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    Police in Maryland have positively identified the 62-year-old man killed in a fatal two-car crash in Rockville. Germantown resident Noel Henry Powell was driving his Ford Fusion shortly before 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14 in the area of Josiah Henson Pkwy and the ramp from northbound Route 355 when he struck a white Audi A4. “The preliminary investigation by detectives has determined that a white Audi A4 was traveling eastbound on Josiah Henson (Parkway), when for reasons still under investigation, it was struck by a silver Ford Fusion coming from the northbound 355 ramp,” investigators said. The vehicles collided at the intersection, according to police.   Powell was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Audi - whose name has not been released - was also treated for minor injuries The investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing by the Montgomery County Department of Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the collision has been asked to contact detectives by calling (240) 773-6620.
    THERE is an ongoing mystery in Montgomery County after three bodies were found in a local residential area, forcing police to launch a full investigation. Three people were found deceased in a residential area within Montgomery County, Alabama on Saturday according to reports from WSFA 12 News and The Montgomery Police Department. 2Police are conducting a full death investigation in Montgomery County after three bodies were found in this residential areaCredit: Google Earth At around 5.30 in the morning on Saturday, law enforcement was requested at the 3700 block near Pelzer Avenue, located between Coliseum Boulevard and Dalraida Road, per Montgomery PD. They then located the three bodies, with two men and one woman pronounced dead after officers arrived on the scene. The Montgomery Police Department has officially deemed their probe to be a 'death investigation' as of now. There has been no foul play indicated by law enforcement as of yet. More will likely be revealed as the case continues, but for the time being, police have said they will not be releasing more information, reports WSFA 12....
    Police are conducting a death investigation in Montgomery County, officials say. The investigation of the incident in the 1100 block of University Boulevard West was announced shortly before 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, according to Montgomery County police. Additional details surrounding the incident were not immediately made available. This is a developing story and will be updated as information is released.
    Images of a suspect believed to be involved in at least three bank robberies in Montgomery County have been released in an effort to identify them, authorities say. Detectives believe the suspect was involved in separate robberies from Tuesday Jan. 18 through Saturday, March 12, according to Montgomery County police. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the suspect entered a bank on the 3500 block of Spencerville Road in Burtonsville and slid a note to the bank teller at 3:10 p.m., announcing the robbery and demanding money to which the teller complied, investigators said. On Friday, Feb. 18, the suspect once again slid a note to the teller announcing the robbery, this time at the M&T Bank on the 12200 block of Tech Road. The suspect continued on to do the same thing at the Capitol One Bank on the 13300 block of New Hampshire Avenue just after 10 a.m., Saturday, March 12, according to police. The suspect usually wore one black glove and one blue latex glove when committing the robberies, investigators noted, and in each instance, passed a handwritten note...
    HATFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — The Montgomery County DA’s office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hatfield Township that sent a man to the hospital on Friday. The incident started around 7:30 a.m. when a resident called police to report a man had run through her backyard and was hiding in her neighbor’s backyard. Hatfield police found the man between two woodpiles. At this time, it’s unclear why the man was hiding. READ MORE: Chinese Cultural Festival Kicks Off At Philadelphia Flower ShowAccording to the initial investigation, police issued commands for the man to come out and show his hands, but he didn’t comply. Police tased the man but he allegedly ran toward officers, the DA’s office says. That’s when officers fired at the man and struck him. READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Police Provide Update Following Unprovoked Attack On 3 Women In South PhiladelphiaPolice say they found a knife at the scene. The 29-year-old man is currently undergoing surgery at Grandview Hospital. His identity has not been released. MORE NEWS: 50 Philadelphia City Pools To Open For Summer: Here's...
    Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating after a person was found dead inside a home in Silver Spring.  Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 1700 block of East West Highway just after 12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, Montgomery County Police said. Upon arrival, they found an adult male dead inside the residence. No arrests have been made and there is no known threat to the community, according to police.  The investigation is ongoing and more information will be shared once it is made available. 
    A Damascus farm owner is offering a massive $50,000 reward after his farm was vandalized and contaminated in April 2021, authorities say.  A suspect was seen driving onto a storage area where they climbed on top of a tanker truck and contaminated liquid fertilizer with herbicide at the farm on Long Corner Road the night of Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Montgomery County Officials say. The contaminated truck was used to fertilize over 1,000 acres of corn before the farm owner found the herbicide. A week later, another contaminated truck was discovered. Police ask that anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this vandalism and is interested in the reward to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). To speak to investigating detectives directly, please call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6273.
    An elderly woman has died after being hit by a vehicle in Montgomery County, authorities say. Carole Barbara Weiss, 84, was hit by a blue 2005 Honda Accord while crossing the southbound lanes on Rockledge Drive around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, Montgomery County Police say.  The driver and several witnesses stopped and attempted to provide medical aid. Weiss was transported to a hospital where she later died.  This remains an ongoing investigation and charges will be determined upon completion of the investigation.
    A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information in an arson investigation that occurred in Montgomery County in 2021, authorities say.  Units arrived to a single-family dwelling with heavy fire conditions throughout the residence located on Marquis Drive around 1 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021, said Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Officials say the fire was intentionally set.  The department is asking anyone who may have information about this arson to call the Fire and Explosive arson tip line at 240-777-2263. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
    A 19-year-old has been seriously injured in a recent Montgomery County hit-and-run, authorities said.  The Gaithersburg native was found suffering from life-threatening injuries after being struck at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Prelude Drive in White Oak before 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, Montgomery County Police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.  Initial investigation revealed the victim was crossing northbound Columbia Pike when a grey 2014 Ford Fusion hit them at the intersection of Prelude Drive, police said. Witnesses said the driver of the vehicle did not stop and continued traveling north. Officers were able to locate the driver and vehicle after identifying parts of the car that were left behind, police added. The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 240-773-6620.    
    MONT CLARE, Pa. (CBS) — Police officers involved in a shooting at the Meadows Apartment Complex in Mont Clare in Upper Providence Township were cleared in their use of force, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday. The incident occurred on March 16 early in the morning.  The independent investigation was conducted by the Montgomery County Detective Bureau. Detectives interviewed numerous officers, witnesses, reviewed police bodycam, dashcam, and private surveillance video, the 911 call, and collected other evidence, according to a release.  READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Officials To Announce Arrest In Connection To Murder Of 9-Year-Old Sequoya Bacon-JonesThe investigation found that Upper Providence Township police arrived at the apartments after a woman called about a family member having a “mental breakdown.” The caller also told 911 that he “has guns” and was leaving the residence.  An officer from Upper Providence Township was the first to encounter David Naumenko, the man one of his family members called 911 about.  According to the police, the officer had a brief conversation with Naumenko. But as the officer continued to approach the...
    A driver was killed when their car crossed over the center lines and struck a tree, then went up in flames over the weekend in Somerset County, authorities said. Multiple crews responded to County Route 605 near the Blue Spring Road intersection in Montgomery Township, where they found a 2015 Toyota Corolla that had struck a tree and was consumed by flames around 7:45 a.m. Sunday, March 13, Police Lt. Silvio Bet said. The driver, the sole occupant, was trapped in the car and later pronounced dead at the scene. Their name was being withheld pending notification. A preliminary investigation found that the Toyota was heading north on Route 605 coming from Princeton and crossed over the double center lines into the southbound lane and then ran off the left side of the roadway and struck the tree head-on.  Montgomery Police, the Montgomery Township Fire Department Number 1 Belle Mead, Montgomery Township Fire Department Number 2 Blawenburg, Rocky Hill Fire, Montgomery Township EMS Squad 47, Robert Wood Johnson Paramedics, and Princeton Police responded. The name of the driver is being withheld...
    An investigation is underway by Montgomery County Police as to how a teen died during a storm on Jan. 16, according to WUSA 9. A group of teens called 911 after one of them collapsed outside of the main gate to Montgomery College, a fire spokesman told the outlet.  The teen was in full cardiac arrest when responders arrived and later died.  A first responder apparently suffered an electric shock during their attempt to perform life-saving measures on the teenager.  However, the investigation found that the teen had not been electrocuted, according to Montgomery County Police, creating a mystery as to how the victim died. Officials were waiting on an autopsy report to determine the official cause of death. For more on the story visit WUSA 9.  
    Members of the US Marshals office arrested 25-year-old Kevon Clarke on first degree murder charges in the shooting death of a 25-year-old man struck and killed by a stray bullet while eating Thanksgiving dinner when he was struck by a stray bullet, authorities said. Clarke was arrested without incident in Philadelphia at approximately 11 a.m. Monday, in the Nov. 25 Arch Street death of Miguel Palaez Moctezuma, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said. Clarke was taken into custody after investigators determined he may have been hiding with a known associate in the 5500 block of Whitby Avenue in Philadelphia, Steele said. Police were dispatched on Thanksgiving to the 1100 block of Arch Street where Palaez Moctezuma was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was flown to Penn Presbyterian, where he was pronounced dead. He had been sitting at the table eating Thanksgiving dinner when a single shot came through the window and struck him. A joint homicide investigation was launched by Montgomery County Detectives and Norristown Police. The investigation found that the shooting was connected to a...
    Maryland’s largest school district has notified police of what it says are “possible financial improprieties” in its transportation department. On Tuesday, Montgomery County Public School system spokesman Chris Cram confirmed that an investigation was underway but did not disclose specific details. “To respect and support the integrity of the investigation, no further information is available at this time,” Cram said in an email to WTOP. Todd Watkins, director of transportation, and Charles Ewalt, assistant director of the department, were placed on leave. School officials have not offered any details about when and how that decision was made. The school system has temporarily appointed Michael Lewis to the post of acting director of transportation, and Kathy Herald, to the position of acting assistant director of the department, while the investigation is underway. “Based on what we learn, we will determine next steps,” Cram said, adding that “the safe transportation of students to and from school each day will not be impacted.” The Montgomery County school system, like others across the country, has been dealing with a shortage of school bus drivers....
    A car crash early Monday killed a Montgomery County, Maryland, police officer along Interstate 70 in Lisbon. Lt. Daniel John Friz, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Maryland State Police, a preliminary investigation determined that around 12:15 a.m., Friz — who was westbound on I-70 near Maryland Route 94 — collided with a 2018 Freightliner. The truck was inspected at a nearby scale house and was found to have no defects. Friz had been serving as deputy director of the Public Safety Training Academy’s training and education division. Previously, Friz worked for the Gaithersburg police and Montgomery County sheriff’s departments. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information is asked to contact [email protected] See a map of the crash location below:
    Six people have been arrested as a result of the dismantling of a major cocaine trafficking ring operating in southeastern Pennsylvania, authorities announced Thursday. Javier Berrios, 50, of Souderton; Robert R. McMillion III, 44, of Quakertown; and Hannibal Harvey, 47; Odongo Harvey, 50; Sharon Jones, 51; and Glendel J. Young, 40, all of Philadelphia were charged with corrupt organization, possession with intent to deliver, dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activities, firearms offenses, and other related charges. “The investigation resulting in these six arrests shut off a significant pipeline for cocaine in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and our county is safer for it,” DA Steele said. “Law enforcement in Montgomery County, partnered with the Attorney General Shapiro’s team, are committed to stopping the flow of poison in Montgomery County—whether that poison is significant quantities of cocaine or heroin/fentanyl or methamphetamine.” An investigation began after law enforcement learned that Berrios and McMillion were working together to sell cocaine in the Souderton area and throughout Montgomery County, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. They later discovered that Berrios obtained his cocaine...
    Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, are investigating the death of an alleged home invader in Germantown Monday night. Montgomery County police were called to a house on Futura Court near William B. Gibbs Jr. Elementary School just before 7:30 p.m. A homeowner reported a middle-aged man attempting to break into his home through force. The homeowner then shot the suspect, who died at the scene A police spokesperson said they believe the two men knew each other but didn’t comment further. Police are speaking to the homeowner as part of the investigation. Below is a map of where the shooting took place. This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with WTOP for the latest. 
    UPDATE from GBI: On Friday, May 21, 2021, the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Ta’Lawrence Terraine Vickers aka “Saga,” age 35 of Atlanta, in Augusta, Georgia. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation previously secured arrest warrants for Vickers relating to the murder of Zacheriah Douglas Wright. Vickers was charged with malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, commission of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and participation in criminal gang activity. ORIGINAL from GBI:  On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the GBI secured arrest warrants for Willie James Rogers, 35, of Jacksonville, FL. Rogers is charged with malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, relating to the murder of Zacheriah Douglas Wright, 20, of Toombs County. Wright was found on Monday, May 17 on RT Lane in rural Montgomery County. He was transported to Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, GA, where he died a...
    Nearly 35 years after a 19-year-old black man was found hanging from a tree in Maryland, a local official has joined his family in calling for a fresh investigation. Keith Warren's family, led by his sister, have long demanded that law enforcement officials conduct an independent review and, ultimately, change the classification of the 19-year-old's death from suicide to undetermined.  They now have the backing of Montgomery County Councilman Hans Riemer. On April 14, Riemer sent a letter to County Executive Marc Elrich, arguing that an independent investigation was needed to determine whether Warren's death was really a suicide. Scroll down for video  Keith Warren, 19 (left and right), was getting ready to go to college when he was found hanging from a tree in Maryland in 1986. His death was quickly ruled a suicide  Warren was found hanging from a rope tied to a tree in this wooded area in Silver Spring, Maryland 'His family has found many troubling inconsistencies in this case, which linger today despite previous reviews,' wrote Riemer, as reported by Montgomery Community Media. ...
    Montgomery County, Maryland, leaders have ordered an investigation following an incident during a county council meeting over Zoom in which people were heard commenting on and laughing about Councilmember Nancy Navarro’s accent. Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker and Vice President Gabe Albornoz directed the county’s Office of Human Resources to conduct a “full independent investigation” after meeting with council central staff leadership immediately following Tuesday’s incident. “They are grateful to Councilmember Navarro for her willingness to come forward to shine a light on this disturbing incident,” the Montgomery County Council said in a statement. “While the facts involved with this matter are being investigated, we will recommit ourselves to educating our workforce and fostering a culture that is absolutely respectful, free of bigotry and reflective of Montgomery County’s values.” The statement said the Montgomery County Council “stands in solidarity with Councilmember Nancy Navarro after a troubling and unacceptable incident,” in which a council staffer and an IT contractor on an open microphone were apparently commenting on and laughing about Navarro’s accent. The council said it “is committed to racial...
    HOUSTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office seized more than 1,200 counterfeit items from a business located within The Woodlands Mall on Dec. 1. The counterfeit items were sold under many of the following name brands: Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. After the initial investigation, detectives were able to locate, identify, and seize the items, including cell phone cases, watchbands, earbuds, and numerous other goods, which collectively were valued at more than $32,000. Upon further investigation and subsequent interview, the store owner advised admitted knowing they were fake — ordered directly from a manufacturer overseas. Detectives forwarded that information to the appropriate agencies for an international investigation. They were also able to obtain affidavits from several of the name brand companies listed regarding the confirmation of the counterfeit items seized. The case is an active investigation with felony charges to be filed locally with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The retail values for the actual name brand products that were counterfeited was $648,000. MORE FROM CBSDFW Married...
    A D.C. man is dead after veering off the road and striking a tree in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on Monday evening. Crews from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched around 6:30 p.m. for a roll-over near the intersection of Md. 28/Darnestown Road and Tschiffely Square Road, in the Quince Orchard area of Gaithersburg. The driver and sole occupant was dead at the scene. A Montgomery County police news release identified the victim as 35-year-old D.C. resident Jonathan Davis. FATAL – Darnestown Rd IFO Prince of Peace Church MT @mcpnews single-vehicle fatal collision at Darnestown Rd. (MD 28) & Ambiance Dr., Gburg, Intersection closed for collision investigation. Initial dispatch ~633p. PD will update when add’l info. confirmed @MontgomeryCoMD https://t.co/MA53IvGEzS pic.twitter.com/Tsbs2fV6J5 — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 17, 2020 A crash reconstruction team determined Davis, who was driving a 2008 Audi Q7, had been heading east on Darnestown Road when he crossed over the median into the westbound lanes, before moving back to the eastbound side and striking a tree just before Tschiffely Square Road. An investigation continues into the events...
    LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – A homicide investigation is underway in Lower Merion after a man was found shot dead late Sunday night. Officers responded to a shooting on the 1400 block of Surrey Lane in the Wynnewood section, around 10:43 p.m. Police found a man dead from gunshot wounds. Overnight neighbors said on social media that a police helicopter from Philadelphia was shining its lights on the area. Montgomery County Detectives and Lower Merion Police launched a joint investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lower Merion Township Police at 610-649-1000 or Montgomery County Detectives at 610-278-3368.
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