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Rockville Police Search for Suspects in Robbery

The Rockville City Police Department is seeking help in locating two suspects who tased a 28-year-old woman and stole her purse as she tried to unlock the door to her home.

Rockville City Police were called just before 12:30 a.m. today for a report that a woman had been assaulted by two men and had her purse stolen as she was attempting to unlock the front door to the building where she lives in the unit block of Monroe Street. Her purse was taken and she received minor burns to her neck, chest and arm. She was treated at the scene by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services.

Former National Sciences Foundation Employee Pleads Gulity to Lying on Financial Disclosure & Taxes

Former National Sciences Foundation Employee Pleads Gulity to Lying on Financial Disclosure & Taxes

        Greenbelt, Maryland - Win Aung, age 72, of Potomac, Maryland, formerly a senior level employee at the National Science Foundation, pleaded guilty yesterday to making a false statement on his financial disclosure form to the National Science Foundation and filing a false tax return.

        The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Rebecca Sparkman of the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Field Office; and Allison Lerner, Inspector General for the National Science Foundation (NSF).             

Robbery at Potomac Bank

Robbery at Potomac Bank

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in Potomac.

      Friday at 1:31 p.m., officers from the 1st District responded to the Suntrust Bank, located at 9812 Falls Road in Potomac, for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred.

      The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash.  After the suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled on foot in an unknown direction.  No one was injured during this incident.

Potomac Lawyer Charged with a Conflict of Interest and Lying on His Financial Disclosure Forms

Potomac Lawyer Charged with a Conflict of Interest and Lying on His Financial Disclosure Forms

Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal information was filed yesterday charging attorney Jeffrey Ross Williams, age 51, of Potomac, Maryland, with criminal conflict of interest and making a false statement to the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

        The information was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland  Rod J. Rosenstein and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Inspector General.

DNA Matches Suspect to 1984 Rape

DNA Matches Suspect to 1984 Rape

(AP)-Montgomery County Police have arrested a man in a 1984 rape after a DNA profile matched a man to the crime.

Police charged 53-year-old Hubert Allan Marlin, whose last known address was in Michigan, with rape and assault with intent to maim. He was arrested on Sunday and is being held without bond.

Police say on Oct. 13, 1984, a woman was walking home from her job at Montgomery Mall when she was approached by a man who beat and raped her.

In April of this year, the case was reopened and evidence from the crime scene underwent a forensic examination. A DNA profile was obtained and the suspect was identified.

Uma Thurman's Stalker Arrested in Potomac

North Potomac (AP)- A man convicted of stalking actress Uma Thurman has been arrested in Maryland on charges that he called her office despite a court order to leave her alone. Jack Jordan was arrested in North Potomac, Md., shortly before Thanksgiving on charges of violating a restraining order by calling the actress’s office.

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.