thefts

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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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officer in ‘Critical Condition’ After Medical Emergency in Wheaton

Police say that a Wheaton district police officer suffered from a medical emergency while responding to a report about a theft at the Westfield Wheaton Mall. The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon, according to a tweet from Montgomery County Police Department.  Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesperson for MCPD said that officers received reports of a shoplifter […]

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December 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Home Security Cameras Capture Burglars in the Act

Montgomery County police Thursday released a video of a man taking a package from the front door of a Germantown home. The video came from a home security system. The culprit is the latest in a string of burglars who have been caught on camera. Here’s the story. Here’s the story. Here’s the story. Police […]

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August 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Detective: Kentlands Graffiti Likely the Work of Silver Spring Street Gang

The gang responsible for the graffiti found on a fence in Kentlands is likely the Schuyler Road Crew, according to a Montgomery County police detective. “They are a neighborhood gang or a hybrid group,” said Detective Sgt. C.J. Bullock of the Criminal Street Gang Unit in an email to MyMCMedia. A neighborhood gang is formed […]

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July 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Call Kentlands Graffiti Gang Related

A Gaithersburg police spokesman said Monday that graffiti spray-painted on a fence in Kentlands is gang related. Officer Dan Lane said the “SRC” marking in the graffiti pointed to a gang in Silver Spring. However, he said there was no evidence to believe that there are gang-related activities — that is, robberies or assaults — […]

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July 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Graffiti, Thefts from Garages Investigated in Kentlands

Gaithersburg police are investigating a series of break-ins and an incident of potentially gang-related graffiti in the Kentlands neighborhood. The graffiti, painted on a fence, includes the phrase, “Revolucion o muerte,” which is Spanish for “Revolution or death.” Officer Dan Lane said investigators were treating the graffiti as vandalism. But is it gang related? “We’re […]

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September 12, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Police Seek Information About Thieves Targeting Cellular Phone Stores (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police want the public’s help to stop some bold thieves stealing electronics from cellular phone stores. Investigators have surveillance video and photographs showing three of the thieves inside an AT&T store. Police are asking for information that can help them identify the suspects believed to be responsible for five incidents of cellular phones […]

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September 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Release Photos and Surveillance Video of Cell Phone Theft Suspects (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers and Rockville city police officers are investigating five thefts from cellular phone stores that investigators believe were committed by the same group of suspects. According to police, the suspects have taken electronics worth a total of approximately $18,200. Investigators have released video surveillance (see below) from an AT&T store in Wheaton, […]

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October 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Thefts from Autos Reported in Kentlands Community of Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg police officers are reminding motorists to lock their vehicle’s car doors and windows. Officer Dan Lane said between Oct. 2nd and Oct. 9th, there have been four thefts from automobiles along Inspiration Lane, Booth Street, Treehaven Street and Chestertown Street in the Kentlands community of Gaithersburg. According to Lane, in each case an unknown […]

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July 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Police Make Arrests in Kentlands and Lakelands Thefts

Officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department have arrested and charged 19-year-old Jean Aka and 20-year-old Felipe Castellon with thefts from vehicles and garages in the communities of Kentlands and Lakelands during the early morning hours of July 17 and July 19. According to police, tips from residents helped in their investigation. A search and seizure […]

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