August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Police Department Releases 2019 Use of Force Report

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released its 2019 Use of Force Report, to include statistics surrounding force incidents between officers and citizens.  MCPD reported 553 use of force incidents in response to resistance in 2019, slightly higher than 542 in 2018. Inversely, there were less calls for service in 2019 than in 2018 (211,259 […]

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August 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Arrested After Ransacked Car Found in Silver Spring Garage

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers arrested a Derwood man for offenses related to breaking into a car in Silver Spring. Police said in a statement that an officer was on routine patrol Saturday at about 4:07 a.m. when he heard a car alarm sound from the Wayne Avenue Garage. The officer found two men […]

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February 19, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Poolesville Acupuncturist Charged with Fourth-Degree Sexual Offense

A man was charged for committing a fourth-degree sexual offense by inappropriately touching an adult female patient during an acupuncture appointment, Montgomery County Police said in a statement. In late Aug. 2019, the victim arrived for an appointment with Sang Kim, the owner of Acupuncture Cure in Poolesville, at 20010 Fisher Avenue.  During the appointment, […]

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July 23, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

11 Officers Honored For Response to Domestic Violence, Arson Incident

11 Montgomery County police officers in the Germantown district were awarded a Medal of Valor at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Public Safety Award Breakfast on July 12. The following officers were recognized for their response to a call about a domestic violence incident on Oct. 11, 2018: Sgt. Larry Haley Cpl. Shaun Santos Cpl. […]

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May 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide in Silver Spring, Say Victim Was Assaulted Outside Hotel

UPDATED 5.29.17 Montgomery County police have announced two arrests in the Silver Spring homicide investigation. Two Suspects Arrested For Silver Spring Homicide and Robbery, Victim Also Identified, Add’l Suspects Sought. — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) May 29, 2017 ORIGINAL 5.28.17 Montgomery County police officers say a 24-year-old man was killed overnight in Silver Spring. It […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Plazinski Named New 5th District Commander, Gillespie Takes Melbourne Police Chief Job

UPDATED 4.25.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new assignment on May 1st, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Plazinski takes over for Captain David Gillespie who is leaving the department […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Missing Rockville Man Located Safe (PHOTO)

UPDATED Montgomery County police say that Daniel Zancan has been located safe and unharmed. Update: Daniel Garrett Zancan has been located safe and unharmed. TY for sharing! — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) April 7, 2017 Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help to locate a missing Rockville man. According to police, 33-year-old […]

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October 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Local Officials Unveil Noah’s Law Stamp (VIDEO)

Just hours before Noah’s Law went into effect on Oct. 1st, local officials unveiled a stamp that will be affixed to ignition interlock devices across Maryland as a reminder that Officer Noah Leotta is still on patrol. Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of […]

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October 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Coffee with a Cop in Damascus (VIDEO)

Montgomery County residents recently got to meet with police officers at local coffee shops across Montgomery County as part of a national event called, “Coffee with a Cop.” County Cable Montgomery’s (CCM) Susan Kenedy reports from one “coffee with a cop” meeting that was held in Damascus.

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August 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Investigate Multiple Alcohol Related Crashes Across Maryland this Weekend

Troopers investigated several crashes involving impaired drivers and made numerous arrests across the state of Maryland this past weekend. From Aug. 12 thru Aug. 14, troopers said they investigated 15 collisions involving suspected impaired drivers. One of those crashes involved a Maryland State Police Officer and occurred along Rt 193 (University Boulevard) in Prince George’s […]

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