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Police Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Barnesville


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred last night in Barnesville.

On June 17th, at approximately 9:18 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the 23500 block of Mt. Ephraim Road in Dickerson for a personal injury collision involving a passenger vehicle.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white, unconfirmed model year Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on Mt. Ephraim Road.  For unknown reasons, the driver of the vehicle lost control, and the vehicle slid sideways, left the roadway, and struck a power pole.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle at some point during the collision.  As a result of the collision, wires fell from the power pole causing the vehicle to become engulfed in fire.  The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.

Vandalism Discovered to School in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 2nd District are investigating vandalism that was discovered July 16th to an area middle school and to vehicles parked in the neighborhood near the school.

 Early this morning, school security officers responded to North Bethesda Middle School located at 8935 Bradmoor Drive in Bethesda, for an active alarm.  They discovered vandalism to the school and contacted police.  At approximately 2:40 this morning, 2nd District officers responded to begin an investigation.  They found an ethnically-offensive word, a sexually-descriptive drawing, and several initials painted on the outside of the building.  They also found several windows had been broken.  As the investigation continued, they discovered that seven vehicles on Beech Avenue had paint on them, and one vehicle had the same ethnically-offensive word painted on it.

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

The following information comes to us from Montgomery County's Police Family Crimes Division:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division are asking the public for help to locate a teenager missing from Bethesda.

Michael Jeffrey Gura, age 17, of the 4900 block of Sentinel Drive in Bethesda was last seen on July 3. Michael is described as a white male, 6’ tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes and short, curly brown hair.  The teenager was last seen driving a Gold 1999 Chrysler Sebring 4-door with Maryland tags of GGY-275.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare because it is uncharacteristic for the teenager not to have contact with his family. 

Anyone with information about Michael Gura’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs).  Callers may remain anonymous.

Burglary Notice

This Burglary notice comes to us from the Fredericksburg Police Department's Natatia L. Bledsoe

Sex Offender Arrested After Failing to Register


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First Degree Assault Arrest


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Traffic Stop Resulting with an Assault on a Trooper and Foot Pursuit

This story comes to us from Maryland State Police:

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, at approximately 10:59 p.m., Trooper First Class Jerimy Tindal of the Maryland State Police Frederick Barrack, initiated a traffic stop on a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt on westbound I-70 near MD Route 355 for a speeding violation. 

The Chevrolet Cobalt was bearing a MD temporary registration.  The operator of the referenced vehicle provided TFC Tindal with a false name.  TFC Tindal attempted to place the operator under arrest when the operator physically assaulted TFC Tindal and began to flee on foot.  TFC Justin Pare and TPR Adam Mathai pursued the suspect on foot for a short distance when the suspect was taken into custody.