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Police Increase Patrols in Response to Groups of Teens Gathering in Germantown

Police are adding patrols to the Central Business District in Germantown because of large groups of young people who are gathering in the Town Center area, fighting and causing trouble for merchants, businesses, and residents in the area.

5th District – Germantown Montgomery County Police Commander David Gillespie said that he had increased the number of officers in the area to better deal with these groups of teenagers in Germantown’s Central Business District.

“We have been dealing with large groups of teens in the community for the two or three weeks,” said Gillespie on Monday. “In response, the 5th District has increased the number of officers in that area, and we will have seven-day-a-week coverage through April.” Gillespie further explained that beginning May 1 the 5th District will be adding a 2nd Central Business District unit. “This will enable us to have seven-day-a-week coverage in the Central Business District going forward,” said Gillespie.

According to DataMontgomery.com, the County’s Data Portal, since March 1, 2016, there have been two strong-arm robberies, four assaults, one auto theft, one vandalism call, and one trespassing call in either parking lots or on the street in the Central Business District. According to a source who wished to remain