Detectives Investigate Possible Biased-Based Vandalism in Burtonsville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a possible biased-based vandalism that occurred at a residence in Burtonsville.

On Wednesday, November 30 at approximately 6:25 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a home in the 3000 block of Spencerville Road for the report of a vandalism.  The preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that earlier that morning, the homeowner awoke and discovered that swastikas, the word “racist”, and other derogatory words related to the homeowner’s possible political affiliation, had been spray-painted multiple times on all three of the family cars that had been parked in the driveway.  Detectives believe that the homeowner’s political affiliation may be the motive for this vandalism.

Anyone with information about this vandalism is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to home

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Maryland Police Agencies’ Online Information

The Police Reform Bill (House Bill 1016) became a law in the State of Maryland on October 1, 2016.  The Police Reform Bill is intended to increase the accountability and the transparency of law enforcement agencies within the State of Maryland.  A portion of The Police Reform Bill requires that a law enforcement agency post its departmental policies, complaint processes, and collective bargaining agreements on the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC) website.

The MPTSC website containing an on-line listing of all the Maryland law enforcement agencies can be found by visiting:  http://mdle.net/agencies.htm

To obtain Montgomery County Police Department information directly, go to the following links:

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Detectives Investigate Possible Biased-Based Theft and Vandalism in Four Corners

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to Home

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to Home

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a possible biased-based theft and vandalism that occurred at a residence in the Four Corners area of Silver Spring.

On Sunday, November 20 at approximately 7:22 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a home in the 200 block of Williamsburg Drive for the report of a theft and vandalism.   The preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that earlier that morning, the homeowner had discovered that a swastika had been spray-painted on the front storm door to his home.   The homeowner also reported to detectives that an American flag, that had been hanging from a tree in his yard, had been stolen.

During the investigation, detectives determined that in late October, the homeowner had a “Trump/Pence” election sign stolen from the front yard of his home.  Detectives also confirmed that on November 16, the homeowner reported to MCP that unknown suspect(s) had thrown eggs at his home.  Detectives believe that the homeowner’s political affiliation may be the motive for these thefts and vandalisms.

Anyone with information about these thefts and/or the vandalisms is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Detectives Investigate Hate-Based Vandalism to Westland Middle School

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating a hate-based vandalism to the Westland Middle School located at 5511 Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda.

On Friday, November 11 at approximately 11:19 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Westland Middle School for the report of a vandalism to the school.  School administrative staff stated to the officers that a student had reported to them that swastikas were drawn on the mirrors and on the walls of a bathroom stall inside of a boys restroom.

Anyone with information about this vandalism and/or the suspect(s) is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Detectives Investigate Hate-Based Vandalism to Church in Hillandale

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a hate-based vandalism to the Episcopal Church of Our Savior located at 1700 Powder Mill Road.  The vandalism was discovered yesterday morning.

On Sunday, November 13 at approximately 7:38 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Episcopal Church of Our Savior for the report of a vandalism to the church.  A priest from the church discovered that the words “Trump Nation whites only” had been written on a banner outside of the church as well as an exterior wall of the church.

Anyone with information about this vandalism and/or the suspect(s) is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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