Monday, May 20, 2013
The following incidents were supplied by Rockville City Police. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Police said a female was assaulted and robbed in the unit block of Pines Court as she exited her car on the night of May 9. Police said the female was getting a bag out of her vehicle at around 8:30 p.m., when a male reached from behind her and grabbed it. The bag contained her purse, money from her business and credit cards. There was a struggle for the bag and someone hit the female, took the bag and left the scene. Police said two males were involved but did not provide a detailed description of them. In other police news: Arrests 2100 block of Wootton Parkway—a 16-year-old boy was arrested on charges of opium possession and drug paraphernalia and May 6 at 10:58 a.m. 5800 block of Halpine Road—a 66-year-old man was arrested on charges…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) toured Rockville’s new police headquarters Monday
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin said Rockville’s leaders “preserved the history of Rockville” by transforming city’s Depression-era Post Office into part of the city’s new police headquarters. “It's a great tribute to a great city and it also provides the tools necessary to keep this city safe,” Cardin said. Cardin took a tour of the new headquarters on Monday. He was in town to tout his latest law enforcement initiative, the proposed Blue Alert Act of 2013, which would create a national network to help catch violent criminals who injure or kill police officers, similar to the Amber Alert system. At a total cost of about $9 million, Rockville renovated the historic former U.S. Post Office at Washington Street and Montgomery Avenue and built a police …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Blue Alert Act would create a national network to help catch violent criminals who injure or kill police officers, similar to the Amber Alert system.
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin marked National Police Week with a visit to Rockville’s new police station Monday, where he touted a national law enforcement initiative called the Blue Alert Act of 2013. The Blue Alert Act would create a national network similar to the Amber Alert system to help catch violent criminals who injure or kill police officers. Maryland is already among 18 states to implement such a system. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed an executive order creating Maryland’s Blue Alert system shortly after the death of Maryland State trooper Wesley Brown. Brown was murdered outside a Forestville, MD restaurant in June 2010. “We have no national coordination,” Cardin said. “We don't have a way to share best practices. What you're doing in …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police said the 23-year-old had been missing since Tuesday.
Update, Friday, 4:34 p.m. Eddie Lee Jeffries is home and is safe, Rockville City Police Department announced in a news release Friday. Police said the 23-year-old had been missing since Tuesday. --- Original—Police are concerned for a Rockville man reported missing after he failed to report to work and his cell phone turned up at a Washington, DC Metro station. Eddie Lee Jeffries, 23, of Bowie Road, was last seen leaving his residence on Tuesday, likely taking the Metro through Washington on his way to a dance studio in Capital Heights, police said. Police and family members became concerned after Jeffries did not report to work when he was expected and had not contacted anyone. Police said his cell phone was found near the Gallery Place/…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The following incidents were provided by Rockville City Police. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Arrests 1200 block of Clagett Drive—A 26-year-old male was on charges of second-degree assault on April 22 at around 8:30 p.m. 14900 block of Shady Grove Road—A 63-year-old male was arrested for shoplifting on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. A 24-year-old male was arrested April 24 and charged with robbery and 1st and 2nd degree assault in connection with an incident that occurred on March16 in the 300 block of Hungerford Drive. 700 block of Grandin Avenue—A 17-year-old male was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia on April 25, between 7:04 and 8:55 p.m. Incidents 100 block of Bullard Circle—A microwave, refrigerator and a stove were taken from a house under construction, between 3 p.m. April 5 and 7 a.m. April 8. 1600 block of…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Man turned himself in after barricading himself inside a Woodley Gardens residence for three-hours.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The information for the following incidents was supplied by Rockville City Police. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Arrests 1900 block of Veirs Mill Road—a 55-year-old male was arrested on charges of trespassing on April 16 at 9:05 a.m. 700 block of Rockville Pike—a 37-year-old male was arrested on charges of trespassing on April 18 at 11:21 a.m. 1800 block of Piccard Drive—A 29-year-old male was arrested on charges of second-degree assault on a police officer and obstructing and hindering a police investigation on April 22 at 12:25 a.m. for an incident at the parking lot of King Farm dog park. Incidents Unit block of Monroe Street—A laptop was removed from a table in a conference room at an office, between 9 a.m. April 5 and 1 p.m., April 8. 700 block of Rockville Pike—Police said a male snatched the necklace off an alleged male victim walking on a …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Police car-mounted scanners can capture any license plate that passes within its view. At issue is how long license plate data is stored.
The City of Rockville is changing the way city police handle data collected from license plate readers, mounted scanners that capture the license plate for any vehicle that passes within its view—regardless of whether the vehicle has committed a violation. During its regular meeting Monday, Rockville City Council approved Chief Terry Treschuk’s recommendation to store the data for a shorter amount of time. Instead of dumping the information into the Montgomery County’s system, where the policy is to store it forever, police would send the data directly to a state repository, where it would be kept for a year and automatically deleted. Three city police cruisers are equipped with license plate scanners. There are 22 in Montgomery County.
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
Ticketing at Rockville’s three new red light camera locations begins today
UPDATED—Drivers in Rockville take note: Rockville police will begin issuing tickets at its three new red light camera locations today. Monday ends the month-long grace period to allow the community to prepare for the new cameras, city officials announced. Red-light violators will be issued $75 fines. The new cameras are at: Rockville has a total of eight red light cameras, which have been updated to also ticket drivers who improperly turn right on red lights. According to police and city officials, cameras in other locations have proven effective, with the city experiencing an 80 percent drop in the number of violations in the first seven months since the new technology was implemented last fall. There are already cameras at: Locations …