Thursday, February 2, 2023

Teen identified by police as alleged anti-Semitic caller to Jewish Rockville Outreach Center

Montgomery County police say they have identified a teenager as the suspect in a series of anti-Semitic phone calls to the Jewish Rockville Outreach Center. Police were called to the center on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, after a staff member reported receiving multiple phone calls from an individual using anti-Semitic language. An investigation found that the caller was allegedly a 17-year-old male "who lives in the community."

Police say the teen faces charges, but has not yet been charged. That will be up to the Department of Juvenile Services. Detectives are recommending a charge of "telephone misuse." Hate crime charges were not mentioned in the department press release.


  1. In the community as in lives in Rockville or is Jewish themself?

    1. That is a good question, but they have not released any further detail about that yet. My thought was they meant residence, but that's just my speculation.

  2. He is 17 and old enough to be charged for hate crimes....he is not a young kid anymore and knows right from wrong.