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Officers Represent U.S. in Games

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Sgt. Kathy Fairfield and Officer Marlon Ramirez from the Gaithersburg Police Department recently competed in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games.

Police officers represent their jurisdictions every time they put on their uniform, but it’s not often they get to represent the United States. Gaithersburg Police Department officers Sgt. Kathy Fairfield and Officer Marlon Ramirez recently competed in the World Police…

NIST Explosion Under Investigation

Federal authorities continue to investigate a July 18 explosion on the main campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg. An inquiry has also been launched by the U.S. Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology, which…

Police Blotter

Theft From Auto on Orchard Drive On June 14, 2015 at 2:37 a.m., a theft from auto was reported in the unit block of Orchard Drive.  Two unknown suspects entered a vehicle(s) and removed property. Suspect Arrested for Possession of…

Beware of Virtual Kidnapping

The phone rings. It’s a number you don’t know but decide to pick up anyway. The person on the line tells you that a relative has been involved in a car crash and is hurt. Instead of taking the relative…

Teacher Will Serve Five Years in Prison

A former Montgomery County Public Schools substitute teacher will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty in April to allegations that he sexually assaulted two students. The Hon. Judge Joseph A. Dugan Jr. sentenced Jose Pineda, 50, to 10…