Monday, March 18, 2013
Prosecutors said the man impersonated a government worker in order to steal a 1996 Ford from an elderly woman.
A Washington, DC, man has been convicted of stealing a car from an 87-year-old woman in an elaborate scheme to tow it to a Maryland junkyard where he sold it for scrap, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Thomas Williams, 43, posed as a Washington, DC, public official in order to confront the elderly woman at her Northeast Washington home and take her 1996 Ford Contour, prosecutors said in a news release. Williams was found guilty on Tuesday of second-degree theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, false impersonation of a public official and failure to appear after a three-day trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 24. In describing the theft, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Two 15-year-old boys were arrested last month after driving away in a homeowner's Isuzu Rodeo.
Two 15-year-old Bethesda boys were arrested after police say they stole an SUV that a resident had left running in his driveway in the Ashburton neighborhood last month. Poice responded to the 10000 block of Sinnott Drive in Bethesda around 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, according to police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti. A resident reported that he had left his Isuzu Rodeo running in the driveway of his home, leaving the keys in the ignition, and went inside for a “moment,” Innocenti said. That’s when he said two teen boys stole the vehicle and drove off. The man was able to give police a description of the suspects and the direction in which he had last seen them driving. The man got into another car and drove around the neighborhood …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
A vehicle theft and an attempted residential burglary were included in the summary.
Montgomery County Police released a summary of major crimes occurring between May 16 and 24. A vehicle theft and an attempted residential burglary in Chevy Chase were included in the summary: