Category: Police Beat

QO Boys’ Volleyball Enjoyed Successful Season

When Cynthia Hollies took over the Quince Orchard High School boys’ volleyball team three years ago, the previous coach told her it was good timing, she said, because with few returning players, she would be able to make it her…

Fundraisers Set to Raise Money for New K-9

Whether it’s chasing down a fleeing suspect, sniffing out illegal drugs in a stopped vehicle or obeying the every command of their handler, K-9 dogs work hard every shift. Max, a Belgian Malinois, has been with the Gaithersburg Police Department…

GPD Officer Speaks at Kentlands Board Meeting

The Kentlands Citizen Assembly Board of Trustees recently asked Gaithersburg Police Department Community Liaison Officer Dan Lane to speak at their monthly meeting in late March. “In retrospect, it’s probably something we should be doing more frequently,” said Chris Campbell,…

Noah’s Law Unanimously Passes House and Senate Vote

Driving after having a few alcoholic drinks is never a good idea, and the penalties once caught will soon be more strict. The Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate both unanimously passed Noah’s Law—a bill that would require drivers who…

Police Saw a Crime Increase Last Year

The Gaithersburg Police Department saw a nearly 10 percent increase in crime last year, according to the agency’s annual report. Released on March 1, the report contains data gathered for the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Part I offenses. Collected from…

Local Company Offers Security Consultations, Training

Deadly mass shootings have dominated newspaper headlines across the country for many years. From June to December last year, 40 people died with dozens injured in five mass shootings in Charleston, S.C., Chattanooga, Tenn., Roseburg, Ore., Colorado Springs, Colo., and…

Gaithersburg Police Will Not Seek Illegal Immigrants

The Gaithersburg Police Department has no plans to assist the federal government in a renewed effort to catch and deport illegal immigrants. The statement echoes a recent assertion from county leaders, which attempted to allay the deportation fears of some…