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August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Gaithersburg ‘Distraction Theft’ After 6 Women Steal $24,000 in Cell Phones

Montgomery County police’s Gaithersburg District Investigative Section seeks information about six women suspected of committing a “distraction theft” at a Gaithersburg Verizon store. Police believe one of the women pretended to be pregnant to steal 29 cell phones worth around $24,000, as the other five women distracted store employees. Police say the incident happened July […]

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March 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro D.C. to Test Wireless Emergency Alerts Next Week

About 20 Washington-area communities will take part in a national wireless emergency alert system next week. Between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, the communities will issue simultaneously a test message through the Wireless Emergency Alert system, which allows government and public safety officials to send emergency information to a specific area. The […]

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September 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving Along I-270

Maryland troopers and Montgomery County police officers are cracking down on distracted and aggressive driving along I-270 in Montgomery County. On Wednesday morning, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., police pulled over 129 motorists and issued 119 traffic citations and 69 warnings. According to a news release from the Maryland State Police Department, this joint […]

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August 16, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

Day 4: A Pokemon Go Lingo Guide for Parents

My kids are roaming the streets at night with a gang of friends just like I did back in the day, Their faces illuminated, not by the spark of fireflies, but the glow of their phones and the thrill of capturing Pokemon. If you thought talking to teens was tough before, now we have a […]

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March 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Burglary of Cell Phones from Sprint Store in Aspen Hill (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a commercial burglary of a Sprint Store in the Aspen Hill area that occurred on March 16th. Detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspects in hopes you can help identify them. Police said at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, 4th District officers responded to the Sprint Store located […]

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January 31, 2014 | Staff Writer

Be Cautious When Returning Missed Calls

The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is warning consumers to not automatically return a missed cell phone call. Consumers should hesitate before calling an unknown number on their cell phones. Scammers are luring local cell phone users to return their call by hanging up before a consumer answers the call. Cell phone users, believing that […]

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September 30, 2013 | Sonya Burke

“Looking Forward to This Law Change” (Video)

Officer Steve Deslauriers said he plans to get a lot of sleep tonight because he knows he will be busy with traffic enforcement tomorrow when new traffic laws take effect. As of Oct. 1, officers can pull you over if they see you with a handheld cell phone behind the wheel. ┬áDeslauriers said his colleagues […]

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