Friday, January 11, 2013
The Chevy Chase Village Police Department kicks off its 2013 Crime Prevention Campaign this weekend, and will be making door-to-door visits in the village on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The Chevy Chase Village Police Department kicks off its 2013 Crime Prevention Campaign this weekend, and will be making door-to-door visits in the village on Saturday and Sunday afternoons "to deliver a brief crime prevention message with a one-page flier," the department reported on the village's website. "Crime in [Chevy Chase Village] continues to be very low in all categories save one: thefts from unlocked cars at night," police reported on the village's website. "We recorded 67 thefts in 2011 and 97 in 2012—that’s a 40 [percent] increase in a single year. We have arrested and successfully prosecuted several thieves this year, and while the pace of thefts has slowed since the arrests, they continue," the department's online message …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Leaving outgoing mail in your mailbox for your mail carrier to pick up may not be as safe as you think.
Leaving outgoing mail in your mailbox for your mail carrier to pick up might not be as safe as you think—especially if there are bills in the mail. Last month, a Chevy Chase Village resident reported a theft of outgoing mail left in the resident's mail slot, according to a Chevy Chase Village Police Department alert posted to the Chevy Chase Village website on Friday, Nov. 16. "The mail was left for the postal carrier, but it is believed that the outgoing mail was stolen before it was collected by the carrier," according to the alert. "The resident discovered the crime when he learned that a check from the outgoing mail had been altered and cashed by a thief," the alert added. On Friday, Nov. 16, village police received a call from another…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Metropolitan Police nab suspects based on information from Chevy Chase Village Police.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ben Gross
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Local police identified suspects Tuesday in a series of thefts from vehicles and impounded an SUV believed to be used in the crimes. The Chevy Chase Village Police (CCVPD) reported a daytime theft from a construction worker’s unlocked vehicle, the latest in a series of similar thefts in both Chevy Chase and the District. According to an email from CCVPD Chief John Fitzgerald, the victim interrupted the crime, and was able to provide police with the vehicle’s license plate number. Chief Fitzgerald then contacted Commander Reese, of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District, and shared the tag number and the vehicle description. Shortly thereafter, the SUV was stopped in the 6400 block of Georgia Avenue. After observing …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Crime data helps Chevy Chase Village and Montgomery County police target nighttime coverage, resulting in arrest of two DC men.
Two men under surveillance were arrested early Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Chevy Chase Village for stealing a bicycle from a front porch on Grafton Street near Wisconsin Avenue. Officers from both the Chevy Chase Village Police Department and the Montgomery County Police Department were involved in the arrest. "As a direct result of the relatively high number of thefts from unlocked vehicles so far this year, we requested the assistance of [Montgomery] County Police [Department] resources," according to a statement released by the Chevy Chase Village Police Department. Village Public Safety Coordinator Jacqueline Parker "did a solid job analyzing our crime data, and we provided that analysis to both [Chevy Chase] Village and county officers so …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The cars were parked in driveways, and were left unlocked.
It's the same old refrain: A car is left unlocked. Things are taken from the car. Two more cars joined that chorus recently. On Friday, Aug. 3, the Chevy Chase Village Police Department reported on its website that: "While crime in the Village continues to trend down as compared to 2011, the 2nd District (greater Bethesda) of the Montgomery County Police has recently experienced a significant jump in thefts from [autos] during the nighttime hours," the Chevy Chase Village Police Department reported on its website earlier this summer. "The vast majority of the vehicles (80%) that have been the target of thieves have been left unlocked," the website continued.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
In the fight against burglaries in Chevy Chase, the Town of Chevy Chase has increased police coverage through the end of the year, and Chevy Chase Village will purchase special thermal vision scopes that detect heat in the dark.
Burglaries and attempted burglaries of houses and cars have increased in Chevy Chase over the past several months. At least 20 burglaries have occurred in the past few months in the Town of Chevy Chase alone, the Gazette recently reported. Things aren't much better in Chevy Chase Village. A quick glance through the village's "Crime Alerts" webpage indicates that village residents have been dealing with burglaries all year. Town and village are not passive in their responses to the crime uptick, however. Two thermal vision scopes—costing about $2,700 each—will be joining the Chevy Chase Village police force soon, thanks to the village board of managers' recent approval of the scopes' purchase. The scopes will allow Chevy Chase Village …