Montgomery County Police Department

February 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Chief Jones: ‘We’ve Never Had 7 Homicides in 1 Month’

“We’ve never had seven homicides in one month in Montgomery County that anyone can remember,” County Police (MCPD) Chief Marcus Jones said during a council Public Safety Committee meeting. According to MCPD’s annual reports on crime and safety, the number of homicides per year in Montgomery County prior to 2020 are as follows: 2019: 15 […]

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February 22, 2021 | Staff Writer

Update: Three Local Business Owners Robbed; Police Believe Victims Were Followed Home

Update (Feb. 22): Montgomery County Police are investigating three separate robberies of local business owners. Last week, authorities released details of two robberies that involved other business owners. Police are now investigating the possibility that the same suspects also committed a third robbery on Thursday night. Detectives believe that the suspects followed the victims from […]

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February 19, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Chief Marcus Jones: ‘Bridging That Gap Between Community and Police is Important’

After more than three decades of dedicated service to the Montgomery County Police Department, Marcus Jones was elevated to Chief of Police in Nov. 2019 taking over for Tom Manger who retired after leading the force for 15 years. Jones, who has been with MCPD since 1985, said his role as the Chief is an ‘honor.’ “Some […]

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February 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Task Force Releases 87 Recommendations for Policing 

Montgomery County’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force released 87 recommendations for public safety and the police department in a comprehensive report Thursday. The task force was created by County Executive Marc Elrich in August 2020. According to the report, members were asked to address policing practices that lead to racial injustices and give recommendations for […]

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January 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPD Spokesperson Blanca Kling Dies After Battling COVID-19

Blanca Kling, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Police Department who also served as the department’s Hispanic liaison, died Wednesday. She was 68 and worked in the department for over 40 years. Ms. Kling’s son, Jason Kling confirmed the news on his personal Facebook page. Mr. Kling said in a Facebook post, written in Spanish, that […]

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January 25, 2021 | Staff Writer

Police Continue to Investigate Pedestrian-Involved Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision in Hillandale

Montgomery County Police continue to investigate a pedestrian-involved fatal hit-and-run collision that happened in Hillandale on Jan. 15. Photos of the suspected vehicle have been released. An investigation determined that a 66-year-old male pedestrian crossing New Hampshire Avenue near Elton Road shortly before 8:30 p.m. was hit by a vehicle, believed to be a silver […]

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January 20, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Teams With Other Law Enforcement During Presidential Inauguration in DC

Some Montgomery County Police Officers are in the nation’s capital today assisting other law enforcement agencies during the Presidential Inauguration. According to a Tweet, MCPD has participated in the historic event for several administrations. The officers will work with D.C. Police, U.S. Capitol Police, and other law enforcement agencies to ensure a safe 59th inauguration […]

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January 15, 2021 | Staff Writer

Update: Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle in Glenmont Area Being Investigated as Homicide

Update (Jan. 15): Montgomery County Police are investigating the homicide of a man that was found inside a parked car located in the Wheaton-Glenmont area. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Martin Sean Nolan of Rockville. Authorities responded to the report of a shooting in the parking lot area of an elementary school located on […]

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January 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Investigating Homicide in Germantown Apartment

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives are investigating a homicide in Germantown, police said in a statement. Russell Troy Huffman, 38, was pronounced deceased in an apartment on the 20000 block of Frederick Road on Monday, MCPD said. The department said he was a resident of the block. 911 received a call around 4:54 p.m. […]

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January 5, 2021 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg Man Charged With Murdering His Mother

A man was arrested and is facing charges after he shot and killed his mother inside a Clarksburg home early Monday morning, police say. 24-year-old David Mark Blackburn has been charged with the first-degree murder of his mother, 56-year-old Maryann Blackburn. According to Montgomery County Police, officers responded to the home located on the 22800 […]

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