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Reward Offered in North Bethesda Middle School Vandalism

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 2nd District continue to investigate a vandalism that occurred at North Bethesda Middle School over the weekend. Crime Solvers is now offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment in this case.

Police Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Barnesville

 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred last night in Barnesville.

On June 17th, at approximately 9:18 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the 23500 block of Mt. Ephraim Road in Dickerson for a personal injury collision involving a passenger vehicle.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white, unconfirmed model year Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on Mt. Ephraim Road.  For unknown reasons, the driver of the vehicle lost control, and the vehicle slid sideways, left the roadway, and struck a power pole.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle at some point during the collision.  As a result of the collision, wires fell from the power pole causing the vehicle to become engulfed in fire.  The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.

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.

Lululemon murder suspect,Brittany Norwood, due in court

 Lululemon murder suspect,Brittany Norwood, due in court

 

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A court hearing is set for a woman charged with killing a coworker at an upscale yoga clothing shop in Bethesda.

 

Brittany Norwood's court hearing is set for 9 a.m. Friday, July 8th, in Montgomery County.

Norwood is charged in the March murder of Jayna Murray, a coworker at the Lululemon Athletica shop. Police say Norwood killed Murray during a dispute after Murray found suspected stolen merchandise in Norwood's bag. Police say Norwood tried to conceal the homicide by tying herself up and blaming the attack on two masked men who she said entered the store after it closed.

Attorneys are expected to discuss future court dates and the sharing of information, known as discovery.

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.

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.