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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Police to Step Up Coronavirus Restriction Enforcement Beginning Wednesday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at Monday’s coronavirus news conference that he’ll be deploying Maryland State Police troopers throughout the counties as “High Visibility Compliance Units.” Starting Wednesday, the troopers will work with local authorities to investigate coronavirus restriction violations and work on educating the community about how to prevent super-spreading events. Hogan also urged Marylanders […]

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November 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Charged with Stabbing Two People at 7-Eleven in Silver Spring

A Washington, D.C. man has been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder after police say he stabbed two people in Silver Spring. According to the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), detectives determined that on Monday night, Wayne Riley, 55, was trying to get into a storage area holding cigarettes at the 7-Eleven at […]

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October 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Evening

Officers from Montgomery County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening starting 8 p.m., weather permitting. The enforcement is intended to address two issues the police encounter during the fall and winter months. First, less daylight hours during the fall and winter can lead to more crashes between car drivers and pedestrians. Over […]

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October 30, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Arrest Silver Spring Man for Stealing Election-Related Yard Signs

Montgomery County Police Department’s Bethesda District Patrol Investigations Unit have arrested and charged a man for stealing election-related yard signs and for placing stickers on victims’ vehicles. MCPD has identified the man as Isaac Levy, 35, of Silver Spring. Detectives began investigating several reports related to thefts of election signs and other yard signs on […]

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October 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Assistant Police Chief Says Officers are Reluctant to Enforce Traffic Laws

Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Thomas Didone said racial concerns combined with a lack of concern for traffic safety have made officers reluctant to enforce traffic laws. “To be honest with you, the concerns about pretextual stops and concerns on racial profiling in the community, without the voice of Vision Zero, has them afraid to […]

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October 28, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Handgun, Drug Offenses in Fairland Area

Montgomery County police have arrested a suspect for possession of a handgun and drug offenses during a traffic stop in the Fairland Area of Silver Spring, according to authorities. Police arrested and charged Jefferson Ayala-Castillo, 21, of Columbia, Md., with criminal offenses that include possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun by a prohibited […]

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October 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Former Wootton Football Coach Sexually Assaulted Players, Asked for Explicit Photos

Additional charging details allege that former Wootton High School football coach Christopher Papadopoulos inappropriately touched student players and pressured one for explicit photos. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case […]

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October 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two People Seriously Injured in Wheaton Car Collision

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating a serious car collision that hospitalized two people Sunday in Wheaton. Police and fire and rescue personnel responded to a crash report around 1:32 p.m. at Veirs Mill Road at Newport Mill Road. MCPD said a Toyota Sienna was making a left turn onto Newport Mill Road […]

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October 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Had Most Hate Bias Reports in State but Most Unverified

Montgomery County reported the most hate bias incidents in the state in 2019, however Prince George’s (PG) County had the most verified incidents. Montgomery County reported 108 incidents, which is 28.1% of the total 385 incidents reported in the state. However, the county also has the highest number of inconclusive or unfounded incidents, according to […]

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October 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg Man Charged with Firearm Offenses After Police Respond to Suspicious Activity Call

A Gaithersburg man has been arrested and charged with firearm offenses including loaded handgun possession and firearm possession by a prohibited person. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers arrested Christopher Bacchus, 28, last week on Oct. 7. According to online case records he is charged with: Handgun on person Loaded handgun on person Illegal ammunition […]

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