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Protect Yourself: Get the Rabies 411

Photo | Robert Burton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Raccoons are the primary carriers of rabies in Montgomery County.

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…

Police Blotter

Residential Burglary On Sept. 5 at 8:30 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Thurgood Street. Sometime between Sept. 3 and 4, an unknown suspect(s) entered the garage and removed a bicycle. From Gaithersburg Police Reports

Police Blotter

Aggravated Assault On Sept. 1 at 12:14 a.m., an aggravated assault took place at the Pasha restaurant, 644 Center Point Way. A verbal dispute escalated into a physical altercation. The suspect was located, placed under arrest and charged accordingly. Source:…

Applications Now Being Accepted for MCP Citizen Academy

The Montgomery County Police Department is currently accepting applications for future sessions of the Citizen Academy. The program is free, but participants must be 18 years of age or older and either live or work in Montgomery County. Participants who…

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Commercial Burglaries On 08/07/2013 at 2:13 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported at the Liberty Gas located at 12175 Darnestown Road. An unknown suspect(s) entered the business and removed property. Gaithersburg Police investigation is ongoing. On 07/30/2013 at 9:32 a.m.,…

Back to School Safety Reminders

With public school starting the last week of August, the Gaithersburg Police Department offers these reminders to students, parents, motorists and bicyclists to ensure a safe and healthy school year: Students Discuss with your family the safest route to school.…

SHA Plans Signage Upgrades for Lakelands Entrance

The State Highway Administration (SHA) will improve signage along Great Seneca Highway near Lakelands Drive in response to a fatal accident that occurred at that intersection last September, SHA Media Relations Manager David Buck said July 18. However, after completing…

New Fire Station to Open in January

A new county fire station is scheduled to open at the corner of Shady Grove and Darnestown roads next January. “Nearby stations are frequently being called into that area, which has built up significantly over the years,” Fire and Rescue…

Watch Out for Heat Injuries

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials want to remind everyone to stay cool and hydrated during the heat of the summer. Heat-related illnesses are reported with increasing frequency this time of year, said Fire and Rescue spokesman and Assistant Chief…