Monday, March 18, 2013
The following crime data was supplied by Montgomery County Police. Arrests do not indicate conviction. This is not an all-encompassing account. Please click map markers—color-coded by district—for incident details.
Editor's note: Montgomery County police did not supply data for the department's 1st District for the period of Feb. 28 through March 5.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
County lawmakers question how raises will affect the $134 million budget hole in fiscal 2014.
Montgomery County police officers could notice a bump in their pay come July 1. Officers would get a 2.1 percent pay raise, their first in four years, under an agreement with the county ratified by the county police union. The Fraternal Order of Police announced the new contract Monday, The Washington Examiner reported. The announcement follows a pay raise tentatively secured recently by the county firefighters, the report said. All firefighters would receive 2.75 percent salary increases. Raises were also announced in February for county government employees who are members of the Municipal and County Government Employees Organization, the report said. Those county employees would receive a 6.75 percent pay raise. The County Council must …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
See where pedestrian and bike collisions have happened.
Just 10 weeks into 2013, Montgomery County Patch sites have reported 12 incidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists struck by vehicles. Among those, four pedestrians and one bicyclist were killed, with all of the fatalities occurring in the middle and eastern portions of the county. Ken Silverman, an analyst for Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist 4) of Silver Spring, detailed the cluster of fatalities in Silver Spring and Wheaton on Navarro’s blog and called the deaths "simply unacceptable." Silverman also reported that Ben Ross of Action Committee for Transit suggested that police aggressively ticket drivers who speed or fail to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. Click here to read the post on Navarro's blog. …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
One of the assistant chiefs will head a newly formed bureau in a department reorganization.
The Montgomery County Police Department has two new assistant chiefs: Cmd. Luther Reynolds and Capt. Darryl McSwain. The County Council confirmed County Executive Isiah Leggett’s appointments on Tuesday. McSwain, director of the Special Operations Division, will be assigned to head the newly created Patrol Services Bureau. Reynolds, who led the Germantown-based 5th District, will head the Management Services Bureau, a Montgomery County police spokeswoman told Patch. According to county records, the appointees will be paid salaries of $159,000. Chief J. Thomas Manger said McSwain and Reynolds would expand his team of assistant chiefs to four. “This is a tremendously strong team,” Manger said ahead of the council's vote, referring to the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A bicyclist's death this week marked the fifth fatal collision in the eastern and middle areas of Montgomery County since late January.
A 23-year-old man died after a car struck his bicycle in downtown Silver Spring Sunday, the latest casualty in a series of collisions that have unsettled Montgomery County residents. Since Jan. 22, four pedestrians — and now a cyclist — have died in Silver Spring and Aspen Hill. Three were killed while crossing the road, another while she stood on the sidewalk. At least two others were injured. One did not appear to have major injuries, but another went to the hospital in serious condition. Ken Silverman, an analyst for Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro, has created a map showing the locations of five of these collisions. Silverman says that Montgomery County police should "aggressively ticket drivers who speed or fail to …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Four men threatened a male victim with a handgun near a mall stairwell Feb. 21, according to a police spokeswoman.
An armed robbery at the Westfield Montgomery Mall Feb. 21 may have been drug-related, according to Mongomery County police. Four men threatened another man with a handgun near a mall stairwell, according to police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The robbery, which happened around 7:30 p.m., did not happen inside a store, Cruz said. The men stole property from the victim, according to a recent crime summary.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. This is not an all-encompassing list. Please click map markers, color coded by police district, for incident details.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Police say the man stole cash and electronics from a North Bethesda business.
Montgomery County police have released images of a man they say stole cash and electronics from a North Bethesda business, and they're asking the public for help in identifying him. The man forced open the door of a locked office in the 11100 block of Rockville Pike overnight on Jan. 28 to 29, according to a Montgomery County police news release. Police say surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect. They're asking anyone who recognizes the man to call 301-657-0112. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment in the case.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A 52-year-old Germantown man was arrested for 10 commercial robberies and two street robberies in Montgomery County.
A Germantown man suspected of 10 commercial robberies and two street robberies in Montgomery County — including five in the Wheaton and Glenmont areas — was arrested during a traffic stop in Gaithersburg Feb. 17, Montgomery County police announced Wednesday. Duane James, 52, of the 18600 block of Mustard Seed Court, was charged with two counts of armed robbery, having a handgun in a vehicle and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, police said. After his arrest, James was charged with nine additional armed robbery charges and three first-degree assault charges. The string of robberies occurred throughout the county between Dec. 27 and Feb. 17, police said. James was arrested after reports of two armed robberies committed …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A 53-year-old woman was struck near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Randolph Road. The driver fled the scene.
Update, Feb. 28, 10:50 a.m. Montgomery County police are looking for a Toyota Corolla in connection with a hit-and-run that occurred in Aspen Hill Tuesday night. Police said via Twitter that the car in question is of unknown color and a model from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. The car may have damage to its front right corner, possibly to the headlight area. Family and friends of Marylyn Eres Ali, the woman who was fatally struck as she was crossing Connecticut Avenue sometime between 7 and 8 p.m., held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night along Connecticut Avenue near Everton Street, WTOP reported. Ali routinely took the L8 Metrobus from Washington, DC, to the bus stop at Connecticut Avenue and Everton Street, usually arriving home …