Wednesday, July 25, 2007

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.

Larceny

*Between July 5 at 1 a.m. and July 6 at 1 a.m. in the 5200 block of Westbard Avenue in Bethesda, an 86-year-old female victim from Bethesda, was approached at her residence by two white males, 18-20 years old. They said they were selling magazine subscriptions to raise money for their college baseball team. The suspects said they would wash the victim’s windows to raise money. She gave them a check for $80, but they left and never washed the windows. She was later able to stop payment of the check.

Robbery

*On July 16: At 2:25 a.m. a 50-year-old man from Bethesda was carjacked in the 4900 block of Battery Lane in Bethesda. The victim had left the 7-Eleven store on Fairmont Avenue and saw that he was being followed by a silver 4-door sedan. The car pulled in front of the victim’s car and stopped, blocking his way. One suspect remained in the car. Two suspects got out and approached the victim’s car. They carried a gun and told him to get out of the car and then took his keys. When the victim got out of his car he was struck on the back of the head. The suspects drove away in both cars. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Suspect No. 1 was described as a black male, 22-25, 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, dark blue leather jacket. Suspect No. 2 was described as a black male, 25-30, medium build. Suspect No. 3 was described as a black male, 24-25, 5 feet 5 inches tall, muscular build, a dark blue shirt with white designs.

Indecent exposure

*On July 14: At 4:20 p.m. in the 4300 block of Leland Street in Bethesda, a 13-year-old girl was the victim of an indecent exposure. The victim witnessed a man in a blue car exposing himself. When the suspect saw that the girl noticed him, he laughed. The victim ran home. The suspect is described as a white man, 33-35, brown partially balding hair.

Strong-arm robbery

*On July 3: At approximately 1:50 a.m., a 30-year-old Virginia cab driver was in the area of Westlake Drive and Lakeview Drive in Bethesda for a dispatched fare. He was flagged down by Suspect No. 1 and stopped. Suspect No. 1 got in the front passenger seat. Almost immediately, five other suspects swarmed the cab. Suspect No. 1 assaulted the cab driver. Three more suspects entered the rear seat of the cab and began assaulting the driver. The suspects obtained property from the cab driver and forced him out of the cab. The suspects fled in the cab. Suspect No. 1 was described as a black male, 15-17, 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall, 150-160, muscular-build, black skullcap, black shorts, black T-shirt. Suspect No. 2 was described as a black male, 15-17, 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall, 150-160 pounds, white, baggy shirt. Suspect No. 3 was described as a black male, 15-17, 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall, 150-160 pounds, afro-style hair. Suspect No. 4 was described as a black male, 15-17, 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall, 150-160 pounds, white baggy shirt. Suspect Nos. 5 and 6 were described black males, 15-17, 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall, 150-160 pounds.

Residential burglary

*1900 block of Rosemary Hills Drive in Bethesda, between 1:30 and 7:48 a.m. July 6. Forced entry; property taken.

*1900 block of Rosemary Hills Drive in Bethesda, between 3:50 and 6:54 p.m. July 6. Forced entry; no property taken.

*4100 block of Leland Street in Bethesda, between 9:30 a.m. July 5 and 12:25 a.m. July 6. Forced entry; property taken.

*4500 block of North Park Avenue in Chevy Chase, between 11:15 a.m. and 12:57 p.m. July 2. Forced entry; property taken.

*5700 block of Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda, between 4:40 and 4:47 a.m. July 1. Forced entry; nothing taken.

*4900 block of Berkley Street in Bethesda, between 6:30 a.m. June 28 and 8:40 a.m. June 29. No forced entry; nothing taken.

*5000 block of Alta Vista Lane in Bethesda, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 5. Forced entry; property taken.