Burglar Arrested After Residents Wake to Find Him Inside Townhouse
Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from April 11 through April 26.
Residents at a townhouse in the 12900 block of Pinnacle Drive in Germantown were awakened at 3:45 am by the sound of a prowler in their residence, according to police.
MCPS reports that an adult female woke up and heard someone in the townhouse, she screamed and alerted her son who confronted the burglar who exited the residence. Police said the burglar was able to enter the townhouse through an unlocked ground level window.
The resident followed the burglar from his townhouse near Germantown Center Park to the area around the Rite Aid on Germantown Road, according to police. Thanks to the resident’s description officers from the 5th District were able to arrest the burglar in the vicinity of the IHOP restaurant. He is identified as Trent Tomas, 26, of Rockville. When he was apprehended officers found him in possession of jewelry taken from the Pinnacle Drive townhouse.
Montgomery County Police reported four additional burglaries in the 5th District between April 11 and April 26.
A residential burglary occurred in the 25500 block of Long Corner Road in Damascus between April 12 and April 13. No forced entry but property was taken.
Another residential burglary occurred in the 19600 block of Galway Bay Circle in Germantown on April 18 at 8:00 pm. Forced entry; nothing was taken.
A third residential burglary occurred in the 21500 block of Manor View Circle in Germantown in the early morning hours of April 21. No forced entry; property and cash were taken.
MCPD reported another attempted residential burglary in the 18700 block of White Sands Drive in Germantown on April 21 at approximately 9:18 am.
Police also report numerous incidents of property being stolen from parked vehicles in the Germantown area.
MCPD report that multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between Sunday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 19. No force, but property and cash were taken. Affected streets include Lowfield Drive, Afternoon Lane, Summer Oak Circle, Summer Song Circle, and Sweetgum Circle.
Another incidence of multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20. However, this time force was used to break into vehicles property, and cash were taken. Affected streets include Thorngate Lane, Stonehedge Street, Brook Point Way, Skylark Road, Timber Creek Lane, and Serviceberry Drive.
A third rash of thefts from vehicles occurred between Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 26. Again forced was used to break into vehicle and property was taken. Affected streets include Larkspur Court, Afternoon Lane, Sweetgum Circle, and Walnutwood Lane.
MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred, and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on May 5.