Category: Police Beat

Police Beat

Northwest Band Students Robbed After Practice While the crime of robbery is not a frequent occurrence in Montgomery County, it happens enough to be a concern to both the police and to citizens. People get robbed on the Metro, in…

Expanded ‘Move Over’ Law Now in Effect

Maryland’s “Move Over” law was expanded Oct. 1 to include transportation, service and utility vehicles, as well as waste and recycling trucks, with yellow or amber flashing lights or signal devices. These vehicles join the list of protected vehicles under…

Police Blotter

On Friday, May 18, Gaithersburg Police responded to a report of vandalism at 328 Main St., the former Yoyogi Sushi location. According to Officer Dan Lane, this appeared to be “a simple vandalism, where an unknown suspect(s) broke the window.”…

Police Union Concerned Over NIST Staffing

The lawyer who represents the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Police Labor Committee is concerned the federal facility is replacing sworn personnel with contract security guards. Attorney Brian Bregman of the Laurel-based Bascietto & Bregman LLC said the…

Getting to and From School Safely

Police are focusing on ensuring the safety of students as they travel to and from school each day. Maryland State Police are stressing bus safety for motorists, and Montgomery County Police released great tips for walking safely to school. State…

Police Blotter

Residential Burglary On Sept. 3 at 5:58 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of Firehouse Lane. Known suspect entered the residence but removed no property. On Sept. 2 at 10:20 p.m., a residential burglary was reported…

Local Officials Unhappy With Deportation of QO Graduate

Members of the local community and elected officials were very disappointed in the recent news that Quince Orchard High School graduate Lizandro Claros Saravia and his brother Diego were detained and deported back to his home country of El Salvador.…

Gang Activity a Concern in Montgomery County

While the number of homicides in Montgomery County was cut in half from 2015 to 2016 according to the Montgomery County Police Department’s annual crime report, gang activity still is a concern to many in Montgomery County. Tom Manger, the…

Local Officials Unhappy With Deportation of QO Graduate

Members of the local community and elected officials were very disappointed in the recent news that Quince Orchard High School graduate Lizandro Claros Saravia and his brother Diego were detained and deported back to his home country of El Salvador.…

Three Arrests in High School Student Double Homicide

On June 5, two seniors at Germantown’s Northwest High School were killed in a hail of bullets the night before they were set to graduate. On June 17, the Montgomery County Police Department announced the arrests of three suspects. Shadi…