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June 24, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Rockville

Detectives with Montgomery County police are investigating a serious pedestrian-involved collision that happened at the loading dock of an apartment building. Police say the incident happened on Sunday shortly before 2 p.m. in the 1000 block of Higgins Place in Rockville. After investigation, it was revealed that a moving company employee—23-year old Malik Brookes of […]

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June 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Arrest Oxon Hill Man for Shoplifting After Friday Police Chase

Montgomery County Police have arrested and charged an Oxon Hill man on Friday for assaulting officers, committing several thefts, fleeing the scene using a stolen vehicle, and ramming police vehicles. The incident occurred  Friday at around 1:27 p.m., police say. Wheaton district police officers were dispatched to a Kmart at 14014 Connecticut Ave. for reports […]

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June 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First African American Woman Police Captain Recognized by Council

Montgomery County Council recognized the first black woman in Montgomery County to achieve the rank of “Captain” in the MCPD force at its meeting on Tuesday. Councilmember Will Jawando sponsored the proclamation to honor Capt. Sonia Pruitt. Pruitt has served in the police force for 27 years, and during her time in the force, she’s […]

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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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