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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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November 20, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Pharmacy Robbery in Glen Echo

Montgomery County Police are investigating the robbery of a pharmacy in Glen Echo that happened on November 12 around 8:00 p.m. An investigation determined that two suspects entered the pharmacy located on the 7300 block of MacArthur Boulevard and went directly to the store’s rear where the prescription medicine is stored. The suspects ordered the […]

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November 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Auto Thefts in Montgomery County Up 21% Compared to 2019 Statistics

As of Oct. 31, auto theft is up 21% in Montgomery County from what it was as of the same date last year, according to Montgomery County Police 6th District Commander Capt. Michael Ward. Between Jan. 1-Oct. 31, 2019 there were 131 auto thefts in Montgomery County, according to a graph displayed by Ward at […]

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November 4, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Suspect Arrested for Handgun Possession After Hit-and-Run Collision in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police arrested a suspect for possession of a handgun after he was involved in a hit-and-run collision in Silver Spring, according to a press release. The suspect was identified as Mario J Rios, 21, of Schrider Street in Silver Spring. He is being charged with criminal offenses to include possession of a handgun, possession […]

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October 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

Arrest Made in Armed Robbery at White Oak Gas Station

Montgomery County police arrested the suspect of an armed robbery at a White Oak gas station, according to a press release. At 3:45 a.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Shell Gas Station at 11150 New Hampshire Avenue. The suspect, Spiro Stafilatos, 33, entered the gas station and attempted to […]

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October 19, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

MCPD Investigates Home Invasion Robbery in Fairland

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred on Sept. 30, according to a press release. At approximately 11:20 p.m., MCPD officers responded to a report of a home invasion on Turbridge Drive. Investigators determined that two masked suspects entered the home by cutting the window screen in the […]

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