Sunday, April 24, 2016

Weapon offense at Tilden MS, 3 drug busts in Bethesda + more - Crime update

Here's a roundup of crimes reported across Bethesda on April 21, according to crime data:

Drug arrest. Old Georgetown Road at Arlington Road.

Theft. 4400 block Montgomery Avenue.

Theft. 6200 block Clearwood Road.

Weapon arrest. Capital Beltway between Greentree Road and Fernwood Road.

Weapon offense. Tilden Middle School.

Drug arrest. 11700 block Old Georgetown Road.

Drug arrest. Westlake Drive at Arizona Circle.


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Anonymous said...

@ 9:21 AM - Where ya been, man? We've all missed you!

Anonymous said...

I've missed you all too, I was stuck in the Starbucks bathroom on Woodmont Ave here in Bethesda and my battery on the laptop died, that coffee really runs through you!

Anonymous said...

Where is this "Starbucks on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda"?

Anonymous said...

Weapons offense at a middle school. Sad sign of the times.

Anonymous said...

@8:23 AM - couldn't a weapon be a small pocket knife or pepper spray or something else constructed for harm? Doesn't necessarily mean a gun.

Anonymous said...

@8:23 AM - This is 9:19 AM is the law:

Anyone in Maryland carrying a dangerous concealed weapon who is not otherwise permitted to do so by law commits a misdemeanor offense. The term “dangerous weapon” includes nunchaku, mace or pepper spray, throwing stars, dirks, bowie knives, switchblades, razors, and brass knuckles.

However, the crime does not apply to anyone who carries such weapons in reasonable apprehension of danger. For example, a person carrying a dangerous weapon for self-defense is not guilty of this crime if a court finds that carrying such a weapon was reasonable under the circumstances.

(Maryland Code section 4-101(c)(1))

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the law, but whatever did I say to prompt your ire? It was pretty damn innocuous. Didn't mention what kind of weapon or why. Just an observation.

"Weapons offense at a middle school. Sad sign of the times."

Anonymous said...

@10:37 AM - 8:23AM did nothing to me! I just thought the way your comment sounded as if it was automatically a gun being used. For all we know, it could have been a gun. I guess what I am saying is if someone was arrested for having pepper spray on middle school grounds I wouldn't consider that "sad times" since I am sure worse has happened in the past 100 years.

Anonymous said...

Oh, okay. I see your point. Weapons just sounded so ugly.