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July 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Clarksburg High Graduate Dies in Single-Car Crash on I-70

An 18-year-old graduate of Clarksburg High School died Friday afternoon on I-70 near Ellicott City, Maryland State Police reported. Emergency medical services personnel pronounced Tyler Michael Gergler dead at the scene in the single-car wreck, police said. At about 4:30 p.m., troopers from the Waterloo Barrack received a 9-1-1 call reporting a crash at I-70 […]

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July 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

Starting about 10 p.m., and weather permitting, Montgomery County police and Maryland State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. This enforcement is a component of Montgomery County law enforcement’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking. The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance. Police officers remind motorists […]

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July 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

State Trooper Honored For Arresting 150 Impaired Drivers in 2018

Maryland State Police Trooper Anthony Wallace made more impaired driver arrests than any other state trooper in Maryland in 2018. On July 12, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce presented Wallace with a Meritorious Service Citation for arresting 150 people who were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Montgomery County and neighboring areas. […]

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July 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Awards Forty-Nine First Responders

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored forty-nine Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at its 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast “It’s so important for the community to take a moment and thank our first responders for all that they do to keep us safe,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / […]

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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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