MCPD: Reward Offered for Information Regarding 2022 Anti-Semitic Vandalism Incidents in Bethesda

The executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, Ron Haber, along with the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Gil Preuss, announced today that each organization has jointly funded a reward in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per incident) for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the individual(s) responsible.

On Saturday, December 17, 2022, at approximately 8:04 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to Walt Whitman High School on Whittier Blvd. in Bethesda for the report of anti-Semitic graffiti spray painted on the school’s sign board.

On Monday, November 14, 2022, anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered on the Bethesda Trolley Trail.

The Montgomery County Police Department takes these events seriously, has coordinated with the Anti-Defamation League and continues to investigate and identify the person(s) responsible for these incidents.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes or those involved, is asked to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County, MD toll free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or visit the website at and click on the link “” to submit a tip anonymously. The offer expires on July 21st, 2023.

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