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December 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Videos Show Woman in Takoma Park Defacing Artwork Featuring Black Woman

Last Thursday, two videos spread on Twitter that appear to show a woman defacing artwork featuring a Black woman off of a table at Takoma Urban Park. The level of entitlement is just beyond me????? I’m fucking heated — STONA LISA (@TRAPBOB) December 10, 2020 According to Montgomery County’s park police, “A public art […]

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September 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Accused of Stealing Police Car, Hitting Another One in Olney

A man stole a police car before hitting another police car on Saturday in Olney, according to a Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division statement. Police said a Park Police officer was flagged down by an adult male at Georgia Avenue and Prince Philip Drive at around 3:30 p.m. While they were talking the […]

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September 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Need Help Identifying Suspect Who Pushed Man Off Bike Near Kensington Parkway

A 64-year-old man was seriously injured after he was pushed off his bike near Beach Drive and Kensington Parkway on Saturday, Maryland-National Capital Park Police said.  The victim suffered a broken hip and underwent surgery, Assistant Chief of the Park Police’s Patrol Branch Captain Jeffrey Coe said. He told MyMCMedia the victim is being released […]

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June 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Arrest Kensington Man Connected to Crescent Trail Assault

Maryland-National Capital Park Police announced on Twitter they have arrested and charged a man in connection to the June 1 assault at the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda. Police have identified the man as 60-year-old Anthony Brennan of Kensington. Brennan faces three counts of second-degree assault. Second degree assault is punishable by a maximum of […]

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November 18, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Park Police Officer Trapped Under Cruiser at Traffic Stop

A Park Police officer was trapped by his own vehicle Sunday morning when a Jeep slammed into the back of the cruiser, according to a statement by the Montgomery County police. The officer had made a traffic stop about 3 a.m. on Georgia Avenue at Belvedere Boulevard, as he was working with the Montgomery County […]

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August 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Readies Deer Management Program

Montgomery Parks will begin its annual deer population management program in September, ending in March 2020. Eight park units have been added this year, for 54 parks where archery- or shotgun-managed deer hunting, or Park Police-based sharpshooting operations will take place. The 54 parks comprise more than 50 percent of the parks’ total land area. […]

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May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Men Hospitalized After Car Flips Into C&O Canal

Update, 3:47 p.m.: Medics took the two for treatment for fears of hypothermia, said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, of the U.S. Park Police. Delgado said the driver of the car had minor injuries. The passenger was in critical and now stable condition, he said. No charges have been filed yet, and if they are, the men […]

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April 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Found Dead in Rockville Creek, Police Say

Montgomery County police are seeking information about a man found dead in a Rockville creek. According to police, Rockville district officers assisted the Maryland-National Capital Park Police on April 21 in responding to calls about a man found dead in a Rockville creek bed. Police identified the man as Michael Lee Higgins, 29, of Rockville. […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

McSwain Named Montgomery Parks Police Chief

Montgomery County police Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain has been chosen as the new park police chief for Montgomery Parks. He becomes park police chief May 7. He will be retiring from Montgomery County police. Mike Riley, Montgomery Parks director, said in a statement that McSwain’s career has involved working with the community in a manner […]

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July 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Young Man Shot Over His Shoes at Long Branch Local Park

A young man was shot in the arm at Long Branch Local Park on Friday night after he was confronted over his shoes, according to Montgomery County Park Police. The incident occurred about 9 p.m., Capt. Rick Pelicano said. The young man was waiting for a friend to pick him up. Two people approached him, […]

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