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October 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Four Gaithersburg Officers Not Indicted for Police-Involved Fatal Shooting

It took a grand jury one hour to declare that four Gaithersburg police officers should not be charged in the Jan. 8 fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man. According to police, the officers from Gaithersburg Street Crimes Unit approached Kwamena Ocran who was walking on South Frederick Avenue after receiving information he had a handgun. […]

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August 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Officials to Appear at Neighborhood Events on National Night Out

Prompted by a year of protests against police shootings and studies into ways to change policing in the county, Police Chief Marcus Jones, Sheriff Darren Popkin and Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s John McCarthy plan to promote community building and partnerships by attending cookouts and block parties Tuesday as part of National Night Out. The idea […]

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July 26, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Sentence Stands in Brutal Murder Case

Eric Sylvester Dyson, accused of the murder of a World War II and Korean War veteran, was denied early release after seeking a sentence reduction on July 26. Dyson was tried by Judge Stephen G. Salant in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Dyson was convicted in the 2015 brutal murder of 94-year-old veteran Dan […]

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May 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan, County Council Issue Statements Condemning Anti-Semitic Attacks

Gov. Larry Hogan addressed and condemned anti-Semitism in a statement Wednesday, as attacks on Jewish people have escalated nationwide. “The rise in anti-Semitic activity and attacks across our nation cuts at the very heart of our values as Americans and as human beings,” Hogan said. “The right of each and every one of us to practice […]

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May 11, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Police Concerned About Rise in Air Bag Thefts

Police have serious concerns about a recent increase in airbag thefts. From January 1 to April 30, 2021, authorities say there have been more than 90 airbag thefts reported countywide – specifically in the areas of Bethesda and Silver Spring. Why airbags? Montgomery County Police say airbags can be expensive to purchase and install. Stolen […]

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March 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

On ‘High Alert’, County Police Providing Extra Patrols For Asian Businesses, Communities

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is providing extra patrols for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community following Tuesday’s mass shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six Asian women. “We have already begun, as the County Executive noted earlier in his comments, to provide extra patrols to the business communities in […]

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February 22, 2021 | Staff Writer

Update: Three Local Business Owners Robbed; Police Believe Victims Were Followed Home

Update (Feb. 22): Montgomery County Police are investigating three separate robberies of local business owners. Last week, authorities released details of two robberies that involved other business owners. Police are now investigating the possibility that the same suspects also committed a third robbery on Thursday night. Detectives believe that the suspects followed the victims from […]

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January 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Woman Asks for Public’s Help After Dog Was Stolen With Her Car

Update (5 p.m.): Joey has been found! Greenberg told MyMCM that the suspect who stole her car attempted to drop Joey off at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center on Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood. Someone recognized Joey and the adoption center called the police. Greenberg said Joey appears to be unharmed. Original […]

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December 3, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Investigate Bank Robbery in Silver Spring

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police are investigating the robbery of a TD Bank that occurred on Nov. 17 in Silver Spring, according to a MCPD press release. Surveillance video of the suspect has been released and police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying them. Officers responded to the TD Bank, located at […]

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December 1, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Investigating Multiple Scams Targeting Grandparents

Montgomery County police are investigating reports of recent fraudulent activity where residents are falling victim to the “Grandparent Scam.” According to a press release, the scammers have collected almost $50 thousand from the victims within the last three weeks. The scam involves a suspect that poses as the resident’s family member and tells them that […]

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