Capt. Tom Didone

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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September 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Police Call Pedestrian Fatalities in County ‘Concerning’

During a briefing with Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee, Capt. Tom Didone, director of Montgomery County Police Department’s Traffic Division, said the number of pedestrian fatalities in the county are concerning. Didone told members of public safety committee that 11 pedestrians have lost their lives in 2018.  Seven of those fatalities have occurred since […]

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August 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Police Remind Drivers and Pedestrians About Back-to-School Safety

When Lindsay McGarity is not busy in her role as the resident chair for the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors, she’s a busy mom of two.  As the countdown for school begins, she’s asking drivers to use caution so kids can get to and from school safely. “Cars drive really fast and we […]

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April 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett, Others Decry Deaths from Distracted Driving

Half of all drivers involved in severe or fatal crash in Montgomery County were driving distracted, looking at their cell phones and sending texts. “The statistics revealed that looking at our phones while in the roadway is deadly,” County Executive Ike Leggett said Thursday. “While at the wheel of a vehicle our job is to […]

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