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June 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘This Was a Murder in a Police Uniform’: Hogan Addresses George Floyd Killing

“This was not just a bad cop or bad policing, this was a murder in a police uniform, right? This is beyond anything you can possibly imagine.” Gov. Larry Hogan addressed the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin and said police reform is needed at a press conference Wednesday.  “There’s no question […]

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May 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

White Oak Man Charged with Murder, Assault

A 63-year-old White Oak man has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault in the murder of a young woman May 11. Biet Van Tran, of the 900 block of Balmoral Drive in White Oak, is being held without bond. His preliminary hearing is set for July 10 […]

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May 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Suspect Arrested in Man’s Murder in White Oak Monday

UPDATE (May 12): Marcus Ahmed Jordan, 21, of Georgia, was shot to death Monday night in White Oak, and Montgomery County Police have arrested a suspect. The 26-year-old suspect called police about a shooting in his apartment in the 11500 block of February Circle. Upon arrival, police located Jordan, who died of an apparent gunshot […]

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May 11, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Update: Woman Murdered Monday in White Oak

Update May 14 Montgomery County Police identified the woman who was killed in White Oak May 11. The victim was Linh Ngoc Thai Pham, who had been staying temporarily in Florida prior to visiting the house on Balmoral Drive. _____________________________ Montgomery County Police are investing the murder of a female and the assault of two […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Mother of Teen Shot and Killed in Home Last Year Pleas for Information

Montgomery County Police Department is still investigating the killing of 18-year-old Damion Callery Jr. that occurred on Aug. 17, 2019. Callery’s mother, Cherrell Callery, has made a plea for anyone with information on what happened to call the anonymous police number in order to help their family in getting closure. “This is a real tragedy […]

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February 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Investigating Double Homicide of Northwest High School Graduates

Two recent Northwest High School graduates were found dead on Feb. 8 in Virginia.  According to a statement from Virginia State Police (VSP), at 2:51 a.m. officers were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Halifax County near the Virginia-North Carolina border. VSP found the bodies of Ayanna Munne Maertens Griffin, 19, and […]

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September 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Maryland Laws Taking Effect Include ‘Laura and Reid’s Law’

A new law that takes effect Tuesday in Maryland honors the late Laura Wallen, who was killed by Tyler Tessier, the father of her unborn child. The law, Laura and Reid’s Law — Wallen planned to name her son Reid — increases the sentences for crimes against women known to be pregnant. Wallen was from Olney […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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March 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

DNA, Genealogy Help Cold Case Detectives ID Man Involved in Rapes, Murder

Montgomery County police believe they have identified the man who committed two unsolved rapes and an unsolved murder, all nearly 25 years ago, using DNA and genealogy. The culprit, identified as Kenneth Earl Day, died in March 2017 in Upshur County, West Virginia, when he was 52, police said. The two unsolved crimes in which […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Detectives Seek Public’s Help Solving 2014 Homicide Case

Montgomery County Police is starting to periodically release information about ongoing investigations in the hopes that someone will come forward and have information to bring closure to the case. In a video released to the police’s Twitter account, Detective Katie Leggett said that Wednesday, Feb. 20, marked the five year anniversary of the homicide of […]

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