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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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July 26, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Sentence Stands in Brutal Murder Case

Eric Sylvester Dyson, accused of the murder of a World War II and Korean War veteran, was denied early release after seeking a sentence reduction on July 26. Dyson was tried by Judge Stephen G. Salant in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Dyson was convicted in the 2015 brutal murder of 94-year-old veteran Dan […]

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June 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Five Arrested in Murder of Montgomery Blair Student

Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged five men with the murder of 15-year-old Nelson Ramos of Takoma Park. He was a 10th grader at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring at the time of the April 7 murder. William Rivera-Martinez, 20, of Reston, Va.; Jiecsin Marcel Portillo Cruz, 19, of Chillum; Edras […]

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April 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County, State Leaders React to Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Montgomery County and state leaders are reacting to the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who on Tuesday was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was found guilty on all three of his charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin was convicted for killing Floyd, […]

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April 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Charges Added Against Off-Duty Pentagon Officer In Second Incident

The off duty Pentagon police officer who was charged with two counts of second-degree murder also has been charged with assaulting a female during a May 6, 2020 incident. Takoma Park Police said they had only become aware of the video on April 9. In the May 6,, 2020 incident, which police had responded to […]

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January 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hillandale Man Charged with First-Degree Murder

A Hillandale man was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder, a Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) statement said. MCPD said officers arrested Andre Moore, 21, of Balmoral Drive, and charged him with the murder of Michael Sutton, 40. Moore and Sutton shared a residence, according to police. MCPD responded to a home on Balmoral […]

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January 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former UMD Student Sentenced to Life for 2017 Murder of Bowie State Student

Sean Urbanski, the former University of Maryland student who was charged with fatally-stabbing Richard Collins III on-campus in 2017, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday with the possibility of parole. Urbanski, 25, could be considered for parole after he serves 15 years, The Washington Post reported. The governor would have to approve if […]

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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 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Man Sentenced in Two MS-13 Involved Killings

A Silver Spring man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for two murders in which the victims were beheaded, dismembered and buried in shallow graves, the Department of Justice announced Oct. 15. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland, Albaro Rosa Moreno, 24, is a member of […]

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September 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Deaths of Divorced Silver Spring Residents Ruled Murder-Suicide

The deaths of two elderly Silver Spring residents last week have been ruled a homicide and suicide.  Last Thursday, Sept. 3 Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers found Donna Lewis, 70, and Arnold Ringgold, 71, deceased in their home. According to a police statement a family member had gone to their home and called 911 […]

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