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February 21, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Inmate Death at County Correctional Facility Under Investigation

At 7:01 p.m. on Feb. 19, 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue teams responded to a report of an unresponsive inmate at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds. Correctional staff began life-saving efforts and called for Fire and Rescue personnel.  Clair was pronounced deceased at the facility. 42 year-old Anthony Bernard Clair, was […]

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February 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Collisions Reported on Capital Beltway

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported “quite a few wrecks” on the Capital Beltway Thursday. The county is under a Winter Weather Advisory; the National Weather Service says to expect mixed precipitation, with snow/sleet accumulating up to one inch and ice accumulating up to 1/10 of an inch. County Emergency Management […]

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February 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville Cracking Down on People Illegally Dumping Trash on School Property

The Town of Poolesville took to Facebook on Wednesday to ask the community to report anyone they have noticed taking part in suspicious “illegal dumping” activity at Poolesville Elementary School. The town government wrote on Wednesday, “Over the past several Monday mornings, school staff has noticed illegally dumping of old furniture, screen doors, leftover landscaping […]

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February 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots, Kills Laytonsville Man Who Was ‘Driving Erratically’

A Laytonsville man was shot and killed by a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday, according to a Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) statement. Police say several 911 calls were received around 8:01 a.m. Saturday morning to report collisions in the 6000 block of MD-108, or Olney Laytonsville Road, between Riggs and Fieldcrest Roads. Callers said […]

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February 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Task Force Releases 87 Recommendations for Policing 

Montgomery County’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force released 87 recommendations for public safety and the police department in a comprehensive report Thursday. The task force was created by County Executive Marc Elrich in August 2020. According to the report, members were asked to address policing practices that lead to racial injustices and give recommendations for […]

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February 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Wilkins, Acevero Introduce Bills Proposing Elimination of School Resource Officers

Two State Delegates, representing Montgomery County residents, are introducing legislation in the Maryland House of Delegates aimed at reimagining police in public schools across Maryland. The two bills propose eliminating law enforcement officers in schools and redirecting the funds to mental health services. Del. Jheanelle Wilkins (District 20) is introducing the Counselors Not Cops Act […]

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February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Rep. Trone: Relief for State, Local Governments is Nonnegotiable

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md. 6) joined County Council President Tom Hucker at a media briefing Monday to discuss how the Biden administration would work with Montgomery County. Trone discussed support for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal, noting that it includes $350 billion in funding for state and local governments, which was […]

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January 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg Police Say Station Evacuated After Receiving Bomb Threat

The Gaithersburg Police Department evacuated its station Thursday after an anonymous bomb threat was made, the Gaithersburg Police Department said. Around 1:36 p.m., police staff received a call with a recorded message saying a bomb was near the station, Spokesperson and Officer Dan Lane told MyMCM in an email. Staff was evacuated and county Fire […]

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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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