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Jason Scott Convicted of Federal Home Invasion, Firearms and Child Pornography Production Charges

 

Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal jury July,18th convicted Jason Thomas Scott, age 28, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on 11 federal felony charges relating to a series of crimes committed during more than 50 burglaries and nine armed home invasion robberies.  The convictions include armed carjacking, production of child pornography, theft of firearms and related gun charges.  Scott has been held in custody since 2009.  The trial started on June 28 and lasted for three weeks.

The conviction was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Mark Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Colonel Terrence Sheridan, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.

Vandalism Discovered to School in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 2nd District are investigating vandalism that was discovered July 16th to an area middle school and to vehicles parked in the neighborhood near the school.

 Early this morning, school security officers responded to North Bethesda Middle School located at 8935 Bradmoor Drive in Bethesda, for an active alarm.  They discovered vandalism to the school and contacted police.  At approximately 2:40 this morning, 2nd District officers responded to begin an investigation.  They found an ethnically-offensive word, a sexually-descriptive drawing, and several initials painted on the outside of the building.  They also found several windows had been broken.  As the investigation continued, they discovered that seven vehicles on Beech Avenue had paint on them, and one vehicle had the same ethnically-offensive word painted on it.

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

The following information comes to us from Montgomery County's Police Family Crimes Division:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division are asking the public for help to locate a teenager missing from Bethesda.

Michael Jeffrey Gura, age 17, of the 4900 block of Sentinel Drive in Bethesda was last seen on July 3. Michael is described as a white male, 6’ tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes and short, curly brown hair.  The teenager was last seen driving a Gold 1999 Chrysler Sebring 4-door with Maryland tags of GGY-275.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare because it is uncharacteristic for the teenager not to have contact with his family. 

Anyone with information about Michael Gura’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs).  Callers may remain anonymous.

Victim and Defendant in Rockville Death Identified

 

From the Rockville Police Department:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the death of an adult male who was found suffering from a stab wound inside a house in the 14100 block of Travilah Road. 

At this time, the victim is identified as Tomas Mo-Choc, 27 years old, of the 14100 block of Travilah Road and the suspect is identified as Carlos Tiul, 29 years old.

Tiul was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in relation to Mo-Choc’s death.  He is currently being held on a no-bond status.  A bond review hearing will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at the Rockville District Court.

Rockville Police Search for Suspects in Robbery

The Rockville City Police Department is seeking help in locating two suspects who tased a 28-year-old woman and stole her purse as she tried to unlock the door to her home.

Rockville City Police were called just before 12:30 a.m. today for a report that a woman had been assaulted by two men and had her purse stolen as she was attempting to unlock the front door to the building where she lives in the unit block of Monroe Street. Her purse was taken and she received minor burns to her neck, chest and arm. She was treated at the scene by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services.

Maryland Attorney Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

    Amir Ryan Lahuti, 45, of Bethesda, Maryland, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for his role in an insurance fraud scheme.

    Lahuti is an attorney who is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  He owns and operates the Law Offices of Ryan Lahuti, P.C., and has offices in Silver Spring and Langley Park, Maryland. According to court documents, Lahuti had an ongoing business relationship with chiropractor Jason Carle, wherein the two would refer clients to one another.  In May 2009, Lahuti was involved in an accident during which he was reportedly hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.  Lahuti subsequently contacted Carle and asked Carle to create a patient file for him to document purported treatment related to the bike accident that Lahuti could use to submit a fraudulent insurance claim.

“Shop with a Cop” Initiative Returns for Second Holiday Season

For the second year, Montgomery County Police are able to offer the holiday safety initiative, “Shop with a Cop.”  It begins the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26, and runs through Thursday, December 23.  It was developed to help increase the safety of shoppers, pedestrians, and drivers in the county during this active holiday season.

            Officers in all six of the Montgomery County police districts will be detailed to shopping areas in their districts to provide high visibility, extra security, and to provide reminders about driving and pedestrian safety--especially in parking lots.  Officers will be distributing approximately 5000 bright green reflective and recyclable shopping bags with a driver and pedestrian safety message printed on them.  In some locations these bags will also be distributed by shop owners.