CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Armed Robbery and Fiery Collision in Loudoun County, Virginia
This week in Loudoun County, Virginia, there were two notable incidents. The first incident involved an armed robbery at a convenience store in Ashburn. A male suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, and stole undisclosed items before fleeing on foot. The second incident occurred on Route 28 in Sterling, where a truck driver was involved in a collision that caused his vehicle to catch fire. Good Samaritans rescued the driver, who suffered severe burns and is currently in critical condition.
Police ID Man Killed In Fiery Virginia Crash
A speeding driver who wasn't wearing a seatbelt when he crashed died in a fiery crash on Saturday morning in Prince William County, police say.Justin Whitfield Brandon, 36, has been identified as the man killed at around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday morning when he crashed in the 3500 block of Veronica La…
Jackknifed Tractor Trailer on I-495 Saturday Morning; Multiple Collisions Reported Across the County
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to the outer loop of I-495 between Connecticut Ave and Rockville Pike, in the area of Cedar Lane, for the report of a jackknifed tractor with fuel spill on Saturday, September 23, around 8am. According to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security, this will be an extended incident and drivers should seek an alternate route if possible.
'I thought I was gonna lose my son' | 5-year-old boy partially paralyzed after he and his mother were hit by drunk driver
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Next month Trenton Gatlin-Ketter will turn 6 years old. Instead of playing outside and enjoying his special day, he'll be in his wheelchair. The child was partially paralyzed after police say a drunk driver crashed into him and his mom. According to the Fairfax County...
Weekly Safety Report: Disturbing Incidents Unfold in McLean, Virginia
This week in McLean, Virginia, several disturbing incidents occurred. A mother was sentenced to 78 years in prison for sedating her two daughters with melatonin-laced gummy bears before fatally shooting them. Another incident involved a search for a rape suspect captured on video walking down the street. A woman was found guilty of killing her mother and sister in 2017, with the conviction being overturned due to jury misconduct. Lastly, a 19-year-old wanted for abduction and carjacking was arrested following a car crash.
Weekly Safety Report: Drunk-in-public, Fights, and Vandalism in Vienna, Virginia
This week in Vienna, Virginia, there were three incidents that occurred. These incidents include a pair being charged with drunk-in-public near a shopping center, fights at a shopping center leaving two injured, and juveniles damaging a restroom at a Dollar Tree store.
Fire Pits and Open Burning Guidelines, Restrictions and Safety Information
It’s September 23, 2023 and fall is here. Many may want to spend quality time outdoors before winter, and the The Takoma Park police department has asked residents to be mindful of all Montgomery County rules regarding open burning and the use of fire pits. Please be sure you are adhering to all county guidelines and using precautions when using a fire pit:
‘Pre-school aged’ child hit, taken to hospital
BETHESDA, Md. (DC News Now) — Officials said that a child was hit while crossing the road near Huntington Parkway and Greenwich Park on Friday. The incident occurred at 8400 Old Georgetown Road. Pete Piringer, chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, said that the child was possibly “pre-school aged.” The child was […]
Weekly Safety Report: Assaults and Harassment Raise Concerns in Rockville, Maryland
This week in Rockville, Maryland, several incidents of assault and harassment were reported. These incidents occurred in various locations, including a parking garage, a hotel, and a nursing home. The Montgomery County school board also faced allegations of harassment against one of its principals. County Executive Marc Elrich expressed concern over the findings of the investigation surrounding the principal's promotion. These incidents have raised concerns about safety and the need for further investigation and action.
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbing, Shots Fired, Arson, Indecent Exposure, Harassment, and Carjacking in Montgomery County, Maryland
This week in Montgomery County, Maryland, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a fatal stabbing during a drug transaction, reports of shots fired near a middle school, a series of arson fires, an indecent exposure incident at a mall, allegations of harassment against a high school principal, and an armed carjacking turned shootout.
Maryland's new criminal enterprise
The following is an editorial by Armstrong Williams. In our criminal justice system, we frequently confront the question of how severely we should punish children for criminal acts. Whenever any person advocates for leniency, they often point out that children's minds aren't fully developed, preventing them from fully understanding the consequences of their actions. Yet, as we’ve seen in Maryland, this leniency comes at a grave cost to the innocent, resulting in innocent bystanders being victims of petite and violent crimes.
Breaking News: Shooting in Montgomery neighborhood injures man and woman
Montgomery authorities are currently investigating a double shooting that occurred recently. Reports suggest that the incident took place in the area, although further details have yet to be released. According to officials from the Montgomery police department, they were dispatched to the 8300 block of Grand Oak Court at around...
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Shots Fired, and Altercation in Manassas, Virginia
This week in Manassas, Virginia, there were three incidents that occurred. These incidents include a shooting near Metz Middle School, a shots fired call at Ravens Crest Apartments, and an altercation between a correctional officer and a 15-year-old boy at the Juvenile Detention Center.
Police break up fight at football game at Herndon High School
FAIRFAX, Va. — Police were called to Herdon High School Friday night after a fight broke out during a football game. According to Fairfax County Police, officers were called to the high school on Bennett Street around 9 p.m. Police say the fight involved students and happened during a...
Man stabbed in Northeast DC
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The Metropolitan Police Department said a man was stabbed in Northeast D.C. on Saturday afternoon. MPD said that at about 1:29 p.m., they responded to the 3800 block of Minnesota Ave for the report of a stabbing. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man who had been […]
3 people injured in kitchen fire in Chantilly
CHANTILLY, Va. — Fairfax County Fire Rescue Department is investigating a house fire that left at least 3 people injured Friday. Officials say when they arrived at the home they discovered a fire on the stove. As of now, we do not know how the fire started. Three patients...
UPDATE: Newport Mill Middle School lockdown lifted after sounds of shots fired in area
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. - Security at Newport Mill Middle School has lifted the school's lockdown after hearing sounds of shots fired in the area. Authorities say this does not involve the school. Montgomery County Police units are in the area. There is no active threat to students. The school is...
WATCH: Video shows shootout during attempted armed robbery at gas station
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) — Newly released video shows shows a shootout involving a teenager in the parking lot of a gas station in Maryland last month. Authorities are searching for the suspects involved -- and a reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrests.
Virginia State Police gives advice on how to prepare for incoming storm
As a tropical storm approaches the east coast, Virginia State Police (VSP) gave residents tips on how to plan ahead and prepare.