Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Police Report

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The following is a summary of incidents in Bethesda to which Montgomery County police responded recently. The words ‘‘arrested” and ‘‘charged” do not imply guilt.

Aggravated assault

*On April 23: At 6 p.m. in the 3900 block of Mertford Street in Kensington. A dispute between neighbors over loud music escalated to a possible physical assault when one suspect armed himself with a hammer and baseball bat. Officers arrested the suspect a short distance from his home armed with the bat and a hammer.

*On April 24: At 9 a.m. at the 5500 block of Security Lane in Rockville. The suspect and the victim were working together when they became engaged in a physical dispute. One person was arrested on the scene.

Suspicious situation

*On April 22: At 5 p.m., in a building in the 8600 block of 16th Street of Silver Spring. A suspect invited two 12-year-old girls into his apartment. The girls were able to get to their own apartment without incident. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 20-29, 4 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 1 inch tall, 115-120 pounds.

*On April 23: At 1:30 p.m. a suspect approached a young boy on the playground at Rosemary Hills Elementary School, 2111 Porter Road in Silver Spring. The suspect was carrying a soccer ball and asked the child if he wanted to play. The child said no and the suspect walked away. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 20-25, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, 170 pounds.


*On the morning of April 28 at Westbrook Elementary School, 5110 Allan Road in Bethesda. Graffiti was discovered on hallway walls inside the school.

*Farmland Elementary School, 7000 Old Gate Road in Rockville between April 25 and April 27. Graffiti was painted on the window of the school.

Vehicle larceny

*5500 block of Charlcote Road in Bethesda, on April 22. A citizen exited a residence and encountered a suspect sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle. When confronted, the suspect exited and fled the scene on foot. The victim also saw a second suspect exiting another vehicle parked across the street. He fled the scene along with the first suspect. A lookout was placed and the two suspects were located and arrested nearby.

*5500 block of Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, overnight between April 23 and April 24. Theft of gasoline from two parked vehicles fuel lines on the vehicles had been cut.

Commercial burglary

*Steamers Seafood Restaurant 4820 Auburn Ave. in Bethesda, between 3 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on April 27. Forced entry; cash taken.

*Savannah’s, 10700 Connecticut Ave. in Kensington, at 1:45 a.m. on April 25. Montgomery County Police responded to a call for a burglary. No further information available.

*Digital Management, 6701 Democracy Blvd. in Bethesda, at approximately 10:30 a.m. on April 26. A suspect was seen. Forced entry; nothing taken. The suspect was described as a black male, 35-35, 6 feet tall, 200-220 pounds, wearing gloves.