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Victim and Defendant in Rockville Death Identified


From the Rockville Police Department:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the death of an adult male who was found suffering from a stab wound inside a house in the 14100 block of Travilah Road. 

At this time, the victim is identified as Tomas Mo-Choc, 27 years old, of the 14100 block of Travilah Road and the suspect is identified as Carlos Tiul, 29 years old.

Tiul was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in relation to Mo-Choc’s death.  He is currently being held on a no-bond status.  A bond review hearing will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at the Rockville District Court.

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.

Maryland Attorney Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

    Amir Ryan Lahuti, 45, of Bethesda, Maryland, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for his role in an insurance fraud scheme.

    Lahuti is an attorney who is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  He owns and operates the Law Offices of Ryan Lahuti, P.C., and has offices in Silver Spring and Langley Park, Maryland. According to court documents, Lahuti had an ongoing business relationship with chiropractor Jason Carle, wherein the two would refer clients to one another.  In May 2009, Lahuti was involved in an accident during which he was reportedly hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.  Lahuti subsequently contacted Carle and asked Carle to create a patient file for him to document purported treatment related to the bike accident that Lahuti could use to submit a fraudulent insurance claim.

Bethesda Murder Update: The Community Responds to the Arrest of Brittany Norwood

Bethesda Murder Update: The Community Responds to the Arrest of Brittany Norwood

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. this afternoon the Montgomery County Police Department arrested 27 year-old co-worker Brittany Norwood for the murder of Jayna Murry. Norwood is currently being held at the correction center in Rockville. Check out the video to hear the Bethesda community respond to the update in the murder. You can follow the latest coverage on wusa9.com


Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud-Scheme to Defraud Lenders, Family, and More of $1.4 Mil.

Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud-Scheme to Defraud Lenders, Family, and More of $1.4 Mil.

Douglas Skibicki, age 41, of Bethesda, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to two counts of mail fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme in which he defrauded lenders, family and others.

        The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Chief William J. McMahon of the Howard County Police Department; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely; Special Agent in Charge Barbara Golden of the United States Secret Service – Baltimore Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Ken Taylor, Jr. of the Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General - Office of Investigations.

Two Students Arrested on School Property

Two Students Arrested on School Property

The Montgomery County Police 2nd District School Resource Officer has arrested two students for possessing a stun gun at Walt Whitman High School, located at 7100 Whittier Boulevard in Bethesda. 

School security officials from Whitman High School notified the 2nd District School Resource Officer, who was at the school, of two students possibly being in possession of a stun gun; an electroshock weapon.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 14-year-old male student brought a stun gun to school and gave it to another 14-year-old male student.  School security officials and the 2nd District School Resource Officer located the two students and recovered the stun gun. 

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.