Troopers Arrest Montgomery County Man for Harassment of Miss Maryland

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Mugshot of Valencio Fernandes Pires

(Westminster, MD) – Maryland State Police arrested a Montgomery County man last Friday in a case involving harassment of Hannah Brewer, 19, who currently holds the title of Miss Maryland.

The accused is Valencio Fernandes Pires, 51, of Germantown, Maryland.  Pires was arrested at his home on charges of harassment and stalking. He is being held without bond.

On August 19, Brewer reported to Maryland State Police that she had been receiving frightening and unwanted contact from Pires. Police believe Pires initially contacted Brewer in person at a  Miss Maryland event in Hagerstown on the 15th.

Pires can be seen in two photographs at the Hagerstown event, which depict him staring at Brewer.  Police believe that after the event, Pires went on to contact Brewer multiple times through social media and emails, continuing even after she asked him to stop.

Questions about the case may be directed to the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, at 410-386-2671.