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February 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Chief Jones: ‘We’ve Never Had 7 Homicides in 1 Month’

“We’ve never had seven homicides in one month in Montgomery County that anyone can remember,” County Police (MCPD) Chief Marcus Jones said during a council Public Safety Committee meeting. According to MCPD’s annual reports on crime and safety, the number of homicides per year in Montgomery County prior to 2020 are as follows: 2019: 15 […]

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January 8, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich a los Oficiales de la Policía del Capitolio: ‘Básicamente no Hicieron Nada’

Cuando se difundió la noticia de la renuncia del jefe de policía del Capitolio de los Estados Unidos, el ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, pronunció duras palabras sobre los esfuerzos del departamento de policía durante el caos del miércoles en el distrito. “Básicamente no hicieron nada”, dijo Elrich a MyMCM en una entrevista […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: BLM Protestors Treated Like ‘Invading Army’ While Trump Supporters Let Through 

As news of the U.S. Capitol Police Chief’s resignation spread, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich had harsh words for the police department’s efforts during Wednesday’s chaos in the district. “They basically didn’t do anything,” Elrich told MyMCM in an interview Thursday. “And when you compare pictures of how they responded to Black Lives Matter, which […]

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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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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Will Hold First Meeting Monday

The Montgomery County Reimagining Public Safety Task Force will have its first meeting Monday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. according to a statement from the county.  In late June, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced that he was creating the task force. He said he would hire an outside consultant to conduct a full review […]

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July 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Over 200 Applicants Later, Policing Advisory Commission Members Finalized

On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council approved members for the Policing Advisory Commission. The commission was established in December 2019 and is meant to provide oversight of the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and improve community relations with police. The group will also update councilmembers about policing matters and give recommendations about policies and best […]

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June 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Just Show That You Care a Little Bit’: Protesters Upset After Officers Don’t Listen In

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) 1st District station in Gaithersburg on Wednesday. A few protesters said they asked officers who were congregated by the main building to join and listen in on what was being said. Eventually, a few came and stood nearby. “I’d rather have them in […]

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March 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Man Arrested for Hosting 60 People at Bonfire

Gov. Larry Hogan is not messing around. In what could be seen as a stern message to every resident of the state of Maryland, a Charles County man was arrested and charged with failure to comply with an emergency order after he hosted 60 people for a bonfire Friday night.  This is the second time […]

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June 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Car Crash in Kensington

A 62-year-old Rockville woman was killed in a car crash that occurred Friday night in Kensington, according to Montgomery County police. Police said it happened shortly after 6 p.m. on June 9 at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Franklin Street. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2014 Toyota Camry was traveling […]

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June 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Investigate Double Homicide in Montgomery Village

Two Northwest High School students were killed Monday night in Montgomery Village, and both were set to graduate today in ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall, police and school officials said. The victims were identified as Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, of Breezedale Lane in Germantown, and Artem S. Ziberov, 18, of Flag Harbor Drive in Germantown, […]

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