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.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The 1st District Montgomery County Police Department released crime information for Jan. 7-15.
Two residential burglaries, three thefts and an aggravated assault were reported in Potomac in the Montgomery County Police Department crime summary for the period of Jan. 7-15: Arrested: Male, 53 yrs. old, from Potomac. For more information on recent crime in the county, check out the Montgomery County crime map on Patch.
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 …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The 1st District Montgomery County Police Department released crime information for Nov. 5-13.
Two attempted residential burglaries, one aggravated assault and four thefts from vehicles were reported in Potomac in the Montgomery County Police Department crime summary for the period of Nov. 5-13. For more information on recent crime in the county, check out the Montgomery County crime map on Patch.
Monday, October 29, 2012
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, especially outside of Potomac's borders. Montgomery County Second District police say that two Bethesda burglaries took place while the homeowners were working outside in their yards. In both incidents, the homeowners came face-to-face with the suspects, Chevy Chase Patch reported. Richard Curl surrendered to police Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Tuesday. Curl, 63, was charged with one count of child abuse. He is the founder of the Curl-Burke Swim Club in Damascus—a club known for training Olympic athletes. In July, a former swim student came forward in an article in The Washington Post alleging that a sexual relationship began between the two in 1983 at Georgetown Prepatory School…
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
The 1st District Montgomery County Police Department released crime information for Oct. 1-9.
A multiple-victim assault and several attempted burglaries were reported in Potomac in the Montgomery County Police Department crime summary for the period of Oct. 1-9 For more about on Montgomery County's police blotter click on Patch's crime map here.