vandalism

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 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Whitman Students Demand Expulsion of Students Charged in Racist Incident

Walt Whitman High School SGA members signed a Racism Accountability Letter demanding that the students involved with spray painting a noose and a racial slur on a utility shed near the school be expelled.  “We are calling on school administration to punish perpetrators of this crime and expel the two students who still attend Walt […]

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June 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Confederate Cemetery Marker in Silver Spring Vandalized

A large grave marker located at the burial site of 17 Confederate soldiers in Silver Spring was vandalized over the weekend. During the night of June 14, unknown assailants spray painted over a cemetery marker on the Grace Episcopal Church grounds in Silver Spring that dates back to 1864. According to Interim Rev. Rich Kukowski, […]

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April 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Glen Echo Carousel Vandalized

The historic Dentzel Carousel and nearby buildings in Glen Echo Park were vandalized April 12. Shortly after 11 a.m., members of the park staff noticed damage to the carousel, which has been closed for refurbishing since July 2019, according to Aaron LaRocca of the National Park Service. While no carousel animals were harmed, windows and […]

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April 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Rabbi of Vandalized Rockville Synagogue: ‘It’s Horrifying’

A synagogue in Rockville was vandalized March 28. Swastikas and hate-based words were spray painted on Tikvat Israel Congregation, which is located on Baltimore Road, according to Montgomery County Police. During the early morning hours of March 28, a suspect drove to the synagogue’s parking lot and painted the derogatory messages. The suspect can be […]

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December 2, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Police Seek Help Identifying Burglary, Vandalism Suspect in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County Police are investigating a commercial burglary and vandalism that happened at 9890 Washingtonian Boulevard in Gaithersburg at Oakwood Apartments. On Nov. 15 at approximately 12:09 a.m., a male suspect was seen on surveillance footage forcing entry into the lobby via the secured front door, according to the police. The suspect then forced entry […]

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October 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chevy Chase Pastor Says Suspect Vandalized Church Grounds, Memorial Garden

Montgomery County detectives released a surveillance video of a suspect believed to have burglarized a church in Chevy Chase. The video shows a shirtless man eating packaged food and drinking bottled water taken from a donation box in the church. According to police, the man broke into Chevy Chase Methodist Church, located at 7001 Connecticut […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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August 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Asking for Public’s Help in Germantown Car Vandalism Incidents

Montgomery County police officers are seeking help from the public to identify the person responsible for vandalizing multiple vehicles in the Dairymaid Drive area in Germantown. According to police, nine cars were reportedly vandalized Sunday night or Monday morning by a pellet or BB gun. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call […]

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June 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Man Arrested After Being Caught Vandalizing 2nd Police Cruiser

A 24-year-old Silver Spring man has been charged with vandalizing a marked police cruiser, Montgomery County police said. Hector A. Pacheco, 24, of the 12300 block of Barbara Road in Silver Spring, faces destruction of property, assault and resisting arrest charges after he was seen vandalizing a marked police vehicle in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police […]

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