CRIME & SAFETY
7-year-old girl found after Amber Alert in Maryland
PIKESVILLE, Md. — UPDATE (1 a.m.)-- Ariana has been located, according to Baltimore County police. ORIGINAL STORY (March 27, 12:49 a.m.) -- An Amber Alert was issued in Maryland for Ariana Lockett, a 7-year-old girl last seen in Pikesville, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Man dead following shooting in Montgomery Co.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Police officers in Montgomery Co. are investigating a shooting that left a man dead. Officers responded to the 2000 block of Treetop Lane in Silver Spring minutes before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. When police arrived they found a man suffering from trauma to the upper body. Despite trying to provide life-saving efforts, the victim was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.
One Dead After Shooting Sunday Night
Montgomery County Police responded to a shooting that occurred on Sunday, March 26, 2023, on Treetop Lane in Silver Spring. According to MCPD, “At approximately 7:20 p.m., Montgomery County Police responded to an apartment building located at 2001 Treetop Lane for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with trauma to the body. Officers provided life saving measures to the victim who was then pronounced dead at the scene.
18-year-old arrested, charged with murder after running from scene of Fairfax shooting
An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday hours after police say he shot and killed someone in a Fairfax, Virginia, apartment and ran from the scene. Fairfax County police said Darren Cruz Colindres, of Vienna, was at a second-level apartment in the 10400 block of Viera Lane with “known associate” Javier Gomez, 20, on Friday night leading into Saturday morning.
Two-Car Collision Sends Three To The Hospital in Germantown on Sunday Night
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a two-car collision on Frederick Rd and Plummer Drive in Germantown at approximately 8pm on Sunday night. According to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer, crash debris was spread out approximately 150 yards following the crash. The fuel tank of one of the vehicles ruptured, but the gas was contained with absorbent with some lanes temporarily blocked. Three people were transported to the hospital, all with non life-threatening injuries.
Police search for missing 8-year-old from Montgomery County
GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Police are searching for a missing 8-year-old girl from Montgomery County who may be traveling with her grandmother. According to Montgomery County Police, Miriam Garcia was last seen around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday outside of her residence on Marshall Street in Gaithersburg. Miriam is described as being...
Detectives Continue to Investigate Columbia Pike Pedestrian Fatality; Victim’s Identity Released
Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on Saturday, March 25, 2023 on Columbia Pike near Hillwood Drive in Silver Spring. At approximately 1:50 a.m., 3rd District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a pedestrian struck.
DC Couple Identified in Armed Robbery That Led Police on Chase Through Traffic
Fairfax County police have identified the man and woman who led officers through oncoming traffic near Tysons Thursday afternoon. Marquse Lucas, 24, of D.C. and Benea Smith, 32, of D.C. face several charges including robbery with a firearm and child endangerment, according to an update from a Saturday release. The...
Jurors struggle to agree on punishment for Fairfax mom who murdered her daughters
FAIRFAX, Va. — A Fairfax County jury spent hours Friday debating an appropriate sentence for the troubled McLean mom who murdered her two young children in 2018, but failed to agree on a verdict by late afternoon and will come back Monday to continue deliberating. Questions they sent out...
MCPD Attempting to Identify Man Found in Silver Spring
Montgomery County Police are asking the public’s assistances in identifying a man found today in Silver Spring. Per MCPD: The Montgomery County Department of Police is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an adult male who was located at the Blair House Apartments in the 8200 block of 16th St. in Silver Spring. He has no identification and is not able to give his name.
Man and woman in custody after Great Falls robbery, chase with child in their car
A man and woman are in custody after Fairfax County police say they robbed a grocery store at gunpoint then led police on a chase -- with their child in the car. On Mar. 23, at 12:35 p.m. officers responded to the Safeway at 9881 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls for an armed robbery. A man and a woman stole merchandise and pointed a gun at an employee as they left the store, Fairfax County police said in a news release.
Man strips naked, jumps on fire truck after crash, officials say
A man stripped naked and jumped onto a fire truck on a Maryland interstate on Friday, authorities said.
Man hit, killed by 2 cars on Columbia Pike in Silver Spring
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Two drivers of separate vehicles crashed into a man walking and ultimately killed him in Silver Spring, Maryland, Montgomery County police said. Around 1:50 a.m., officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to Columbia Pike near Hillwood Drive for the report of a pedestrian struck.
18-year-old arrested in connection to fatal shooting at Fairfax apartment
The Fairfax County police department said 18-year-old Darren Cruz Colindres, of Vienna, has been arrested for the fatal shooting that took place this morning at an apartment in Fairfax. 18-year-old arrested in connection to fatal shooting …. The Fairfax County police department said 18-year-old Darren Cruz Colindres, of Vienna, has...
Virginia police release photo of suspect car in Capital Beltway shooting
Virginia State Police have released a photo of the car whose front seat passenger is suspected of firing shots on the Capital Beltway in Fairfax County. The vehicle is described as a matte-finish charcoal gray Mercedes AMG E-Class sedan with a sunroof and tinted windows. The incident happened around 5...
Police Attempt to Identify Silver Spring Man
Montgomery County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an adult male who was located at the Blair House Apartments in the 8200 block of 16th Street in downtown Silver Spring. He does not possess any identification and is unable to provide his name. Anyone with information about...
Police Launch Free Catalytic Converter Etching to Combat Thefts
On Sunday morning, drivers arrived at Fitzgerald Auto Mall in North Bethesda to have their catalytic converters marked. The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) launched “Operation: Etch & Catch” this weekend. There have been 22 catalytic converter thefts so far this year in Montgomery County, according to police.
Reston man accused of helping scam $1M in an email scheme
A man from Reston, Virginia, is accused of helping scam more than a million dollars from businesses across the country using hacked or fraudulent emails. Federal investigators said Patrick Allen Womble helped scam eight businesses out of at least $1.3 million from September 2020 through April 2021 using a business email compromise scheme.
Maryland Woman Fatally Injured in Busininess Jet Flight Didn't Die From Turbulence, Report Finds
The pilots who were flying a business jet when a woman was injured during an in-flight disturbance earlier this month and later died had aborted their first takeoff after receiving caution messages on their instrumentation, according to a report the National Transportation Safety Board released Friday. The NTSB has been...
Police: Shooting on I-495 due to road rage
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Virginia State Police (VSP) is asking for the public's help finding a vehicle that was reportedly used during a shooting on Interstate 495 on Sunday. According to VSP, the shooting happened around 5 p.m. Investigators believe two vehicles, a Mercedes and a silver Chevrolet Silverado...
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