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Posted at 5:45 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Man arrested in stolen scuptures case

By Clarence Williams


A 27-year-old Northwest Washington man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the theft and vandalism of seven bronze sculptures worth about $90,000 at a Bethesda museum, Montgomery County police said.

County officers found Daniel Conticchio sleeping in his car in the parking lot of Wildwood Shopping Center, at Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda. On Wednesday, authorities issued an arrest warrant for Conticchio, of the 4500 block of 9th Street NW in the District, on five counts of theft and other destruction-of-property charges.

He was arrested less than a mile from the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum of Art in the 10000 block of Old Georgetown Road, where five sculptures were discovered missing and two others damaged in an outdoor garden about 11 a.m. Monday, police said.

Earlier this week, an employee at Montgomery Scrap and Recycling in Rockville informed police that a man sold them the scuptures on Saturday for $150. The museum places their value at about $90,000.

By Clarence Williams  | January 20, 2011; 5:45 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Why is it that DC & PG thugs think that MoCo is the best spot to commit robberies and murder outside of their own neighborhoods. They need to spread the love and commit crimes in NoVa we are getting tired of it in Moco

Posted by: skinsfan15 | January 20, 2011 7:42 PM | Report abuse

"Why is it that DC & PG thugs think that MoCo is the best spot to commit robberies and murder outside of their own neighborhoods."

Uhhhh, because MoCo is white, wealthy and the thugs assume is liberal and unarmed...therefore, what's theirs really belongs to the Thugs. Does that make sense?

Posted by: wjc1va | January 20, 2011 8:13 PM | Report abuse

actually MoCo is a year or 2 away from being majority minority and white population is quickly shrinking, also poverty is rapidly growing in MoCo. Howard County is the new MoCo in Maryland

Posted by: skinsfan15 | January 20, 2011 10:32 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: lindagfoley | January 21, 2011 3:02 AM | Report abuse

"Why is it that DC & PG thugs think that MoCo is the best spot to commit robberies and murder outside of their own neighborhoods. They need to spread the love and commit crimes in NoVa we are getting tired of it in Moco"

Thank your county council for importing poverty and crime with their liberal social programs. Thank them for reducing the number of police officers on the street (MoCo has an average of .9 officers per 1000 ppl, well below the national average of 2.1 officers per 1000). Thank them for liberal judges who don't give out a lot of punishment but instead try to help the criminals. MoCo will be the new PG in a few years and the council just keeps making cuts to public safety funding in favor of the schools. If there's too much crime, doesn't matter how good the schools are, people won't want to live there.


Posted by: waterdemon | January 21, 2011 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Man, you crackers complain about everything. If you want to live somewhere where there is no crime, then leave the United States. This country was built on violence and criminology, so live with it. In History, your people have created this society we live in, so shut up about it. Such hypocrites. And the guy who did this crime was white.

Posted by: wuzup_2010 | January 21, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Man, you crackers complain about everything. If you want to live somewhere where there is no crime, then leave the United States. This country was built on violence and criminology, so live with it. In History, your people have created this society we live in, so shut up about it. Such hypocrites. And the guy who did this crime was white.

Posted by: wuzup_2010 | January 21, 2011 11:39 AM | Report abuse

skinsfan15 i agree with you, but one possible reason is that in VA people can walk around carrying loaded firearms, and that might be somewhat of a deterrent. In MOCO and in MD in general the state and local govt have determined that guns can commit crimes so we don't have the same option to carry weapons.

Posted by: red2million | January 21, 2011 1:57 PM | Report abuse

wuzup if you want to call people crackers then you should have no problem if you're called the N word. But before that, how do you determine someone's skin color based on typed words? You must be one smart mo fo.
in history and today black people commit more crimes than any other race which is a fact, so live with it.

Posted by: red2million | January 21, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Isn't anybody going to realize the incredible STUPIDITY of this idiot? $150 for scrap bronze, and the statues are $90K?!

Reminds me of a story I heard years ago out of the UK where a guy stole an engine and sold it for scrap - it turned out to be worth millions...

Posted by: JustSaying1945 | January 21, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that DC & PG thugs think that MoCo is the best spot to commit robberies and murder outside of their own neighborhoods. They need to spread the love and commit crimes in NoVa we are getting tired of it in Moco

Posted by: skinsfan15

Sorry, this is one of your own. He actually lives in the 9300 block of Old Georgetown Rd inside the beltway

Posted by: tagtron | January 21, 2011 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Another crime committed by a drug user trying to get some cash. Does the "war on drugs" really make sense? Higher crime rates, cost of trials, incarceration...just to be able to enforce the idea that drugs are bad....sometimes the cure is worse than the disease....

Posted by: Jim31 | January 25, 2011 2:52 PM | Report abuse

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