Crime Roundup: Man-slaughter Verdicts and Mall Heists
Just because it didn't happen in Potomac, doesn't mean you don't want to know about it.
It’s been a busy week for crime outside of Potomac's borders, though inside of zip 20854 things have stayed relatively quiet.
- A 23-year-old man has confessed to burglarizing two businesses at the Westfield Montgomery Mall, according to county police.
The Dumpling Dojo, a new mall food vendor, reported a burglary the morning of Sept. 10, after discovering missing cash from the store’s office area, according to a Bethesda Patch report. The owner told police that surveillance footage showed a man wearing a skull cap and a backpack entering the area. Later, another mall business reported a burglary and missing cash. Mall security spotted a man fitting the surveillance footage and notified police. Delonte Smith of Chillum Place in Northeast Washington was arrested Sept. 14 at a bus stop near the mall, after which police say he confessed to the crime. Read more on Bethesda Patch.
- A Gaithersburg has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of his roommate in 2006.
After two days of deliberation, a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury found former Army Ranger Gary Smith guilty for the death of fellow Army Ranger Michael McQueen. He was not found guilty of murder, according to reports. Smith’s attorney told the Washington Post that they plan to appeal the ruling. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.
What other crime news around the DMV has caught your interest? Tell us in the comments!