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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Residents Asked to Look in Backyards for Missing Kids

Residents Asked to Look in Backyards for Missing Kids

Catherine Hoggle was arrested Saturday night, but refuses to tell police where her children, ages 3 and 2, are located.
Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Former swim coach Christopher Huott also has an order to not have contact with children.
Father Tearfully Pleads for Missing Daughter to Come Home

Father Tearfully Pleads for Missing Daughter to Come Home

Catherine Hoggle and her two children have been missing since at least Monday.
New Surveillance Footage Released of Missing Mother

New Surveillance Footage Released of Missing Mother

A Montgomery County woman with schizophrenia and her two children are still missing. Police are “deeply concerned.”
Police 'Deeply Concerned' About Condition of Children, Mother

Police 'Deeply Concerned' About Condition of Children, Mother

Authorities say a Montgomery County woman with schizophrenia wouldn't tell her children's father where the youngsters were before she left.
Investigation into Police Excessive Force Allegations to Remain Sealed

Investigation into Police Excessive Force Allegations to Remain Sealed

Montgomery County Police officials say they will not release details into a complaint made about the arrest of a Germantown teen.
No Foul Play Suspected in Missing NIH Worker's Death

No Foul Play Suspected in Missing NIH Worker's Death

The body of Martin Rogers of Gaitherburg, missing since Aug. 21, was found Thursday in Allegany County.
Rockville Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Elderly Mother

Rockville Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Elderly Mother

Police say Hani Haleem stabbed his 82-year-old mother, Somaya, to death, then set their house on fire.
Stabbing Victim Was Biking from Maryland to Florida to Propose

Stabbing Victim Was Biking from Maryland to Florida to Propose

Police say taking a break at a Florida McDonald’s proved fatal for the Connecticut man, who left Maryland a month ago.
Maryland State Police Target 3 Highways on Labor Day Weekend

Maryland State Police Target 3 Highways on Labor Day Weekend

Impaired and aggressive drivers, be warned; more troopers are out for holiday enforcement.
Police on Lookout for Aggressive Driving in Maryland, DC

Police on Lookout for Aggressive Driving in Maryland, DC

Police 'will take every opportunity to educate motorists,' Maryland Transportation Authority chief says.
Dog Maimed by Shotgun Blast Given New Leash on Life

Dog Maimed by Shotgun Blast Given New Leash on Life

Montgomery County Police are collecting donations for the care of Ruby, a dog seriously injured by a shotgun blast.
Judge: Cop Who Beat Puppy to Death Should Expect Jail Time

Judge: Cop Who Beat Puppy to Death Should Expect Jail Time

A Silver Spring man who was a Baltimore police officer has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend's puppy with a mop.
Three Suspects Charged with Theft of Utility Poles Worth $25K

Three Suspects Charged with Theft of Utility Poles Worth $25K

A Germantown man and two teens face felony charges for reportedly stealing PEPCO utility poles from a Rockville construction site.
Police: Driver Crosses Center Line, Causes Fatal Crash

Police: Driver Crosses Center Line, Causes Fatal Crash

A Montgomery Village motorcyclist died after he was struck by a car in Germantown.
MD Man Scams Elderly 'Dates' Out of $1 Million: Police

MD Man Scams Elderly 'Dates' Out of $1 Million: Police

Federal authorities say a 32-year-old man with addresses in Laurel and Burtonsville pretended a romantic in elderly men and women online.
Authorities Condemn Illegal Boarding House, Evict Residents

Authorities Condemn Illegal Boarding House, Evict Residents

Police are searching for suspects who tried to evict renters from an Olney man's house. A Parkville man has been charged in the case, too.
Driver: County Cop 'Hero' for Helping Blind Pedestrian

Driver: County Cop 'Hero' for Helping Blind Pedestrian

A blind man was crossing a busy Montgomery County intersection Tuesday morning when an officer stopped to block traffic and help him.

Silver Spring Man Given 60-Year Sentence for Attempted Murder, Burglary

The man received the sentence after being found guilty on three counts.
2 Passengers Arrested at BWI Airport for Packing Loaded Guns

2 Passengers Arrested at BWI Airport for Packing Loaded Guns

Passengers from Baltimore and Upper Marlboro were arrested for reportedly packing loaded handguns in their carry-on bags.