graffiti

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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June 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Police Investigate John Poole Middle School Vandalism (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects and a vehicle that they believe are connected to a vandalism that happened at John Poole Middle School located at 17014 Tom Fox Avenue in Poolesville. According to police, on the morning of May 16th, employees arrived at the school and […]

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May 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Vandals Responsible for Defacing Damascus High School Property Caught

Seven vandals who spray painted profane graffiti on Damascus High School (DHS) property, including a brick wall and bleachers, have been caught, according to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials. MCPS Spokesperson Derek Turner says the school is addressing the incident internally with police support and that names and ages of those involved will not be […]

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September 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Teen Charged With Shaare Torah Vandalism Pleads Guilty

The teen, who was arrested and charged with vandalizing a Gaithersburg synagogue, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, according to court documents. Sebastian Espinoza-Carranza was charged with defacement of religious property, damage to a religious institution, and malicious destruction of property for the antisemitic graffiti found on Shaare Torah Synagogue in Gaithersburg back in April. His sentencing is set […]

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August 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Boxes In Confederate Soldier Statue “to Protect it from Vandalism” (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County officials have taken measures to protect the Confederate soldier statue from future incidents of graffiti and vandalism. On Friday, July 31st, the statue was enclosed by a wooden structure. David Dise, general services director of Montgomery County, said the wood box was installed around the statue “to protect it from vandalism until it […]

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July 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 27, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, July 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Silver Spring Transit Center: Metro bus drivers are scheduled to begin training at the Silver Spring Transit Center today. 2. Graffiti in Silver Spring: Graffiti is on the rise in Silver Spring and, if you see it, county officials want you […]

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July 26, 2015 | Aline Barros

Graffiti on the Rise in Silver Spring (PHOTO)

County officials said graffiti is on the rise in Silver Spring. Electrical boxes, stop signs, commercial buildings, these are just some of the places where graffiti is visible to anyone in downtown Silver Spring. “We really want to work with the community for folks to understand this is not a game. … I’m not sure that […]

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