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 …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A man has been charged in an attempted assault outside Rock Bottom Brewery Oct. 12.
A Bethesda man has been charged with assault for allegedly threatening two people with a knife outside Rock Bottom Brewery in Bethesda. The incident happened around 1 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in the 7900 block of Norfolk Avenue, near Rock Bottom, according to police. The man may have been intoxicated, according to Montgomery County police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. Police say the suspect, Michael Whyte, 23, of the 9200 block of Adelaide Court in Bethesda, threatened two victims with a knife and attempted to assault them following a verbal dispute. One of the victims was an adult male, but more information wasn’t immediately available about the second victim, Cruz said. Whyte was arrested and faces multiple charges, including two counts of …
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, …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Major crimes occurring in or near Bethesda between Oct. 1 and 9.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between Oct. 1 and 9. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. If you have questions about this post, email email@example.com.
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…
Friday, October 12, 2012
A woman grabbed a man on a bike after a near-collision with the car she was riding in, according to police.
Tensions between bicyclists and drivers can sometimes ride high on Bethesda streets. But one recent disagreement escalated into an assault on a biker on Battery Lane, according to Montgomery County police. A man was riding his bike on Battery Lane and Park Avenue around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, according to a crime summary. The bike and a car nearly collided, according to Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Janelle Smith. The biker hit the car with his hand, and a verbal altercation began between the man and the three women who were riding in the car, Smith said. One of the women in the car grabbed the man on the bike, according to Smith. The crime was reported as a aggravated assault in the crime summary. It wasn't clear …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A man was sprayed with a substance that may have been pepper spray, police said.
A man who was robbed on the street in Bethesda Sept. 15 was sprayed with a substance that may have been pepper spray, Montgomery County police said Tuesday. A male suspect approached the man as he walked near Massachusetts Avenue and Baltimore Avenue around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, according to a police crime summary. The suspect sprayed the victim with what may have been pepper spray and stole property, according to police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The victim attempted to get his property back from the suspect, but he wasn't able to after the substance took effect, Cruz said. Police described the suspect as an adult white male, unshaven, with short hair. The crime summary also reported an aggravated assault in the parking lot of the …