theft

September 25, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Release Surveillance Video of Vandalism and Theft Suspects

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) continues to investigate a vandalism and theft crime that took place June 11 in Downtown Silver Spring. Detectives released surveillance video of the three suspects on Sept. 23. The suspects slashed all tires to three vehicles in the Cameron Street Garage around 2 p.m. June 11. Suspects also stole […]

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August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Gaithersburg ‘Distraction Theft’ After 6 Women Steal $24,000 in Cell Phones

Montgomery County police’s Gaithersburg District Investigative Section seeks information about six women suspected of committing a “distraction theft” at a Gaithersburg Verizon store. Police believe one of the women pretended to be pregnant to steal 29 cell phones worth around $24,000, as the other five women distracted store employees. Police say the incident happened July […]

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August 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Need Your Help to Identify Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Montgomery County detectives continue to investigate at least three reports of wallet thefts and subsequent fraudulent use of the victims’ credit cards at stores in the county. Police released surveillance photos of a man who used stolen credit cards. According to police, between the months of March and May, at least three victims reported that […]

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July 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Sought For Automobile Theft in Fairland

Montgomery County Police Department’s Silver Spring District Patrol Investigations Unit is investigating two separate incidents involving thefts from vehicles and a stolen automobile that occurred in a Fairland neighborhood. On Friday, police released a surveillance photo of a man sought in connection of the thefts and they’re asking the public’s help identifying him. Detectives determined […]

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June 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Arrest Oxon Hill Man for Shoplifting After Friday Police Chase

Montgomery County Police have arrested and charged an Oxon Hill man on Friday for assaulting officers, committing several thefts, fleeing the scene using a stolen vehicle, and ramming police vehicles. The incident occurred  Friday at around 1:27 p.m., police say. Wheaton district police officers were dispatched to a Kmart at 14014 Connecticut Ave. for reports […]

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March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos Released in Connection with Guitar Center Theft in Silver Spring

Police released photographs of a woman wanted in connection for the theft of $1,000 worth of “musical instrument accessories.” According to police, the theft occurred on Thursday, March 7 at a Guitar Center located in the Ellsworth Place mall in Silver Spring. The woman who stole the items is believed to have “committed similar thefts […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sketch Released of Woman Who Stole Purse in Starbucks

Police have released a composite sketch of a woman who stole a purse at a Starbucks in Germantown. According to police, detectives from the Germantown district say that the theft occurred on March 8 at around 3:30 p.m. Police say, a woman was inside the Starbucks shop on Kingsview Village Avenue when the thief stole […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: After Receiving Tip, Police Make Arrest in Home Depot Theft

Update, Dec. 21: A tipster led police to Luis Andres Portillo, 29, of the 4100 block of Heathfield Road in Rockville, who has been charged with armed robbery, assault and theft offenses that he committed at the Home Depot in Aspen Hill on Dec. 2. On Dec. 13, detectives released a surveillance photograph of the […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Detectives Ask For Help Identifying Man Involved in Safeway Theft and Assault

Montgomery County detectives are asking for help to identify a man involved in a theft and first-degree assault. Thus, the Montgomery County Crime Solvers are offering $10,000 to anyone with information that can lead to an arrest. According to police, on Oct. 17 around 1 p.m., an employee from the Rockville Pike’s Safeway saw the […]

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March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest One of Their Own for Theft

A Montgomery County police officer faces theft charges, according to a police statement released Monday. Officer Jose A. Barahona, 25, was charged Sunday, according to online court records. On Feb. 2, a loss prevention employee at the Walmart at 20910 Frederick Road, Germantown, told a county police officer that Barahona had stolen items from the […]

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