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August 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Readies Deer Management Program

Montgomery Parks will begin its annual deer population management program in September, ending in March 2020. Eight park units have been added this year, for 54 parks where archery- or shotgun-managed deer hunting, or Park Police-based sharpshooting operations will take place. The 54 parks comprise more than 50 percent of the parks’ total land area. […]

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May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Men Hospitalized After Car Flips Into C&O Canal

Update, 3:47 p.m.: Medics took the two for treatment for fears of hypothermia, said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, of the U.S. Park Police. Delgado said the driver of the car had minor injuries. The passenger was in critical and now stable condition, he said. No charges have been filed yet, and if they are, the men […]

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April 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Found Dead in Rockville Creek, Police Say

Montgomery County police are seeking information about a man found dead in a Rockville creek. According to police, Rockville district officers assisted the Maryland-National Capital Park Police on April 21 in responding to calls about a man found dead in a Rockville creek bed. Police identified the man as Michael Lee Higgins, 29, of Rockville. […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

McSwain Named Montgomery Parks Police Chief

Montgomery County police Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain has been chosen as the new park police chief for Montgomery Parks. He becomes park police chief May 7. He will be retiring from Montgomery County police. Mike Riley, Montgomery Parks director, said in a statement that McSwain’s career has involved working with the community in a manner […]

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July 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Young Man Shot Over His Shoes at Long Branch Local Park

A young man was shot in the arm at Long Branch Local Park on Friday night after he was confronted over his shoes, according to Montgomery County Park Police. The incident occurred about 9 p.m., Capt. Rick Pelicano said. The young man was waiting for a friend to pick him up. Two people approached him, […]

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May 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Bombs’ Found on Clarksburg Heights Trail

A pair of “drain-o bomb” devices were found along the Clarksburg Heights Trail, according to a statement from Montgomery Parks. The devices were found about 10:18 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, on the trail, which is in Little Seneca Greenway Stream Park, the statement said. The devices combine drain cleaner, water and aluminum in a plastic bottle. […]

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May 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Investigate Playground Blaze in Clarksburg

Montgomery County firefighters are trying to determine what caused a fire at a playground at Arora Hills Park in Clarksburg on Wednesday afternoon. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire involved play equipment and the surrounding area. He said damages are estimated at $50,000. He said firefighters are working with Park Police. […]

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May 3, 2017 | Nick Rhule

Montgomery County Honors its Fallen Heroes (VIDEO)

Montgomery County honored 20 of its fallen heroes at a ceremony on Wednesday in Gaithersburg. “Today, we honor 20 officers – Montgomery County and Montgomery County Sheriff’s and Park Police -who have given the ultimate sacrifice, they died in the line of duty, ” said Assistant Police Chief Betsy Davis. Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, […]

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July 9, 2016 | Merlyn Reineke

MCM Editorial: The Fault is Not in Our Police But in Ourselves

On the evening of November 3, 2014, officers from the Montgomery County Park Police pulled over a large SUV near the Good Hope Recreation Center in Silver Spring. The driver of the vehicle was a 70-year-old African-American man, and as he stepped out of his SUV, he was confronted by one of the Park Police. […]

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June 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Body Found in Potomac River (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County fire and rescue crews recovered a body from the Potomac River on Tuesday not far from where a boating accident occurred on Sunday. The body was pulled from the water near Mather Gorge, according to Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Several police agencies were called to the scene. Authorities said a death […]

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