Police Make Arrest in Glen Echo Heights Vandalism Incidents

Juvenile may be responsible for some of the hate vandalism at the Waldorf school; vandalism is widespread in neighborhood.

A juvenile has been arrested in relation to some of the recent vandalism incidents in the Glen Echo Heights neighborhood, including some of the vandalism incidents at the according to Montgomery County police.

Police recently reported that the Washington Waldorf School has seen and police are investigating those cases as hate crimes. The vandalism included graffiti consisting of racial epithets and swastikas, fires set and a broken window. All of the incidents happened outside the school, according to a police press release.

According to the Glen Echo Heights Citizens Association, vandalism in the neighborhood has been a widespread and ongoing problem in recent months, and recently escalated to include tire slashings.

Ten tires were slashed in the neighborhood on the night of Feb. 10, according to the association. Numerous areas have been the targets of graffiti, including the Sycamore store, a retaining wall on Madawaska Road, traffic and road signs, the Mohican pool, and construction port-a-potties, though the Waldorf school appeared to be the only incident of hate-related vandalism.

Police are contrinuing to investigate a number of vandalism incidents in that neighborhood.


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