Police are looking for suspects in two separate assault and robbery/attempted robbery incidents from March 30:
An assault/attempted robbery occurred in the 7000 block of MacArthur Boulevard, Bethesda on Saturday 3/30 at approximately 4:30 a.m. The suspect assaulted the victim and unsuccessfully attempted to remove property.
A robbery occurred in the 4900 block of Hampden Lane, Bethesda on Saturday, 3/30 at approximately 10:30 p.m. The suspects assaulted the victim and obtained property.
Suspects: 3 W/Ms wearing dark clothing
The rest of the most recent Bethesda Police District crime summary is after the jump.
Police are looking into four downtown office burglaries that happened between Feb. 4 and Feb. 12:
Four commercial office burglaries occurred in downtown Bethesda this week:
In 7910 Woodmont Avenue sometime overnight from Wednesday, 2/6 to Thursday, 2/7. Unknown entry; property taken. In 7830 Old Georgetown Road. No further information is available at this time. In 7979 Old Georgetown Road. No further information is available at this time. In 8219 Wisconsin Avenue. No further information is available at this time.
Police also say they tracked down a man who fled from the scene of an aggravated assault in the North Bethesda/White Flint area:
An aggravated assault occurred on Saturday, 2/9 at approximately noon. The suspect threatened the victim with a weapon, then fled.
Suspect: B/M, 40-50, 6’-6’5”, 200-230 lbs., black ski hat.
The rest of the most recent Bethesda area crime summary is after the jump.
Police arrested two suspects who they say burglarized a local elementary school on a recent Friday night:
A burglary occurred at Wyngate Elementary School, 9300 Wadsworth Drive, Bethesda on Friday, 1/25 between 9:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. No forced entry; nothing taken.
Arrested: Male, 18, from Bethesda; Male, 19, from Bethesda.
They are also looking for two suspects who they say assaulted and robbed multiple victims on a Tuesday afternoon in the Georgetown Square shopping center:
A robbery/assault occurred in the 10400 block of Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda on Tuesday, 1/22 at 3:00 p.m. The suspects assaulted the victims and obtained property.
Suspect: B/M, 15, 5’1”; B/M, 5’10”-5’11”
The rest of the most recent Bethesda District crime summary after the jump.
Two peeping tom incidents occurred a few weeks ago in Bethesda, according to the most recent Montgomery County Police crime summary:
On Friday, 11/23 between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., the suspect entered the female locker room at Bethesda Sport & Health Center, 4400 Montgomery Avenue, Bethesda. The suspect fled when police arrived, but was later located and detained on an outstanding warrant for an unrelated theft.
On Saturday, 11/24 between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., the suspect entered the Hyatt Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda and sat across from the adult female victim. The suspect exposed himself then fled.
Suspect: B/M, 29, 6’3”, 190 lbs.
Also, police are investigating whether an employee at a spa sexually assaulted a customer:
A sexual assault occurred at 7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda on Tuesday, 11/20. An adult female victim reported that during her appointment at Jolie Day Spa, she was sexually assaulted by a male employee. Investigation continuing.
Suspect: H/M, 45, 6’-6’2”, moustache
More from the crime summary after the jump.
Police released a shorter-than-usual crime report for the week leading up to Thanksgiving, but it included a serious incident from Sunday, Nov. 18:
An aggravated assault occurred at Woodmont Avenue & Rugby Avenue, Bethesda on Sunday, 11/18 at approximately 11:30 p.m. The suspect threatened the victim with a weapon and the victim fled.
Suspect: B/M, 25-28, 5’10”-5’11”, 150-180 lbs.
More from the most recent Bethesda area crime summary after the jump.
In an update this afternoon from 2nd District Police Commander Capt. David Falcinelli were year-to-date stats comparing crime numbers to last year.
Despite 784 reported thefts from autos (211 fewer than at this time last year) Falcinelli said property crime was down in all categories entering the holiday season, when criminals are notorious for stealing holiday gifts from mall parking lots or after delivery companies drop off packages at doorsteps.
“While the property crime numbers have improved since last year, there is no reason to get comfortable with your efforts or ours. Recently, there have been a number of residential burglaries occurring across the district. Some are a result of transient criminals utilizing a false story to gain entry to a home (i.e. “We are here to check the water meters and then they distract the homeowner and steal” or “I lost my dog and when you decide to help, another suspect enters the unlocked home”),” Falcinelli wrote. “Some are occurring when residents leave their home for a short period during the day and the burglars force entry or enter through unlocked doors and windows. In these cases, it is most likely a stranger in the neighborhood watching for movement in and out of homes so it is critically important that you call us ASAP anytime you encounter a suspicious situation or person. Have your neighbors perform regular checks on your home if you will be away. Consider adding extra lighting at night, or using motion sensor lights.”
Falcinelli said the 47 reported robberies, an increase of nine from this time last year, is due in large part to a spike earlier in the year. He said many of those cases have been closed.
Falcinelli also said the Special Assignment Team was responsible for arresting Byron Govan, the suspect in an Oct. 31 armed carjacking near White Flint and a carjacking a few days earlier in Congressional Plaza farther north on Rockville Pike.
Falcinelli attributed the spike in aggravated assaults, a more than 100 percent increase from this time last year, to a number of domestic situations and bar fights in which the victims knew the assailant.
A 23-year-old man from Bethesda was arrested after showing a weapon during a fight near the bars in Woodmont Triangle two weeks ago, police said in a crime summary released today.
An aggravated assault occurred in the 7900 block of Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda on Friday, 10/12 at 1:20 a.m. The suspect threatened two victims with a weapon after a dispute.
The rest of the most recently available Bethesda crime summary is after the jump:
According to a police press release this morning, the 21-year-old woman remains in the hospital with a head injury and is in serious but stable condition.
She has been able to talk to police and described her attacker as a white male in his 20′s who was wearing dark clothing. The woman was able to walk back to the trail after regaining consciousness, where she called for help. A 40-year-old male jogger assisted her to a home in the 4900 block of Brookeway Drive where the homeowner called police at about 7:13 p.m, according to police.
Police said the attack occurred around 7 p.m. on the section of the trail between Massachusetts Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.
Earlier: A 21-year-old woman jogging on the Capital Crescent Trail on Sunday evening was knocked unconscious and dragged into nearby woods, Montgomery County Police said.
Capt. Paul Starks, MCPD spokesman, said police are investigating the incident as a possible sexual assault. The woman went to the hospital for treatment of a head wound, according to a report from NBC4.
The incident occurred just after sunset about a half-mile south of Massachusetts Avenue, according to police. The woman said she stopped to watch a group of deer cross the trail, when she was struck from behind. She regained consciousness in the woods off the trail, Starks said, before a male jogger passing by helped her to a house in the 4900 block of Brookeway Drive.
Police were called to the house at about 7:13 p.m. A forensic team was on the scene late Sunday night. Police taped off an area in front of the house, at the end of the cul-de-sac that backs up to a trail entry point.
Someone was mugged and robbed at Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard on Friday, Sept. 21, according to the latest Bethesda crime summary from Montgomery County Police:
A robbery occurred at Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda on Friday, 9/21 at 9:00 p.m. The suspect assaulted the victim and obtained property.
Suspect: Unk/M, 17, 6′, 160 lbs.
The rest of the Sept. 17 to Sept. 25 crime summary after the jump:
A series of commercial burglaries occurred two weeks ago in North Bethesda, where a construction company, private federal contractor and shoe store all fell victim to property thefts.
At the Forrester Construction Company, 11426 Rockville Pike overnight from the evening of Tuesday, 8/28 to the morning of Wednesday, 8/29. Unknown entry; property was taken.
At Cygnus, 5640 Nicholson Lane sometime overnight from the evening of Tuesday, 8/28 to the morning of Wednesday, 8/29. Unknown entry; property was taken.
At White Flint Shoe Repair, 11301 Rockville Pike overnight from Wednesday, 8/29 to Thursday, 8/30. Forced entry; property taken.
The rest of the most recently available MCPD Bethesda crime summary after the jump.
A group of teenagers assaulted someone during a late-night Aug. 20 robbery in Chevy Chase along Wisconsin Avenue.
A strong-arm robbery occurred at Wisconsin Avenue & Davidson Drive, Bethesda on Monday, 8/20 at approximately 1:30 a.m. The suspects assaulted the victim and obtained property.
Suspects: 3-5 B/Ms, 16-17 yrs.
The rest of this week’s Montgomery County District 2 crime report:
A vehicle theft occurred at Woodmont Avenue & Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda on Wednesday, 8/15 at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Suspect: W/M, 47-53, 5’7″
An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 3700 block of Bradley Lane, Bethesda on Friday, 8/17 at approximately 10:40 p.m. Attempted forced entry; nothing taken.
An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 4800 block of Falstone Avenue, Chevy Chase sometime between Saturday, 8/18 and Monday, 8/20. Attempted forced entry; nothing taken.
A commercial burglary occurred at Brow Art 23, Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda sometime overnight from Monday, 8/20 to Tuesday, 8/21. Property taken.
Graffiti was tagged on the side of the building at McDonalds, 5214 River Road, Bethesda on Tuesday, 8/21 between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.