly since 2014, according to Andrea Artero, senior crime analyst for the Takoma Park Police Department. Total crime is reportedly down by a quarter since 2014. Larceny, the area’s most common crime, went down by almost a third since 2014. There is a direct relationship between certain arrests and the reduced […]

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