Montgomery County Police Department

August 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: 92-Year-Old Woman Died from Asphyxiation; Roommate Admitted to Killing Her Last Week

Julia Birch, 26, last week admitted to killing her roommate, 92-year-old Nancy Ann Frankel, according to Montgomery County Police (MCPD). Frankel’s cause of death was asphyxiation, Officer Carlos Cortes, with the police department’s Public Information Division, told MyMCM in an email Tuesday. According to police, officers and fire/rescue personnel responded to a home on Spruell […]

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August 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía: Mujer Admite Quitarle la Vida a su Compañera de Habitación de 92 años en Kensington

Una mujer fue arrestada y acusada de quitarle la vida a su compañera de cuarto en Kensington, escribió la policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD) en un comunicado. Julia Birch, de 26 años, admitió haber matado a Nancy Ann Frankel, de 92 años, dijo la policía. MCPD señaló que alrededor de las 8:20 a.m. del […]

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August 2, 2021 | Staff Writer

Police Continue Search For Leads in Homicide of Germantown Teen Athlete; Mother of Victim Speaks Out

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) continues to investigate the homicide of 18-year-old Tray Dawkins of Germantown – the teen was fatally shot back in April of  2019. More than two years later, the Northwest High School graduate’s mother and detectives continue to ask anyone with information to come forward. “His passion was football…he also […]

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August 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Woman, 26, Admitted to Killing 92-Year-Old Roommate in Kensington 

A woman has been arrested and charged with killing her roommate in Kensington, Montgomery County Police (MCPD) wrote in a release. Julia Birch, 26, admitted to killing 92-year-old Nancy Ann Frankel, police said. MCPD said that around 8:20 a.m. July 28, officers and fire/rescue personnel responded to a home on Spruell Drive in Kensington for […]

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August 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

PG County Man Charged with Fatal Shooting in White Oak 

Montgomery County Police (MCPD) charged a Prince George’s County man with a July 2 shooting in White Oak that killed 25-year-old Patrick Davion Gafford, who police said met with the suspect to commit a robbery. David Johnell Eggleston Jr., 25, of Oxon Hill, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and use […]

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July 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Mother of 21-Year-Old Killed by Police Speaks Out

Rhonda LeRoux says Montgomery County Police failed to de-escalate the situation that ended in officers fatally shooting her son, 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux. LeRoux was killed by Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officers July 16. Police said they were called to a Gaithersburg McDonald’s for a report that LeRoux was in the drive-thru refusing to pay for […]

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July 28, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Revela Imágenes de la Cámara Corporal de Agentes en el Tiroteo Mortal en Gaithersburg

La policía del condado de Montgomery llevó a cabo una conferencia de prensa el martes para revisar las imágenes de la cámara corporal de un oficial, del día 16 de julio, donde Ryan LeRoux, de 21 años, perdió la vida tras ser baleado por un policía, en un restaurante McDonald’s en Gaithersburg. Según la policía, […]

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July 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Release Body Camera Footage from July 16 Fatal Shooting of Gaithersburg Man 

Montgomery County Police held a press conference Tuesday to review officer body camera footage from the July 16 fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux at a McDonald’s restaurant in Gaithersburg. According to police, a person called 911 to report LeRoux was in a McDonald’s drive-thru on Flower Hill Way refusing to pay for his food […]

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July 27, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Crime Drops 14% During 2020, Homicides and Fatal Crashes Increase

Overall, crime in Montgomery County during 2020 decreased 14%, but the number of homicides, auto thefts, overdoses and fatal accidents increased, according to the recently-released Montgomery County Police Department’s 2020 Annual Report on Crime and Safety. The 37-page report often refers to the pandemic as the reason for the dip in crime. For example, it […]

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July 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hispano Enfrenta Cargos de DUI tras Atropellar a una Familia de Seis en Gaithersburg

Un hombre hispano enfrenta cargos después de que la policía dice que atropelló a una familia de seis personas que caminaba por una acera en Gaithersburg durante el fin de semana. Los oficiales dicen que sucedió cerca de N. Summit Avenue en Goshen Road y Girard Street, el sábado poco antes de las 8:00 p.m. […]

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