Police Believe Rash of Burglaries Are Related
Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from April 6 through April 14
Police are investigating a rash of three residential break-ins that they believe are being perpetrated by the same person or persons. The burglaries took place on three nights earlier this month.
The first was at 17800 block of Millhaven Terrace in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 7. The second was in the 14300 block of Gate Dance Lane in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 8. The third was in the 18000 block of Coachman’s Road, also in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 14.
MCPD said that all of these burglaries share similar characteristics of means of entry to the residences. In each case, the burglar entered either through an open garage door or an unlocked front door. Property was taken at both Millhaven Terrace and Gate Dance Lane. No property was taken at Coachman’s road because the homeowner was alert by noise and the burglar fled the property.
Police report another, unrelated burglary in the 11900 block of Elmshade Court on Tuesday, April 7 between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm. In this incident there was no forced entry and property was taken.
MCPD report ten thefts from vehicles between April 6 and April 7. Incidents are possibly related due to close proximity. The streets affected were Autumn Rust Road, McFarlin Drive, Ashleigh Greene Road (twice), Bear Creek Drive, Golden Hook Drive and Broken Oak Road (twice). Forced entry; property taken.
District Five MCPD also reported five more thefts from vehicles which occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 14. The incidents are also possibly related due to close proximity. The streets affected were Ansel Terrace, Smokewood Terrace, Fairlady Way, Rockingham Court and Black Stallion Court. Forced entry; property taken.
MCPD reports three additional thefts from vehicles occurred on Monday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 14. Streets affected were Autumn Mist Drive, Rushing Water Way and again on Broken Oak Drive. Forced entry; property taken.
MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on April 23.