Monday, May 13, 2013
Crimes included in the county police summary for April 22 to 30.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between April 22 and 30. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. If you have questions about this post, email email@example.com.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The following crimes in Bethesda and Chevy Chase were included in the county police department's crime summary for April 15 through 23.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
The robber took bags and fled on foot on Chevy Chase Parkway.
A man used a handgun to rob a man walking in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, DC, just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to DC's Metropolitan Police Department. The victim was walking on the sidewalk in the 3700 block of Fessenden Street NW when the alleged robber flashed a handgun and demanded the victim hand over the bags he was carrying, said Lt. Antonio Charland of the Metropolitan Police Department's Second District. With loot and gun, the suspect took off on foot. He was last seen in the 5000 block of Chevy Chase Parkway in Washington. DC police are working with police in other jurisdictions to identify and apprehend the suspect.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The victims were assaulted in the two incidents on Hampden Lane and MacArthur Boulevard.
Two robberies were reported in Bethesda on Saturday, March 30. In both instances, the victims were assaulted, according to a recent crime summary. The first robbery happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 7000 block of MacArthur Boulevard. A man assaulted a victim and unsuccessfully tried to steal property, according to a recent crime summary. The robber didn't display a weapon during the attack, which happened outside, according to police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The victim identified the suspect, who is known to police, Cruz said. There have been no arrests so far in the case. Another victim was robbed and assaulted around 10:30 p.m. in the 4900 block of Hampden Lane. The victim was attacked by three men wearing dark clothing. The attack …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Four men threatened a male victim with a handgun near a mall stairwell on Feb. 21, according to a police spokeswoman.
An armed robbery at the Westfield Montgomery Mall on Feb. 21 may have been drug-related, according to Mongomery County police. Four men threatened another man with a handgun near a mall stairwell, according to police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The robbery, which happened around 7:30 p.m., did not happen inside a store, Cruz said. The men stole property from the victim, according to a recent crime summary.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A roundup of our top crime headlines from the month of February.
A sex offense at a Bethesda spa, an emergency room patient who threatened to shoot a police officer at Suburban Hospital, and a Walt Whitman High School student charged after allegedly robbing another student in a school bathroom. These are a few of the top Bethesda crime headlines from the month of February. Get caught up on this month's crime news:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Capt. David Falcinelli attributed some of the decrease in property crimes in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area to assistance provided to police by residents.
Property crimes in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase police district decreased last year, but robberies were up, Capt. David Falcinelli—commander of the Montgomery County Police Department's 2nd District—reported in a letter to residents on Thursday. The 2nd District experienced double-digit reductions in every major category of property crimes in 2012, Falcinelli reported: "These decreases are especially significant as property crimes are the majority of the crimes that occur here." Falcinelli attributed some of the decrease in property crimes to assistance provided to police by residents: "[Many] of our arrests last year were a direct result of your observation and reporting of crimes and/or suspicious situations." But not all types of crimes …
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 …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Five suspects wore ski masks as they attacked one of the victims, according to police.
Two attempted robberies in downtown Bethesda during the weekend of Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 are likely related, according to a Montgomery County police recent crime summary. In each case, a group of men assaulted and attempted to rob a male victim during nighttime or early morning hours, Montgomery County Police second district commander Capt. David Falcinelli told Patch this month. In one case, the assailants were wearing ski masks, according to the summary. Neither of the victims reported the incident to police, Falcinelli said. The first incident occurred around 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, Falcinelli said. An employee of a business on Bethesda Lane had just finished his night shift and was walking to the Metro along Woodmont Avenue when three …
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…