County Police Looking for Assistance to Identify Burglary Suspect

Suspect who used a credit card that was stolen during a residential burglary on East West Highway. Photo from Montgomery County Police Department. County detectives are looking for assistance to identify a suspect in a May 12 residential burglary in the Woodside area, according to a police department press release. The suspect, or suspects, is reported to have entered a … Read More

Test of Wireless Emergency Alert system scheduled for Thursday

Montgomery County graphic. Montgomery County is one of 20 jurisdictions in the region, including the City of Takoma Park, that will participate in a test of the national Wireless Emergency Alert system. The test will be conducted Thursday, April 5, between 10-11 a.m. At that time, WEA-enabled phones and other mobile devices will vibrate and produce a loud warning signal. … Read More

Local students stage walkout, march to Washington for gun control

Students head down Colesville Road for a march on Washginton. Several hundred Montgomery Blair High School students joined others from the area yesterday to march on Washington to demand new gun controls in the aftermath of the high school killings last week in Parkland, Fla. The students began gathering at 9:30 a.m. and walked down Colesville Road accompanied by a … Read More

Police asking residents to complete survey about department, crime and safety

Graphic from Wikimedia Commons The county’s police department is looking for residents to participate in a short survey about the department, neighborhood crime and public safety issues. According to the survey’s introductory statement, “Understanding community views of the police is important to ensure MCPD is operating with appropriate enforcement and social service responses, improving police-community relations, and enhancing the performance … Read More