September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Investigate Four Carjackings in Under a Week in Downtown Silver Spring

Four armed carjackings have occurred in the downtown Silver Spring area since Sept. 19, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said.  Detectives continue to investigate the crimes and said in three incidents the victim’s car was left running and/or unattended. All four victims’ cars were later found abandoned in Washington, D.C. The carjackings occurred as […]

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September 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Accused of Stealing Police Car, Hitting Another One in Olney

A man stole a police car before hitting another police car on Saturday in Olney, according to a Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division statement. Police said a Park Police officer was flagged down by an adult male at Georgia Avenue and Prince Philip Drive at around 3:30 p.m. While they were talking the […]

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September 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Public Safety Task Force Will Focus Work in Five Areas

Montgomery County’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force will break up much of its work into five categories before presenting recommendations next year. In late June, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced he was creating the task force. Members will discuss racism in policing and examine how to fix policies that impact certain groups disproportionately in […]

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September 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Vigil Planned for Saturday at Site of Fatal Crash in Aspen Hill

A vigil in memory of Robert Lawrence, who died after being struck in a hit and run crash on Aug. 11, is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Lawrence was standing by his vehicle in Aspen Hill when he was struck. According to the Montgomery County Police Department, around 10 a.m. on Aug. […]

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September 24, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking in Silver Spring

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police are investigating an armed carjacking that happened in downtown Silver Spring on Sept. 19. The incident occurred at 9:43 p.m. in the 8700 block of Colesville Road, according to police. The victim, an adult male, left his car running, unlocked and unattended while doing some errands. As he returned […]

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September 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Elrich’s Public Safety Task Force Meets Thursday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s public safety task force is scheduled to meet Thursday at 6 p.m. The virtual meeting will be streamed live via Facebook and will be broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (CCM). The group, known as the Reimagining Public Safety task force, was established to develop recommendations for changes to the […]

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September 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

Non-Verbal Autistic Man From Rockville Located Thanks to Helpful Resident

A missing man. A helpful resident. An uplifting ending. Montgomery County Police Department recently tweeted out a heartwarming photo that captures the story. A 60-year-old non-verbal autistic man was reported missing in Rockville from Greenspan Lane on Friday shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thanks to a helpful resident, he was found an hour later, authorities say. Montgomery County […]

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September 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía de Montgomery Busca a Mujer Desaparecida del Área de Colesville

Los detectives del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery – Sección de Investigaciones del 4º Distrito están pidiendo la ayuda del público para localizar a una mujer desaparecida del área de Colesville. Catherine Nguyen, de 22 años, fue vista por última vez por su familia durante la tarde del sábado 19 de septiembre cuando […]

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September 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

UPDATE: Man Arrested for Shooting and Attempted Murder of His Wife

Update (Sep. 21): 41-year-old Allen L. Price Jr. has been arrested and charged for the attempted first-degree murder of his 45-year-old wife, according to Montgomery County Police. On Thursday, September 17, shortly after 10:00 a.m., authorities responded to a residence on Sandy Lake Drive, where officers located the victim in the home, suffering from an […]

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September 18, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Jawando Receives Threatening Comment on Social Media

Less than a month after reporting a racist, threatening comment on Instagram, Councilmember Will Jawando received another threat on social media. Jawando was going to participate in a virtual town hall Thursday night about alternatives to having police in school, he told MyMCMedia. The user made the threatening comment on a post promoting the virtual […]

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