Police Blotter


Between 12/27/15, 10 p.m. and 12/28/15, 6 a.m. property was vandalized near the Kentlands Clubhouse. Two dog stations were bent with metal support poles ruined, an outdoor electrical outlet was damaged, Christmas decorations were damaged, a sign near the bike racks was damaged, the top of a bollard light between tennis courts #1 and #2 was taken off and the light bulb was broken.

—from “Kentlands Express”


12/28/2015, 8:23 p.m. A residential burglary was reported in the 300 block of Market Street West. Sometime between October 2015 and December 2015, an unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and removed property.

—from Gaithersburg Police Department reports

Aggravated Assault

12/30/2015, 9 p.m. An aggravated assault was reported at the Lowe’s located at 40 Market Street. The victim and known suspect were involved in a verbal discussion that escalated into a physical altercation. The suspect was located, placed under arrest and charged accordingly.

—from Gaithersburg Police Department reports


Former National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) police officer Christopher Bartley was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt Jan. 7. The former federal officer and U.S. Army veteran will serve three-and-a-half years in prison for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine at NIST beginning March 1.

—from news reports