Friday, January 11, 2013
Boys knocked on the door at the home of a civilian police employee before allegedly burgling homes in the neighborhood, according to police.
Two teens from Southeast Washington, DC, have been arrested in a Tuesday burglary and attempted burglary, according to police. The boys knocked at the door of a civilian police employee before allegedly burgling homes nearby, police said. According to Montgomery County police spokeswoman Officer Britta Thomas, a civilian employee of Bethesda’s second district police station was at his home in the 9600 block of Bellevue Drive near Rockville Pike when he heard a knock at the door. When he answered, two teen boys asked for a person he didn’t recognize. The teens said, “Sorry, wrong house,” and left, meeting up with several other juveniles down the street. The police employee became suspicious and followed the teens down the street, Thomas …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Get caught up on some of the biggest downcounty crime stories Patch reported in 2012.
From high-profile trials that commanded the national spotlight to crime trends affecting Bethesda and Potomac neighborhoods, Patch brought you all the need-to-know local crime news of 2012. Get caught up on top crime headlines here. Lululemon Killer Norwood: ‘I Am Truly Sorry’ Brittany Norwood, convicted of killing her co-worker Jayna Murray at Bethesda’s Lululemon store in 2011, was sentenced to life without parole in January. Crime Leaves Bethesda Communities on Edge A string of burglaries and street robberies along Western Avenue early this year left many south Bethesda and Chevy Chase residents fearful. Some residents said they organized "walking parties" to and from the Friendship Heights Metro. Man Arrested, Held Without Bond for …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Major crimes occurring in Chevy Chase between Dec. 3 and 12, according to the most recent crime summary released by the county police department.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between Dec. 3 and 12. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. If you have questions about this post, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School has seen crimes of graffiti in the past.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between Nov. 26 and Dec. 4. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. Rock Creek Forest Elementary School has seen crime before—in the form of graffiti: If you have questions about this post, email email@example.com. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Chevy Chase Patch by signing up for newsletters here. For instant updates on news in Chevy Chase, follow Chevy Chase Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Burglars may be "casing" neighborhoods, according to police.
Montgomery County police are warning Bethesda residents about a spike in daytime burglaries in neighborhoods near River Road and Massachusetts Avenue, Montgomery County Police Capt. David Falcinelli wrote in a crime update released Wednesday. Police have noted eight of the burglaries since September, according to the update. Falcinelli said burglars are targeting jewelry and electronics, and entering homes between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In one incident, Falcinelli said, burglars triggered an alarm very shortly after the homeowners left, indicating they may have been "casing" the neighborhood. Police are stepping up daytime patrols with uniformed and covert officers, Falcinelli said. Burglars are also targeting homes in nearby Potomac, Patch…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Four suspects assaulted a victim and obtained property.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between Nov. 5 and Nov. 13. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. If you have questions about this post, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The opportunity for robberies, burglaries and thefts from vehicles increase during the holidays, police say.
As holidays approach, Montgomery County police warn residents to be extra vigilant for robberies, burglaries and thefts from vehicles. According to a police statement, the opportunity for these incidents increase during the holidays. In addition to the police department’s yearly “Shop with a Cop” campaign, Montgomery County police have released the following safety tips: When shopping: When out walking: At home:
Friday, November 16, 2012
More robberies and assaults have been reported YTD in 2012 than this time last year, according to crime statistics provided by the Montgomery County Police Department's second district commander.
More robberies and assaults have been reported in Mongomery County police's second district through the end of September in 2012 than at the same time last year, according to recent crime statistics. However, property crimes—including residential burglaries, car thefts and thefts from vehicles—are on the decline, according to statistics provided by second district Commander Capt. David Falcinelli. The second district includes Bethesda, Chevy Chase and portions of southern Rockville and Kensington. During the first three quarters of 2012, 47 robberies were reported in the second district. That's up 30.6 percent from 36 robberies during the same months in 2011, according to the crime summary. Falcinelli wrote that a number of those cases …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Thefts from vehicles continue in Chevy Chase, MD. Also: a commercial burglary in Friendship Heights and a burglary with an assault in Chevy Chase, DC.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between Oct. 22 and 31. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. Check out Patch's interactive crime map to see where other crimes occurred in Montgomery County between Oct. 22 and 31. *** Slightly south of the Maryland-Washington, DC, border, a suspect (who has since been arrested) entered a home in the 3500 block of McKinley Street NW (in the Chevy Chase, DC, neighborhood) at about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to a statement from the DC Metropolitan Police Department. The suspect assaulted a woman and stole a computer, the statement added. Read more on Chevy Chase…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The arrest came one day after the burglary, police said.
Update (Friday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m.): The victim of Wednesday's Chevy Chase, DC, burglary (in which a suspect entered a victim's house, assaulted her and stole a computer, according to DC police) is an 81-year-old woman who is legally blind, according to sources with knowledge of the case. She is expected to be fine, police said, The Washington Post reported: At a news conference earlier Thursday, police Cmdr. George Kucik called the attack heinous and said, “The person who did this is a coward.” He said he thought the victim would be fine, but he remarked, “When you attack someone of that age, it is serious.” The suspect (Tyran Mcelrath, 18, of DC) was charged with first-degree burglary, and could be arraigned in DC Superior Court on Friday, …