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June 13, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials July 12

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over forty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12, 2019. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police departments, Maryland State Police, and Office of the […]

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June 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Councilman Jawando Alleges ‘Racial Profiling’ By State Police After Traffic Stop

Councilmember Will Jawando was stopped by a Maryland State Police trooper on Saturday, just days after he hosted a community forum on policing. The trooper asked whether he owned the car or whether he had any outstanding warrants. “I kinda knew then that this was a pretext stop is when a police officer stops someone […]

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May 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Bethesda Man Faces Child Porn Charges

A Montgomery County man faces child pornography charges after a Maryland State Police investigation. Charles Victor Kopfstein-Penk, 74, of Bethesda is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, a state police statement said. Kopfstein-Penk was arrested at his home without incident and taken to the state police Rockville Barrack for processing. In February […]

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April 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Gaithersburg Man Faces Child Porn Charges

A Gaithersburg man was charged Wednesday with distribution and possession of child pornography, a Maryland State Police statement said. The arrest followed a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigation. Andrzej Piwowarski, 43, faces two counts of distribution of child pornography and seven counts of possession of child pornography, according to […]

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April 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Man Killed Trying to Cross I-270

Maryland State Police have identified the man who died Monday trying to walk across I-270. Tyrone Alonzo Jones, 36, was hit by a dump truck about 12:15 p.m. as he was crossing the highway, just north of Germantown Road, Maryland State Police said. Police said they received a call that a man appeared to be […]

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February 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Snow Emergency Plan Issued for Montgomery County

Update: The Snow Emergency Plan was lifted Thursday, February 21 at 10 a.m. A Snow Emergency Plan was issued for Montgomery County at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. This plan is to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout the County. Parking is prohibited on roads and streets designated as snow emergency […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Alcohol Task Force Charged 208 People for DUI Since November

Over the past five weeks, Montgomery County Police’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force arrested 208 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The task force not only consists of officers from six police districts, it also includes Maryland State Police troopers, Montgomery County sheriff deputies, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, as well […]

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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Governor Hogan Invites Marylanders to his Holiday-Filled Governor’s Mansion

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan are hosting a holiday open house on Saturday, December 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Residents throughout Maryland will be able to visit the governor’s mansion free of charge during this time. In conjunction with Toys for Toys and Maryland State Police, Governor Hogan will also be […]

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October 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

The Number of Hate Crimes Increased, According to Maryland State Police

Officers from the Maryland State Police said the number of hate crimes reported increased in 2017 compared to the number of incidents reported in 2016. According to a report from The Capital Gazette, police said 398 hate-related incidents were reported in 2017, an increase of 103 compared to 2016. The increase in incidents happened in […]

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October 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Lanes Back Open on Capital Beltway After Multiple Accidents Cause Delays, Closures

Lanes on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway are back open after an multiple accidents caused lane closures and delays Friday morning. According to Maryland State Police, officers responded to Connecticut Avenue just before 6 a.m.,  following a report of an oil spill that led to a series of car accidents. When troopers arrived […]

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