The following is a summary of incidents in Gaithersburg to which the Montgomery County Police and/or Gaithersburg Police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt.
6th District: 04/16/12 to 04/24/12
* On April 16 at 11 a.m. at the Hibachi Buffet, 28 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg. The incident involved co-workers. One struck the other in the back of the head with a wooden tray and punched him several times in the face, fleeing before police arrived. The suspect is an asian male, 23, five feet three inches to five feet six inches tall, 145-160 pounds.
* On April 24 just after 10 p.m. in the 400 block of West Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg. A known suspect, black female, five feet nine inches, 150 pounds, kicked in the front door and assaulted the victim.
Armed Robbery* On April 24 approximately 9 p.m. at a construction site in the 400 block of Allied Road, Gaithersburg. The lone worker there was approached by three suspects, one armed with a gun who demanded his wallet. The victim complied and the suspects, two black males, 18-21, five feet five inches to five feet eight inches, and one Hispanic male, 18-21, five feet six inches to five feet eight inches, fled on foot.
* On April 22 approximately 10:30 p.m. in the unit block of Tindal Springs Court, Gaithersburg. The suspect, black male, 24, five feet ten inches to six feet tall, 170-180, white t-shirt, tan shorts, was picked up at the Shady Grove Metro by the cab driver victim and taken to the area of Tindal Springs. As the suspect began to exit, he produced a gun and demanded cash and personal items. Suspect fled in the direction of Welbeck Way.
* Diamond Veterinary Company, 17000 Longdraft Road, Gaithersburg, between 9 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. April 22. A rear window into the kennels was removed and an interior door to the business itself was forced. Several different medications were stolen.
* Leasing office of the Park Station apartments, 101 Park Avenue, Gaithersburg, midnight April 21. A door to the office was found to be forced open. Cash was stolen from a desk.
* Airflow Environmental Control, 7845 Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, between 11 p.m. April 22 and 7 a.m. April 23. The suspects cut through a metal garage door and stole between 300 and 400 pounds of copper wire scrap.
* Hadley Farms Program (school), 7401 Hadley Farms Drive, Gaithersburg, midnight April 20. Unknown means of entry, unknown if anything was taken.
* 9000 block of Bannister Lane, Gaithersburg, between April 17 and April 19. Forced entry, nothing taken.
* 9800 block of Islandside Drive, Gaithersburg, between 1 and 2 p.m. April 23. Unknown means of entry, unknown whether anything was taken.
* 100 block of Inkberry Circle, Gaithersburg, 5 a.m. April 19. The garage door opener was obtained from an unlocked vehicle and utilized to access the unlocked door to the residence. This set off the alarm system and the suspect(s) fled.
* 400 block of Sanders Lane, Gaithersburg, between April 20 at 5:30 p.m. and April 21 at 8 p.m. Forced entry, property taken.
Robbery* On April 19 at 10 p.m. in the 18400 block of Lost Knife Circle, Montgomery Village. The adult male victim was approached by the suspects who pointed a gun (later revealed as plastic) at the victim and demanded his cash. The victim had none and when they searched his pockets, the victim grabbed the gun. The suspects, one black male and two Hispanic males, began striking the victim but fled without obtaining any property.
* On April 21 at 11:40 p.m. in the 18400 block of Lost Knife Circle, Montgomery Village. The adult male victim was grabbed by the suspects, five black males and two Hispanic males, who began striking him and searching his pockets. They took his wallet and cell phone.
* On April 20 between 1:30 and 2:10 a.m. at West Side Drive and Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg. The intoxicated adult male victim was struck from behind by the suspects, three black males and two black females, who stole his cell phone.
Vehicle larceny* Commercial parking lots, 417 & 435 East Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m., April 16, 17, and 19. Windows smashed to seven vehicles. Cash, tools, and a GPS were among the items taken. An additional three vehicles were unlocked and searched but, other than license plates, nothing was stolen.