Montgomery County

The following were among crime reports recently received by the Montgomery County Police Department. For more information, call 240-773-5030.

REWARDS FOR INFORMATION

Crime Solvers of Montgomery County Inc., a nonprofit community organization, will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with these and any other felonies. Call the 24-hour hotline at 800-673-2777. Callers may remain anonymous.

BETHESDA DISTRICT

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BRIGADOON DR., 6700 block, 5 to 11:40 p.m. Nov. 16. Property was stolen from a residence entered by forcing a basement door.

CHESHIRE DR., 6000 block, 12:18 p.m. Nov. 16 to 1:18 a.m. Nov. 17. A chess set was stolen from a residence entered by breaking a rear window.

GROSVENOR PL., 10300 block, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14. A gift certificate was stolen from a residence entered through a front door.

RIDGEFIELD RD., 5100 block, 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16 to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Cash was stolen from a restaurant entered through an unlocked door.

STRATHMORE AVE., 4900 block, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 to 8:15 a.m. Nov. 19. An attempt was made to enter a school. Nothing was reported stolen.

TILDEN LANE, 6800 block, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16. A residence was entered through a rear window. Nothing was reported stolen.

WISCONSIN AVE., 5530 block, 4:15 p.m. Nov. 15 to 8 a.m. Nov. 18. Cash was stolen from a doctor's office entered by prying a front door.

WISCONSIN AVE., 5530 block, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 to 1:50 p.m. Nov. 17. Cash, a computer and a key were stolen from a dentist's office entered by prying a side-door frame.

WISCONSIN AVE., 5530 block, 6 p.m. Nov. 15 to 10 a.m. Nov. 18. A doctor's office was entered by prying a front door. Nothing was reported stolen.

GERMANTOWN DISTRICT

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

CLOPPER RD., 13500 block, 7:20 p.m. Nov. 22 to 6:27 a.m. Nov. 23. A dry-cleaning business was entered by forcing a front door. Nothing was reported stolen.

FREDERICK RD. N., 19550 block, 9 p.m. Nov. 22 to 7 a.m. Nov. 23. A motor vehicle service business was entered by pushing through a bay-door window. Nothing was reported stolen.

HOCKINSON RD., 17500 block, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. Cash was stolen from a residence entered by pulling open a rear sliding glass door.

LARK SONG TER., 18900 block, 10:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Nov. 20. A video game was stolen from a residence entered by forcing a front door.

LOST KNIFE CIR., 18300 block, 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 18. A DVD player, DVDs and CDs were stolen from a residence entered by lifting off a sliding glass door.

WILDER RD., 22200 block, 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Cash and jewelry were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a rear door.

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE/

GAITHERSBURG DISTRICT

ROBBERIES

GALLOP HILL RD., 800 block, 7:45 p.m. Nov. 18. A youth walked up to a 25-year-old woman parking her car, ordered her to the ground, and demanded her purse at gunpoint. Two other youths appeared from behind a trash receptacle and the woman surrendered her purse containing cash and a cell phone.

LAKEFOREST MALL, 3:15 p.m. Nov. 19. A male and a female tried to take merchandise from a department store without paying. When security officers confronted the couple outside the store, the male swung a knife at one of the officers. The officers backed away and the thieves got into a two-door, gold Saturn driven by a female.

LAYTONIA DR., 7600 block, 8:15 p.m. Nov. 21. A man tried to grab a purse from a 21-year-old woman walking her dog behind her home. The woman's dog bit the attacker and he fled empty-handed.

LEA POND PL., 20200 block, 5:25 p.m. Nov. 17. A man demanded cash from a 27-year-old woman, then grabbed her purse and ran toward Goshen Plaza.

N. FREDERICK AVE., 18700 block, 9:40 p.m. Nov. 22. A gunman accosted a man and a woman in a motel parking lot, stuck the weapon in the man's chest, then took cash from him and walked away.

WHISPERING OAKS, 8200 block, 11:25 p.m. Nov. 16. Two males wearing dark clothing grabbed a purse from a 56-year-old woman, forcing her to the ground, then fled toward Emory Grove Road.

WILLOW CREEL DR., 9300 block, 7:20 p.m. Nov. 21. One of two teenage boys hit a 40-year-old woman in the face with a handgun weapon as she was walking home from a bus stop, then took her cash and keys. Both boys fled on foot toward Contour Road.

ROCKVILLE DISTRICT

ROBBERIES

RIVER ROAD, 7:54 p.m. Nov. 21. A man in a grocery store parking lot shoved a 56-year-old Potomac woman and demanded her purse. She struggled with the man but he fled on foot with her purse into a neighborhood, with the woman following. Police tracked the man through the residential area and back to the parking lot. No arrests were made.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BUCKEYE CT., 15200 block, 7:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15. A window in a home under construction was broken. Nothing was reported stolen.

DARNESTOWN RD., 10500 block, 1:45 p.m. Nov. 17 to 7:30 a.m. Nov. 18. A school was opened by prying a side door. Nothing was reported stolen.

GLEN RD. S., 10800 block, 9 a.m. Nov. 15 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17. A door at a residence was pried. Nothing was reported stolen.

HUBBARD DR., 5800 block, 12:35 p.m. Nov. 17 to 8:15 a.m. Nov. 18. A knob of a front door of an office building was pried. Nothing was reported stolen.

RANDOLPH RD., 4700 block, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 to 8 a.m. Nov. 18. A front door of a doctor's office was pried. Nothing was reported stolen.

SILVER SPRING DISTRICT

ROBBERIES

BARRON STREET AND GILBERT PLACE, 12:36 a.m. Nov. 19. Three youths wearing dark clothing forced a 35-year-old man to the ground as he walked from his parked car to his residence. The man was hit in the face and robbed of his cell phone.

CARROLL AVE., 8700 block, 2:50 p.m. Nov. 17. Three males wearing dark clothing accosted a 29-year-old woman. Two of the attackers, who had covered their faces with black bandanas, tried to grab her purse. She struggled with them and the purse strap broke. The three males fled toward the rear of an elementary school.

GEORGIA AVE., 7980 block, 1:25 a.m. Nov. 21. A male in a 24-hour convenience store posed as a customer, then implied having a gun and demanded cash from a register. A store clerk complied and the robber fled on foot.

NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., 9200 block, 5 p.m. Nov. 16. A man at a 24-hour convenience store asked a 30-year-old man for cash, received no response, then pulled a knife and struck the man in the face with a fist. The attacker fled empty-handed.

PINEY BRANCH RD., 8700 block, 8 p.m. Nov. 19. A man ran in front of a 38-year-old man and ordered him to lie down. A second man stayed behind the man, reached into his pockets and removed cash. One of the robbers pulled out a knife. Both fled on foot.

WAYNE AVE. E., 1 to 100 block, 9:10 p.m. Nov. 16. Four or five people accosted a man and his wife who were leaving a rear parking lot. A man in the group pointed a silver handgun at the couple and demanded cash while two other males, wearing black ski masks, rushed over and took the couple's bags. The robbers were seen entering a red, two-door Toyota Tercel and driving toward Flower Avenue.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BUCCANEER RD., 12900 block, 11:45 a.m. to 1:18 p.m. Nov. 19. An attempt was made to enter a residence by force.

CARTER'S GROVE CT., 1 to 100 block, 7 p.m. Nov. 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Computers, a VCR and a video-game system were stolen from a residence entered by prying a side window.

CASTLE BLVD., 13900 block. An incident was recently reported in which jewelry, clothing and food were stolen Aug. 3 to Aug. 8 from a residence entered by using a front door key.

CHERRY HILL RD., 11400 block, 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 21. A jacket and other clothing were stolen from a residence entered through a side window.

CHERRY HILL RD., 12200 block, Nov. 18. Several vehicles were stolen from an auto dealership rental fleet. As a result of surveillance by members of the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (WAVE) Auto Theft Task Force, two cars were recovered. A 32-year-old D.C. woman, a 45-year-old Hyattsville man and a 19-year-old D.C. man were arrested and charged with auto theft, theft over $500 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

COLESVILLE RD., 8400 block, 6 p.m. Nov. 12 to 8:30 a.m. Nov. 13. A business was entered by prying a side-door lock. Nothing was reported stolen.

EASTERN AVE., 8100 block, 9 p.m. Nov. 17 to 2:50 p.m. Nov. 18. Cash was stolen from a residence entered by forcing a front door.

GEORGIA AVE., 9540 block, 5 p.m. Nov. 17 to 6:50 a.m. Nov. 18. A church was entered by breaking a side window. Nothing was reported stolen.

GLENVIEW RD., 8400 block, 9:30 to 9:45 p.m. Nov. 18. A residence was entered through a rear window. Nothing was reported stolen.

HAYDEN DR., 2600 block, 1:40 p.m. Nov. 16. A microwave oven was stolen from an elementary school entered by forcing a basement door.

INDIAN SPRING DR., 200 block, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 20. Jewelry was stolen from a residence entered by forcing a basement door.

MALCOLM DR., 900 block, 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. Nov. 20. A residence was entered by forcing a rear door. Nothing was reported stolen.

WHEATON/GLENMONT DISTRICT

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BEL PRE RD., 3900 block, 6:40 a.m. to 10:35 p.m. Nov. 18. A video-game system and games were stolen from a residence entered through a window.

BYBEE ST., 11200 block, 10:25 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20. A computer and furniture were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a rear door.

CONNECTICUT AVE., 14000 block, 9 a.m. Oct. 6 to 1 p.m. Nov. 19. A discount store was entered by cutting through a roof. Nothing was reported stolen.

FLORAL ST., 3500 block, 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nov. 14. A video-game system and games were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a rear door.

LAPOINT DR., 1900 block, 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. A residence was entered by breaking a rear window. Nothing was reported stolen.

NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE AND ROUTE 108, 5:10 p.m. Nov. 19. Montgomery County police located a 1991 Chevrolet Blazer which had been reported stolen from Prince George's County. The driver fled to Meeting House Road, where he abandoned the vehicle, ran into a residential area and entered a home in the 18000 block of Loganberry Ct. A boy, 17, was located in an upstairs bedroom closet a short time later. He was arrested and charged with auto theft, theft over $500 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

TABIONA DR., 13900 block, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12. DVD movies and an video game were stolen from a residence entered through a front door.

VISTA DR., 13900 block, Oct. 25 to Nov. 10. An attempt was made to enter a residence through a window.

WALKING FERN DR., 4800 block, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 14. A residence was entered through a basement window. Nothing was reported stolen.

Rockville

The following were among crime reports recently received by the Rockville Police Department. For more information, call 240-314-8922.

ASSAULTS

FREDERICK AND N. STONESTREET AVENUES, 11:50 p.m. Nov. 23. A 22-year-old Rockville man was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon in connection with an incident at the above location.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

COLLEGE PKWY., 500 block, 2:40 a.m. to noon Nov. 23. A CD case, 13 CDs, a tote bag and two college textbooks were stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a driver's side window.

FOREST AVE., 1 to 100 block, 6 p.m. Nov. 17 to 8 a.m. Nov. 18. An auto trash bag and a roll of quarters were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

LEWIS AVE., 1900 block, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Cash, a cell phone, a cell-phone charger and a leather case were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked side door.

MONTGOMERY AVE. W., 300 block, 5 p.m. Nov. 17 to 7:30 a.m. Nov. 18. A backpack, a camera and keys were stolen from a vehicle trunk.

PICCARD DR., 1300 block, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22 to 11 a.m. Nov. 24. Cash was stolen from a cash register at a business entered by breaking through a rear door.

ROCKVILLE PIKE, 1700 block, 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Two demo cell phones were stolen from a business after security locks were cut.

ROCKVILLE PIKE, 700 block, 5 p.m. Nov. 18 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19. Two offices were burglarized. Cash and postage stamps were stolen from one office and postage stamps were stolen from the second office.

ROCKVILLE PIKE, 800 block, 8 p.m. Nov. 18 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19. Cash, bottles of massage oils, a mannequin head, two pairs of clippers and a fax machine were stolen from a business.

RUTGERS ST., 300 block, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Nov. 18. Jewelry, two DVD players, DVDs, a wallet and a checkbook were stolen from a residence.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

FIRST ST., 1000 block, 3:02 p.m. Nov. 22. A 15-year-old Silver Spring boy and a 17-year-old Forest Park girl were arrested and charged with auto theft, theft over $500 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in connection with an incident at the above location.

Takoma Park

The following were among crime reports recently received by the Takoma Park Police Department. For more information, call 301-891-7102.

ROBBERIES

CARROLL AVE., 7000 block, 9:27 p.m. Nov. 21. A male began talking to an adult male pedestrian, then pulled out a handgun and demanded property from him. The robber fled empty-handed.

CEDAR AVE., 7100 block, 7:20 to 7:25 p.m. Nov. 3. A silver- or beige-colored car stopped near a boy and girl, and two men got out and robbed the boy of property at gunpoint. A passing motorist saw what was happening and began sounding her car horn. The men got back into the car, which was occupied by other people.

NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., 7400 block, 5:18 p.m. Nov. 26. Two men in a white Toyota Camry pulled up to a male pedestrian. One man got out of the car, implied having a weapon in a pocket and demanded property. The pedestrian complied and the men fled in the car.

UNIVERSITY BLVD., 1300 block, 1:25 p.m. Nov. 25. A woman with a stick demanded property from an adult male pedestrian, then struck him with the stick. After obtaining property, the woman fled on foot. The man reportedly declined medical treatment for injuries sustained during the assault.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

HOUSTON AVE., 600 block, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 18 to 7 a.m. Nov. 21. A 1990 Nissan Pathfinder was stolen.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

HOUSTON AVE., 700 block, Nov. 21. A man was arrested and charged with theft over $500, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., 7600 block, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Two women told a woman they had found a bag full of cash. They asked the woman to give cash of her own as "good faith money" to secure her share. After obtaining cash, the two women made an excuse to leave the area and they did not return.

PINEY BRANCH RD., 7600 block, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. A temporary building at a business was entered by forcing a door. Two males were found inside the building by management personnel and they fled.

-- Christine Swerda