October 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Walt Whitman High School Student Assaulted Female at Churchill, Brandished Knife at Others

A 17-year-old Walt Whitman High School student was taken into custody Wednesday after he assaulted a female student at Churchill High School in Potomac and brandished a knife at others who tried to intervene, according to Montgomery County Police (MCPD). Police Public Information Director Shiera Goff sent the following statement to MyMCM: “On scene investigation […]

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August 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Police Need Help Identifying Armed Robber on Ride On Bus

Montgomery County Police released surveillance video of a July 4 armed robbery on a Ride On bus in Silver Spring and asked for assistance in identifying the suspect. MCPD responded to the incident at 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Garland Avenue. According to detectives, a man entered the bus near […]

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January 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Wheaton Mall Surveillance Footage Shows Two Women Assaulting Man

Montgomery County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two women who assaulted a man at Westfield Wheaton Mall on Dec. 2. Officers in the Wheaton district were dispatched to the scene around 8:30 p.m., police say. Investigators have determined that two women went to the Smart Fix shop in the mall […]

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March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Officer Honored for Preventing Suicide in Wheaton

Officer Emily Zupancic was honored for saving a man who was trying to kill himself at his home in Wheaton. Zupancic responded to a call on March 6, 2018 from the man’s wife, who said that her husband was in their home trying to kill himself; she indicated he had a large knife. Upon arriving […]

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December 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest Knife-Wielding Man in Gaithersburg

Police officers used a Taser on a man Monday who was brandishing a knife outside a fast food restaurant in Gaithersburg, a Montgomery County police statement said. Adonias Gomez, 61, of the 100 block of Girard Street in Gaithersburg is being held on $10,000 bail, according to online court records. He faces charges of first-degree […]

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June 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Paint Branch High Says Student Had Knife, Bullets

A Paint Branch High School student arrived at school about 8:30 a.m. Thursday with a pocket knife and six bullets, according to Montgomery County police and a letter from Montgomery County Public Schools. School administration and security contacted police, who said the bullets were in a plastic sandwich bag. Officers had no information that the […]

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October 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Use Stun Gun Then Arrest Man Acting ‘Strange’

A Montgomery County police officer fired his stun gun Sunday at a man with a knife at the Michaels in Germantown, a police statement said. Witnesses said the man had been wearing a dog costume, and police were summoned to the store because he had been acting “strange,” the statement said. The man, Ludwin Joel […]

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March 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Say Man Killed after Lunging at Officer with Knife

UPDATED: A police officer shot a man Monday night, who had called police to report a stolen bicycle, after the man lunged at the officer with a knife, Montgomery County police said Tuesday. As part of the investigation, investigators examined the officer’s body camera video, said a police statement, released Tuesday afternoon. About 10:55 p.m., […]

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February 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Robbers (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police sought the public’s help Thursday in finding the people responsible for three armed robberies in recent weeks. A robbery in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 11, occurred at a 7-Eleven, at 8619 16th St., Silver Spring. A male employee had been in the store’s office and exited when he heard […]

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March 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

Police Charge Germantown Teen with Attempted Murder

Montgomery County Police have charged a 15-year-old Germantown resident with one count of attempted first degree murder and one count of first degree assault. Police said the teen is being charged as an adult. Police said officers responded on March 9, at 11:14 a.m., to the report of a shooting that had occurred on Crystal […]

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