Montgomery County

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


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.



HOWARD AVE., 4000 block, 10:55 a.m. Feb. 5. A man, with a female acquaintance, tried to retrieve property from a vehicle that had been towed, then argued with a 35-year-old employee of the towing company and hit the employee in the face. Both men fell, then the assailant got up, displayed a small silver handgun and fled. Police took the female acquaintance to the 2nd District police station, and while they were there, a person called to say that he wanted to turn himself in. Officers responded to Summit and Howard avenues, where they arrested a 21-year-old man and charged him with first-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, wearing and carrying a handgun with intent and purpose of causing injury and removal of the manufacturer's identification number from a firearm. Police recovered a loaded semiautomatic near Knowles and Summit avenues.

SINGLETON DR., 9300 block, 10 a.m. Feb. 1. A man who had been asking residents if they needed yard work went to the side of a house, broke a storm window and reached through and attempted to unlock it. A neighbor shouted at the man, who then ran away. A short time later, a police officer saw a man matching the description of the intruder and began chasing him. The man allegedly assaulted and injured the officer, who called for assistance. A 51-year-old Kensington man was arrested and charged with assault, resisting arrest, attempted first-degree burglary and drug-related charges. The injured officer was treated at a local hospital and released.


BETHESDA AVE., 4700 block, 10 p.m. Jan. 23 to 8 a.m. Jan. 24. A projector and a computer were stolen from a pharmaceuticals company.

CEDAR PKWY., 5800 block, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20 to 9:24 a.m. Jan. 21. A bicycle was stolen from a residence entered through a side window.

ROOSEVELT ST., 5500 block, 8:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30. Cash, a video-game system, games and jewelry were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked door.



CLOPPER RD., 13500 block, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 to 6:15 a.m. Jan. 30. Cash and a bubble gum machine were stolen from a barber shop entered by breaking through a front door.




FREDERICK AVENUE S. AND INTERSTATE-370, 3:35 p.m. Jan. 30. A man in a 2000 GMC truck pulled next to a 45-year-old Largo motorist and began arguing with the man. A short time later, the truck driver pulled next to the vehicle a second time and threw rocks at the man's vehicle.


APPLE RIDGE PL., 19800 block, 12:56 a.m. Feb. 1. A male cab driver was dispatched to a parking lot to pick up a passenger. When the driver arrived, two men armed with handguns entered the vehicle and demanded cash. The driver turned over some cash but, when the robbers asked for more, he put his vehicle into reverse and backed down the street. The gunmen got out of the cab and fled on foot.


AMITY DR., 17100 block, 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27. A residence was entered through an unlocked front door. Nothing was reported stolen.

CHRISTOPHER AVE., 400 block, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 29. A residence was entered by lifting out a sliding glass door. Nothing was reported stolen.

LAKEFOREST MALL, 9:50 p.m. Jan. 25 to 11:05 a.m. Jan. 26. Cash was stolen from a store entered through an unlocked front door.

TEACHERS WAY, 1 to 100 block, 8:57 p.m. Jan. 25 to 8:55 a.m. Jan. 26. Cash was stolen from an aquatic center entered by cutting a padlock.



COUNTRY CLUB DR., 8600 block, 1:58 to 2:01 p.m. Jan. 28. Coins, cigars and a humidor were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a front door.

GAINSBOROUGH RD., 11200 block, 8 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Jan. 29. Cash and jewelry were stolen from a residence.

HOLLYLEAF LANE, 8900 block, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Property was stolen from a residence entered by forcing a front door.

SOUTHLAWN LANE, 15100 block, 1 p.m. Jan. 25 to 6 a.m. Jan. 27. Computers, a camera, a scanner and a monitor were stolen from a swimming pool company entered by prying a side door.

VENDOME DR., 9100 block, 9:05 a.m. to 6:20 p.m. Jan. 29. Coins, jewelry, a camera and a computer were stolen from a residence entered by prying a sliding glass door lock.



ENNALLS AVE., 2500 block, 7:13 p.m. Jan. 25. A man in a beer-and-wine store began arguing with a 30-year-old man in the store. He pulled out a box-cutter knife, cut the man on a cheek, then fled on foot.

FLOWER AVE., 8600 block, 7:12 p.m. Feb. 4. A man in a 1994 Honda Accord acted nervously after being stopped by a Montgomery County police officer for a suspected seat belt violation. When the man began to reach underneath the driver's seat, he was ordered out of the vehicle and two more officers were called to assist. The driver gave officers permission to search the vehicle and the butt of a handgun was seen protruding from underneath the driver's seat. As officers tried to arrest him, the man punched one of them in the face. A semi-automatic 9mm Ruger was recovered from the car. A 19-year-old Silver Spring man was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, having a handgun in a vehicle and three counts of resisting arrest.

ISLEWOOD TER., 4300 block, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29. A man knocked on a door at the residence of a 45-year-old woman, who refused to let him in. The man forced his way through a screen door, pulled out a handgun and asked for someone by name. The woman and her male relative said no one by that name lived there. The gunman harassed both victims for a short time, then left the townhouse. A male accomplice was seen waiting outside.


COLESVILLE ROAD AND FENTON STREET, 10:55 p.m. Jan. 31. Two men wearing ski masks accosted a 28-year-old D.C. man and another person at gunpoint. The man gave the robbers his wallet, then slapped the gun away and ran for help to a nearby shopping mall.

GRUBB RD., 8300 block, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28. A motorist drove up to a 37-year-old man who had left a store, parked next to the man's truck, began a conversation, then pulled out a gun and robbed the man of his wallet. He fled in a dark-colored, older-model two-door car with a loud muffler.

LOCKWOOD DR., 11500 block, 9:15 p.m. Jan. 31. A male, accompanied by two other males, hit a 59-year-old male pedestrian in the face. The other two males attempted to take the man's wallet. Nothing was reported taken.

NORTHAMPTON AND AVENEL ROADS, 5:50 a.m. Feb. 1. Four males in a Jeep pulled up to a bus stop where a 46-year-old man was waiting and got out of the vehicle. One male hit the man in the face and they robbed him of cash and a wallet from his pockets.

QUEBEC TER., 1000 block, 9 p.m. Feb. 1. The males robbed a 35-year-old man of cash and a cell phone at gunpoint. One robber struck the man in the face. The males fled on foot toward Piney Branch Road.

11TH AVE., 8400 block, 8:35 p.m. Jan. 28. A gunman got out of a car, while a teenage boy waited inside the vehicle, and robbed a female pedestrian, 32, of cash and a cell phone. The robber returned to the large, white, four-door sedan and sped off.

11TH AVENUE AND OSAGE STREET, 8:25 p.m. Jan. 31. Four male youths accosted a 17-year-old boy as he walked home and one youth asked for cash and hit the boy on the back of the head. The boy ran away. Nothing was reported taken.


LINDEN LANE, 2100 block, 8:10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Cash and sports jerseys were stolen from a residence entered by pushing open a rear window.

STEWART LANE, 11500 block, 12:50 to 12:52 p.m. Jan. 31. A front-door knob at a residence was twisted. Nothing was reported stolen.



FAULKNER PL., 2700 to 3100 block, Jan. 17. Two men claiming to be maintenance workers robbed and raped a woman at a residence.


BUCKNELL DR., 10800 block, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2. A man knocked on a door at a residence. A female resident thought he was distributing religious information and opened the door, said she was satisfied with her church, then closed and locked the door before he could speak. About 30 minutes later, she saw the same man walking through her neighbors' back yards and trying to peer inside the residences. At 1:30 p.m. the woman went outside through a ground-level sliding glass door and did not lock the door when she went back inside. A short time later, she went downstairs and the man who had been at her door and lurking around the neighborhood was standing inside her residence. She screamed and he fled through the unlocked sliding glass door.


ENNALLS AVENUE, Jan. 29. A 23-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with attempted robbery and making a false statement to a police officer in connection with three alleged robbery threats at three stores on this street.

GEORGIAN WOODS PL., 2000 block, 9:55 p.m. Jan. 29. A man with a black, semi-automatic handgun pointed the weapon at a pedestrian and demanded the man's wallet. The pedestrian complied and the robber fled on foot.

OLNEY-SANDY SPRING RD., 800 block, 11 p.m. Jan. 27. A man knocked on the door of a truck-rental business, entered and asked an employee for food and something to drink. The employee gave the man food and asked him to leave. The man complied but returned later and broke through the front door of the business, took cash from a desk and then took the employees personal vehicle keys and drove off in the 1997, brown, two-door Metro Geo.


GRAND PRE RD., 14100 block, 7:50 p.m. Jan. 25 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26. DVD movies, a video-game system and video games were stolen from a residence entered through a front door.

INWOOD AVE., 10900 block, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27 to 6 a.m. Jan. 28. Tools, a briefcase and a construction helmet were stolen from a masonry company office at a construction site, entered by breaking a side window.

KORTH PL., 1500 block, 1:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28. A door frame at a residence was pried. Nothing was reported stolen.


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


DUNSTER RD., 1500 block, 3 p.m. Jan. 24 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26. A wallet was stolen from a purse.

FREDERICK RD., 15100 block, noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23. A pair of sunglasses was stolen from a vehicle.

LARKSPUR TER., 1000 block, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28. A wallet; a pearl necklace; and a camera bag containing a camera, lenses and accessories were stolen from a residence.

MANNAKEE ST., 1 to 100 block, 12:20 p.m. Jan. 27. An 18-year-old Dumfries, Va., man was arrested and charged with theft in connection with an incident at the above location.

PIER DR., 5600 block, 9 p.m. Jan. 29 to 7 a.m. Jan. 30. Three CDs were stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a driver's side window.

PURE SPRING CRESCENT DR., 300 block, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23. A plastic laundry basket full of papers was stolen in front of a residence, where the basket had been placed.

RESEARCH BLVD., 2200 block, 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Jan. 27. A watch was stolen from an office.

ROLLINS AVE., 200 block, 8 to 10:49 p.m. Jan. 31. A car-radio faceplate and CDs were stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a driver's side window.

VEIRS MILL RD., 1900 block, 8:30 to 9:10 a.m. Jan. 27. A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with theft in connection with an incident at the above location.

WASHINGTON ST. N., 500 block, 12:15 p.m. Jan. 31. A man removed packs of stamps, placed them in a large bag, then ran out of the building's main door when he was confronted.

Takoma Park

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


ETHAN ALLEN AVE., 700 block, 11:32 p.m. Feb. 1. A male with two other males grabbed an adult male pedestrian at gunpoint while another male sprayed the man. The trio robbed the pedestrian of property and fled. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.


LOCKNEY AND HAMMOND AVENUES, 9:34 p.m. Feb. 4. Police checked the license plate of a vehicle and found the vehicle had been reported stolen to Prince George's County police. A man was arrested and charged with auto theft.


VALLEYVIEW AVE., 1 to 100 block, 9:50 p.m. Jan. 29 to 1 p.m. Feb. 1. Property was stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a window.

WESTMORELAND AVE., 6500 block, 9 p.m. Feb. 5 to 11:20 a.m. Feb. 6. A 1990 Honda Accord and a 1995 Toyota Tacoma were each entered by breaking a window. Property was stolen from both vehicles.

WILLOW AVE., 7300 block, 9:50 p.m. Jan. 29 to 1 p.m. Feb. 1. Property was stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a window.

WILLOW AVE., 7200 block, 9:50 p.m. Jan. 29 to 1 p.m. Feb. 1. Property was stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a window.


BELFORD PL., 400 block, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2 to 7:45 a.m. Feb. 3. A 2002 Mazda Protege and a 1996 Saturn SL2 were each entered by breaking a window and the contents of the vehicles were rifled through. Nothing was reported stolen.

NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., 6700 and 6900 blocks; EASTERN AVE., 6600 block; BOYD AVE., 400 block, 4 a.m. Jan. 26 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 1. Four vehicles were vandalized. Three of the vehicles had windows broken and property was stolen from two of the vehicles.

WOODLAND AVE., 6900 block, 3:03 a.m. Feb. 1. Police responded to a report of breaking glass and of two people operating a black, shiny vehicle and looking into parked cars. Police found a 1993 Honda Civic with its front passenger window shattered. Nothing was reported stolen.


CARROLL AVE., 7600 block, 4:15 p.m. Feb. 4. Police responded to a report that a patient at a hospital had set fire to bed linen. A girl was arrested and charged with arson, reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed, dangerous weapon (a knife).

-- Christine Swerda