Author: Jeff Kinney

County Police Step Up DUI Arrests During Holiday Season

Law enforcement efforts to curtail driving under the influence (DUI) are in full swing throughout Montgomery County and the entire state of Maryland. In Montgomery County, specially trained police are out in force as part of the annual Holiday Impaired…

Someone’s Vehicle Is Stolen Every 44 Seconds

With the holidays approaching, we need to be especially vigilant to guard against theft of all the goodies we purchase. The same holds true of the vehicles that get us to the stores in the first place. According to the…

Police Say Cameras Are Saving Lives

Speed cameras might be annoying, but they have curtailed speeding and saved lives, according to Sgt. Scott Scarff of the Gaithersburg Police Department’s traffic unit. Scarf recounted the origins and accomplishments of the Safe Speed Program on Nov. 6, a…

School Resource Officer Partners With Students, Faculty

We all know that some high school students have a problem with authority. School Resource Officer (SRO) Joseph Lowery wants to change that, at least where he is concerned. His job is to act as a liaison between Quince Orchard…

Police Blotter

Residential Burglary On Oct. 4 at 5:34 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 300 block of Inspiration Lane. Sometime on Sept. 24, an unknown suspect(s) entered the garage and damaged property. An investigation is ongoing. Thefts From Autos…

Tips for a Safe, Spooktacular Halloween

Who doesn’t remember dressing up for Halloween and trolling the neighborhood for treats as a child—or possibly as an opportunistic teenager? It’s a ritual as American as apple pie, a true joy of youth. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous.…

Police Blotter

Residential Burglary On Sept. 24 at 3 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the unit block of Turham Court. An unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by breaking a rear door and removed property. On Sept. 24 at 10:26 p.m.,…

‘Coffee With a Cop’ Helps Police, Residents Get to Know Each Other

Communication between Gaithersburg residents and city officials is vital for a healthy, well-functioning community, and no one knows that better than police officers. As a result, over the past year the Gaithersburg Police Department has held several “Coffee With a…

Study Cites Nuclear Materials at NIST as Insecure

The National Institute of Standards and Technology campus  in Gaithersburg, which contains a civil nuclear research reactor filled with bomb-grade uranium, was faulted for lax security in a study released in August. Fox News reported that the study by the…

Protect Yourself: Get the Rabies 411

Two rabid raccoons were reported in the city in June and July of this year—a fairly typical number—and several more cases were found countywide. As a result, although there is certainly no reason to panic, Animal Control Division Chief Lisa…