May 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Staffers Inspect Pond After Reports of Dead Fish

Gaithersburg city staffers inspected a storm water management pond in the community of Quince Orchard Park this week after reports by a resident of a fish kill. Neighborhood Services Division Chief Kevin Roman said he personally inspected the pond along Winter Walk Drive and noted “a few dead fish and tadpoles” but, he said, there […]

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January 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

“Stay Off the Ice” Firefighters Warn as They Practice Ice Rescues at Frozen Pond (VIDEO)

Montgomery County firefighters are warning residents to stay off the ice at frozen ponds across the county this winter. No frozen pond is 100-percent safe, according to these first responders who know the dangers well. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has more from Potomac where firefighters were recently practicing their rescue operation techniques. For more coverage, see […]

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January 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

What Do You Do If You Fall Thru the Ice? (VIDEO)

Montgomery County firefighters have a message for residents: stay off the ice. Firefighters say no frozen pond is ever 100-percent safe in Montgomery County. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Captain Joe Bell tells us what to do if you do fall thru the ice at a frozen pond. Take a look: For more coverage on […]

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May 23, 2014 | Staff Writer

Car in Montgomery Village Pond (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police and fire responded to a two car crash in Montgomery Village on May 22. According to Fire Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, one car hit a tree and the other traveled into a nearby pond along East Village Avenue. The pond is known as Lake Marion. The car that went into the water […]

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May 21, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Man Identified in Gaithersburg Retention Pond Death

A body discovered in a Gaithersburg retention pond Tuesday (May 21) has been identified as a man missing since May 16, according to police. With the assistance of family members, Montgomery County Police confirm that the body of Maurice Darnell Munford, Jr., 22, of the 13800 block of Bailiwick Terrace in Germantown was discovered by […]

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May 20, 2014 | Valerie Bonk and Sonya Burke

Police Investigating Possible Drowning (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County police and fire rescue crews are on the scene of a pond in Montgomery Village for the report of a possible drowning. According to Fire Spokesperson Pete Piringer, the call was dispatched shortly before 10 a.m. on May 20 at Russell Avenue and Montgomery Village Avenue near Lake Forest Mall. Montgomery County […]

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January 14, 2014 | Sonya Burke

“Removal of the Fence has not been Authorized by the City”

John Schlichting, director of Gaithersburg’s planning and code administration, has released a statement in response to code enforcement questions about the sediment pond  at a construction site where a 10-year-old boy drowned on Jan. 13. “The City is in the preliminary stages of its review of the circumstances of this tragic incident. “The body of water […]

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January 13, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Child Dies After Falling Through Ice in Sediment Pond

UPDATED A 10-year-old child, identified by police as D’Angelo Jayvon McMullen, has died after falling through the ice on a sediment pond in Gaithersburg, according to Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS). Late in the afternoon of Jan. 13, Montgomery County fire rescue units were called to […]

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July 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

Body Pulled from Gaithersburg Pond

Montgomery County police are investigating a suspicious death in Gaithersburg. Police were called to a pond near the entrance of the Nike Missile Park in the 8500 block of Snouffer School Road shortly after 12:30 p.m. on July 21 after a passersby reported a body in the pond. Police and fire-rescue units located and recovered […]

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March 10, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Signs of Spring (Photos & Video)

A great blue heron is spotted along the water’s edge of a pond in the Quince Orchard Park community on March 10. Also swimming around the heron on this sunny and spring-like day, some turtles and fish. Take a look.

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