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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest Three in Gun Shop Burglary

Detectives have arrested three people in connection with the Thursday morning burglary of a Randolph Road gun shop, a Montgomery County police statement said. Arrested were: Terrence Massey, Jr., 21, of Anne Arundel County Brandon Allen Jackson, 17, of Anne Arundel County, charged as an adult. A juvenile, 15, of Anne Arundel County, who was […]

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June 13, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials July 12

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over forty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12, 2019. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police departments, Maryland State Police, and Office of the […]

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June 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Four Men Involved in Rockville Gun Shop Burglary at Large, Probably Armed

Montgomery County Police say five people robbed United Gun Shop in Rockville Thursday morning, fled the scene, and four of the suspects are on the loose. The fifth suspect has died, according to police. Marcus Jones, the acting chief for MCPD, urges county residents to proceed with caution when outside. “We believe the suspects that […]

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June 7, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Take Police Concerns to Elrich, Jawando

About 200 people went to Kennedy High School in Wheaton on Thursday night for a community forum on policing. Many expressed their grievances with the force.

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Looking for Man Who Stole Property from Bethesda Office

Rockville district police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a burglary in a Bethesda office. Police say the burglary happened on May 24 at the Penney Designed Group office, which is located on Woodmont Avenue. Officers responded to the Penney Designed Group’s report about the incident on […]

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June 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Frederick County Firefighter Found Dead in Dickerson

A Frederick County firefighter was found dead in Dickerson on Tuesday morning, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services confirmed the death of Drue Jones, 66, on Twitter. Jones was a 14-year veteran of FCFRS who worked at Emmitsburg Station. Piringer said that at […]

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May 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Jersey Man Arrested After Breaking, Entering Laytonsville Home

Montgomery County police arrested a man on May 24 for allegedly breaking and entering into an occupied Laytonsville home. Twenty-five-year-old Thomas Walton of Clifton, N.J., faces first-, second- and fourth-degree burglary charges, as well as two counts of malicious destruction of property. Police say the alleged burglary occurred around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. According […]

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May 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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Silver Spring Man Arrested in Connection with String of Robberies

Silver Spring district police officers have arrested a man in connection with a string of robberies and attempted robberies that occurred Tuesday night. Police identified the man as 19-year-old Josue Torres-Luna of Silver Spring. The first alleged robbery occurred at around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police arrived in the area of the 11600 block of Stewart […]

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Quince Orchard Teacher on Leave for Attending Party With Underage Students

A Quince Orchard teacher attended a graduation party, where underage students drank alcohol. Principal Elizabeth Thomas sent a letter home to families, saying the incident occurred on  Thursday, May 16. “[A] Quince Orchard High School staff member attended a private graduation party where QOHS students openly consumed alcohol and participated in alcohol-related games,” Thomas said. […]

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Respond to Council’s Call for More Body Camera Footage

Montgomery County police released a statement May 16, in response to the county council’s letter requesting more information about the May 9th incident involving an officer using a racial slur in Silver Spring. All nine councilmembers signed a letter on May 15 calling for the police to release body camera footage from all officers involved […]

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