Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Chevy Chase Village tries a new tactic to combat its rising theft rate: a bait car.
Thieves accustomed to stopping by Chevy Chase Village for a few easy laptops and GPS units may want to rethink their strategies. With the village's new bait car program, they're much more likely to be caught. The new program was suggested by Chevy Chase Village Police Chief John Fitzgerald as a way to combat the village's rising theft rate. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Chevy Chase Patch by signing up for newsletters here. So far this year, 68 thefts have been recorded in the village (as of Oct. 2), according to a memo from Fitzgerald to the Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers. In the six years from 2002 to 2007, the average number of thefts in the village each year was only 25, the memo added. "If [this year's theft …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Montgomery County Police reported 40 incidents involving 45 vehicles since June 1.
Montgomery County police are reporting an uptick in thefts from autos in Bethesda and Chevy Chase neighborhoods in recent weeks. Two recent car thefts have also highlighted the need for residents to lock their vehicles, police said. According to police, 40 incidents involving 45 vehicles have been reported since June 1 in neighborhoods south of River Road between Goldsboro Road and Little Falls Parkway. All the thefts happened at night, and items were stolen from unlocked vehicles, police reported. In the early morning hours of June 11, according to police, a homeowner noticed three men wearing black clothing looking into cars with flashlights along Bryn Mawr Avenue. The men fled, possibly in a van. Less than two hours later, two vehicles …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
More residential burglaries and thefts from cars in Chevy Chase.
Montgomery County Police released a summary of major crimes occurring between June 13 and 21. Residential burglaries and thefts from cars in Chevy Chase were included in the summary:
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thefts from unlocked vehicles proliferate.
Montgomery County Police released a summary of major crimes occurring between May 30 and June 7. Several thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Chevy Chase Zip code were included in the summary: