December 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Check Fraud, Suspect Photographs Released

The Montgomery County Police Department has an open case regarding a check fraud incident. After further investigation, police found that the victim mailed an envelope with a check for his rent from a post office in the Silver Spring area. One month later, the victim was told by his landlord that the check had not […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Vehicle Crashes Through Gas Station Sunday, Injuring Patron

On Sunday, a vehicle crashed through the food mart at a Shell Gas Station in Germantown, injuring a patron inside the store. First responders were dispatched to the scene, at Frederick Road near Henderson Corner, when it happened at about 6:30 p.m. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, […]

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November 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Police Investigating String Of Cell Phone Store Thefts

The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating several thefts from cell phone stores. Officials believe the crimes are all connected. Detectives say within three separate thefts, cell phones worth more than $9,000 were stolen. On Oct. 9, the T-Mobile Store located on the 15000 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring was robbed around […]

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November 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Maestro de Magruder es Acusado por Abusar Sexualmente a Estudiante

La policía del condado de Montgomery arrestó a un maestro de la escuela secundaria Magruder por presuntamente abusar sexualmente a una estudiante de 17 años. Una declaración policial identificó al maestro como Peter Mason, de 42 años, de New Market. Mason enseña educación especial en Magruder y ha sido empleado de las Escuelas Públicas del […]

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November 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Magruder Teacher Charged with Sexually Abusing Student

Montgomery County police arrested a Magruder High School teacher for allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old female victim who was a daily student in his class. A police statement identified the teacher as 42-year-old Peter Mason of New Market. Mason teaches special education at Magruder and has been employed by Montgomery County Public Schools since 2011. […]

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November 20, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Police Investigating Thefts from Vehicles in Aspen Hill Area

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating two reports of thefts from vehicles that they believe are related. According to a press release, the crimes happened in the area of Aspen Hill. A victim reported that suspects entered a vehicle that was parked in a driveway on the 14000 block of Manorvale Road […]

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November 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Bethesda Woman Arrested for Child Abduction, Kidnapping

A woman has been arrested and is facing charges including child abduction, kidnapping, and first degree assault. According to a police statement, 39-year-old Yashica Terry of Bethesda forcibly grabbed a four-year-old child while she was walking with her grandfather on a sidewalk on Woodmont Avenue near Norfolk Avenue shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Monday. Officials […]

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November 12, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Teenager in Critical Condition After Being Hit by a Car

A 13-year-old girl is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Friday evening while riding her bike in Bethesda. According to a Montgomery County Police press release, on Nov. 8, around 5:45 p.m. the teen was riding her bicycle in the crosswalk of northbound Old Georgetown Road at the entrance ramp on […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Stands By Decision to Prohibit Divisive Flag

County Executive Marc Elrich met with members of the media Monday afternoon and doubled down on his decision to prohibit a Thin Blue Line flag from being displayed at the Germantown District police station. Elrich said his problem with the flag is that it’s been appropriated by Blue Lives Matter, a media group started in […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Takes Aim at Elrich for Banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Gov. Larry Hogan has taken aim at County Executive Marc Elrich’s decision to ban a “Thin Blue Line” flag from being hung at the Germantown District police station. On Oct. 30, Montgomery County Police Department tweeted a photo of a wooden Thin Blue Line flag crafted by a young boy as a gift to Germantown […]

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