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Police Charge Three After Poolesville CVS Theft

Montgomery County Police have charged three men in connection with last Friday’s theft of pharmaceuticals from the CVS Pharmacy at 19694 Fisher Ave in Poolesville, which ended in a police chase and collision in Darnestown.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section have charged Lazarrious Eugene Dew, 25, of the 1300 block of Iverson Street in Oxen Hill, Jarred Deshaun Sanders, 27, of the 3400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast, Washington, D.C., and Tykwon Boyd, 22, of the unit block of Chesapeake Street in Southwest, Washington, D.C., for their involvement in the theft of prescription medication from the CVS in Poolesville on Friday, September 16.

According to police, at approximately 2:02 pm on Friday, the Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from an employee of the CVS Pharmacy reporting a robbery. The employee stated that two suspects, identified later as Dew and Boyd, entered the CVS, vaulted the counter, stole medication, and fled in a vehicle confirmed later to be driven by Sanders. The employee provided a description of Sanders’ vehicle and responding officers observed the described vehicle driving southbound on Darnestown Road at Germantown Road. Police attempted to stop the vehicle but the car failed to stop and continued driving southbound on Darnestown Road.

Officers pursued Sanders’ car until it struck a vehicle at the intersection of Darnestown Road and Dufief Mill Road in Darnestown. Sanders, Dew, and Boyd fled on foot from the vehicle and were arrested by officers a short time later in a nearby neighborhood. Dew and Sanders were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries that they sustained during the collision. Two occupants from the struck vehicle were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Boyd and Dew were charged with theft offenses. Boyd was released after posting a $2,500 bond. Dew was released after posting a $7,500 bond. Sanders was charged with theft and traffic offenses and is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.

Montgomery County Police Department also reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from August 29 through September 6.

A man was robbed at gunpoint while walking in the area of Grotto Land and Great Seneca Highway at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, August 31. Police say the suspect walked up to the victim, displayed the weapon and took the adult male victim’s cash and cellphone.

MCPD also reported a residential burglary occurred in the 20800 block of Mountain Lake Terrace in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 2. Forced entry; nothing was taken.

A residential garage burglary occurred in the 13500 block of Jamieson Place in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 4. No forced entry; property was taken.

Montgomery County Police say that thefts from unlocked vehicles are common but easily preventable crimes that continue to be a high-volume call for MCP. Residents can reduce neighborhood crime and prevent themselves from being victimized by locking vehicle doors and removing valuables from vehicles.

Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 30. Affected streets include Tall Forest Drive, Hickory Forest Way, Tulip Poplar Terrace, and Lucrece Terrace. No force; cash and property were taken. Police say the suspects in these cases are two black males of unknown age.

Another report of multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between approximately 5:30 am and approximately 9:00 pm on Wednesday, August 31. Affected streets include Bay Leaf Way, Longford Glen Drive, and Sage Terrace. No force was reported in two of the events; property was taken.

Don’t make it easy for car thieves. MCPD urges all residents to take keys and valuables with you and remember to lock up your vehicles or risk becoming a statistic. Need a non-emergency police response? Dial (301) 279-8000.

MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on Sept. 16.

Photos courtesy MCPD.