October 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Man Suspected in Germantown Killing Shoots Self During Arrest

Update, Wednesday: Montgomery County police said Valentino Pritchett, 18, shot himself as officers tried to arrest him for the Oct. 23 killing of 20-year-old Stephen Frazier of Germantown. Pritchett, of an unconfirmed address, was developed as a suspect during the investigation, police said. About 7 p.m. Tuesday, officers found Pritchett traveling in a vehicle in the area […]

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May 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Domino’s Offers Reward in Burtonsville Homicide

Domino’s Pizza has offered a $7,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the slaying of one of its employees. Francesco Michael DiGiovanni, 45, was a Domino’s Pizza delivery employee who was shot about 11 p.m. Monday near Aldora Circle in Burtonsville, police said. Silver Spring […]

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May 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Death in Burtonsville as Homicide

Montgomery County police said Tuesday morning that a man’s death in Burtonsville is being treated as a homicide. About 11 p.m. Monday, the county’s 911 center received multiple calls for the sound of shots fired in the area of Aldora Circle in Burtonsville, police said. Silver Spring police district officers responded to the area and […]

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March 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest West Virginia Man for Burtonsville Deaths

A 24-year-old West Virginia man has been charged in connection with the shooting deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a Burtonsville parking lot, a Montgomery County police statement said. Gregory Terrell Jones, of Raphael Court in Martinsburg, West Virginia, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of […]

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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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January 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Say Woman’s Body Found in Burtonsville Pond

A woman was found dead in a Burtonsville pond Wednesday, Montgomery County Police said. About 3:39 p.m., Silver Spring District officers responded to a pond behind the 14200 block of Ballinger Terrace for the report of a suspicious situation. First responders found the remains of a woman in the pond, police said. The Office of […]

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December 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 20 Stories for 2017

With all the public safety news, the events happening in the school system and even the development announcements we’ve covered this year, our No. 1 story for the year was … drum roll please … sunflowers. Here are the Top 20 stories for the year for MyMCMedia.org:   UPDATED: Acres of Sunflowers Are Blooming in Poolesville […]

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December 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Germantown Shooting Death

Update 2:40 p.m.: Montgomery County police have identified the victim of a shooting in Gaithersburg on Saturday as Andrew Douglas Turner, 18, a Tuesday afternoon police statement said. Original post: Montgomery County police are investigating the shooting death of a man show in the 12900 block of Falling Water Circle, in Germantown, according to a police […]

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November 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

19-Year-Old Arrested for Slaying; Body Found at Wheaton Regional Park

A 19-year-old was arrested in North Carolina in the slaying of a man whose body was discovered in September in Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Police said Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, of an unconfirmed address, has been charged with the first-degree murder of the victim, whose identity has not been […]

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November 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 4-10

Although our Top 10 stories, based on web traffic, included a lot of crime coverage, they do include two political stories: the approval of the $15 an hour minimum wage and the election of Laurie-Anne Sayles to the Gaithersbrg City Council.

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