MCPD 3rd District

October 28, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Handgun, Drug Offenses in Fairland Area

Montgomery County police have arrested a suspect for possession of a handgun and drug offenses during a traffic stop in the Fairland Area of Silver Spring, according to authorities. Police arrested and charged Jefferson Ayala-Castillo, 21, of Columbia, Md., with criminal offenses that include possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun by a prohibited […]

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October 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

Arrest Made in Armed Robbery at White Oak Gas Station

Montgomery County police arrested the suspect of an armed robbery at a White Oak gas station, according to a press release. At 3:45 a.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Shell Gas Station at 11150 New Hampshire Avenue. The suspect, Spiro Stafilatos, 33, entered the gas station and attempted to […]

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October 23, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Hillandale Starbucks Burglarized; Suspect in Custody

A 33-year-old man was arrested Friday after police were notified of a burglary at the Starbucks in the Hillandale Shopping Center off New Hampshire Avenue. Police say Matias Concha, of Leisure World Boulevard, was observed by an officer walking in the area with items in his hands. In a press release, police added that “the […]

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October 19, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

MCPD Investigates Home Invasion Robbery in Fairland

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred on Sept. 30, according to a press release. At approximately 11:20 p.m., MCPD officers responded to a report of a home invasion on Turbridge Drive. Investigators determined that two masked suspects entered the home by cutting the window screen in the […]

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October 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Driver Pinned Inside Car in Two Vehicle Collision

Two vehicles collided Thursday at the intersection of Spencerville Road and Santini Road in Burtonsville around 6:30 p.m., according to a tweet by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said one of the drivers was pinned inside their vehicle for almost 15 minutes while rescue service personnel attempted to take […]

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July 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Investiga una Serie de Tiroteos en el Área de Burtonsville

El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery, 3ra División, está investigando una serie de tiroteos en el área de Burtonsville que ocurrieron en abril. La policía no cree que estos tiroteos sean aleatorios. Desde marzo, la policía ha respondido a 23 llamadas, ninguna de las cuales incluyó un tiroteo fatal. Algunos de esos incidentes […]

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July 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Police Investigating Series of Shootings in Burtonsville Area

Montgomery County Department of Police, 3rd Division, is investigating a series of shootings in the Burtonsville area that occurred in April. Police do not believe these shootings are random. Since March, police have responded to 23 calls, none of which included a fatal shooting. Some of those incidents have resulted in injury. The vast majority […]

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