Montgomery County Police 5th District

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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February 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Networking Event to Raise Awareness for Food Insecurity in County

Five thousand Montgomery County Public School students have experienced -over the past seven years- King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good” program at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (JHU). The kids program affords them the opportunity to share what it feels like to bake and give to those in need. King Arthur Flour (KAF) wanted […]

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November 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus’ Varsity Game Against Century Was Clouded By the JV Team’s Controversy

Damascus’ varsity football team maintained its winning streak last night, beating Century High School 42-3. The varsity team’s victory came as the school and the community dealt with the fallout from rape allegations involving the junior varsity team. During the day on Friday, the school received a “concerning call,” threatening administrators if the varsity game […]

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July 19, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Twenty Public Safety Officials Honored at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty Upcounty Police Officers and a Firefighter at their 22nd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 14. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The Annual Public Safety Awards honor the Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and Emergency Service professionals protecting the Upcounty of […]

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July 18, 2016 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Public Safety Awards 53 of the County’s Finest

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters and Paramedics at their 21st Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. The event was held on Friday, July 8 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This year we honored 53 of the County’s finest public safety officials from the Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery […]

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May 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Germantown Residents Concerned About Increase in Crime in Town Center Area (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Dozens of residents turned out for a Town Hall meeting hosted by police to discuss an uptick in crime in the Germantown central business district area on Wednesday. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The meeting was held at the Germantown Community Library, where Commander of the 5th District Dave Gillespie along with officers presented residents […]

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February 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Police Locate Missing Damascus Woman (PHOTO)

UPDATED Feb. 2nd  Montgomery County police report that Migdaila Von Strauss has been found safe and unharmed. ORIGINAL POST Detectives from the Montgomery County 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 48-year-old Damascus woman. Migdaila Von Strauss of Damascus Road was last contacted by a family member via […]

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January 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Police Are Asking for Public’s Help Locating a Wanted Person (PHOTO)

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted person, Gregory Howard Pearson, age 66. According to a news release, a warrant has been obtained by detectives for Pearson’s arrest, charging him with theft and credit card fraud offenses. Police say Pearson […]

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December 21, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

UPDATED: Montgomery County Police Are Investigating Damascus Homicide (PHOTO)

UPDATE Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Francisco Trujillo, of Ridge Road in Damascus, with the homicide of Mario Perez. The Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division is investigating a homicide that occurred early Monday morning in Damascus. According to a news release, the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) […]

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August 14, 2014 | Laura Rowles

GGCC Public Safety Awards Breakfast Honors 57

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce honored Upcounty Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics at their 19th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. The event was held on Friday, August 8 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. This year we honored 57 of the County’s, National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire Department & the City of […]

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