Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark P. Sroka presented Distinguished Service Citations to 16 officers who responded to the June 24 brawl at Red Rock Cafe in Gaithersburg.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Greg Cohen
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark P. Sroka has honored a group of officers who responded to a June 24 brawl involving nearly 100 people at New Red Rock Cafe in Gaithersburg's Festival Shopping Center along Muddy Branch Road. At the Aug. 10 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) breakfast at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Sroka presented Distinguished Service Citations to 16 officers, Gaithersburg Police Department spokesperson officer Dan Lane said. According to Lane: "The Distinguished Service Citation is presented to a member of a public safety organization or the civilian community who rendered services beyond the ordinary call of duty. It shall recognize those incidents wherein the members diligence, perseverance and …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
"One minute it was totally calm and the next minute it just busted out into a riot," a security guard told reporters.
A handwritten note on bright yellow paper reading "Temperly Closed Thank-You" (sic) was taped to the inside of New Red Rock Cafe's front door Monday, a day after a brawl involving nearly 100 people sent seven to area hospitals. Police said the fight started at 1:30 a.m. Sunday between two women inside the bar before spilling outside and escalating. One man suffered a gunshot wound and five men were stabbed, police said. None of the injuries were life-threatening. As of Monday afternoon, police have no one in custody and no description of any suspects, Montgomery County police spokesperson Lucille Baur told Patch. She said police were depending on information from witnesses and participants, and they have gotten little so far. "This is …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Police said nearly 100 people were involved in a fight at a Gaithersburg restaurant early Sunday.
Montgomery County police are investigating a shooting and multiple stabbing in a fight that quickly escalated outside a Gaithersburg cafe early Sunday. Police said nearly 100 people were involved in the altercation that broke out inside, and migrated outside, the New Red Rock Café at 385 Muddy Branch Road in the Festival Shopping Center around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. New Red Rock Cafe was hosting a Rapper Karaoke Night, which attracted a large, young adult audience from around the region, police said. Police said a fight apparently broke out between two women initially, and then escalated when others got involved. Police said witnesses were uncooperative and they did not have a description of any suspects. "The officers were able to establish …