Man turned himself in after barricading himself inside a Woodley Gardens residence for three-hours.
Montgomery County Police
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Man barricaded himself inside home on Azalea Drive.
(Updated 10:30 a.m.) A man who barricaded himself inside a Woodley Gardens home Wednesday has been taken into police custody from his doorstep, Montgomery County police told Patch. The man was taken into custody at around 9:30 a.m. and was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation, said police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. No one was injured, Cruz said. SWAT had been called to the 600 block of Azalea Drive around 6:30 a.m., for domestic incident involving a man who reportedly had a gun. Police had not yet recovered a gun but were still looking, according to Cruz. (Original) A SWAT team was called to a home in Rockville's Woodley Gardens neighborhood on Wednesday, following a report of a domestic incident involving an armed man who has …
Monday, April 22, 2013
“We're seeing many, many more instances where pedestrians are not aware of their surroundings. That’s just an evolution of the issue with cell phones—they're taking over more and more of our attention,” said Montgomery County police's head of traffic.
Distracted pedestrians and drivers, listen up: Montgomery County police want you to put down the cell phone, take the earbuds out and pay attention—or else. As part of the regional Street Smart campaign, over the next two weeks police will be stepping up the enforcement of pedestrian safety in targeted areas throughout the county, including Silver Spring, Wheaton, Bethesda, Rockville and Germantown. Pedestrians and drivers may be ticketed for offenses that could include crossing against the light or drivers who don't yield to pedestrians. "What we're saying is everyone has a responsibility when it comes to pedestrian safety to look out for each other," said Capt. Thomas Didone, head of Montgomery County police’s traffic division. "…
Bus “plowed” through vehicles stopped at red light, WUSA9 reports
(UPDATED 9 a.m. Tuesday) A Ride-On Bus was involved in a 12-vehicle crash at Nicholson Lane, near Rockville Pike, a Montgomery County Police spokeswoman confirmed. The crash occurred at around 1:40 p.m. Monday, Officer Janelle Smith told Patch. According to what observers told WUSA9, the bus “plowed” through cars stopped at a red light at that intersection either because the brakes failed or because “the bus driver wasn’t paying attention”—details police were unable to corroborate when reached Monday. Smith said several people were treated for minor injuries and that police were still investigating what caused the crash. --- EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated since it was originally published on Monday, April 22 to correct an error…
The following incidents were provided by Montgomery County Police. Arrests do not indicate conviction. This is not an all-encompassing list. Please click on map markers—color-coded by district—to read about the incidents.
The following incidents were supplied by Montgomery County Police for Rockville. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Police said a male suspect exposed himself on an Intercounty Connector bus as it approached the Shady Grove Metro Station in Derwood at a round 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 4. A detailed description of the man was unavailable. Police said a male suspect exposed himself at Nicholson Lane and Rockville Pike, Rockville at around 3 p.m. Monday, April 1. A detailed description of the man was unavailable. A burglary was reported at the DryClean Expo, 11130 Rockville Pike, Rockville on Thursday, April 4 at 5 a.m. Forced entry; nothing taken. A burglary was reported at an office at 11140 Rockville Pike, Rockville on Friday, April 5, between 6:45 and 7:10 p.m. Forced entry; nothing taken. A theft from a vehicle was reported in the 8800 block of …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Pike’s Peek 10K race is Sunday down Rockville Pike. Police said heightened security was precautionary; there were no indication of threats.
There will be a stronger police presence at Pike’s Peek 10K in Rockville on Sunday, a race day that falls almost a week after explosions killed three people and caused mass injuries at the Boston Marathon. Montgomery County Police Cpt. Paul Starks said more police resources would be on hand, including police dogs that could detect explosives. Starks said police had no indication of possible threats to the local event. “But in light of recent events, we’re taking extra precautions and are asking the public to help in that effort,” Starks said. Police are urging people to avoid leaving packages and bags unattended and reminded people to call police if they see suspicious behavior. As in past years, county police would be working with …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Glenn V. Rhodes, 34, was charged with carjacking, assault and resisting arrest.
A police chase that ended with a carjacking in Rockville injured two police officers and sent one unsuspecting motorist to the hospital on Wednesday, according to the statement of charges filed in Montgomery County District Court. Glenn V. Rhodes, 34, who has no fixed address, was charged with carjacking, assault and resisting arrest. The charges stem from a string of incidents that began with a traffic stop in White Oak, the court records show. Police said they tried to stop Rhodes at an off ramp on Columbia Pike in White Oak after they discovered the car he was driving had stolen tags. Rhodes refused to stop and turned left onto Randolph Road, police said in the statement of charges. As he drove on, police said, Rhodes struck a Toyota …
Free vaccine is Sunday, April 21 at Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Rockville
Free rabies vaccinations will be offered at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter to the pets of Montgomery County residents. The clinics will held at the shelter, at 14645 Rothgeb Dr., from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates: Maryland law requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies. Owners who don’t vaccinate animals could face a $500 fine. When brought in for vaccination, all dogs must be leashed. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers or otherwise contained. Pet owners will be required to purchase a pet license if their pet is not currently licensed. There will be a $4 charge for ferrets and out-of-county pets. Those with questions may contact the Montgomery County Police …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The following incidents were supplied by Montgomery County police. Arrests do not indicate convictions.