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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
NIH Scientist Charged with Using Hammer in Roommate Attack

NIH Scientist Charged with Using Hammer in Roommate Attack

A Rockville man is charged with attempted murder for fracturing his roommate's skull after his dog died in her care.
Elderly Victim Scammed by Man Posing as Mechanic

Elderly Victim Scammed by Man Posing as Mechanic

Montgomery County Police say the suspect first approached the 89-year-old woman, offering to do car repairs for $100.
Former Church Youth Leader to Spend Rest of Life in Prison

Former Church Youth Leader to Spend Rest of Life in Prison

Nathaniel Morales, a former youth leader, was convicted of molesting boys in Gaithersburg in the 1980s and '90s.
UPDATE: Elderly Woman Found Alone, Confused at Safeway Store

UPDATE: Elderly Woman Found Alone, Confused at Safeway Store

Montgomery County Police needed the public to help identify an elderly woman found alone and unable to communicate.
Nanny Stole $430K from Montgomery County Family

Nanny Stole $430K from Montgomery County Family

A former nanny has pleaded guilty to forging checks to steal nearly half a million dollars from the family she worked for over two years.
24 Passengers Stuck on Six Flags Roller Coaster for 5 Hours

24 Passengers Stuck on Six Flags Roller Coaster for 5 Hours

Seventeen adults and seven children were rescued from 75 feet in the air by Prince George’s County firefighters.
Bethesda Man Dies; Hit by SUV Crossing Rockville Pike

Bethesda Man Dies; Hit by SUV Crossing Rockville Pike

A Bethesda man died over the weekend from injuries suffered after he was struck by an SUV in North Bethesda driven by an Adelphi man.
Laurel Boy Drowns in Pond on His 13th Birthday

Laurel Boy Drowns in Pond on His 13th Birthday

Baltimore County Police found the body of a Laurel teen camper hours after he had gone missing.
Police Officer Indicted for Perjury in Drug Case

Police Officer Indicted for Perjury in Drug Case

Montgomery County Police Officer Colin W. O'Brien has been suspended with pay while his testimony in a drug trial is investigated.
August is Month for Most Carjackings in MD; Safety Tips

August is Month for Most Carjackings in MD; Safety Tips

Statistics show a majority of carjackings take place in two Maryland counties. Do you know how to stay safe?
Traffic Alert: Police to Target Capital Beltway Drivers This Weekend

Traffic Alert: Police to Target Capital Beltway Drivers This Weekend

Maryland and Virginia State Police are partnering this weekend to crack down on reckless drivers on the Capital Beltway.
Man Convicted in Road Rage Stabbing of Couple at Bethesda Mall

Man Convicted in Road Rage Stabbing of Couple at Bethesda Mall

David Goldberg of Potomac was convicted on assault and attempted voluntary manslaughter charges. His 2-year-old daughter was at the scene.
Cop Charged With Beating Puppy to Death to Plead Guilty

Cop Charged With Beating Puppy to Death to Plead Guilty

A Silver Spring man who has been suspended from the Baltimore police force since being charged with killing a puppy will seek probation.
Death of 73-Year-Old Man Ruled a Homicide

Death of 73-Year-Old Man Ruled a Homicide

Takoma Park Police say Cecil Brown died of blunt force trauma.
Montgomery County Celebrates National Night Out

Montgomery County Celebrates National Night Out

Residents mingled with police and emergency responders Tuesday night to stand up against crime and celebrate community spirit.
Applications Accepted for Police Citizen Academy

Applications Accepted for Police Citizen Academy

The Montgomery County Police Department holds 18 sessions to educate residents about police procedure, from handling DUIs to forensics.
Man Climbs Wheaton Radio Tower

Man Climbs Wheaton Radio Tower

Montgomery County police and fire crews were called to a 300-foot tower after a man climbed it early Monday.