Germantown District

January 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Fatal Christmas Morning Shooting in Damascus

Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Christmas morning in Damascus. According to a police statement, investigators are treating the case as a domestic-related homicide. Germantown district officers responded to the incident—which occurred at the home located in the 28900 block of Kempton Road in Damascus—on Dec. 25 […]

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December 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 11, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Boundary Analysis Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools is inviting the public to weigh in on the boundary analysis study at Julius West Middle School in Rockville from 7 to 9 p.m. The boundary analysis study will examine MCPS’s current […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Stands By Decision to Prohibit Divisive Flag

County Executive Marc Elrich met with members of the media Monday afternoon and doubled down on his decision to prohibit a Thin Blue Line flag from being displayed at the Germantown District police station. Elrich said his problem with the flag is that it’s been appropriated by Blue Lives Matter, a media group started in […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Takes Aim at Elrich for Banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Gov. Larry Hogan has taken aim at County Executive Marc Elrich’s decision to ban a “Thin Blue Line” flag from being hung at the Germantown District police station. On Oct. 30, Montgomery County Police Department tweeted a photo of a wooden Thin Blue Line flag crafted by a young boy as a gift to Germantown […]

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April 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Man Wearing MAGA Hat in Germantown

Germantown district police officers have arrested two men for their involvement in an assault and robbery that occurred in Germantown over the weekend. According to police, the two men arrested for their involvement in this incident are Jovan Crawford of Germantown, 27, and Scott Duncan Roberson of Washington D.C., 25. Police say that a man, […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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March 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos Released of Man Involved in Alleged Assault at Germantown Shoppers

Police have released photographs of a man who allegedly assaulted another person at the Shoppers Food Warehouse in Germantown. Montgomery County police said Germantown district officers responded to a call about 6:16 p.m. March 18 about a man assaulting a 21-year-old man in the grocery store. Police said investigators believe the assault was over a […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sketch Released of Woman Who Stole Purse in Starbucks

Police have released a composite sketch of a woman who stole a purse at a Starbucks in Germantown. According to police, detectives from the Germantown district say that the theft occurred on March 8 at around 3:30 p.m. Police say, a woman was inside the Starbucks shop on Kingsview Village Avenue when the thief stole […]

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January 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Victim Identified in Germantown Shooting

Update Friday: The dead man found in Germantown on Wednesday has been identified as Maurice Cortez Mercer, 30, of the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way, Montgomery County police said. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled his death as a homicide by gunshot wound.  Original post: Montgomery County police found a man dead […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Police Crime Summary for July 20

Montgomery County police crime summary can be found here. Rockville District: A theft from vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of East Jefferson Street between about 7:30 p.m. and about 9:22 p.m. July 7. Force; cash and property were taken. Police seek two men, ages unknown, for a commercial burglary that occurred at the Castle […]

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