Police are Investigating Hate-Based Vandalism in Wheaton

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a hate-based vandalism that occurred at a residence on McMahon Road in Wheaton on Thursday.

According to police, the preliminary investigation by officers indicates that the homeowner left the home in the morning and returned at approximately 3:20 p.m. that afternoon.

That’s when police said the homeowner discovered that a derogatory word had been written in black marker across the front door of the residence. According to police, the victim believes that her race may be the motive for the vandalism.

Anyone with information about this hate-based vandalism is asked to contact the 4th District Investigative Section at 240.773.5530. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477).

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