Crime (59)

Gaithersburg man arrested for string of area robberies

ricardo brooksA 27-year-old Gaithersburg man has been arrested for a string of robberies committed at 7-11 and CVS stores in the Gaithersburg and Rockville area over the last month.

Howard County police arrested Ricardo Oneil Brooks of the 18700 block of Pier Point Place in Gaithersburg on Sept. 12 after he robbed the CVS store at 3300 Centennial Lane in Ellicott City.


Damascus tattoo artist arrested for sex offenses against clients

handcuffedFor the second time within a year a Damascus tattoo artist has been arrested for inappropriately touching two female customers.

Montgomery County Police arrested 35-year-old Mark Matthews of the 1000 block of Shelldrake Circle in Damascus and charged him with a second-degree sex offense along with felony charges.


Koger gets 11 years

robert kogerBETHESDA - Robert Koger, a former president and owner of Molinaro-Koger, a multi-billion dollar hotel brokerage and advisory firm headquartered in Tyson’s Corner, Va., was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for defrauding several hotel companies out of more than $55 million. One of the victims of Koger’s fraud schemes is Bethesda-based Host Hotels and Resorts. Koger is accused of pocketing up to $22 million from the sales of at least three Host-owned hotels, the Dulles Airport Marriott, the Stanford Sheraton and the Michigan Ritz.


Former youth pastor sentenced to 40 years

Nate MoralesGAITHERSBURG - In the late 1980s, Jeremy Cook, Sam Bates, Daniel Bates and Wes Stoy were classmates at the Montgomery Covenant Church Academy.  Through their academic associations, they became friends. It would be years later before they realized they were all victims of former Covenant Life Church youth pastor and school administrator Nathaniel Morales.

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