MCPD Officer Recognized For Role in Apprehending Murder Suspect Who Was Charged With Stabbing His Own Father

Captain Amy Daum, Commander of MCPD’s 2nd District (4832 Rugby Ave, Bethesda), recently congratulated Officer A. Lewis, who is assigned to a midnight shift in Bethesda. Officer Lewis was just recognized for apprehending a murder suspect in 2022. “His quick thinking helped keep our community safe.”

In March 2022, Montgomery County Police arrested 20-year-old Sergio Elysee Koyangbo from Bethesda for fatally stabbing his father, 46-year-old David Beasley, at a residence in the 5600 block of Lambeth Rd. in Bethesda.

According to Police at the time of the arrest, “At approximately 9:30 p.m., 2nd District Officers responded to the location for the report of a stabbing that just occurred. Officers arrived at the scene and located a male victim, later identified as 46-year-old David Beasley from Bethesda, inside the residence with apparent stab wounds to his body. Officers provided life-saving measures to Beasley until Montgomery County Fire Rescue arrived at the scene. Beasley was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives spoke with witnesses and determined that Koyangbo stabbed his father, Beasley, inside the residence. Detectives also located items of evidentiary value at the residence. Koyangbo was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Central Processing Unit, where he has been charged with first-degree murder.”

 

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

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LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

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