Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A roundup of our top crime headlines from the month of February.
A sex offense at a Bethesda spa, an emergency room patient who threatened to shoot a police officer at Suburban Hospital, and a Walt Whitman High School student charged after allegedly robbing another student in a school bathroom. These are a few of the top Bethesda crime headlines from the month of February. Get caught up on this month's crime news:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Police allege a 32-year-old Kensington man being treated at Suburban told an officer, “Come closer so I can take your gun and shoot you. I will kill you.”
Police say an emergency room patient at Suburban Hospital has been charged with threatening to shoot a police officer and poked him in the chest. Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti said a police officer was at the Bethesda hospital on a call around 9 p.m. Feb. 6 when an emergency room patient began yelling and threatening the officer. The patient, a 32-year-old Kensington man, allegedly told the officer, “Come closer so I can take your gun and shoot you. I will kill you.” The man then poked the officer in the chest, Innocenti said. Police restrained the man, but he was not arrested because he was being treated at the hospital, Innocenti said. The man was charged with second-degree assault and surly conduct. A …
A B-CC student has been charged with second-degree assault for allegedly punching a fellow student.
Police say a 16-year-old Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School student has been charged with second-degree assault for allegedly punching another student in a school stairwell. Police responded to the school at 8:11 a.m. Feb 6, according to Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti. The boy struck a 15-year-old victim in the chest with his fist, Innocenti said. The teens had been having a conversation prior to the assault, but it's not clear what they were discussing, Innocenti said. The 16-year-old suspect was charged, but wasn't arrested at school, Innocenti said.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A man allegedly shoved another moviegoer following a verbal dispute, police said.
A man allegedly shoved another moviegoer during a film at the Bethesda Row Cinema Christmas Day, according to Montgomery County Police. The fight erupted after two men got in a verbal dispute over talking during the movie, according to Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Janelle Smith. A 27-year-old man shoved the victim, a 31-year-old man, Smith said. Police responded to the theater shortly before 11 p.m. Dec. 25 for the report of an assault, Smith said. The man wasn’t arrested or formally charged, but a police report was written, Smith said. The victim could decide to press assault charges against the suspect, Smith said. It wasn’t clear whether or not the man had been charged. A movie theater representative had no comment on …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
After the woman was assaulted, she noticed that cash was missing from her purse.
A woman was punched in the eye and robbed in the trash room of a Potomac apartment building Nov. 18, according to Montgomery County police. A 43-year-old woman was in the basement trash room of an apartment building in the 10500 block of Montrose Road around 6:30 p.m. when she noticed a man rummaging through the trash, according to police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti. The woman asked the man if she could help him, and he turned and punched the woman in the eye, Innocenti said. The man then ran up the steps and fled the building, Innocenti said. After the incident, the woman noticed cash was missing from her purse, according to Innocenti. Police would not say whether the woman lived in the building. Police are describing the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Police said the arrests are part of an investigation involving a street gang known as "Little R" or "La Raza."
Montgomery County police arrested three men from Aspen Hill, Rockville and Glenmont earlier this month as part of an investigation into a series of assaults and robberies in the Wheaton and Good Hope areas. According to a statement from police, the investigation involves a street gang known as "Little R" or "La Raza." On Nov. 4, Montgomery County police responded to the 1400 block of Silo Way in the Good Hope area of Silver Spring, where the victim, a 22-year-old man from Rockville, was attending a party. What had started as a verbal dispute over beer escalated into an assault, and multiple people struck the victim's head repeatedly with broken glass bottles. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment, …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Maryland-National Capital Park Police officers are patrolling the trail at least five extra times a day since a woman was assaulted Oct. 21.
Maryland-National Capital Park Police are stepping up patrols on a six-mile stretch of the Capital Crescent Trail after a woman was assaulted on the trail Oct. 21. The woman said she was jogging on the trail between Massachusetts Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard in Bethesda when she stopped to allow deer to pass. She was struck on the head from behind, and awoke in the woods a short time later, Montgomery County police said. The woman said she believed she may have been sexually assaulted, according to police. Maryland-National Capital Park Police have stepped up patrols for three miles on each side of the incident site, according to Lt. Bill Kellogg, a park police spokesman. The “directed patrol” spans more than half of the 11-mile trail, …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Second District police officers responded on the trail Sunday evening.
Update, 9:35 a.m.: A 21-year-old woman told police she was knocked unconscious, dragged into the woods and possibly sexually assaulted while she was jogging on the Capital Crescent Trail Sunday evening. Police responded at the trail around 7:13 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The woman said she had been jogging on the trail near the 4900 block of Brookeway Drive in Bethesda, between Massachusetts Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, when she stopped to allow deer to pass. That’s when she said she was struck in the head from behind and knocked unconscious, Cruz said. The woman awoke in the woods a short time later and was able to return to the trail and call for help. A jogger helped her to the 4900 block of Brookeway Drive…