Montgomery County Police

August 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

After Pandemic Cancellation Last Year, Police and Residents Connect In-Person for National Night Out

Montgomery County leaders and public safety officials joined residents at neighborhood events Tuesday for National Night Out. The annual event is meant for police to connect with residents and for leaders to encourage community relationships with law enforcement. Residents could also learn about crime prevention and other safety information or about county resources like COVID-19 […]

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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 | Maryam Shahzad

Public Safety Leaders, Police Officers Join Residents for National Night Out

Law enforcement leaders joined residents at numerous neighborhood block parties in Montgomery County for National Night Out on Tuesday. The event allows police to connect with residents and leaders to encourage community relationships with law enforcement. Residents could learn about crime prevention and how to avoid being victims of scams. Fire marshals educated residents about […]

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August 3, 2021 | Staff Writer

Surveillance Video Released in Gaithersburg Armed Robbery

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) continue to investigate the July 26 armed robbery of a gas station in Gaithersburg. Investigators released surveillance video of the two male suspects on Tuesday and ask for the public’s help in identifying them. On Monday, July 26, shortly before 3:00 a.m., officers responded to a gas […]

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August 3, 2021 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Man Arrested For Exposing Himself

Montgomery County Police (MCPD) say 74-year-old Steven Hirsch Eisen of Silver Spring has been arrested for indecent exposure on multiple occasions. In November 2020, officers began investigating several reports of indecent exposure occurring at various locations throughout Kensington. Victims reported that the suspect would get their attention and “expose himself” to them while in public areas. […]

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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 | 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 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Study Scrutinizes Police Role in Traffic Enforcement

Maryland law entrusts traffic enforcement to its local police departments. To reduce major vehicle collisions and racial profiling, Montgomery County is considering  taking traffic enforcement away from the police and placing it in the hands of the county department of transportation. According to a lengthy study by the Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight that […]

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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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