Category: Breaking

County Police Identify Suspect, Officer in Yesterday’s Shooting

The county’s Police Department has released the names of the officer and the victim involved in yesterday’s fatal shooting following an armed bank robbery in Silver Spring. The suspect has been identified as Mikyas Mehary Tegegne, age 31, of no fixed address, according to a press release. The officer involved in the shooting was identified as Christopher LaPointe, currently assigned to the 3rd District’s Patrol Services Bureau. The robbery took place at the BB&T Bank at 1100 Wayne Ave. shortly before 11 a.m. The suspect approached the bank’s manager, claimed to have a bomb, displayed a gun in his waistband...

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No Action Will be Taken in Shooting Death of Robert White

Screen shot from pscp.tv of Chief Thomas Manger addressing the press following the shooting. The Howard County State’s Attorney office has informed the Montgomery County Police Department that no action will be taken in the June 11 shooting death of Robert White, according to a department press release. In a letter to Chief Thomas Manger, State’s Attorney Dario Broccolino said two senior prosecutors assigned to the case reviewed police body-camera footage, witness statements and interviews, and crime scene photographs, including those taken by witnesses. In addition, the prosecutor’s office spoke with experts in police training on the use of...

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Dangerous Wind Storm Whips Silver Spring

A dangerous wind storm is whipping through the area, causing downed trees, power lines, and numerous cancellations. Graphic courtesy National Weather Service. A high-impact storm is moving through the area through Saturday, leaving downed trees, power lines and numerous cancellations in its wake. A High Wind Warning has been issued through 6AM Saturday by the National Weather Service. Montgomery County Government is open with liberal leave for non-essential employees. MCPS is closed. Recreation programs, classes, and activities are canceled. Senior Centers are closed and Recreation Centers are open for drop-in activities only. OPM is reporting that all Federal offices...

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Fire damages Parkside Terrace Apartments, one hurt

Fire department response to Parkside Terrace Apartments. All photos courtesy David Asche Photography, LLC. A two-alarm fire at the Parkside Terrace Apartments last night displaced about two dozen people and damaged 12 units, according to fire department officials. Several people were rescued from the complex at 537 Thayer Ave., and one person was transported for treatment of smoke inhalation. The fire started in a second floor bedroom when a laptop overheated and caught a bed on fire. Damage is estimated to be more than...

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Takoma Metro Shooting Update: One Suspect Arrested

Metro Transit Police just announced that one suspect in yesterday’s shooting at the Takoma Metro Station has been arrested. Two are still at large. (Graphic: Metro Transit Police) We reported yesterday that 3 persons of interest were involved in a shooting at the Takoma Metro Station. Metro Transit Police announced this morning that one suspect was arrested overnight:  Overnight, Metro Transit Police arrested the individual wanted in connection with yesterday’s shooting aboard a Red Line train near Takoma. Jermaine Brown, 18, of Seat Pleasant, MD, was taken into custody by MTPD officers at a motel in Capitol Heights shortly...

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