crime

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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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Free School Supplies: Families and representatives from nonprofits can pick up free school supplies at the annual Drive for Supplies celebration beginning at 9 a.m. at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. 2. Gangs and Crime: The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee meets at 10 […]

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July 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Overall Crime Down 13 Percent in Takoma Park

For the first six months of the year, overall crime in the City of Takoma Park decreased by 13 percent, according to a news release. There were significant declines in assaults, burglaries and auto thefts. Theft from auto, however, is up 44 percent and the department is looking into ways to address this issue. “We […]

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June 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 16-22

Once again, public safety dominated the MyMCMedia Top 10 list.   [/embed]

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June 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports about a community meeting about crime in Montgomery Village, new security at the Council Office Building in Rockville, and the last day of school. Watch the show, below:

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June 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Does Montgomery County Have a Problem with Crime? (VIDEO)

A double slaying. A bank robbery. A body found inside a burning automobile. Adults charged with sex offenses against minors. All headlines from Montgomery County. Does the county have a crime problem? We asked the question to Council President Roger Berliner. Here’s his answer: PREVIOUS POSTS:

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June 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Vigil: The candlelight vigil for Shadi Najjar and Artem Ziberov, the two teenagers gunned down in Montgomery Village, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest High School, and the community is invited. 2. Public Safety: The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee […]

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June 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 15, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 15, in Montgomery County: 1. SafeTrack:  Metro officials will host a news conference with local officials from around the region today to mark the end of the SafeTrack maintenance program following Surge #16, a line segment shutdown between Shady Grove and Twinbrook that starts Saturday. 2. House Fire: […]

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June 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police to Address Residents at Community Meeting in Montgomery Village Tonight

Montgomery County 6th District Police Commander Dinesh Patil will meet with residents tonight at a community meeting in Montgomery Village. The meeting follows a double homicide last week on Gallery Court. “That has created a significant amount of anxiety in the community,” Patil said, noting that some Montgomery Village residents are expressing a general sense […]

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