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Second Maryland Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison After Caught Cheating Banks

Second Maryland Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison After Caught Cheating Banks

 

The following information was sent to us by the United States Attorney’s Office:

 

Montgomery County Participates in Third Annual DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Montgomery County Participates in Third Annual DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The following information was sent to us by Lucille Baur:

The Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is working with local law enforcement agencies, government, and public health organizations across the country to present its third “Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”  This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. through2:00 p.m.  The initiative, which began in September of 2010, is part of an effort to prevent the increasing problems of pill abuse and theft that occur nationwide.

Arrest Made for 1st Degree Burglary in Takoma Park

The following notice was sent by the Takoma Park Police Department:

 

Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department announced
the arrest of Antonio Vaughn Smith, 43, of Bladensburg, Maryland, for
1st degree burglary and destruction of property.

On August 24, 2011, a residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of
Ethan Allen Avenue.  The scene was processed and the suspect was
identified through fingerprints.  A warrant was obtained for the arrest
of Smith. 

The Takoma Park Police Department’s Tactical Enforcement
Unit responded to Upper Marlboro, Maryland, at Smith’s place of
employment, and arrested him without incident.

Smith was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.


This arrest is part of a long-term burglary investigation by the Takoma
Park Police Department.

Celebrate Crime Prevention Month

Celebrate Crime Prevention Month

Is your home safe?

Cathy E. Plevy from The office of the Chief of Police in Takoma Park urges residents to review the below information about home security and how to take steps to reinforce the security of your residence.

Suspect Sought in Silver Spring Stabbing

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-3rd District Investigative Section are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred in Silver Spring.

On August 9, at approximately 4:48 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 13000 block of Robey Road for a stabbing that just occurred.  They found the victim, a 57-year-old male, suffering from stab wounds.  The victim stated that he was walking on Robey Road near Briggs Chaney Road when a subject walked up behind him and stabbed him in the back. The suspect fled on foot toward Robey Terrace. Despite an intense search conducted by patrol and K9 officers, officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Friday, August 12th, detectives released a description of the assailant. The suspect is described as a 15-18- year-old black male, 5’5” tall and weighing approximately 120 pounds.

Montgomery County Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of Juvenile

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Cooper Kweme, 31, of Silver Spring, Md., pled guilty today to sex trafficking of a female juvenile, stemming from a prostitution business operated by Kweme earlier this year in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Neil MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; James  McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and M. Douglas Scott, Arlington County Chief of Policemade the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Anthony J. Trenga.