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October 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Reaffirm County’s Commitment to Help Domestic Violence Victims

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In Montgomery County, it is an opportunity for leaders and residents to discuss prevention, education and how victims can get help. On Monday, county leaders, public safety officials and community members gathered outside the Montgomery County Family Justice Center in Rockville for an awareness month kickoff event. They […]

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August 2, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Funcionarios del Condado Participarán en ‘National Night Out’

Impulsados por un año de protestas contra los tiroteos policiales y estudios sobre maneras de cambiar la forma en la que los policías hacen su trabajo en el condado, el martes como parte de National Night Out, el jefe de policía Marcus Jones, el sheriff Darren Popkin y el fiscal del estado del condado de […]

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February 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Sheriff’s Office Identifies Deputy Who Shot, Killed Laytonsville Man

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy – who police say shot and killed a Laytonsville man after he struck the deputy with a long piece of wood  – has been identified, according to a sheriff’s office statement. Sgt. Frank Pruitt is the deputy involved in the shooting, the statement reads. He is an 18-year veteran of […]

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February 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots, Kills Laytonsville Man Who Was ‘Driving Erratically’

A Laytonsville man was shot and killed by a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday, according to a Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) statement. Police say several 911 calls were received around 8:01 a.m. Saturday morning to report collisions in the 6000 block of MD-108, or Olney Laytonsville Road, between Riggs and Fieldcrest Roads. Callers said […]

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June 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Special Deputy Patrick McGann Retires After 20 Years of Living His Dream

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office celebrated Patrick McGann who is retiring 20 years since he was appointed a special deputy to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. According to a “Good News of the Day” post on Montgomery County (MD) Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, McGann always dreamed of working in law enforcement. However, this dream was […]

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November 26, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Donates Teddy Bears to Children in Need

Montgomery County Police Department accepted over 100 plush teddy bears at the Bethesda police department this afternoon. The bears, which were presented to the police department by Adventure Theatre MTC, will be donated to the Family Justice Center Foundation, which is Montgomery County’s domestic violence center. The center offers a safe space and psychological services to […]

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May 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

First Responders Honored by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

Montgomery County’s first responders were honored with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH). County first responders were honored during the coalition’s 2018 Gala held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center Thursday evening. “First responders are often the first people to interact with individuals experiencing homelessness,” […]

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April 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

Sheriff Popkin’s Warning on Latest Phone Scam

Scammers are now using the guise of a sheriff’s deputy to extort people into immediately sending money to avoid arrest. According to Montgomery County Sheriff Darren M. Popkin, a phone scam currently going around the country has reached Montgomery County. A caller, falsely claiming to be from the sheriff’s office, says that a warrant has […]

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October 17, 2013 | Staff Writer

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Photo)

The Montgomery County Council on Oct. 15 urged all County residents to do their part to stop domestic violence. The ceremonies in Rockville, which declared October as “Stop Domestic Violence Month,” also saluted the efforts of the County’s Rockville-based Family Justice Center—a one-stop facility that can provide victims and families with a variety of help […]

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August 16, 2013 | Sonya Burke

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Former Sheriff’s Office Employee Charged With Theft Scheme

Montgomery County Sheriff Darren M. Popkin has announced that a retired receptionist, Joyce Saunders, 58, of Frederick County, has been charged with conducting a theft scheme while working in the Sheriff’s Office. The charges filed by the Montgomery County Police Department on August 16 in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Section, allege that […]

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