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Montgomery Village Signs Tagged With Graffiti Along Watkins Mill Road

One sign bore the tag: "Wolf Pack Gang."

A number of Montgomery Village signs along Watkins Mill Road near the Gaithersburg border were tagged with red graffiti in recent days, the Montgomery Village Foundation president said Thursday.

The Montgomery Village South Entrance sign, along with two signs for the Clusters of Stedwick communities bore the colors Thursday morning. MVF President Bob Hydorn said he was driving along the road Tuesday night and didn't see anything.

"As far as I know it must have happened no earlier than yesterday," Hydorn said. "I watch very carefully for things as I drive around the community on a regular basis."

One of the tags on the South Entrance sign read "Wolf Pack Gang." Hydorn said he had never heard of the Wolf Pack Gang. Montgomery County police Capt. Jim Daly said he thinks the incident occurred after 11 p.m. Wednesday.

"Our Gang Unit is researching that group," Daly said. "They are not known to us but we are talking with neighboring police departments."

Hydorn and MVF Executive Vice President David B. Humpton said they would work to remove the tags as soon as possible.

"I find such damage incomprehensible," Hydorn said. "With all of the activities that are available for people in the region, why would anyone in their right mind do such things?"

Daly encouraged residents to report such incidents to the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.
Bob August 08, 2013 at 05:58 AM
I'm sure their parents are involved and caring people.....NOT!
p e i August 09, 2013 at 07:25 PM
its a whole debate... this whole thing here... lots of room for theorys and speculation ..al i know is about me an my states of mind when i was a punk in the streets.... in the streets by my choice i might add..i remember creaming a mailbox or 2 while storming around in a '64 dodge dart.... im sure my loveing parents had higher hopes in mind ... also when my friend an i stole a fire hydrant from the fire chiefs lawn..and got caught... by the fire chief,, who called the police.... was i in a gang? naaaa.... is this gang related? i dunno.... im 54 now.. do i steal? trash mailboxes? naaaa... but this situation here... well , i do know there is gang activity in this area.. and, i do know that there are kids that dont have very good parents or other sources of moral compass/ mentoring... i do worry about our youth.. and our culture ... but i also know some impressive young people.. so, whats my point? mixed bag.. trustGod.
Regret moving to MV August 09, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Good point, p e i. Is this graffiti just dumb teenagers acting like dumb teenagers, or is a sign of something more serious like gang activity? It's crucial for law enforcement to determine the answer, so they can act appropriately.
Sharon September 09, 2013 at 09:00 PM
My question at this point in time.... Are there any updates or arrests made as yet for the vandalism??

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