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April 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Announce Arrest in Shaare Torah Vandalism Case (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

From the beginning, video played a key role in the vandalism case at the Shaare Torah synagogue and today Montgomery County Police said it was a video from a nearby business that resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old suspect. Corporal Rebecca Innocenti answered questions about the arrest of that teen in front of the […]

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April 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

Mother Says Alleged Synagogue Vandal Regrets His Actions

The mother of the Gaithersburg teen charged with spray painting anti-semitic messages on a Kentlands synagogue says he regrets what he did. Sebastian Espinoza-Carranza, 18, of the 16700 block of Sioux Lane, was arrested on April 14 and charged with property damage to a religious institution, defacement of a religious property, and malicious destruction of […]

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April 15, 2015 | Krista Brick

Shaare Torah President Shares Thoughts on Arrest of Gaithersburg Teen (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Connie Liss, president of the Shaare Torah Synagogue talks about arrest of a Gaithersburg teen for defacing the building on Main Street. Liss warns against complacency: Related coverage:

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April 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Teen Charged With Synagogue Vandalism in Gaithersburg (PHOTO)

An 18-year-old from Gaithersburg faces charges in connection with the vandalism at the Shaare Torah Synagogue in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg. Sebastian Espinoza-Carranza, 18, of the 16700 block of Sioux Lane, was arrested on April 14 and charged with property damage to a religious institution, defacement of a religious property, and malicious destruction of […]

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April 15, 2015 | Krista Brick

Police Arrest Man in Synagogue Vandalism in Gaithersburg

A man is under arrest this morning in connection with the vandalism of the Shaare Torah Synagogue on Main Street in Gaithersburg. Montgomery County Police announced Wednesday morning that the man was arrested this morning but provided no additional details. More information is expected at noon. Last week police said they had identified a “person of […]

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April 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President Leventhal on the Shaare Torah Vandalism Case (VIDEO)

At his weekly briefing on April 13, Council President George Leventhal called the vandalism at Shaare Torah synagogue a “hate crime” as he shared his thoughts on the April 7th incident. Take a look:

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April 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Vandalism Case at Shaare Torah (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Spokesperson Rick Goodale says police hope to close the vandalism case detectives are investigating at the Shaare Torah synagogue in Gaithersburg. Here’s a recap: Goodale says detectives at the 6th district station are encouraging citizens to call in tips at 240.773.5770. For more MyMCMedia coverage, see below:

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April 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Urge Residents to Call in Tips about Shaare Torah Vandalism Case (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Officer Rick Goodale says the police investigation is still ongoing into the April 7th vandalism at Shaare Torah synagogue in Gaithersburg. Goodale says detectives at the 6th district station are encouraging citizens to call in tips at 240.773.5770. For more MyMCMedia coverage, see below:

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April 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Vandalism at Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Detectives from both the Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Police departments are looking for the vandals that defaced the Shaare Torah synagogue, located at 1409 Main Street, in the Lakelands community on April 7. The incident was first reported to a police officer who was flagged down at 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning by a citizen. […]

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April 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Congressman John Delaney: “Hate Crimes Will Not Be Tolerated”

U.S. Rep. John Delaney releases the following statement about the vandalism at Shaare Torah synagogue in Gaithersburg: “I am disgusted, disappointed and saddened by the vandalism of Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg. No one should suffer persecution, violence, or injustice because of who they are, and yesterday’s desecration of a place of worship is unacceptable. The […]

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