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Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Police in Third District Implement “Safe City” Program

Police in Third District Implement “Safe City” Program

The following information was sent to us by Montgomery County Police:

 

The Montgomery County Police Department 3rd District and the Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce have joined together to implement the Target Corporation’s “Safe City” Crime Prevention Program in the Silver Spring business district.

Alert Montgomery Police Community Alert System

Alert Montgomery Police Community Alert System

The following information was sent to us by Montgomery County Police:

 

In a continuing effort to connect to the community via technology, the Montgomery County Department of Police has launched the Community Alert System.  The Community Alert System is part of the County’s Alert Montgomery program.  The Montgomery County Police will send messages via email and/or text messages to cell phones, pagers, smart phones in regards to a variety of police issues to include crime trends, critical incidents, missing persons and more.

The Alert Montgomery System has many selectable alert groups to include the Montgomery County Public Schools, Parks, Montgomery College, Municipalities, as well as traffic and weather alerts.

Rockville Police Make Arrest in Burglary, Assault

Rockville Police Make Arrest in Burglary, Assault

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Montgomery County Combats Under 21 Alcohol Use

Montgomery County Combats Under 21 Alcohol Use

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

Montgomery County’s Department of Liquor Control (DLC) has partnered with industry leader Diageo to develop and print 2012 identification (ID) checking calendars for distribution to every establishment in the County with a liquor license to help ensure that underage patrons cannot buy alcohol.

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Use of a Weapon Of Mass Destruction

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Use of a Weapon Of Mass Destruction

 

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