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Five arrested for armed robbery may be connected to string of MoCo crimes

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Mugshots of suspects arrested in Cash Depot robberyPolice arrested (left to right) Yeruin J. Romero-Rivera, 21, Juan R. Ramirez-Delgado, 34, Miguel A. Ayala-Rivera, 23, Marcio Roney Avila-Castro, 21, and (not pictured) Edwin Geovanny Zelaya-Ramirez, 17, on charges of armed robbery of a Wheaton check-cashing store. A sixth suspect, Juan Carlos Gomez, 37, (far right) was killed fleeing police. COURTESY PHOTOS  

Montgomery County Police arrested five suspects for allegedly robbing a Wheaton check-cashing store at gunpoint while the sixth suspect was killed fleeing police after a pursuit across county lines Friday.

Miguel A. Ayala-Rivera, 23, Marcio Avila-Castro, 21, Edwin Geovanny Zelaya-Ramirez,17, Yeruin J. Romero-Rivera, 21, and Juan R. Ramirez-Delgado, 34, were arrested and charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and the use of a firearm during the commission of a violent felony, a Nov. 4 police press release stated.

At approximately 12:35 p.m. on Friday, police officers from the 4th District Police Station responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Check Cash Depot store at 11246 Georgia Avenue in Wheaton. 

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Three men held without bond in Northwest HS murders

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NW HS murder suspectsArrested Saturday in connection with the murders of two Northwest High School students, (pictured left to right) suspects Edgar Garcia-Gaona, Jose Canales-Yanez and Roger Garcia will be held without bond. COURTESY PHOTO  ROCKVILLE – The three men police arrested and charged Saturday night in connection with the murder of two Northwest High School students are to be held without bond after a bond hearing Monday.

Montgomery County District Court Judge John C. Moffett decided that Edgar Garcia-Gaona, 24, Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez , 25, and Roger Garcia, 19 are to be held with no bond. Garcia-Gaona, CanalesYanez and Garcia are charged with two counts of first-degree murder and multiple counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in connection to the murders of Shadi Adi Najjar and Artem S. Ziberov.

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Police arrest and charge two male students with rape at high school

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Montgomery County Police arrested and charged two male students, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old, in connection with the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at a high school, according to a news release.

The two individuals are being held without bond, according to Montgomery County State’s Attorney Spokesperson Ramon Korionoff.

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Fillmore event leads to underage drinking busts

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Montgomery County police arrested one person for second-degree assault and cited 21 for underage drinking outside a concert at the Fillmore Wednesday night in Silver Spring.

According to Rick Goodale, a public information officer for Montgomery County police, officers cited 10 juveniles and 11 adults for underage possession of alcohol as well as 20 other adults for possession of fake IDs outside a DJ White Panda concert.

Goodale said Montgomery County police sent plainclothes and uniformed officers to the Fillmore at the request of management for public safety and after a tip they received about the possibility of underage drinking.

“We monitor this stuff,” Goodale said.

The events mostly occurred in a nearby parking garage after police saw people with open containers of alcohol and were publicly urinating. In addition to a second-degree assault charge, the one adult arrested by police was also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer.

Goodale said two were taken to a nearby hospital for possible alcohol poisoning and that public urination charges were pending for the two sent to the hospital.

A representative from the Fillmore did not respond to a request to comment on the incident by the time of publication.

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State Drops Damascus Underage Drinking Party Case

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magasfamilyROCKVILLE - The state dismissed all charges against a Damascus family charged with assaulting police officers and hosting an underage drinking party after a circuit court judge tossed out most of the evidence from police, saying they violated the family’s fourth amendment rights.

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