Four Men Charged with Burglaries, Auto Thefts

Clockwise from upper left, Ousama Kassimi, Alejandro Perez, Gary Johnson, Rodrigo Miranda | MCPD

Montgomery County police have arrested four men in connection with a series of residential burglaries and car thefts that occurred in late May and early June, a police statement said.

Residents in White Oak, Kensington and Chevy Chase Terrace reported nighttime burglaries where property, including credit cards and vehicles, were stolen. Detectives determined that the perpetrators often gained entry into the occupied homes through unlocked windows and doors, police said.

Police said the four men arrested are:

  • Oussama Kassimi, 25, of an unconfirmed address;
  • Alejandro Josue Perez, 23, of the 3100 block of 16th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.;
  • Rodrigo Adalberto Miranda, 37, of an unconfirmed address; and
  • Gary Johnson, 36, of the 1300 block of Spring Road in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Each was charged with burglary and theft offenses.

Police said detectives identified Miranda and Kassimi after they used stolen credit cards to buy items at pharmacies in the District. Police said detectives identified Perez and Johnson from physical evidence recovered from a vehicle that was stolen and was later recovered by police.

Detectives have linked the four men to the following burglaries:

  • May 29 in the 200 block of Northwest Terrace in White Oak. Property was stolen from the home.
  • May 30 in the 900 block of Schindler Drive in White Oak. Property and a vehicle were stolen from the home.
  • June 1 in the 10500 block of Meredith Drive in Kensington. Two burglaries and an attempted burglary occurred at three residences.
  • June 3, two burglaries in the 4600 block of Hunt Avenue and in the 4700 block of Morgan Drive in Chevy Chase Terrace. Property, credit cards, and a vehicle were stolen from the home on Morgan Drive. Property and a vehicle were stolen from the home on Hunt Avenue.

Miranda was arrested June 16 on the strength of the arrest warrant, police said. He is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center. Bail has been set at $3,000, according to online court records.

Johnson and Kassimi were arrested June 22 in the District, on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrants and extradited to Montgomery County, police said. Johnson is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center with his bail set at $3,500, according to online court records. Kassimi posted a $3,000 bond, online court records say.

On June 24, Perez was arrested on the strength of the arrest warrant, police said. One June 28, he was released from the Montgomery County Detention Center after posting a $15,000 bond, online court records say.

Oussama Kassimi

Alejandro Josue Perez

Rodrigo Adalberto Miranda

Gary Johnson

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Douglas Tallman

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