vandalism

December 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Car Spray Painted With Swastika in Takoma Park

The back of a car parked on Montgomery Avenue in Takoma Park had a swastika spray painted on it, according to Takoma Park Police. On Dec. 18, police responded to a report of vandalism to a car. Police are calling the incident a hate crime. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Man Launches GoFundMe for Antiracist Causes After Home Vandalized

After his home was vandalized multiple times, Aaron Eisenbarth of Olney is making the best of a bad situation. He is raising money for two organizations that support antiracist causes and education—the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and Black Lives Matter. As of Wednesday evening, Eisenbarth has raised nearly $1,000 on his GoFundMe page and he […]

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December 14, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Suspect Charged for Vandalizing the Same Olney House Three Times

Montgomery County police charged William Love, 63,  with three acts of vandalism and the theft of a flag at the same home in Olney, according to authorities. Twice, Love spray painted derogatory terms on the garage door of the home on Cashell Road in Olney, according to MCPD. The third act of vandalism was Love stealing a […]

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November 20, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Police Say Olney Home Was Vandalized Twice, Suspect Video Released

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is searching for a man who police said has twice spray-painted derogatory words on the garage door of an Olney residence. Investigators have released surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him. The suspect appears to be wearing dark clothing, glasses and […]

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October 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Denizen Brewery Turns Act of Vandalism Into Opportunity to Help Others

Someone smashed a window and stole a few bottles of alcohol at Denizens Brewing Company, East West Highway in Silver Spring Oct. 18. Rather than lament their losses, the owners are encouraging everyone to vote and donate to social service charities. The owners received a call from the alarm company as the break-in occured, said […]

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July 24, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Traffic Camera Arson Incident in Rockville Under Investigation

Police are investigating an arson and vandalism incident involving a traffic camera in Rockville. According to police, the incident occurred between 11:45 p.m. and midnight on July 17 along the 400 block of Hurley Avenue near Wootton Mill Park. Arson Investigation: on July 17, 2020 vandalism to a traffic camera 400blk Hurley Ave, IAO Wootton […]

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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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