graffiti

June 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Race-Based Vandalism Discovered at Elementary School in Clarksburg

Race-based words of hate were spray painted on a sidewalk and the roof by Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg, according to Montgomery County Police Department. According to Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Fifth District Investigative Section, the two acts of vandalism occurred between June 17 and 18. On June 18, a school […]

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June 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Racist Graffiti at Whitman High Being Investigated

Racist graffiti was found Saturday morning on the grounds of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. According to school principal Robert Dodd, the n-word and a drawing of a noose were found spray painted on the campus. Police are investigating. This is not the first occurrence of racist graffiti at the Bethesda school. A similar occurrence […]

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April 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Man Arrested for Vandalizing Local Synagogue

A 28-year-old Rockville man was arrested and charged with vandalizing Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville. Andrew Lemond Costas was arrested April 9 after detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigation Section received multiple tips that identified Costas as the person who spray-painted swastikas and hate-based words on the outside of the […]

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March 3, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Racist Graffiti Spray Painted on Walt Whitman High School Campus

The Montgomery County Police Department was notified on Sunday, March 1, that racist graffiti containing the n-word was spray painted on Walt Whitman High School’s campus. Walt Whitman’s Principal Dr. Robert Dodd emailed a letter to parents Monday morning informing them of the incident. Montgomery County Public Schools is investigating the incident alongside MCPD. In […]

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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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