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Vandalism Discovered to School in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 2nd District are investigating vandalism that was discovered July 16th to an area middle school and to vehicles parked in the neighborhood near the school.

 Early this morning, school security officers responded to North Bethesda Middle School located at 8935 Bradmoor Drive in Bethesda, for an active alarm.  They discovered vandalism to the school and contacted police.  At approximately 2:40 this morning, 2nd District officers responded to begin an investigation.  They found an ethnically-offensive word, a sexually-descriptive drawing, and several initials painted on the outside of the building.  They also found several windows had been broken.  As the investigation continued, they discovered that seven vehicles on Beech Avenue had paint on them, and one vehicle had the same ethnically-offensive word painted on it.

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

The following information comes to us from Montgomery County's Police Family Crimes Division:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division are asking the public for help to locate a teenager missing from Bethesda.

Michael Jeffrey Gura, age 17, of the 4900 block of Sentinel Drive in Bethesda was last seen on July 3. Michael is described as a white male, 6’ tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes and short, curly brown hair.  The teenager was last seen driving a Gold 1999 Chrysler Sebring 4-door with Maryland tags of GGY-275.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare because it is uncharacteristic for the teenager not to have contact with his family. 

Anyone with information about Michael Gura’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs).  Callers may remain anonymous.

Former Montgomery County Police Officer Sentenced for Illegal Actions

This information comes to us from the U.S. Department of Justice:

Greenbelt, Maryland - Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced former Montgomery County Police officer Delores Culmer, age 38, of Silver Spring, Maryland to five months in home detention with electronic monitoring, followed by two years of supervised release, for obtaining unauthorized information from protected government computers for her personal financial gain or commercial advantage.

Silver Spring Man gets 5 Years in Jail

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced William E. Wells, age 54, of Silver Spring, Maryland, today to five years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography. Judge Titus also ordered Wells to pay a $20,000 fine and ordered that upon his release from prison, Wells must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

Assault in Silver Spring

Man Assaults Clerk in Silver Spring

Detectives from Montgomery County Police-3rd District Investigative Section have been investigating an aggravated assault that occurred in Silver Spring.

  At approximately 5:08 p.m. on May 26, 3rd District officers responded to 7-Eleven, 8455 Colesville Road, for an aggravated assault.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a black male wearing a white tank top and gray sweatpants entered the store and attempted to steal several items.  The clerk confronted the man, who became enraged and attempted to stab the clerk.  The man then left the store and ran towards 16th Street.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph taken of the suspect at the scene.

Victim and Defendant in Rockville Death Identified

 

From the Rockville Police Department:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the death of an adult male who was found suffering from a stab wound inside a house in the 14100 block of Travilah Road. 

At this time, the victim is identified as Tomas Mo-Choc, 27 years old, of the 14100 block of Travilah Road and the suspect is identified as Carlos Tiul, 29 years old.

Tiul was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in relation to Mo-Choc’s death.  He is currently being held on a no-bond status.  A bond review hearing will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at the Rockville District Court.

Rockville Police Search for Suspects in Robbery

The Rockville City Police Department is seeking help in locating two suspects who tased a 28-year-old woman and stole her purse as she tried to unlock the door to her home.

Rockville City Police were called just before 12:30 a.m. today for a report that a woman had been assaulted by two men and had her purse stolen as she was attempting to unlock the front door to the building where she lives in the unit block of Monroe Street. Her purse was taken and she received minor burns to her neck, chest and arm. She was treated at the scene by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services.