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Former County Fire Official Pleads Guilty

Former County Fire Official Pleads Guilty

 

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) -- A former Prince George's County fire department official is the latest person to face prison time as a result of a wide-ranging probe into corruption in the county.

   Karl Granzow pleaded guilty in March to extortion conspiracy and tax evasion, and the plea was unsealed Monday. Federal prosecutors say he conspired with two developers to make illegal contributions to 10 political campaigns.

Vandalism Discovered to School in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 2nd District are investigating vandalism that was discovered July 16th to an area middle school and to vehicles parked in the neighborhood near the school.

 Early this morning, school security officers responded to North Bethesda Middle School located at 8935 Bradmoor Drive in Bethesda, for an active alarm.  They discovered vandalism to the school and contacted police.  At approximately 2:40 this morning, 2nd District officers responded to begin an investigation.  They found an ethnically-offensive word, a sexually-descriptive drawing, and several initials painted on the outside of the building.  They also found several windows had been broken.  As the investigation continued, they discovered that seven vehicles on Beech Avenue had paint on them, and one vehicle had the same ethnically-offensive word painted on it.

Greenbelt Police To Hold Neighborhood Watch Meeting

On Saturday, August 20, 2011, starting at 10 a.m., the Greenbelt Police Department is holding a City-wide meeting of all Greenbelt Neighborhood Watch groups. The meeting will be held at the Greenbriar Community Center, 7600 Hanover Parkway. All current and prospective Neighborhood Watch members in the City are invited to attend. The meeting will serve as a networking forum to discuss the future of Neighborhood Watch in Greenbelt and ways to expand the existing membership. Immediately following the meeting, at approximately 11am, there will be a free Neighborhood Watch training session for anyone who wants to attend. The training session will last approximately one hour. Registration is not needed to attend either event.

 

Mitchellville Man Sentenced for Unlicensed Export of Firearms To Nigeria

Mitchellville Man Sentenced for Unlicensed Export of  Firearms  To Nigeria

 

The following information was sent from the U.S. Department of Justice:

Greenbelt, Maryland - Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Boniface Ibe, age 50, of Mitchellville, Maryland, today to five months in prison followed by 10 months of supervised release for exporting arms and controlled goods to Nigeria without a license, and for delivering a firearm to a common carrier without written notice.

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

The following information comes to us from Montgomery County's Police Family Crimes Division:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division are asking the public for help to locate a teenager missing from Bethesda.

Michael Jeffrey Gura, age 17, of the 4900 block of Sentinel Drive in Bethesda was last seen on July 3. Michael is described as a white male, 6’ tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes and short, curly brown hair.  The teenager was last seen driving a Gold 1999 Chrysler Sebring 4-door with Maryland tags of GGY-275.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare because it is uncharacteristic for the teenager not to have contact with his family. 

Anyone with information about Michael Gura’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs).  Callers may remain anonymous.

Former Montgomery County Police Officer Sentenced for Illegal Actions

This information comes to us from the U.S. Department of Justice:

Greenbelt, Maryland - Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced former Montgomery County Police officer Delores Culmer, age 38, of Silver Spring, Maryland to five months in home detention with electronic monitoring, followed by two years of supervised release, for obtaining unauthorized information from protected government computers for her personal financial gain or commercial advantage.

Silver Spring Man gets 5 Years in Jail

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced William E. Wells, age 54, of Silver Spring, Maryland, today to five years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography. Judge Titus also ordered Wells to pay a $20,000 fine and ordered that upon his release from prison, Wells must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).