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Hate Incidents Investigated

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

On August 26 at approximately 6:00 a.m., a Montgomery County Police officer was driving eastbound on Route 108 (Olney Laytonsville Road) near Headwaters Drive in Olney when he noticed a large green-colored swastika painted on a county deployed speed camera.

Officers checked the surrounding area and found a second speed camera painted with a green swastika on westbound Route 108 just prior to Spartan Road.

At approximately 7:54 a.m. that same morning, a resident called police saying there was a green, spray painted swastika in the area of Norbeck Road and Westbury Road in Rockville on the “Flower Valley” neighborhood entrance sign.

Investigators believe these incidents are related.

Isiah Leggett, County Executive for Montgomery County stated:

“I am again appalled that acts of hate and anti-Semitism have appeared in Montgomery County. This behavior will not be tolerated. I stand with all of our neighbors in Olney and Rockville condemning this activity in the strongest possible terms, and I know our Montgomery County Police Department is doing all it can to find and apprehend those responsible.”

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about this vandalism or the suspects involved to please call the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530


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Release ID: 15-275
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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