Montgomery County liquor store robbed, police looking for suspect
MONTGOMERY COUNTY (7News) — A Montgomery County liquor store was robbed in the early hours of Monday morning, police said. At approximately 1:50 a.m., Midway Beer & Wine in the 16000 block of Frederick Road was broken into, officials explained. Upon arrival for investigation, police noticed damage to the front entrance.
Update: Gaithersburg Teen Shot and Killed Sunday Night; Reward of up to $10,000 Offered for Information Leading to Arrest
Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at an apartment building on Treetop Lane in Silver Spring. At approximately 7:20 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to 2001 Treetop Lane for the report of a shooting.
White’s Ferry Update: Rockland Farm Rejects $1.1M Offer, Kuhn Looks to Sell Ferry to Montgomery County
The owners of White’s Ferry have announced that Rockland Farm, the Virginia landing site for the ferry, have rejected a $1.1 million dollar offer to purchase the site. According to a press release, the offer included funds from White’s Ferry’s owners, both Montgomery and Loudoun Counties, and additional funds from Herb Brown, the original ferry owner. White’s Ferry ceased operations back in December 2020 over a legal dispute with Rockland Farms.
Bathrooms closed due to fentanyl overdoses
With the rise of student overdoses in Montgomery County schools, comes new policies to combat this issue. Security at WJ has begun locking certain bathrooms during the school day in an effort to prevent these events. When asked why the bathrooms are locked, security guard Kelly McDonnell responded in one...
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.
No deal on reopening White’s Ferry as owner plans to sell to Montgomery Co.
The current owner of the now-closed historic White’s Ferry says he’s “run out of options” to resume ferry service across the Potomac River, from Maryland to Virginia, and now plans to sell the operation to Montgomery County, Maryland. Established in 1786, White’s Ferry was shut down...
Man shot, killed at Silver Spring apartment building
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Authorities say a man was shot and killed over the weekend at a Silver Spring apartment building. The shooting was reported around 7:20 p.m. at the building in at 2001 Treetop Lane. Montgomery County police say they arrived and found a man suffering from trauma. He...
Police Continue to Search for Missing 8-Year-Old From Gaithersburg
Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 8-year-old from Gaithersburg. Miriam Garcia was last seen on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at approximately 6:15 p.m., outside of her residence on Marshall St. in Gaithersburg. Miriam is 3-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white jacket and black/white tie dye pants.
8-Year-Old Girl Disappears Outside Gaithersburg Home
Montgomery County officials are growing concerned after a young girl went missing over the weekend, authorities announced. Miriam Garcia, 8, was last seen outside of her home around 6:15 p.m., Saturday, March 25, according to Montgomery County Police. Police say that Garcia may have been taken from the home on...
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.
Turbulence Ruled Out as Flight Issues Cause Jolts That Killed Montgomery County Woman on Flight
Turbulence has been ruled out as the cause of Montgomery County woman’s death earlier this month after pilots told investigators they did not encounter turbulence on the flight, providing an update to the early statements from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) from a preliminary assessment the day after the crash. According to FOX5, “investigators said Friday that a passenger on a business jet was fatally injured in early March when the aircraft violently bucked up and down after pilots disconnected a system used to stabilize the plane.”
North Carolina Fire is Likely Cause of Smokey Smell Across Montgomery County
Lt. Franco Martinez of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) has addressed multiple calls regarding smoke or a smokey smell in various parts of the county. Per Lt. Martinez, “Is there something in the air in Montgomery County? Apparently there is. Our department is getting multiple calls for smoke in the area. It just might be from a very large fire in North Carolina. Fire departments in the DMV getting the same reports.”
Police ID pedestrian killed on Columbia Pike in Silver Spring
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed over the weekend on a Montgomery County roadway. Police say Zelalem Yirga Adamu, 40, of Laurel was struck by two vehicles that were traveling northbound on Columbia Pike near Hillwood Drive in Silver Spring early Saturday morning around 1:50 a.m.
Update on Oak, Barrel, and Vine in Gaithersburg
Permanent signage is up at the upcoming “Oak, Barrel, and Vine” store at 512 N. Frederick Ave. in the Gaithersburg Square shopping center, next to Lil’ Cakes & Creamery and Ross. The county-run beer, wine, and liquor store will feature a tasting room with beers on tap and space to hold events hosted by local breweries and distillers. According to ABS, there have been some delays and the new store is still several months away from opening.
Silver Spring businesses divided on county's 'Late Night Safety Plan'
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Montgomery County officials say the recently proposed "Police – Late Night Business Safety Plan" is supposed to improve public safety in the midst of Downtown Silver Spring’s crime wave and police staffing shortages. It requires businesses that operate within a "priority area" between midnight...
White’s Ferry owner wants to sell to Montgomery County
POOLESVILLE, M.d. (FOX 5 DC) - The hope of seeing the historic White's Ferry up and running this spring is quickly fading as the latest sale proposal was rejected. After running for more than two centuries, White's Ferry has been closed since December 2020 over a land dispute. A Virginia judge ruled that the ferry was trespassing on Virginia land owned by Rockland Farms.
Montgomery County Offers Free Catalytic Converter Etching to Combat Thefts
The Montgomery County Police Department has launched a new effort to curb catalytic converter thefts, which have skyrocketed in recent years. The department is partnering with local auto dealerships and mechanics to offer catalytic converter etchings and paintings. Catalytic converters will be labeled with a serialized ID number. That serial...
Montgomery Co. residents can have catalytic converters etched, painted to deter thefts
BETHESDA, Md. - Montgomery County residents can now have their catalytic converters painted and etched with a serial number as part of a program to help curb thefts. The 'Etch & Catch' program was launched over the weekend. ◀︎ ▶︎. ▼. Authorities say they will paint the catalytic converters...
An 8-year-old has gone missing and police suspect grandmother
GAITHERSBURG, MD – An 8-year-old girl has been reported missing and police in Montgomery County suspect her grandmother might have taken her. Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 8-year-old from Gaithersburg. Miriam Garcia was last seen on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at approximately 6:15 p.m., outside of her residence on Marshall St. in Gaithersburg. Miriam is 3-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white jacket and black/white tie dye pants. Miriam may be The post An 8-year-old has gone missing and police suspect grandmother appeared first on Shore News Network.
Fire officials investigating reports of smoke odor across DC region
Reports of smoke and the smell of rubber inundated fire department call centers in Southern Maryland and D.C. on Monday morning. From St. Mary’s to Prince George’s counties, to the District, crews are searching for a source of what’s being described as an “electrical fire smell.”
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