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Montgomery County Police announce hate crime arrests

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) --Montgomery County Police have announced the arrests of two teenagers in a series of hate crimes in Montgomery County, Md.

At a news conference late Friday afternoon, Police Chief Thomas Manger, County Executive Ike Leggett and members of the faith community said this type of crime will not be tolerated.

Two 16 year-old boys who attend a public high school in Potomac are under arrest. Police say a tip from a school resource officer helped crack this case.

Police Chief Thomas Manger said, "The fact that anyone at the age of 16 has the ability to have this kind of motivation and perpetrate this kind of act is very troubling."

The anti-Semitic slogans the teenagers allegedly painted in several Potomac locations were so hateful, Police Chief Thomas Manger refused to say them.

Two juveniles charged for vandalisms with swastikas

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police say they have charged two juveniles with three vandalism incidents in Potomac.

The first two vandalisms happened in the 11600 block of Seven Locks Road. At the Montgomery Child Care a swastika and the writing All Jews Burn was found on two buses. At the Young Israel of Potomac, police found a swastika drawn on the synagogue sign.

The third incident happened at a home in the 11100 block of Old Coach Road. A swastika and the letters SS were drawn on a windshield of a vehicle.

During the investigation, officers were able to get surveillance video showing the teens in these incidents. Police were able to identify the suspects with the help of a school resource officer.

Md. police: increase in car vandalism

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police are alerting residents in the Rockville and Potomac areas that there has been an increase in the number of vandalism to vehicle incidents during the month of April.

Authorities said since April 5, deputies have responded to at least 20 reports of vandalism to vehicles. Police said vehicle tires have been slash, vehicle windows have been broken, and vehicles have been spray painted.

According to authorities, the incidents happened at the following locations:

•Larkmeade Lane (1)

•Deborah Drive (3)

•Paulsboro Drive (1)

•Finegan Farm Drive (2)

•Seven Locks Road (2)

•Lochinver Lane (1)

•Powder Horn Drive (1)

•Old Coach Road (1)

•Lambertina Place (1)

•Broad Green Drive (4)

•Chilham Place (1)

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

April is Litter enforcement month in PWC

 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Did you know that dumping trash, companion animals and other stuff on a public roadway is a crime? Or that pitching lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, etc., from your vehicle can result in a ticket? Did you know that it’s against the law to drive trucks and other vehicles that let contents drop, sift, leak or otherwise escape from them? These and many other litter and illegal dumping laws will be enforced throughout this month as Prince William County Police join law enforcement agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region in observing Litter and Illegal Dumping Enforcement Month. This campaign is part of an effort to raise awareness of litter, illegal dumping and related crimes, as well as reduce litter by strictly enforcing existing laws.Officers will concentrate on litter laws, illegal dumping and unsecured truck load laws throughout the County.

Police investigate assaults and stabbings in Potomac

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9)-- Police are investigating several assaults and stabbings that happened early Saturday morning outside of a home in Potomac.

Deputies responded to a residence located on Alloway Court at 1:10 a.m for the report of a stabbing. Police said a party was going on at the house earlier that evening. During the party uninvited guests went inside the house.

Police said the party was then shut down and all guests were told to leave.

The investigation shows that several guests stayed outside the residence and that is when the assaults happened. When deputies got to the scene, there were no victims. All of the victims had been taken to the hospital already.

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy: