graffiti

March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Discovers Swastika in Bathroom at Bannockburn Elementary School

Kate Bradley, the principal of Bannockburn Elementary School in Bethesda, emailed parents Wednesday about a swastika and curse word found drawn inside a boys bathroom stall. According to Bradley, the “a 5th grade patrol” officer discovered the expletive and antisemitic symbol Tuesday in the bathroom located in Green Hallway, which is primarily for 4th and 5th-grade […]

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August 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Detective: Kentlands Graffiti Likely the Work of Silver Spring Street Gang

The gang responsible for the graffiti found on a fence in Kentlands is likely the Schuyler Road Crew, according to a Montgomery County police detective. “They are a neighborhood gang or a hybrid group,” said Detective Sgt. C.J. Bullock of the Criminal Street Gang Unit in an email to MyMCMedia. A neighborhood gang is formed […]

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July 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Call Kentlands Graffiti Gang Related

A Gaithersburg police spokesman said Monday that graffiti spray-painted on a fence in Kentlands is gang related. Officer Dan Lane said the “SRC” marking in the graffiti pointed to a gang in Silver Spring. However, he said there was no evidence to believe that there are gang-related activities — that is, robberies or assaults — […]

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July 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Ashman Offers Update on Graffiti Incident

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman was asked if he had any new information on the graffiti spray-painted on a fence in the Kentlands earlier this week. The graffiti included the phrase, “revolucion o muerto” (“revolution or death” in Spanish) and odd symbols. Here’s what Ashman said:

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July 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Graffiti, Thefts from Garages Investigated in Kentlands

Gaithersburg police are investigating a series of break-ins and an incident of potentially gang-related graffiti in the Kentlands neighborhood. The graffiti, painted on a fence, includes the phrase, “Revolucion o muerte,” which is Spanish for “Revolution or death.” Officer Dan Lane said investigators were treating the graffiti as vandalism. But is it gang related? “We’re […]

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April 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

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 […]

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February 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Vandalism at Churchill and Walter Johnson High Schools (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help to find the vandals responsible for defacing two Montgomery County high schools. According to police, graffiti was discovered at Winston Churchill High School and Walter Johnson High School between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, and police believe the vandalism is related to a sports rivalry between […]

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December 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Close Vandalism Investigation at Westland Middle School

UPDATED 12.13.16 Montgomery County police officers have closed the vandalism investigation at Westland Middle School, according to Captain Paul Starks. Last month, staff notified police that a student reported that swastikas were drawn on the mirrors and walls of a bathroom stall inside a boys restroom. Starks said that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff […]

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November 17, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Faith Leaders Release Statement Condemning Vandalism and Acts of Hate

Community faith leaders are showing their support for those affected by the hate-based vandalism that occurred at Westland Middle School in Bethesda. According to police,  a student reported to school staff that swastikas were drawn on the mirrors and walls of a bathroom stall inside a boys restroom. “That is just one place in our county […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Police Officers Investigate Hate-Based Vandalism at Church (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a hate-based vandalism to the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, which is located at 1700 Powder Mill Road in Hillandale. The vandalism was discovered before 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. According to police, a priest from the church discovered that the words “Trump Nation whites only,” were written on […]

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