Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sanctuary on steroids: MS-13 able to use government-owned Silver Spring house as hideaway

Montgomery County hid
gang safehouse from
public until ABC7 report

The fatal shooting in Takoma Park Christmas Eve now appears to be gang-related, and the incident has led to shocking new revelations. Kevin Lewis of ABC7 broke a startling story two days later revealing that MS-13 gang members have been able to use a government-owned home in Silver Spring as hideout. Lewis reported that the gang refers to such a safehouse as a "destroyer house."

Montgomery County had covered up the revelation since October 17, when workers sent to prepare the home for demolition were confronted by masked MS-13 members, armed with guns and machetes. After talking their way out of the situation, the workers called police. Officers raided the house, located at 807 University Boulevard East, four hours later. Among those arrested in connection with the destroyer house were Jesus Ponce-Flores, 19; David Lagunes-Bolanos, 18; Ricardo Arauz-Pineda, 25; and Jose Herrera, 18. Herrera was the victim of this week's shooting on Quebec Terrace.

The house was clearly never secured or inspected by government officials, and was in use for a substantial period of time. Police report it was decorated by the gang, with skulls, skeletons, graffiti, candles and masks hung on walls. Drug paraphernalia, liquor bottles and other items were found scattered around the house, which had been purchased by the Maryland Transit Authority to be razed for the Purple Line.

ICE had issued detainers for Ponce-Flores, Lagunes-Bolanos and Herrera, but Montgomery County did not comply; Herrera was released from Montgomery County jail last week, Lewis reported. Had Montgomery County complied with the detainer, Herrera would have been taken into custody at the jail. Instead, he is now dead after being shot in Takoma Park days after avoiding ICE capture thanks to Montgomery County.
CASA "Silver Spring Welcome Center"
is directly across the street from the
MS-13 "destroyer house"
A CASA de Maryland immigrant Welcome Center is located directly across University Boulevard from the Destroyer House. It's hard to believe no one nearby was aware of this longstanding use of the house by gang members. Thanks to Lewis' reporting, we know that Montgomery County kept this information from the public for over two months, and County officials are indeed presiding over a sanctuary jurisdiction - as proven definitively by Herrera's release from County jail.

Lewis noted that police would not say how many other "Destroyer Houses" may be operating in Montgomery County or the region.

17 comments:

  1. This should come as no surprise to those of us who understand the horrible bias of the liberal media --- but nowhere online ----- I mean nowhere in the
    Washington Post online ----- can I find this story mentioned at all.
    The Post is great to use as lining for your birdcage. gggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  2. "The house was clearly never secured or inspected by government officials, and was in use for a substantial period of time."

    What does this mean? What laws are you claiming were violated?

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    1. 9:39: Very simple - the house was owned by the government, but they made no effort to secure or inspect it while it stood vacant.

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  3. Looks like Bethesda Magazine reported this 17 hours earlier.

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    1. 9:40: I broke the shooting story on Christmas Eve. Kevin Lewis of ABC7 broke the Destroyer House story. Bethesda Magazine broke nothing. They just reported what Kevin had already reported a day earlier!

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  4. Looks like MS-13 violence is getting closer to where some Montgomery County Council members live.Hows the Sanctuary policy working out for you Montgomery County?

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  5. "we know that Montgomery County kept this information from the public for over two months"

    Probably because of the ongoing investigation of these, and other unnamed suspects. Did you consider this, Birdbrain?

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    1. Are you kidding? The County is also in the business of protecting itself. The county should have known that this property was being utilized by thugs...they didn't and are trying to clean up their own mess.

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    2. 8:50: Yes, and speaking of protection, does anyone really believe that CASA de Maryland across the street from the Destroyer House was unaware of it? Where is the investigation into that, given the amount of financial support taxpayers are being forced to contribute to CASA? They'd better be partnering with us to combat gangs if they are going to take all of our money.

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  6. I mean what's wrong with having a Satanic Altar dedicated to Santa Muerte "The Saint of Death" in your MS-13 gang house? I think you people are all just immigrant bashing xenophobic racists.We need more illegal immigrants in the community because we are an immigrant welcoming community!

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  7. Remember >>> anytime you resort to name calling you lessen the force of any argument you are presenting; and will basically be ignored !!! Comprendo ???

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  8. "Comprendo ???"

    You just said "Do I understand ???". Birdbrain.

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  9. Some of the gangs we have in Montgomery County include:MS-13 and The Latin Kings,The 18th Street gang,Bloods,The hit squad and I'm sure there are others.Montgomery County has done a really great job at bringing diversity in!

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    1. JUST LISTENED TO STATES ATTORNEY, JOHN MCCARTHY, ON WMAL.

      I TELL YA ------ THE BODY LANGUAGE I COULD HEAR OVER THE RADIO. OH MY GOSH !!!!

      WHEN ASKED CERTAIN QUESTIONS >>>>>> THE LONG PAUSES; THE COUGHING;
      THE STUTTERING.....................

      OH MY GOSH. BODY / SPEECH LANGUAGE EXPERTS WOULD HAVE A FIELD DAY WITH THIS GUY ON THIS INTERVIEW !!!

      HE ADMITTED THERE HAS BEEN AN EXPLOSION OF MS-13 ACTIVITY/ KILLING JUST THE LAST 2 YRS. IN MONT. CO. HE SPOKE OF POLICE CHIEF MANGER WHO USED TO BE CHIEF IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, AND HOW HE HAS BROUGHT HIS KNOWLEDGE TO MONT. CO. HA HA HA

      HE ADMITTED MS-13 IS STRONGLY RECRUITING IN MONT. CO. AND ESTABLISHING THEIR TERRITORY WITH SEVERE VIOLENCE !!!

      THE RADIO HOST PRESSED HIM THAT IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE JUST IMPORTING THE PROBLEM ( hinting at sanctuary cities/counties). HA HA HA HIS IMMEDIATE SILENCE
      WAS DEAFENING !!! I THOUGHT I HAD LOST THE RADIO CONNECTION.

      THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IS THAT THE RADIO HOSTS DID NOT PRESS HIM ON
      MONT. CO. BEING A SANCTUARY COUNTY. ggrrrrrrr ............ SAD

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    2. All-caps make you sound retarded.

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  10. I liked the WTOP story from earlier in the year that had a picture of John McCarthy with a headline that said "Losing the Gang wars:Local authorities paint a bleak picture". The story went on to describe how a 16 year old MS-13 member living in Montgomery Village ordered a hit on two people he thought were in a rival gang but actually were not.The killings almost took place at Lakeforest Mall when the intended victims were chased across the Lakeforest Mall parking lot by an MS-13 member with a knife.Oh well,we need to help all immigrants because we need to be diverse!

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