Montgomery County Police Department

November 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Man Killed After Single-Vehicle Crash in Layhill Area

A man died after a single-vehicle crash in the Layhill area on Sunday morning, according to Montgomery County police. An investigation revealed that 23-year-old Stefano Jorge Fernandes of Rockville was driving west on Norbeck Road near Whitehaven Road shortly after 1:00 a.m. when his vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees. Authorities say Fernandes […]

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November 20, 2020 | Staff Writer

Detectives Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in North Bethesda

Montgomery County Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred in North Bethesda early Friday morning. First responders arrived on the scene shortly after 5:00 a.m., according to police. An investigation determined that a car was traveling north on Rockville Pike approaching Grosvenor Lane when the pedestrian, identified as 74-year-old James Eugene White Jr. […]

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November 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

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UPDATE: MCPD Officer Shot During Attempted Arrest in PG County, Suspect Dead

Update (Nov. 18): The officer that was shot during an attempted arrest of a homicide suspect in Prince Georges County on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Detective Donnie Oaks, a 20-year veteran of the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD). Authorities say Detective Oaks underwent surgery last night and remains in stable condition. The suspect […]

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November 17, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Gaithersburg

A man was killed in a single-vehicle collision in Gaithersburg on Monday night according to Montgomery County police. 35-year-old Jonathan Davis of Washington, D.C. was driving east on Darnestown Road (MD 28) when, for reasons still under investigation, his vehicle crossed over the center median and continued traveling east in the westbound lanes of traffic. […]

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November 10, 2020 | Staff Writer

Woman Charged for Stabbing Near Wheaton Metro Station

A woman has been arrested and charged for stabbing a man in the area outside of the Wheaton Metro Station last week. Montgomery County Police say 22-year-old Nelly Moore of Gaithersburg faces assault-related charges for the Nov. 1 stabbing of an adult male. Detectives do not believe that Moore knew the victim. According to an […]

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November 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Fairland

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating a fatal collision in Fairland that happened early Sunday morning. MCPD Officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to Old Columbia Pike near Ruxton Road shortly before 4:30 a.m. An investigation determined that a Ford pickup truck was traveling south on Old Columbia Pike approaching Ruxton […]

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November 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Charged with Stabbing Two People at 7-Eleven in Silver Spring

A Washington, D.C. man has been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder after police say he stabbed two people in Silver Spring. According to the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), detectives determined that on Monday night, Wayne Riley, 55, was trying to get into a storage area holding cigarettes at the 7-Eleven at […]

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October 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Assistant Police Chief Says Officers are Reluctant to Enforce Traffic Laws

Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Thomas Didone said racial concerns combined with a lack of concern for traffic safety have made officers reluctant to enforce traffic laws. “To be honest with you, the concerns about pretextual stops and concerns on racial profiling in the community, without the voice of Vision Zero, has them afraid to […]

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October 29, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Charge Juvenile Suspect with Seven Burglaries

Montgomery County Police have charged a 16-year-old male with the burglary of four homes and, additionally, the attempted burglary of three homes in the Boyds area. During the month of October, police began to investigate a number of burglaries that were occurring in Boyds. Police detectives believed that the burglaries were being committed by the […]

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October 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Former Wootton Football Coach Sexually Assaulted Players, Asked for Explicit Photos

Additional charging details allege that former Wootton High School football coach Christopher Papadopoulos inappropriately touched student players and pressured one for explicit photos. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged 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 […]

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