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Swastikas spray-painted in front of Otello Restaurant in Dupont

by Prince Of Petworth May 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm 10 Comments

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On top of the uptick in “regular” graffiti comes word from a reader:

“a disturbing site on conn. ave this morning. there were also some on a nearby bus stop.”

Perhaps it’s some more jackass juveniles. Over the weekend Montgomery County Police reported:

“On May 2, the Montgomery County Police Department issued a crime alert highlighting a series of vandalisms that had occurred in the Rockville and Potomac areas during the month of April.

Three of the incidents were classified as hate incidents. These three incidents, which occurred between April 18 and April 21, are as follows:

Montgomery Child Care Association, 11614 Seven Locks Road – a swastika and “All Jews Burn” was drawn on two buses
Young Israel of Potomac, 11618 Seven Locks Road – a swastika was drawn on the synagogue sign
Residence in 11100 block of Old Coach Road – “SS” and a swastika were drawn on the windshield of a vehicle

During the course of the investigation, 1st District detectives were able to obtain surveillance video depicting the suspects in these incidents. With the help of a School Resource Officer, the suspects were identified as students at a local high school.

Yesterday, at approximately 12:30 p.m., two juvenile suspects, one age 16 and one age 17, were arrested and charged with the above three incidents. In addition, the suspects are believed to be responsible for a number of the other vandalism incidents that occurred last month.”

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