Category: Police Beat

Officer of the Year

Gaithersburg Police Officer Jonathan Bennett has been named the 2010 “Officer of the Year” for his outstanding commitment to duty, his professionalism and for his contributions to the city of Gaithersburg. Bennett said he found out the news when Police…

Police-Involved Shooting on School Drive

Montgomery County police arrested 31-year-old Phillip Watson on Jan. 6 and charged him with the attempted murder of a Gaithersburg police officer. The incident began on Jan. 5 at approximately 11:25 p.m. when police said Watson called 911 to report…

LPMS Student Hit by Car

LPMS Student Hit by Car A Lakelands Park Middle School student was hit by a car on Nov. 10 at 7:52 a.m. at 1200 Main Street near the dropoff area. Montgomery County Police Spokesman Dan Fritz said the student was…

City Plans to Add Second Police Dog

The Gaithersburg Police Department is adding another police dog thanks to the generosity of the Gaithersburg Police Foundation (GPF). “The second canine team will enhance our service to the citizens by expanding the hours of canine coverage in the city,”…

Police Search for Burglary Suspect

Montgomery County police are releasing surveillance photos in hopes of finding a suspect who broke into the Shell gas station at 600 Quince Orchard Road at approximately 6:22 a.m. on July 25. According to police, the suspect stole cash, cigarettes…

Police Blotter

A vehicle-related theft occurred outside of the Bally’s Fitness Center, 188 Kentlands Boulevard, Kentlands, on Friday, July 30 around 5:45 a.m. The adult male victim confronted the suspect who had stolen the victim’s cash and car keys. The suspect, a…

Edwards Charged Again

Gaithersburg police have charged Michael Wayne Edwards Jr. with three additional counts of second degree assault after more victims have came forward since his initial arrest last month. Edwards was originally arrested on July 29 for allegedly spraying semen on…

Suspect Accused of Spraying Semen on Woman

Gaithersburg police have arrested a 28-year-old Gaithersburg man who is suspected of spraying human semen on a woman standing in line at a Giant grocery store two weeks ago. Michael Wayne Edwards Jr. of Downing Street was charged with second…

Crime Summary*

Burglary On July 20 at 2:21 p.m., a burglary was reported at the Lakelands Community snack bar located at 960 Main Street. Forced entry was not made, but candy was taken. Burglary On July 21 at 6:05 p.m., a burglary…