crime

January 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Release Photo of Man Burglarizing Etchison Country Store in Damascus

Police have released photos of the man wanted in connection with a committed commercial burglary at Etchison Country Store in Damascus. According to police, the incident occurred on Dec. 28 around 3:30 a.m. Germantown police officers had responded to a commercial burglary alarm, but by the time they arrived at the Etchison Country store, the […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Video Shows Two Men Burglarizing an L.L. Bean in North Bethesda

Montgomery County Police are offering a cash reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who can identify two men burglarizing an L.L. Bean in North Bethesda. On Nov. 7 at 1:11 a.m., Rockville Police responded to reports “of a commercial burglary” at the L.L.Bean. Police say that an employee learned about the burglary when an […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Video Released of Man Entering a Darnestown School Over Holiday Break

Montgomery County Police released surveillance footage and photos of a man who burglarized a school in Darnestown over the holiday break. On Thursday, Dec. 28, police responded reports about the burglary at the Butler Montessori School located on 15951 Germantown Road. Police believe the incident occurred on Dec. 27 between 10:44 and 11:23 p.m. According […]

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January 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Metro Reports Drop in Crime

Metro Transit Police reported Thursday that crime had declined 14 percent compared to 2017, continuing a three-year trend. The decline was driven primarily by a 19 percent reduction in theft, including 40 percent decline in bike thefts and a 25 percent drop in theft-from-auto incidents. With 1,107 individual crimes, Metro racked up fewer serious crimes […]

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December 3, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Fire Department Employee Charged with Sexual Assault Offenses

A 33 year-old Gaithersburg man has been charged with three counts of fourth-degree sexual offenses, and one count of second-degree assault. According to a police statement, the charges come after an incident from July 3. Mario Arturo Obando-Rodriguez, who worked as a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services employee since 2013, was providing treatment to […]

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July 16, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Crime Rate Down in Takoma Park Since 2014, Officials Say

Crime in Takoma Park has gone down significantly since 2014, according to Andrea Artero, senior crime analyst for the Takoma Park Police Department. Total crime is reportedly down by a quarter since 2014. Larceny, the area’s most common crime, went down by almost a third since 2014. There is a direct relationship between certain arrests and the reduced […]

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January 4, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Have Coffee with a Cop in Rockville on Friday

Want to get to know your local police officer? Rockville police officers will meet with residents at an event titled, “Coffee with a Cop” on Jan. 5. Residents can chat informally with the officers from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Bean Bag, 1605 East Gude Drive. All purchases made during the event will […]

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October 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Scammers Attempt to Profit Off Death of Olney Woman Killed When Boy Jumped from Overpass

The family of Marisa Harris released a statement saying scammers are using fraudulent “Go Fund Me and other accounts” in an attempt to profit from their relative’s death. JUST IN: Marisa Harris' parents shared this. Va. State Police say 12yo jumped from overpass, landed on Harris' car, killing her. @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/5B4FhkFxU2 — Evan Lambert (@EvanLambertTV) […]

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September 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Crime Dips in County but Area Chiefs Concerned About Gang Activity

Crime in Montgomery County posted a 5 percent decline, according to a report by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments that will be discussed Wednesday. But report says the organization’s Police Chiefs Committee remains concerned about gang-related activity across the region. The report is contained in material supplied to the Council of Governments in advance […]

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August 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Proposes Truth in Sentencing Legislation to Fight Baltimore Crime

Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday his administration would present “truth in sentencing” legislation in the 2018 General Assembly, which starts in January. Hogan made the comment after he emerged from a meeting in Baltimore with representatives of the city’s criminal justice system. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss crime in the city and the […]

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