Crime Report

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Montgomery County

These were among incidents reported by the Montgomery County Police Department. For information, call 240-773-5030.

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District 1 Rockville Station Telephone: 240-773-6070

SEXUAL ASSAULTS

DAVID SCULL PARK AREA, March 16. A man sexually assaulted a female acquaintance.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

CHURCH ST., 1 to 100 block, 3 p.m. March 11. A man standing outside doors to an office exposed himself to workers inside, then fled.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BRICE RD., 1000 block, 1:47 p.m. March 17. A residential burglary occurred.

GLEN MILL RD., 13900 block, 1 to 3 p.m. March 12. Tools were stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

IDLEWOOD RD., 11800 block, noon March 11 to 1 p.m. March 12. Property was stolen from a residence entered by force.

JAY DR., 200 block, midnight to 2 p.m. March 9. A custom billiards stick and case were stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

MACARTHUR BLVD., 10800 block, 11:30 a.m. March 14. A purse and a bag were stolen from a vehicle in a restaurant parking lot.

MIDWAY AVE., 13200 block, 11:40 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9. An attempt was made to break into a residence.

PRAIRIE LANDING TERR., 10600 block, March 13 to 14. A portable DVD player and four DVDs were stolen from a vehicle.

PELLITA TERR., 14000 block, 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14. A radar detector was stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

ROCKVILLE PIKE, 12200 block, 8 to 9:15 p.m. March 13. A camera was stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

SHADY GROVE RD., 15200 block, 8 to 10 p.m. March 13. Three digital music players, a cellphone, a Global Positioning System device and cash were among items stolen from five vehicles broken into while parked in a restaurant lot.

WASHINGTON AVE., 12400 block, March 10 to 11. Two airbags and four wheels and tires were stolen from a 2003 Honda Civic entered by force.

WASHINGTON AVE., 12400 block, March 13 to 14. A wheel and a tire were stolen from a 1996 Acura.

WASHINGTON ST. N., 1 to 100 block, 8:20 p.m. March 15. Someone attempted to break into a restaurant by prying open a back door with a crowbar. A man was arrested at the scene.

District 2 Bethesda Station Telephone: 301-652-9200

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

ARLINGTON RD., 7100 block, March 11 to 12. Clothing was stolen from an athletic apparel store entered by force.

BROOKEWAY DR., 5400 block, 3 p.m. March 14 to 8 a.m. March 16. Someone attempted to break into a residence.

CHEVY CHASE DR., 4700 block, March 11 to 12. Two medical offices were entered by force. Nothing was reported missing.

EAST WEST HWY., 4300 block, March 12 to 13. Property was stolen from a restaurant entered by force.

ELGIN LANE, 6500 block, 6 to 9 p.m. March 10. Coins were stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

FAIRMONT AVE., 4900 block, March 14. Food was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

HUTCH PL., 3500 block, March 16. A Global Positioning System device was stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

LYTTONSVILLE RD., 2500 block, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16. A laptop computer was stolen from a vehicle.

MACARTHUR BLVD., 7000 block, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 12. A purse was stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

MACARTHUR BLVD. AND WALHONDING RD., 10:40 to 11:40 a.m. March 12. A purse was stolen from a vehicle in a parking lot.

MILFORD AVE., 8700 block, March 12 to 13. Coins were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

MONTGOMERY AVE., 4500 block, March 11 to 12. A health-and-fitness center was entered by force. Nothing was reported missing.

ROSEDALE AVE., 4400 block, 6:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 11. A residence was entered by force. The intruders fled empty-handed, probably after being confronted by the homeowner's dog.

WASHINGTON BLVD. AND GRUBB RD., 7:30 p.m. March 10 to 7:50 a.m. March 11. Vehicle parts and a digital music player were stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

WISCONSIN AVE., 7000 block, March 17 to 18. Property was stolen from a business entered by force.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

ROCKVILLE PIKE, 11300 block, 1 a.m. March 13 to 12:19 p.m. March 14. A vehicle was stolen from a restaurant parking lot. It was recovered in Kensington after being involved in a crash.

District 3 Silver Spring Station Telephone: 301-565-7740

PEEPING TOM INCIDENTS

FEBRUARY CIR., 11500 block, 11:22 p.m. March 13. A male was seen looking into a window at a residence. An occupant chased the man but was unable to detain him.

ASSAULTS

PINEY BRANCH RD., 8500 block, 12:40 a.m. March 14. A man stabbed a man during an altercation at a restaurant.

CARJACKINGS

PINEY BRANCH RD. AND GREENWOOD AVE., 7 p.m. March 13. Three men, one of them an acquaintance of the victim, robbed a man of property and his vehicle at knifepoint. One of the assailants fled in a green Honda Civic that had been parked nearby.

ROBBERIES

DOMER AND GARLAND AVENUES, 9:20 p.m. March 16. Two men approached a man from behind and robbed him of jewelry at knifepoint.

EASTERN AVE., 7700 block, 10:40 p.m. March 14. Three men attacked a man entering his apartment building. After striking him with a handgun, they robbed him of cash and fled in a gold SUV.

GARLAND AND ERIE AVENUES, 3:55 p.m. March 13. Two males knocked a man down, robbed him of property and fled on foot.

GREENWOOD AVE. AND PINEY BRANCH RD., 11:07 p.m. March 14. Two males tried to rob a male at knifepoint. Two males were arrested.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BRUNSWICK AVE., 10000 block, 7:48 p.m. March 11. Two residences were entered. A man was seen leaving one of the residences. Nothing was reported missing.

CASTLE BLVD., 14100 block, 3 p.m. March 9 to 3:10 p.m. March 10. Property was stolen from a residence.

CONCERTO LANE, 600 block, 6:30 p.m. March 14 to 12:30 a.m. March 15. Property was taken from a residence. Three men were seen leaving the residence.

EASTWOOD AVE., 10800 block, 2:09 a.m. March 17. Property was stolen from a school entered by force.

INDIAN LANE, 9900 block, 2 to 3:20 p.m. March 16. Property was taken from a residence entered by force. Two men were seen fleeing in a silver Toyota Tacoma.

NOLCREST LANE W., 900 block, 8:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. March 17. Property was stolen from a residence entered by force.

OLD COLUMBIA PIKE, 13300 block, 7:39 p.m. March 16. A man posing as a customer pulled out a handgun when a gas station clerk opened a cash register, then fled with cash. No injuries were reported.

District 4 Wheaton Station Telephone: 240-773-5500

HOMICIDES

GEORGIA AND HEWITT AVENUES, 10:53 a.m. March 11. Officers responding to a report of two males fleeing the scene of an assault found Henry Ortiz, 20, of Silver Spring, on a sidewalk with multiple stab wounds. Ortiz was taken to Suburban Hospital; he died March 20. A 16-year-old and a 14-year-old were arrested on March 13. On March 24, two males, ages 16 and 17, were charged with accessory after the fact to murder and obstruction of justice.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

VEIRS MILL RD., 11000 block, 10:30 a.m. March 14. A man exposed himself at a health-and-fitness center. A man was arrested.

ASSAULTS

PRESTWOOD DR., 4600 block, 10:53 p.m. March 9. During a domestic dispute, a person was threatened with a handgun. A woman was arrested.

RANDOPH RD., 2000 block, 3:10 p.m. March 12. During a fight, a person hit a person on the head with a baseball bat.

ROBBERIES

GEORGIA AVE., 11100 block, 4:30 p.m. March 12. Five males, one of them armed with a gun, attacked two people near a Metro station and robbed one of them of property.

GEORGIA AVE., 13900 block, 7:06 a.m. March 14. A man entered a gas station store, grabbed a cigar and displayed a handgun when asked to pay. He threw the cigar aside and fled empty-handed when another customer entered the store.

GEORGIA AND ARCOLA AVENUES, 10:30 p.m. March 15. A strong-arm robbery occurred. Two men were arrested.

GOODHILL RD. AND FLORAL ST., 1:20 p.m. March 16. A man and a woman tried to rob a male at a bus stop. The victim broke free and ran toward a residence. Nothing was reported missing.

LONGMEADE CROSSING AND LADYMEADE DR., 11 p.m. March 15. A man attacked a male and held a knife to his throat. Two male accomplices joined the assailant in forcing the victim to the ground and robbing him of property.

UNIVERSITY BLVD., 1800 block, 12:15 a.m. March 13. Three men robbed a male of property at gunpoint. Three men were arrested.

VEIRS MILL RD., 11900 block, 3:26 p.m. March 12. Three men attacked a male, robbed him of property and fled on foot.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

AMHERST AVE., 10800 block, 8:30 to 3 p.m. March 13. Property was stolen from a residence entered by force.

ELM GROVE CIR., 1200 block, 1:30 to 7 p.m. March 11. Property was stolen from a residence entered by force.

FARTHING DR., 3400 block, March 13. Someone entered the residence of an acquaintance, took property and fled.

GEORGIA AVE., 10800 block, KING GEORGE DR., 11300 block, AMHERST AVE., 900 to 10800 blocks, March 14 to 15. Six vehicles were entered, three of them by force. Four Global Positioning System device units were among the property stolen.

GEORGIA AVE., 11100 block, 4:33 a.m. March 14. Property was stolen from a real estate management office entered by force.

GOOD HOPE RD., 1000 block, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9. Property was stolen from a residence.

HEATHFIELD RD., 4000 block, midnight to 8 p.m. March 13. Property was stolen from a residence.

NETHERLANDS CT., 1100 block, midnight to 2:25 a.m. March 12. Property was stolen from a residence entered by force.

PEAR TREE CT., 3500 block, 8:20 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. March 9. Property was stolen from a residence.

WALKINGFERN DR. AND PROMONTORY CT., midnight to 6 a.m. March 12. Two Global Positioning System devices and loose change were among the property stolen from three vehicles entered by force.

WHISPERING PINES DR., 14100 block, March 12 to 13. Seven air bags were stolen from four vehicles.

District 5 Germantown Station Telephone: 240-773-6200

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

AURORA HILLS DR., 23400 block, 5 p.m. March 11 to 7 a.m. March 12. A double oven was stolen from a construction site.

BEDFORD CT., 11600 block, 12:30 p.m. March 10. Property was stolen from a residence entered by force.

CRYSTAL ROCK DR., 19500 block, 1 a.m. March 12. A wheel and a tire were stolen from a 2002 Mazda.

CRYSTAL ROCK DR., 20700 block, 2 a.m. March 12 to 11:45 a.m. March 13. A Global Positioning System device was stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

DEERWATER DR., 13600 block, 10 p.m. March 12 to 7:30 a.m. March 13. A Global Positioning System device was stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

DIAMOND HILL DR., 13100 block, March 12 to March 13. A Global Positioning System device was stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

DICKERSON RD., 22200 block, 6 to 11 p.m. March 9. Property was stolen from a residence entered by force.

GALLOP TERR., 14000 block, 5:40 p.m. March 17. Property was stolen from a residence entered by force.

GOLDEN MEADOW DR., 19300 block, 8 to 9 p.m. March 10. Property was stolen from a residence's open garage.

GOLDEN MEADOW DR., 19200 block, midnight to 6:30 a.m. March 11. An unlocked vehicle was entered. Nothing was reported missing.

SWEETGUM CIR., 20000 block, 11 p.m. March 12 to 11 a.m. March 13. A Global Positioning System device and 300 CDs were stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

District 6 Gaithersburg Station Telephone: 240-773-5700

ROBBERIES

DIAMOND AVE. E., 400 block, 9 p.m. March 11. A male wearing a bandanna over his face pointed a BB gun at a gas station clerk, demanded cash and shot him in the face. The employee ran out a back door, and the assailant fled. Nothing was reported missing.

RIDGELINE DR., 10300 block, March 15. Five people attacked a bicyclist, knocking him from the bike. They then took property and fled.

VILLAGE AVE. E., 8600 block, 8:15 p.m. March 17. Two males attacked a pedestrian in a park and robbed him of cash.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE AVE., 1 to 100 block, 5:30 to 11 p.m. March 9. A guest reported that jewelry had been taken from a hotel room.

OAKMONT ST., 8700 block, March 13 to 16. Copper fittings and other tools were stolen during a school construction site break-in.

QUINCE ORCHARD BLVD., 800 block, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9. An attempt was made to break into an apartment.

WILLOW CREEK TERR., 9300 block, March 12 to March 13. An attempt was made to break into a vehicle.

WILLOW CREEK TERR., 18200 block, March 12 to March 13. Electronics were stolen from a vehicle entered by force.

Rockville

These were among incidents reported by the Rockville Police Department. For information, call 240-314-8922.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BRICE RD., 1000 block, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 17. A pearl necklace, a diamond ring and several pieces of custom jewelry were stolen from a residence entered by force.

GUDE DR. W., 1 to 100 block, 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 19. A backpack containing a cellphone, a flash drive and three books was stolen from an office.

LINCOLN ST., 600 block, 11 a.m. March 15 to 10:10 a.m. March 16. A DVD player, sunglasses and a video-game console were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked basement door.

MONTGOMERY AVE. W., 1200 block, 9 p.m. March 17 to 12:20 p.m. March 18. A digital music player was stolen from a vehicle in a hotel parking lot.

RESEARCH CT., 1 to 100 block, 8 p.m. March 17 to 12:59 a.m. March 18. A Global Positioning System device, a computer hard drive, a radar detector, a digital music player and a wallet were among items stolen from two vehicles in a hotel parking lot.

VEIRS MILL RD., 2000 block, 6:47 p.m. March 19. A theft occurred. A male, 15, was arrested.

Takoma Park

These were among incidents reported by the Takoma Park Police Department. For information, call 301-891-7102.

ASSAULTS

CARROLL AVE., 8000 block, 1:51 a.m. March 22. An assault occurred in front of a residence. The incident is under investigation to determine the charges, which are likely to include aggravated assault.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

GLENSIDE DR., 7600 block, 8:45 to 9 p.m. March 23. A vehicle break-in occurred. Nothing was reported missing.

-- Compiled by LISA M. BOLTON

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