Monday, January 28, 2013
Two teenagers stole bikes during a robbery near the Georgetown Square shopping center, Montgomery County Police report.
Two teenagers stole bikes last Tuesday on Old Georgetown Road, Montgomery County police report. Montgomery County Police responded to the report of a strong-arm robbery in the 10400 block of Old Georgetown Road around 3 p.m. Jan. 22, according to police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The address is near the Georgetown Square shopping center. Two teens stole two bikes in the robbery, according to initial information, Cruz said. A police report wasn't immediately available. Robberies were up last year in Montgomery County Police's second district, according to second district commander Capt. David Falcinelli. “Robberies are a violent crime and they’re certainly a priority for us to do what we can to prevent them and to make arrests for those …
The 1st District Montgomery County Police Department released crime information for Jan. 7-15.
Two residential burglaries, three thefts and an aggravated assault were reported in Potomac in the Montgomery County Police Department crime summary for the period of Jan. 7-15: Arrested: Male, 53 yrs. old, from Potomac. For more information on recent crime in the county, check out the Montgomery County crime map on Patch.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The 1st District Montgomery County Police Department released crime information for Dec. 31 - Jan.8.
Five burglaries were reported in Potomac in the Montgomery County Police Department crime summary for the period of Dec. 31-Jan.8. For more information on recent crime in the county, check out the Montgomery County crime map on Patch.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Do guns belong in schools? How do we handle bullying? Should schools be a fortress or remain relatively open?
There are seven armed police officers in high schools, 214 school security officials placed throughout the county, buzzer entry systems, locked doors and security cameras—but is it enough to keep Montgomery County’s public school children safe? Dozens of Montgomery County parents packed the Montgomery County Public Schools headquarters in Rockville last night for a community discussion on school safety, but Wednesday's meeting was just the beginning of an ongoing conversation, according to officials. What are your thoughts on safety in Montgomery County public schools? Some talking points from recent county discussions: Tell us your answers in the comments below.
Wednesday's community action forum on school safety draws crowd.
Dozens of concerned parents packed the Montgomery County Public Schools headquarters in Rockville Wednesday night to hear police, County Council members and school officials pledge efforts to make schools safer, including increasing police presence. County Councilman Craig Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown, a vocal advocate of school resource officers stationed in schools, told the meeting, "We are going to double the number of school resource officers from 6 to 12." The school resource officer, or SRO, program historically has stationed police officers in schools as an added safety boost. In recent years budget cuts have limited the SRO program to one officer per police district, in addition to one Gaithersburg City SRO. Now county …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The following arrest information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. This is not an all-encompassing list. Please click map markers, color coded by police district, for incident details
Friday, January 11, 2013
Boys knocked on the door at the home of a civilian police employee before allegedly burgling homes in the neighborhood, according to police.
Two teens from Southeast Washington, DC, have been arrested in a Tuesday burglary and attempted burglary, according to police. The boys knocked at the door of a civilian police employee before allegedly burgling homes nearby, police said. According to Montgomery County police spokeswoman Officer Britta Thomas, a civilian employee of Bethesda’s second district police station was at his home in the 9600 block of Bellevue Drive near Rockville Pike when he heard a knock at the door. When he answered, two teen boys asked for a person he didn’t recognize. The teens said, “Sorry, wrong house,” and left, meeting up with several other juveniles down the street. The police employee became suspicious and followed the teens down the street, Thomas …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Police say two suspects approached a food delivery driver and demanded his car at gunpoint.
A Potomac man has been arrested in connection with a Sunday night armed carjacking in Rockville. Jose Maria Deduque, 20, of the 8500 block of Victory Lane in Potomac, and Kwajo Oteng-Agipong, 21, of Washington, DC, have been charged with armed carjacking, conspiracy to commit armed carjacking and motor vehicle theft after police say they threatened a food delivery worker and attempted to steal his car. According to a Montgomery County police report, a food delivery driver and his passenger were making a delivery stop in the 1600 block of Yale Place in Rockville around 8:50 p.m. Sunday. As the driver returned to his vehicle, two suspects demanded the car at gunpoint, police say. One of the victims fled as the suspects entered the vehicle, …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Montgomery County police are investigating a string of thefts involving out-going mail containing checks.
Thieves are targeting out-going mail containing checks, Montgomery County police warn. Police are investigating a string of thefts where victims have placed out-going mail in mail boxes, often containing checks to pay bills, only to have it stolen and the checks altered and cashed at local banks. The thefts began in November 2012 and have occurred throughout the county, according to a police release. “Police are recommending that citizens drop important outgoing mail at local post offices or in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox,” the release states. “Another option to consider is not using the ‘flag’ on your mailbox as an alert that there is mail waiting in your box.” Residents can report suspicious situations or individuals by calling 9-1-1 …
1st District Montgomery County Police Department releases crime information for Dec. 17-26.
A sexual assault, an armed robbery and two residential burglaries were reported in Potomac in the Montgomery County Police Department crime summary for the period of Dec. 17-26. Read more about the armed robbery here, additional information on county crime during this period can be found on our weekly crime map here.