Category: Crime

County Police Searching for Suspect in Commercial Burglaries

Montgomery County police are searching for a suspect in four recent commercial burglaries in downtown Silver Spring. Police were called to 8720 Georgia Ave. on Sept. 15 following the report of a burglary discovered that morning by a worker who arrived to open the building. Police found four offices had been entered by force and had items stolen.  Video surveillance reviewed by 3rd District officers showed a suspect inside the building at 6:33 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. That video has now been released by the department in hopes of learning the suspect’s identity. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or...

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Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man During Fight at 7-Eleven

A Hyattsville man was shot and killed early Sunday morning during a fight with a security guard at the 7-Eleven store at 8202 Georgia Ave., according to a Montgomery County Police Department press release. Twenty-seven-year-old Dean Christopher McDonald was buying an item in the store when he got into a dispute with the clerk, according to police. “An armed, on-duty security guard, employed by a company that is contracted by the property manager to provide security services for the store, intervened,” the release said. “The dispute between McDonald and the security guard became physical and continued to the outside of the store. During...

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Phone Scam Targeting Residents, Offering Affordable Health Insurance

Image by Alachua County on Flickr. Maryland residents are being targeted by a phone scam offering affordable health insurance plans, according to the Maryland Health Connection. The Connection, the state exchange for health insurance plans commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” warns that the calls begin with a robocall before switching to a live person purporting to be an enrollment agent. The agent claims to be able to enroll consumers in $199 plans outside of the annual open enrollment period and with no “qualifying life event,” such as marriage, having a child or losing other coverage. The agent will attempt...

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With Public’s Help, Police Identify, Arrest Two Robbery Suspects

Screenshot of surveillance video showing suspects in July robbery; victim’s faces are blurred out. With help from the public’s tips, county detectives have identified and arrested two of the three suspects in a July 27 robbery at Esther’s Beauty Salon/Supplies at 9309 Georgia Ave., according to a press release. One suspect was identified as Curtis Pegues, age 19, of Saint Mortiz Drive in Temple Hills, Md. He was arrested and charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault and is being held without bond. Charges are pending against a second suspect, a 14-year-old male juvenile from Washington, D.C. The third suspect,...

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My Neighbor was Murdered on Monday

Screen shot of Chief Thomas Manger addressing the press following the death of Robert White from pscp.tv. This guest post from Anna Gilcher originally appeared on her blog and is posted here with permission. It was read at a Sunday rally in Silver Spring, organized by the Silver Spring Justice Coalition and attended by about 200 people, by Carlean Ponder, as Gilcher could not attend. The rally was held to honor Robert White following his death on Monday, June 11 and to seek greater accountability from the police department. His name was Rob. I didn’t know his full name...

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