Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD)

November 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Verizon Employee Assaulted During Attempted Armed Robbery, Police Say

An attempted armed robbery is under investigation after two suspects entered a Verizon store and assaulted an employee, according to the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD). The incident occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 17 just before 2:30 p.m. Detectives from the Major Crimes Division say two suspects attempted to gain access to the back room of […]

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November 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Hillandale T-Mobile Store Robbed, Police Searching For Suspect

Montgomery County Police from the Major Crimes Division are asking for help identifying the suspect of an armed robbery. Police say a man entered a T-Mobile store off New Hampshire Avenue in the Hillandale area last Thursday, Nov. 12. The man initially told an employee he had an issue with his phone. But soon after, […]

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November 13, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Suspected Motor Vehicle Thieves Arrested After Fleeing Scene, Crash

Montgomery County Police arrested three suspects Sunday, Nov. 8 after the driver of a stolen Toyota Camry fled an attempted traffic stop and collided with a parked vehicle. Just after midnight on Sunday, officers responded to a call for a stolen vehicle. The owner of the stolen vehicle told police that he had located the […]

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November 4, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Suspect Arrested for Handgun Possession After Hit-and-Run Collision in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police arrested a suspect for possession of a handgun after he was involved in a hit-and-run collision in Silver Spring, according to a press release. The suspect was identified as Mario J Rios, 21, of Schrider Street in Silver Spring. He is being charged with criminal offenses to include possession of a handgun, possession […]

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November 3, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery County Plans on Doubling Number of Traffic Cameras

Beginning as early as 2021, drivers speeding through Montgomery County might fall victim to newly added speed and red-light cameras, as the county plans to double the number in use. At an Oct. 29 Public Safety Committee meeting, Assistant Chief Tom Didone of the Montgomery County Department of Police told County Council members that the […]

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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 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 13, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Ex-entrenador de Fútbol Americano de Wootton High School Acusado de Abuso Sexual

Un ex entrenador de fútbol de Wootton High School fue arrestado el lunes y acusado de abuso sexual de dos jugadores estudiantes. Los detectives del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) acusaron a Christopher Papadopoulos, de 26 años, de Gaithersburg de dos cargos de abuso sexual de un menor y cuatro cargos de […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Wootton High School Football Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of Two Players

A former Wootton High School football coach was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse of two student players. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Christopher Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case records. Papadopoulos was […]

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