Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Two men charged in separate burglaries dating back to December
Two arrests have been made in separate burglaries in Damascus, including repeat offenses reported at a local church, Montgomery County police said Wednesday. Steven Tyler Haines, 19, of the 11400 block of Mountain View Drive in Damascus, was charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of theft and malicious destruction of property, according to court records accessed online. The charges stem from a spate of burglaries and thefts dating back to December, including three burglaries reported at Pleasant Grove Church, at 11225 Mountain View Road, on Dec. 9, Feb. 2 and Feb. 19. Police said Haines was linked to at least three burglaries in the 11300 and 11400 block of Mountain View Road. A warrant was issued for Haines on …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Burglars stole $100,000 worth of goods from 30 homes, according to Montgomery County Police.
Two Rockville teens and a 21-year-old Rockville man were among six people charged in a North Potomac burglary spree that netted more than $100,000 worth of items, Montgomery County Police said Thursday. According to District Court records accessed online, Tita Ntemgwa Fontava, 21, of the 14000 block of Pellita Terrace, has been charged with 56 counts of burglary, theft, property destruction and related conspiracy charges. Fontava is being held on $20,000 bail and is awaiting a March 1 court hearing. His bail was initially $85,000, the court records show. A 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were charged with numerous counts of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy, malicious destruction of property and the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Police have arrested one suspect, but the investigation is ongoing, The Gazette reports.
The burglars behind four daytime break-ins in Germantown might be connected to 10 others in the Gaithersburg-Germantown region, a Montgomery County Police spokeswoman told The Gazette. Police have reportedly arrested one suspect, but they said the investigation was ongoing; Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Britta Thomas told The Gazette in an email: “Neighborhoods and management groups have been contacted and provided with information asking for residents in their communities to report suspicious activity or persons to the police. Extra patrols have been sent to the area.” In Germantown, burglaries were reported on Honey Crisp Lane, with at least three of them occurring in the 20400 block between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4, Patch reported …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The opportunity for robberies, burglaries and thefts from vehicles increase during the holidays, police say.
As holidays approach, Montgomery County police warn residents to be extra vigilant for robberies, burglaries and thefts from vehicles. According to a police statement, the opportunity for these incidents increase during the holidays. In addition to the police department’s yearly “Shop with a Cop” campaign, Montgomery County police have released the following safety tips: When shopping: When out walking: At home: