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January 31, 2020 | Staff Writer

Rockville Man Arrested and Charged with First-Degree Rape

Montgomery County Police detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) arrested and charged a man with a rape that occurred in Rockville on Jan. 29. William Gelfeld, age 50, of Overlea Drive in Rockville allegedly raped and assaulted a woman at his residence on Jan. 25. On Jan. 27, Fairfax County police officers contacted […]

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November 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Va. Teen Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Killing Gaithersburg Girl

A Virginia teen was sentenced to 40 years behind bars Friday for killing a young girl from Gaithersburg. Venus Romero Iraheta pleaded guilty earlier this year to first degree murder of 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas. She faced a maximum sentence of life in prison, WTOP reports. Detectives from Fairfax County Police believe Rivas was held against her […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Va. Teen Pleads Guilty to Killing Gaithersburg Girl Who Went Missing

Just one year after a missing Gaithersburg teen’s body was found in Virginia, her suspected killer pleaded guilty in a Virginia court Monday. Venus Romero Iraheta, who was 17 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to first degree murder for the killing of Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, of Gaithersburg, the Washington Post reports. Iraheta […]

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March 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Probe Link Between Montgomery, Fairfax Gun Store Burglaries

Montgomery County police are wondering whether a Monday gun store burglary in Chantilly, Va., could be linked to a March 9 burglary at a Rockville gun store, police said. “We are exploring the possibility that these burglaries are related,” Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti, a county police spokesman, said Thursday. Thieves took 35 firearms from 50 West […]

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February 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Fairfax Police Arrest 10 in Death of Gaithersburg Teen

UPDATED, 7:45 p.m.: Fairfax County Police said four adults have been charged in the death of Demaris Reyes: Cindy Blanco Hernandez, 18, 11900 block of Winterthur Lane, Reston; Wilmer A. Sanchez-Serrano, 21, of no fixed address; Aldair J. Miranda Carcamo, 18, 7000 block of Skyless Way, Springfield; and Jose Castillo Rivas, 18, 5800 block of Brunswick […]

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