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Maryland Attorney Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

    Amir Ryan Lahuti, 45, of Bethesda, Maryland, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for his role in an insurance fraud scheme.

    Lahuti is an attorney who is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  He owns and operates the Law Offices of Ryan Lahuti, P.C., and has offices in Silver Spring and Langley Park, Maryland. According to court documents, Lahuti had an ongoing business relationship with chiropractor Jason Carle, wherein the two would refer clients to one another.  In May 2009, Lahuti was involved in an accident during which he was reportedly hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.  Lahuti subsequently contacted Carle and asked Carle to create a patient file for him to document purported treatment related to the bike accident that Lahuti could use to submit a fraudulent insurance claim.

Detectives Investigate Attempted Sexual Assault in Rockville

Detectives Investigate Attempted Sexual Assault in Rockville
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division, Homicide-Sex Section are investigating an assault that occurred yesterday evening in the area of Veirs Mill Road and Twinbrook Parkway. At approximately 7:10 p.m., police received a call for an attempted sexual assault that had just occurred. Officers from the 1st District, Rockville City Police, and Maryland - National Capital Park Police responded to the shoulder of Veirs Mill Road just below Twinbrook Parkway. The preliminary investigation revealed that between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the 20-year-old female victim was walking along Veirs Mill Road toward Aspen Hill Road from Twinbrook Parkway when she was approached from behind by an unknown male. The suspect attempted to initiate a conversation with the victim, but the victim continued walking. The suspect than grabbed the victim and attempted to pull her into a wooded area. She was able to escape and call police from a safe location.

Arrests Made of Suspects Responsible for Series of Armed Robberies

Arrests Made of Suspects Responsible for Series of Armed Robberies

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section have been investigating a series of armed robberies of taxi cab drivers and food service delivery men that had occurred between February 14 and February 21, 2011, in Germantown and Rockville. 

      On February 22 at approximately 12:20 a.m., a 1st District officer was flagged down by a cab driver who was reporting that he had been the victim of a robbery that had just occurred in the 12700 block of Veirs Mill Road.  Through the course of the investigation it was learned that the driver had picked up two Hispanic male passengers, and when he told them the cost of the fare, one suspect produced a handgun and demanded cash from the driver.  The driver complied and the suspects fled on foot.  Officers immediately began a search for the suspects but were unable to locate them. 

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Residential Burglaries

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Residential Burglaries

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 4th District Investigative Section have been investigating residential burglaries that have occurred within their jurisdiction.  Between October of 2010 and January of 2011 a significant number of residential burglaries were occurring within Olney, Aspen Hill, and north Silver Spring communities.

            It was learned that entry was being gained through a rear door or window and the primary target for theft was jewelry.

Burglary Scam Targeting Elderly Victims

Burglary Scam Targeting Elderly Victims

Police Warn Community about

Transient Criminal Group Committing Burglary

      Detectives from the 5th District Investigative Section are investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Friday, January 28, in Germantown, where the suspects represented themselves as employees of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).

5 Stabbed at Suburban Washington Sportsplex

5 Stabbed at Suburban Washington Sportsplex

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County police say they are investigating the stabbing of five men at the Rockville Sportsplex.

Police say officers were called to the center about 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16th. An officer arriving at the scene stopped a vehicle trying to leave the complex parking lot and found five men inside who were treated for stab wounds. Four others nearby were also detained.

Rockville Police Make Arrests in Stabbings

Rockville Police Make Arrests in Stabbings

ROCKVILLE, Md., January 16, 2011 - Rockville City Police have arrested four men, all of Silver Spring, in connection with the stabbings of individuals that took place early Sunday morning at the Rockville Sportsplex.

Police arrested the four men Sunday afternoon, following investigation into the incident. The individuals were all charged with two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

The four individuals charged are as follows: