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January 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hombre de Silver Spring Arrestado por Presunta Participación en el Ataque al Capitolio

Un “supremacista blanco autoproclamado” de Silver Spring fue arrestado el domingo por cargos relacionados con el asalto al Capitolio el 6 de enero. Bryan Betancur enfrenta cargos que incluyen ingresar a terrenos restringidos y actividades ilegales en terrenos del Capitolio, según una declaración de un agente especial del FBI. Betancur estaba en libertad condicional luego […]

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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Man Arrested for Alleged Participation in Capitol Mob

A “self-professed white supremacist” from Silver Spring was arrested Sunday on charges related to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. Bryan Betancur faces charges including entering restricted grounds and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds, according to an affidavit from an FBI special agent. Betancur was on probation following a fourth-degree burglary offense. He received […]

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January 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Declara Estado de Emergencia Antes de la Inauguración de Biden

El gobernador Larry Hogan emitió una proclamación el viernes declarando el estado de emergencia para la próxima inauguración presidencial el 20 de enero. Según la oficina del gobernador, la acción ejecutiva permitiría al estado coordinar y ayudar mejor a las jurisdicciones locales y los estados vecinos en lo que respecta a la seguridad. Hogan también […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: State House Bulking Up Security as FBI Warns of Armed Demonstrations

Maryland State Police (MSP) is aware of online information about possible armed protests at state capitols, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. An internal FBI memo warns that armed demonstrations are being planned at all 50 state capitols and may begin this weekend, The Associated Press reported Monday. According to the AP, the memo reads: […]

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October 21, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

State U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI Warn Marylanders About Election Misinformation

The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI issued a statement Tuesday warning Maryland voters about election misinformation. The U.S. Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section and the FBI have started a National Voter Disinformation Initiative to combat voter suppression schemes. “The right to vote is one of the most important rights exercised by Americans,” said U.S. […]

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July 1, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

The FBI Warns Public of Potential COVID-19 Related Scams

The FBI has published a press release about potential scams related to COVID-19. They say that these scams include marketing fake or unapproved COVID-19 antibody tests which can lead to false results and scammers attempting to steal personal information for medical insurance or identity theft schemes. Dr. Earl Stoddard, the Director at Montgomery County Office […]

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January 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

FBI Issues Warning of Telephone Scammers Posing as FBI Agents

The FBI strongly advises anyone receiving a phone call from someone they do not know to never give out any personal information, including social security or credit card numbers. Currently, scammers have been calling people and identifying themselves as FBI agents. The phone number that appears on the caller’s phone is 202-324-3000. Under this scam, […]

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September 16, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Officials Still Investigating 2016 Disappearance of Gaithersburg Man

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and the FBI are still investigating the disappearance of Ronal Giovani Vasquez-Flores in 2016, the MCPD said in a statement Monday.  Vasquez-Flores is from Gaithersburg and was 23 when he disappeared on July 16, 2016. Investigators think he was a victim of foul play and that his disappearance is […]

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April 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Footage of Hogan Sr. Calling for Nixon’s Impeachment Resurfaces

Old footage of Gov. Larry Hogan’s father resurfaced on MSNBC’s show “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on Monday night. The footage shows then-Congressman Lawrence Hogan Sr. calling for President Richard Nixon’s impeachment. Hogan Sr. was the first Republican congressman to call for Nixon’s impeachment — a fact Gov. Hogan alluded to in his inaugural […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Allegedly Inspired by ISIS, Germantown Man Wanted to Run Down Pedestrians, U.S. Attorney Says

The U.S. Attorney’s Office claims ISIS inspired a Germantown man to steal a U-Haul van with the intention of using it as a weapon against pedestrians within National Harbor. The government has asked that Rondell Henry, 28, be detained pending trial claiming he is a flight risk and a danger to the community, according to […]

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