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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Suspect Arrested in M&T Bank Robbery

Suspect Arrested in M&T Bank Robbery

A suspect has been charged with robbing the M&T Bank in Kensington Monday afternoon.
Grandma Fights Townhouse Blaze; Fire Officials Warn Against the Risk

Grandma Fights Townhouse Blaze; Fire Officials Warn Against the Risk

A Gaithersburg grandmother warned her family members to get out of their townhouse Thursday, "but she put her own life at great risk by attempting to fight the fire," authorities said.
Montgomery Residents Called by Scammers Posing as Deputies

Montgomery Residents Called by Scammers Posing as Deputies

Someone is calling Montgomery County residents claiming to be a sheriff's deputy as part of a scam to extort money.
Attempted Murder Charge Dropped Against Father of 3-Month-Old

Attempted Murder Charge Dropped Against Father of 3-Month-Old

Adou Louis Kouadio, 25, of Silver Spring still faces charges of first- and second- degree child abuse for injuries to his infant son.
Laurel Motorcyclist Killed in Montgomery Co. Accident

Laurel Motorcyclist Killed in Montgomery Co. Accident

A Laurel man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a turning SUV in Montgomery County.
Man Indicted With Murder in Beating Death of 3-Year-Old Son

Man Indicted With Murder in Beating Death of 3-Year-Old Son

A Damascus man has been indicted on murder and abuse in the beating death of his three-year-old son, says the Montgomery County Police Department.
Bail Set at $1 Million for Two Robbery Suspects Who Shut Down I-270

Bail Set at $1 Million for Two Robbery Suspects Who Shut Down I-270

Bail has been set at $1 million for two of three suspected bank robbers chased by police onto I-270, prompting its closure. A third suspect's mental competency is being evaluated.
Police: Homicide Victim Owed Suspect Money, Sparking Shooting

Police: Homicide Victim Owed Suspect Money, Sparking Shooting

Kelvin Parache of Rockville has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of James Frazier of Germantown.
Report: Montgomery County Postal Worker Filed for Millions in Fraudulent Tax Refunds

Report: Montgomery County Postal Worker Filed for Millions in Fraudulent Tax Refunds

Prosecutors say worker filed for more than $50 million in fraudulent tax refunds.
Silver Spring Man, a Police Officer, Charged With Beating Girlfriend's Puppy to Death

Silver Spring Man, a Police Officer, Charged With Beating Girlfriend's Puppy to Death

Baltimore police officer charged with killing Rocko, a 7-month old Jack Russell Terrier puppy, for having accidents inside the house.
Police Identify Man Found Dead in Driveway

Police Identify Man Found Dead in Driveway

A man was found dead in a Norbeck neighborhood driveway Monday night after police responded to calls of shots fired in the area. A $10,000 reward is being offered for leads in the case.
Man Found Dead in Driveway, Second Critically Injured by Gunshot

Man Found Dead in Driveway, Second Critically Injured by Gunshot

A man was found dead in a Wheaton driveway Monday night after police responded to calls of shots fired in the area.
Silver Spring Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

Silver Spring Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

Police in Montgomery and Prince George's counties worked with the FBI to help arrest drug traffickers and take $3 million worth of cocaine off the streets.
Former Montgomery Schools Music Teacher Faces New Sexual Abuse Charges

Former Montgomery Schools Music Teacher Faces New Sexual Abuse Charges

Lawrence W. Joynes has been indicted on 39 charges that he sexually abused students while he was a music teacher at Silver Spring schools.
Nearly 500-Pound Silver Spring Man Dies, Body Removed with Pulley

Nearly 500-Pound Silver Spring Man Dies, Body Removed with Pulley

The body was hoisted out from the home.
Police Want to Question Sex Offender in 1975 Disappearance of Sisters

Police Want to Question Sex Offender in 1975 Disappearance of Sisters

Police have a person of interest in the disappearance of two girls nearly 40 years ago after they walked to Westfield Wheaton Mall.
Vocal Coach Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse

Vocal Coach Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse

Timothy M. Ballard was found guilty of abusing a 13-year-old male student.
Former Silver Spring Teacher Denied Bail in Sex Abuse Case

Former Silver Spring Teacher Denied Bail in Sex Abuse Case

Former music teacher Lawrence Welsey Joynes, 55, pleaded guilty to child pornography and now faces 15 sex charges involving minors.
Shotgun at School, Firefighters Rescue Cats: Top Maryland News

Shotgun at School, Firefighters Rescue Cats: Top Maryland News

A man with a hatchet gets a mental evaluation, and more.
Man Accused in Hatchet Death Continues Treatment for Mental Issues

Man Accused in Hatchet Death Continues Treatment for Mental Issues

A Gaithersburg man was found not competent to stand trial on murder charges two months ago. Doctors are treating him in hopes that he will be able to stand trial.