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Two Bethesda Juveniles Arrested on Vandalism Charges

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD - Two juvenile males from Bethesda have been arrested, following multiple vandalism incidents at Pyle Middle School.

On Sunday, June 25, at approximately 11:35 p.m., Montgomery County Police 2nd District officers were called to the 6300 block of Wilson Lane in Bethesda, for the report of a vandalism that just occurred.

 The responding officer spoke with school security, who stated they witnessed two juvenile males painting graffiti on the back of the school building. They were seen leaving the area on bicycles.

The second incident occurred on Saturday, July 20, at the same location. The responding officer met with the school principal, who stated two male juveniles were seen spray painting vulgarities on the school walls, basketball court and track.

The principal believed the individuals appeared to be the same subjects involved in the first vandalism at the school.

Officers were called to the school again, on Sunday, August 21. Responding officers discovered that a wall near the baseball field had been vandalized with spray paint.

During the course of the investigation, two juvenile males were identified and charged on August 24 and August 26, with three counts of malicious destruction of property, related to the vandalisms on the above dates. The juveniles were released to their parents and their cases are now being handled by the Montgomery County Department of Juvenile Services. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) may apply disciplinary measures in accordance with the MCPS Student Code of Conduct.


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Release ID: 22-434
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: vandalism