2021 | Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Seven vehicle thefts reported in Silver Spring area

Crimes reported to Montgomery County police between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2

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Bethesda area (including North Bethesda, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Kensington)

Thefts from vehicles

  • Money, property and parts were taken from multiple vehicles between Sept. 27 and 30. Affected streets included Underwood Street, Georgia Street and Brennon Lane. Force was reported in one case.
  • Property was taken from three vehicles between Sept. 29 and Oct. 2. Affected streets included Wisconsin Avenue, Willow Lane and Leland Street. Force was reported.
  • Money, property and a part were taken from multiple vehicles between Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. Affected streets included Hunt Avenue, Maryland Avenue, Broad Street, Baltimore Avenue, River Road and Scarsdale Road. Force was reported in one case.
  • Money, property and a part were taken from four vehicles between Sept. 24 and 27. Affected streets included Democracy Boulevard, Hitching Post Lane, Arizona Circle and Old Stage Road. Force was reported in one case.

Vehicle thefts

  • A vehicle was taken in the area of Elm Street and Bethesda Lane around 9:25 p.m. on Sept. 30. It was reportedly left unlocked and running. The vehicle was recovered on Sept. 3.
  • A vehicle was taken in the 4600 block of Drummond Avenue between 11 p.m. on Sept. 28 and 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 29. The vehicle was reportedly left unlocked with a key inside. It was recovered the next day.

Rockville area (including Rockville, North Potomac, Darnestown, Poolesville)

Thefts from vehicles

  • Property was taken from four vehicles between midnight and 10 a.m. on Sept. 27. Affected streets included Hilltop Ascent Drive, Potomac Heights Lane and Hillbrooke Lane.
  • Money and property were taken from two vehicles between 5 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 27. The thefts occurred in the 13400 block of Esworthy Road and the 15500 block of Norman Drive.

Vehicle theft

  • A vehicle was taken from the garage of a home in the 12700 block of High Meadow Road between 1:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 27. The vehicle was reportedly left unlocked with a key inside. It was recovered on Oct. 2.

Commercial theft

  • Someone stole merchandise from the AT&T store at 12023 Rockville Pike between 11:30 a.m. and noon on Sept. 29.

Silver Spring area (including Silver Spring, Fairland, Burtonsville)

Thefts from vehicles

  • Money, property and parts were taken from four vehicles between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. Affected streets included Wayne Avenue, Ritchie Avenue, Georgia Avenue and Gist Avenue. Force was reported in two cases.
  • Property and parts were taken from four vehicles between Sept. 25 and 30. Affected streets included Midwood Place, the area of Colesville Road and St. Andrews Way, Seminole Street and Caroline Avenue. Force was reported in three cases.
  • Money, property and parts were taken from four vehicles between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1. Affected streets included Castleleigh Road, Industrial Parkway, Turnstone Court and Canberra Street. Force was reported in three cases.
  • Money and a part were taken from a vehicle in the 8600 block of Bradford Road between 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 4 p.m. on Sept. 28. Force was reported.
  • Property was taken from a vehicle in the area of Edgehill Land and Whitestone Road between 1 and 11:40 a.m. on Oct. 2.
  • Property was taken from a vehicle in the 14100 block of Castle Boulevard between 4 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 2 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Vehicle thefts

  • A vehicle was taken in the 900 block of Silver Spring Avenue around 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 27. Three people were arrested.
  • A vehicle was taken in the 8700 block of Cameron Street between 6 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 28.
  • A vehicle was taken in the 8700 block of Georgia Avenue around 6:58 p.m. on Sept. 28. It was reportedly left unlocked and running.
  • A vehicle was taken in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue around 9:59 p.m. on Oct. 1. It was reportedly left unlocked and running. The vehicle was recovered the next day.
  • A vehicle was taken in the 12000 block of Cherry Hill Road around 1:19 p.m. on Sept. 27. It was reportedly left unlocked and running. The vehicle was recovered the next day.
  • A vehicle was taken in the 15200 block of Dino Drive between 3:50 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 29.
  • A vehicle was taken in the 3000 block of Greencastle Road between 11 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 2. The vehicle was recovered on Oct. 2.

Commercial burglary

  • A woman was arrested after police say she broke into Cubano’s Authentic Cuban Cuisine and Beyond at 1201 Fidler Lane around 7:19 a.m. on Oct. 1.

Aggravated assault

  • An aggravated assault happened in the area of Piney Branch Road and Flower Avenue around 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 2. The attacker displayed a weapon.

Gaithersburg area (including Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village)

Thefts from vehicles

  • Money and property were taken from a vehicle in the 12600 block of Carrington Hill Drive between 11 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 27.
  • Parts were taken from two vehicles between Sept. 25 and 27. The thefts happened in the 9300 block of Willow Creek Drive and the 18400 block of Lost Knife Circle. Force was reported.

Vehicle thefts

  • A vehicle was taken in the 17100 block of Queen Victoria Court around 5:38 p.m. on Oct. 2. The vehicle was reportedly left unlocked and running. It was recovered four days later.
  • A vehicle was taken in the 12600 block of Carrington Hill Drive between 9 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 27. The vehicle was reportedly left unlocked with a key inside.
  • A vehicle was taken in the 15700 block of Shady Grove Road between 6:20 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 9:26 p.m. on Sept. 27. The vehicle was recovered on Sept. 27.

Armed robbery

  • Someone stole money and property from the 7-Eleven in the 400 block of Allied Place around 11:40 a.m. on Sept. 30. The robber walked up to the counter, displayed a handgun and pointed it at an employee before demanding the worker open the cash register.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com