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June 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Douglas Tallman

Police Need Tips in Double Homicide in Montgomery Village, Medical Examiner Releases Cause of Death (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers continue to investigate a double homicide that occurred Monday night in Montgomery Village but they need the public’s help. According to police, 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov were shot to death in a car that was parked on Gallery Court at around 10:30 p.m. on June 4. The […]

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June 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Toddler Drowns at Lake Whetstone in Montgomery Village (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers have identified the toddler who was pulled out of Lake Whetstone in Montgomery Village on Friday evening. Police Captain Paul Starks said 22-month-old Malik Bojang died at a local hospital. An investigator, in the medical examiner’s office, confirms the cause of death was an accidental drowning. “Our hearts go out to […]

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May 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Identify Young Child Dropped Off at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring

UPDATED Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks reports the child has been identified within the last hour, and a parent’s identity has been confirmed. In a news release, Montgomery County police said the investigation is ongoing. The post on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website has been removed. Special Victims Detectives Investigate […]

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February 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Police Investigate Montgomery Village Homicide (VIDEO)

UPDATED 2.12.17  Montgomery County police officers have released more information about the homicide that occurred Friday afternoon in Montgomery Village. Police have identified the murder victim as 20-year-old Wassi Harron Raheem Young of Hyattsville. Police said they do not believe the shooting was random and investigators believe the victim agreed to meet the suspect(s) at […]

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April 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Armed Carjacking at Church (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating an armed carjacking that occurred Thursday night at the Episcopal Church of our Savior in Hillandale. Police said on April 14 at approximately 9:10 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to 1700 Powder Mill Road for the report of an armed carjacking. According to police, the investigation indicates that the […]

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December 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Department to Host Memorial Blood Drive to Honor Officer Noah Leotta

UPDATED The Montgomery County Police Department is hosting a memorial blood drive on Dec. 23rd, in honor of fallen Police Office Noah Leotta, and all 111 spots have been filled. Although a blood drive was previously scheduled for this date, Police Captain Paul Starks said Leotta’s family members expressed their desire for Officer Leotta to […]

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November 12, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Homicides Up In Montgomery County (PHOTO)

This year’s crime statistics may have Montgomery County councilmembers do a double take when the council’s Public Safety Committee meets in December. Year-to-date, Montgomery County police officers have investigated 25 homicides in 2015 compared to 16 homicides during the same time period last year. That’s an increase of 56 percent and a 10-year high. The […]

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November 12, 2015 | Staff Writer

Westboro Baptist Church Picket Draws More Counter Protesters Outside Rockville High School (VIDEO)

A few protesters from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church picketed outside Rockville High School on Nov. 10 but they were greeted by even more counter protesters. The WBC picket took place for less than an hour along Baltimore Road as students were arriving at the school. Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks said officers were […]

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November 2, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Police Investigating Death of 22-Year-Old in Montgomery Village (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a 22-year-old male who was found in the woods near 18200 Contour Road in Montgomery Village earlier today. Police said a passersby called 9-1-1 at 12:42 p.m. today to report the discovery. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Captain Paul Starks briefs reporters on the status of […]

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August 31, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Police Investigate Homicide

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday night near the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road. Police said they received a report at 9:12 p.m., from a road crew working in the area, that there was an unresponsive man in the service lane at 12232 Veirs Mill Road. Fire […]

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