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Silver Spring man arrested

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Published on: Thursday, April 25, 2013

By Donna Broadway

TAKOMA PARK- Dwayne Bartlette, 22, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was arrested on April 17 for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Marijuana and several open warrants for Vehicle Theft, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, and other offenses.

Police say the Special Assignment Team (SAT) conducted an investigation to find Bartlette, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants, whereabouts. On April, 16 Bartlette was located in Silver Spring. As police tried to arrest Bartlette, he ran away before being captured. Police say enough marijuana was found on Bartlette to indicate intent to distribute.  

Bartlette was arrested, charged accordingly and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.

Ride-On Bus Driver at fault in 12 car pile up

NORTH BETHESDA- An eleven vehicle pile up, involving a Ride-On bus left four people injured and seven cards towed.

Four people suffered non-life threatening injuries on the scene and were treated at local hospitals. A pregnant woman sought treatment later that day and was released after observation.

Walter Eugene Pardy, 58, the driver of a Ride On bus was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.

Police say Pardy was en route to pick up senior citizens, driving west on Nicholson Lane, when he was involved in the collision at Rockville Pike near the White Flint Mall. There were no passengers the bus.

14-year-old boy escapes kidnapping

GAITHERSBURG- Police are looking for two men involved in an attempting kidnapping of a 14-year-old boy. Police say the victim was running on the sidewalk of Midsummer Drive when an unknown Hispanic man exited a van and grabbed his arm. The victim said in a statement to police, he pushed the man away and ran in the opposite direction. Police say the suspect got back into the van and drove away towards Muddy Branch Road.  The victim is unharmed.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male, with a medium complexion, muscular build, with short black hair, 6'0"- 6’01”, 190-210 lbs, with a goatee, brown eyes, a round face and sideburns that go to the middle of his ears.  He was last seen wearing a white crew neck style t-shirt, ¾ length sleeves, white pants and tan boots, possibly work style.  The van has been described as a square style, similar to a delivery or painter van, possibly a Ford or Chevy model, white in color with the passenger and rear having a red trim along the top.  The license plate is located to the right rear of the bumper and has round shaped brake lights and square shaped blinkers.  It has a passenger side sliding door and the wheels are solid black with no hubcaps.  The front passenger side window is extremely tinted.      Police say the men fled in a white van with a red/white AIRSHIP sticker and missing hubcap.

Gaithersburg Police, not Montgomery County Police are investigating this incidence as is being reported.

Husband and wife charged in housing fraud

SILVER SPRING- Isaiah Ben’ Israel,48, and Chiquita Anita Ben’ Israel,53, were arrested on April 22 in what police say is a housing assistance fraud scheme.

Police say, Isaiah, a recipient of low income housing subsidies from the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County, submitted paperwork with the Housing Opportunities Commission that indicated an aid now lived in his residence.  After further investigation, police say Isiah was married to the woman he claimed as a live-in aid in October of 2012.  Police say, in Housing Opportunities Commission paperwork, Chiquita Anita used her maiden name furthering the claim she was a live-in aid.  Police say, payroll records show Chiquita Anita works for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and earns an annual salary in an amount that makes the couple ineligible for assistance.  It was also determined Chiquita Anita owns two properties outside of Montgomery County and receives rental income from one of the properties. Police say, Isaiah has been employed his last certification with the Housing Opportunities Commission and failed to disclose that information.

Police say, Isaiah also provided false information to the Montgomery County Health and Human Services in order to qualify for food subsidies.

The Ben’ Israel’s have both been charged with theft scheme: $1,000 to under $10,000, theft $1,000 to under $10,000, making a false statement for the purpose of influencing a housing agency, welfare fraud, and making a false application to receive public assistance.

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