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May 31, 2019 | Staff Writer

Germantown Shooting Under Investigation

Montgomery County police are investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 9:25 p.m. Thursday in Germantown. According to police, officers from the 5th District and Fire and Rescue responded to a home in the 12600 block of Grey Eagle Court for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. Police said first responders found […]

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April 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Shots Being Fired at Parked Vehicles in Fairland Neighborhood

Police are investigating an incident that involved parked vehicles being shot by gunfire in a Fairland area neighborhood. On April 19, police say that Silver Spring district officers responded to report that multiple gunshots were going off around the 12300 block of Featherwood Drive at 11:50 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, police say […]

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February 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Surveillance Photo Shows Suspects Involved in Wheaton Theft, Credit Card Fraud

Montgomery County Police from the Wheaton District need help identifying two adults suspected of stealing a wallet and committing credit card fraud in Wheaton. The theft occurred on January 11, according to police. The victim was working “in the 110000 block of Veirs Mill Road” when the person’s wallet was stolen, police say. According to police, […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Detectives Seek Public’s Help Solving 2014 Homicide Case

Montgomery County Police is starting to periodically release information about ongoing investigations in the hopes that someone will come forward and have information to bring closure to the case. In a video released to the police’s Twitter account, Detective Katie Leggett said that Wednesday, Feb. 20, marked the five year anniversary of the homicide of […]

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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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August 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Burtonsville Shooting

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a possible shooting that happened in Burtonsville Monday afternoon. According to police, at approximately 2:53 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a call to report an assault inside of a vehicle at the intersection of Cedar Tree Drive and Red Maple Court. Third District officers responded to the location and […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

NTSB Report Expected to Answer Key Questions About Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

It is coming up on one year since the National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation of what ignited a natural gas leak at Flower Branch Apartments last Aug. 10. The federal agency is expected to provide some critical answers to questions about the explosion and fire that killed seven people, injured dozens of others […]

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August 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Release Surveillance Video from Bank Robbery

Montgomery County police officers have released a surveillance video, see below, in hopes you can help them identify a bank robbery suspect. The bank robbery happened on July 28 shortly after 5 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank on Westlake Drive in North Bethesda. According to the police investigation, the suspect entered the bank and […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Identify Victim of Wednesday Night Shooting

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: The victim in the Wednesday night shooting has been identified as Jon-Christian Kemachet-Webster, 20, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Detectives do not believe that this homicide was a random act, police said.   UPDATE: A shooting Wednesday night in a Forest Glen home turned fatal, a Montgomery County police statement said. The […]

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July 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wiedefeld Says Metro’s Track Department Supervisor Was Dismissed for Overtime Abuse

A Metro track department supervisor was dismissed for abuse of overtime, and others are under administrative review, according to Paul Wiedefeld, WMATA’s general manager. “It is disturbing and disappointing that any employee would misuse overtime. The supervisor in this matter has been dismissed effective immediately,” said Wiedefeld. “As stewards of the public’s trust, all of […]

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