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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.

Identity of Bank Robber Sought

Identity of Bank Robber Sought

Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives and Montgomery County Police

Want This Bank Robber Identified

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives and Montgomery County investigators are seeking the identity of a man they believed robbed two banks; one in Charles County and the other in Montgomery County. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

 On January 27, at 1:15 p.m., the suspect entered the M&T Bank located at 87 High Street in Waldorf. He passed a note to a teller announcing a robbery and demanding money. Although the suspect did not display a weapon, the note threatened harm if the teller did not cooperate.

No show: New charges, but Huguely Murder Hearing Delayed Again

No show: New charges, but Huguely Murder Hearing Delayed Again

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A preliminary hearing for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing a women's lacrosse player has been postponed after prosecutors filed five additional charges against him.

Charlottesville General District Court Judge Robert H. Downer Jr. said Monday that "justice is best served" by delaying the case to ensure that both sides are well prepared.

Chevy Chase Burglary Suspects Captured

Chevy Chase Burglary Suspects Captured

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section have been investigating a series of residential burglaries that have occurred throughout Chevy Chase.

On October 13, at approximately 2:18 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to a residence in the Farmington section of Chevy Chase for the report of a burglary that had just occurred.  The preliminary investigation determined that four suspects used stolen credit cards, at the Tenleytown McDonald’s restaurant in Washington, D. C., shortly after the burglary.

On October 28, at approximately 4:54 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the area of West Lenox Street for the report of a burglary that had just occurred.  The preliminary investigation determined that the suspects stole the victim’s vehicle during the burglary.  The vehicle was located the next day in the 2600 block of 12th Street SE Washington, D. C. 

Driveway of Jewish home, Sidewalks Painted with Swastikas in Chevy Chase

Police searching for hate-crime vandal

The Gazette.net reports that police are searching for the person who spray painted swastikas on a Chevy Chase sidewalk and the driveway of a Jewish family that lives in the town.

Town residents reported the symbols on a sidewalk in the 7100 block of 44th Street and on a driveway in the 4400 block of Leland Street, as well as graffiti on a car in the 7100 block of 44th Street on the morning of Nov. 17, said Cpl. Daniel Friz, of the Montgomery County Police Department.

As of Monday, police did not have any suspects and had not made any arrests related to the vandalism.

"I'm really shocked and upset and disappointed," said Kathy Strom, the town's vice mayor. "It makes no sense to me whatsoever."

Strom said she had never heard of a similar incident in the town during the 20 years she has lived there.

Bethesda Man Sentenced to Jail and Fined $60,000 for the Sale of Illegal Rockfish

One of Washington's largest seafood wholesalers has been fined over $500,000 for the sale of illegal rockfish for over 10 years.

Federal prosecutors say Ocean Pro, Ltd, which also operates by the name of Profish, has been ordered to pay a $575,000 fine. The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s office states that the Vice President of Ocean Pro, Ltd, its fish buyer, and a waterman were sentenced to jail.

Timothy Lyon of Bethesda, Md. officer and part owner of the company has been sentenced to 21 months in jail and a $60,000 fine alone.  The fish buyer Benjamin Clough of Graysonville, Md. was sentenced to 15 months and a $7,000 fine. Lastly, waterman Gordon Jett of Fredericksburg was sentenced to five months and $4,572 in restitution.

“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.