November 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

McDonald’s Employee Stabbed Following Worker Dispute

A McDonald’s restaurant employee stabbed a fellow worker Tuesday night at a Rockville Pike location, Rockville City Police Spokesperson Andrea Escher wrote in a statement. An ongoing dispute between the two employees led to the stabbing, she said. The suspect fled before police arrived and no arrests have been made yet. At 11:03 p.m., police […]

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November 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Recent School Violence Prompts Official Reactions

Following recent incidents of violence, including a stabbing at a high school this week, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight issued a message to the MCPS community. “In recent weeks, there have been multiple serious incidents on school grounds, including some that have involved weapons. Let me be clear: We will […]

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November 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Relative of Student Arrested in School Stabbing Also Brought Knife to School

Following a stabbing at Montgomery Blair High School on Monday, a relative of the 16-year old suspect has also been arrested. The relative, also a juvenile, was taken into police custody after bringing a knife onto the Silver Spring school campus Tuesday. In Monday’s assault, Maycol Coyoy, 16, is charged as an adult following the […]

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November 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Charged With Attempted Murder in Blair High School Stabbing

A 16-year-old Montgomery Blair High School student is being charged as an adult after allegedly stabbing another student in a school parking lot Monday, according to Montgomery County Police (MCPD). Maycol Coyoy of Silver Spring is charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said. The victim, also a juvenile, was taken […]

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November 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Blair High School Student Stabbed in School Parking Lot

Update (5:45 p.m.): The suspect is a juvenile male, per a release from police Monday evening. He is a student at Montgomery Blair High School and charges are pending. He was taken into custody without incident, police said. Update (2 p.m.): A suspect is in police custody, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said on […]

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November 5, 2021 | Staff Writer

Rockville Man Faces Murder Charges After Fatally Stabbing ‘Friend’

Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division arrested and charged a Rockville man for a fatal stabbing on Nov. 3. Police identified the man as Jonathan Mohelski, 36. According to an MCPD statement, on Nov. 3, Mohelski told 911 he discovered his friend dead in a bathroom inside the home on the 13300 block of […]

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October 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Jury Finds Silver Spring Man Guilty of Second Degree Murder

A Silver Spring man was convicted of second degree murder Wednesday in the stabbing death of Jose Augusto Ruiz on June 14, 2020. Denzel Kasaka, 23, will be sentenced Feb. 18 in connection with Ruiz’s death. Kasaka faces a maximum of 40 years. During prosecution, Assistant State’s Attorney Donna Fenton said Kasaka used Instagram to […]

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February 24, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Man Arrested After Stabbing a Woman in Wheaton

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) arrested a man for stabbing a woman in Wheaton on Feb. 20. Christian Norman, 32, of an unknown address, allegedly stabbed a 40-year-old woman outside of a residence in the 2300 block of Arcola Avenue, according to a press release from MCPD. The investigation revealed that the woman and […]

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February 13, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Detectives Investigating Stabbing, Attempted Robbery and Sexual Assault in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg detectives are investigating the stabbing, attempted robbery and attempted sexual assault of a woman that occurred on Feb. 10. The victim, a 52-year-old woman, suffered a stab wound to her upper body. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. According to the police statement, at approximately 9:08 p.m. on Wednesday, police officers […]

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February 5, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Police Arrest Juvenile who Stabbed Germantown 7-Eleven Employee

Montgomery County Police located and arrested a 16-year-old male who stabbed a 7-Eleven employee, according to police. The juvenile, David Nichols of Silver Spring, is being charged with theft and assault. He is being charged as an adult, due to the severity of the assault. The crime took place Saturday, Jan. 30 in Germantown. The […]

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