Wheaton crime

June 11, 2021 | Staff Writer

Man Arrested After Carjacking Victims At Gunpoint Using FaceBook Marketplace Online Ad

A man is facing charges after authorities say he used a FaceBook Marketplace online ad to lure and carjack victims at gunpoint in Wheaton. Montgomery County Police [MCP] say 20-year-old Markeith Dwayne Jones of Washington, D.C., carjacked two victims whose vehicle he agreed to purchase from a social media ad. According to an MCP press […]

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January 25, 2021 | Staff Writer

Man Arrested for Homicide in Wheaton Area

A Wheaton man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after another man was found dead inside an apartment on Friday night. Montgomery County Police say 24-year-old Jose Lara-Chacon was taken into custody after officers responded to the apartment located on the 12000 block of Veirs Mill Road in the Wheaton area shortly after […]

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November 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Searching for Suspect in Wheaton Rape Case

Montgomery County Police are conducting an investigation after a woman was raped in Wheaton last week. On November 23, authorities responded to the report of a sexual assault in the area of Georgia Avenue shortly after midnight. Detectives say the victim was with a friend at Wheaton Veterans Park located on Amherst Avenue before she walked […]

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