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Police bust accused heroin dealer in Silver Spring

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Montgomery County Police confiscated 82 grams of a drug suspected to be heroin from a Silver Spring man Nov. 21 and charged him with possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute.

Following a complaint about suspicious activity at a house in Bethesda, a SWAT team raided a home on Exeter Road in Bethesda and arrested 26-year-old Samuel Futterman.

His preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 16.

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Police on the hunt for stabbing suspect

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Montgomery County Police are looking for whoever stabbed two teenagers Sunday at the Wheaton Metro station, according to police spokesperson Capt. Paul Starks.

Starks said police acquired the charge of second-degree assault but can’t serve the warrant until police find the suspects.

“They have obtained charges but they haven’t served the warrant yet,” Starks said.

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Swastika graffiti found at schools in Bethesda, Gaithersburg

Swastika VandalismA sign at Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda was vandalized with spray-painted images similar to those found burned onto the Quince Orchard High School football field several weeks earlier. COURTESY PHOTO

As parents prepared to open Sunday School at Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda Oct. 30, they noticed images of swastikas and male genitals spray-painted outside the school, said Rabbi Arthur Blecher of Beth Chai.

The hate graffiti appeared on a sign similar to the images found on the Quince Orchard High School's football field earlier this month.

Police arrived later that morning at the school and people took down the vandalized banner before students arrived, Blecher said.

He called the graffiti "crude and amateurish."

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UPDATED: County police investigating suspicious death in North Bethesda

On Tuesday, Montgomery County Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore identified the woman found dead in North Bethesda on Monday as Lori Denise Detwiler from Millsboro, Del. 

“Detectives, now that they have been able to identify her... (will) see where her actions and movements have been prior to her death,” Montgomery County Police Spokesperson Rick Goodale said. “(They’ll) also look at toxicology results.”

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Suspect in murder had been deported to El Salvador

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) had deported Oscar Ernesto Delgado-Perez, the third suspect in a gang-related murder, twice before to El Salvador. Delgado-Perez then illegally entered the country again, to allegedly kill 20-year-old victim Cristian Antonio Villagran-Morales.

In his bond review on September 8, prosecutor Robert Hill told District Court Judge Zuberi Williams that Delgado-Perez was just about to leave to Texas when police found him. 

“He said to police: ‘If I hadn’t been drunk this morning, you guys would never have caught me,’” said Hill. 

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Multiple murder suspect pleads not guilty in Circuit Court

Eulalio-Tordil-MCPMurder suspect Eulalio Tordil pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Circuit Court. FILE PHOTO  

 

ROCKVILLE – Multiple murder suspect Eulalio Tordil pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Circuit Court. His attorneys asked to postpone the trial until next year due to the amount of evidence.

The now 63-year-old former Federal Protective Services employee appeared in court for the first time since his alleged two-day shooting spree at High Point High School in Prince George’s County on May 5, and the Westfield Montgomery Mall and Giant Food Supermarket in Aspen Hill on May 6. The shootings resulted in the deaths of three people, including 44-year-old estranged wife Gladys Tordil, 45-year-old Malcom Winffel and 65-year-old Claudina Molina. During that shooting spree, three others were wounded but survived, including Winffel’s coworker Carl Unger.

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Burtonsville man found murdered in his home

ROCKVILLE – A Burtonsville man died last week after someone shot him in the chest.

Montgomery County Police said they found Syed Asad Hassan in his home at 4500 Sandy Spring Road with a gunshot wound in his chest Aug. 23.

The 22-year-old later died at a nearby hospital.

Police arrested two people who were at the scene of the fatal shooting last week and charged them with possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it.

“This is not your average possession with intent to distribute (case). This is possession with intent to distribute associated with a homicide,” said prosecutor Patrick Mays.

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Silver Spring man held on charge of attempted murder of pregnant woman

ROCKVILLE – A Silver Spring man is being held on a $5 million bond for the attempted murder of a pregnant woman who claims that he is the father of her child. The baby’s survival remains uncertain.

According to police reports, 18-year-old Dakota Brothers allegedly strangled and stabbed 19-year-old Samuela Wolfe, who was six months pregnant; he assaulted Wolfe after having sex with her in a wooded pathway behind 3015 Upton Street in Kensington the afternoon of August 31.

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