Muslim Center Vandalism Montgomery County police released a computer-generated sketch yesterday of a man sought in connection with vandalism at a Muslim center in Silver Spring.
Police say a Star of David was painted Sept. 22 next to the sign of the Muslim Community Center in the 15200 block of New Hampshire Avenue. A line was also spray-painted across the word "Muslim."
The vandal is believed to be a white man about 40 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with blue eyes and a heavy build. Police said he was wearing a wig with dreadlocks when he vandalized the mosque. He fled in a yellow 1994 or 1995 Isuzu Trooper with a Maryland tag. A female was in the passenger seat.
Additional Holdups Suspected Three teenagers arrested last week in connection with a street robbery are being investigated in a spate of other holdups on streets in Northwest Washington, authorities said.
The youths, ages 14, 15 and 16, were charged as juveniles with robbing a man last Tuesday in the 1400 block of Ogden Street NW. Police said the youths assaulted the man and stole cash before running away.
About 30 similar robberies have been reported to police since the beginning of summer in the Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods, authorities said.
Police said one of the arrested youths told investigators that he committed at least 20 robberies. The youths, who were arrested Friday, had addresses in Maryland and the District.
Screwdriver Stabbing Alleged A Falls Church area man was arrested Sunday night in Rockingham County after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in the neck with a screwdriver, the county sheriff's department said.
Authorities said Melvin Ramirez, 24, of the 6000 block of Arlington Boulevard was charged with malicious wounding. The sheriff's department said he and his girlfriend, a 20-year-old Manassas woman, had been driving to a party when their car ran out of gas and the alleged attack occurred. The woman was listed in stable condition at a hospital.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.