Capital Park Police’s Montgomery County Division is investigating multiple reports of deliberately placed hazards found along Beach Drive between Garrett Park Road and Knowles Avenue.

Since the month of July, officers have received five calls for service of reports for wooden boards with protruding nails/screws found along Beach Drive.

These items pose hazards to pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.  Due to the frequency of incidents in one location, the Park Police does not believe accidental occurrence is to blame, but instead the deliberate act of someone. Potential criminal charges include malicious destruction of property and reckless endangerment.

If you should observe suspicious behavior, find a similar hazard, or have any additional information to provide, please contact the Park Police at 301-949-8010. Tips may also be submitted online to [email protected]



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