Synagogue vandalized with hate graffiti
Several locations in Olney were vandalized with hate-based graffiti, Montgomery County police said.

Police said anti-Semitic graffiti was painted on the walls, lightposts and parking lot at the B'Nai Shalom synagogue, located at 18401 Burtfield Drive.

Several swastikas and the letters "SS" were also painted onto the yards and trees of two homes on the 18500 block of Rolling Acres Way, police said.

Anyone with information can call 240-773-5330 or 866-411-8477.

Man shot in Silver Spring
Montgomery County police are investigating a shooting death in the White Oak section of Silver Spring.

Edward Montesino, 29, of the 11100 block of Columbia Pike, was killed at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, police said. He suffered at least one gunshot wound.

Police said Montesino was outside when he was approached by two men. Montesino was shot after a brief verbal argument, police said.

Wanted doctor turns himself in
Dr. Ravi Veluri, wanted in Fairfax for allegedly touching patients inappropriately, turned himself in Monday, Fairfax County police said.

A 24-year-old woman alleges that Veluri touched her inappropriately while she was in his office at the Family Care Medical Center in Alexandria on July 15.

A second woman later came forward with similar claims, police said Monday.

Veluri has been charged with two counts of sexual battery.

Authorities investigating town house fire
The cause of a weekend fire that destroyed one town house and damaged two others in Lorton is under still investigation, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said Monday.

The Saturday blaze destroyed the house at 8501 Golden Ridge Court, the department said. The town house at 8503 Golden Ridge Court sustained fire damage, and the house at 8505 sustained water and smoke damage.

One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Total damages were estimated at $220,000.

- Compiled by Emily Babay