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Knife Wielding Suspect Punches Bicyclist


Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from Oct. 6 through Oct. 14.

MCPD report an aggravated assault occurred at 18469 Stone Hollow Drive in Germantown on Saturday, Oct. 11 while the victim was riding his bicycle. A black male wearing green cargo pants, a black fleece jacket, black tennis shoes called the victim over and asked if that was the suspect’s bike. The suspect then punched the bicyclist in the face. The suspect pulled and knife, the victim ran and was chased. The suspect has not been caught.

Montgomery County Police have arrested a juvenile from Bent Creek Terrace in Germantown in connection with a residential burglary which occurred at 20204 Shipley Terrance in Germantown. The victim noticed that certain property would go missing from his room, and installed a video camera in his closet. The video showed the suspect using a key to get into the apartment and stealing seven $20 bills from the closet. The victim has had $6,190 in cash, jewelry and other property taken over time.

A domestic-related aggravated assault occurred in the1900 block of Marksburg Court in Germantown on Oct. 14, resulted in the arrest of Pernell Demar, 46, of Germantown. “During a dispute the ex-boyfriend went into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and threatened the victim. During a struggle the suspect’s hand received a minor cut. He was found nearby and arrested,” said the MCPS website.

MCPS report a resident burglar occurred at 13200 block of Trimfield Lane in Germantown on Tuesday, Oct. 14 between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. A friend of the victim noticed the rear window broken and called police. There were multiple rooms searched with a gold chain, a PS3, a Civil War knife collection and a collection of elephant trunk knives taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 13100 block of Wonderland Way in Germantown on Thursday, Oct. 9 between 4:30 am and 3:00 pm. The victim lives on the second floor and left his rear, sliding glass door ajar, according to police. On his return from work he found his dogs corralled into one room and the sliding glass door was off its track and wide open. A safe containing $1,700 cash and documents was taken along with a laptop and power tools.

MCPS reports an attempted burglary at 11700 block of Summer Oak Drive in Germantown overnight between Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 8. There was attempted forced entry but nothing was taken.

Police report a sex offense at John T. Baker Middle School, at 25400 Oak Drive in Damascus on Monday, Oct. 6 at 11:15 am. The suspect inappropriately touched the victim. The suspect is known to the victim, reports MCPS.

Two thefts from vehicles occurred on the 20900 bloc