Attempted Carjacking, Armed Robbery, and a Barn Burglary
Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from February 20 through March 7.
Police report an attempted armed carjacking of a taxi cab in the 19200 block of Liberty Mill Road in Germantown on February 24. According to police, two teenagers flagged down a cab at about 9:30 pm on a Friday evening. While one flagged down the cab, another assaulted the driver and displayed a black pellet gun. The driver quickly drove away.
Police responded and were able to apprehend and arrest a white male 14-year-old male. Police are still looking for a black male teenager who is associated with this crime.
Earlier that same day, Friday, Feb. 24 police reported a strong-arm robbery of a juvenile male victim in the area of Grand Elm Street and Robin Song Drive in Clarksburg at approximately 3:45 pm. Police say the victim was approached from behind by two black male teenagers, thrown to the ground and beaten. In the process, the victim dropped a cell phone which was stolen by the attackers.
Montgomery County Police report an attempted armed robbery in the 21000 block of Henderson Corner Road in Germantown at the dumpster adjacent to the 7-Eleven at that location. Police say two adult victims were approached by a black male brandishing a gun in the early morning hours of Friday, March 3. The victims ran away, and the suspect gave chase but the victims were able to get away.
MCPD report that a 2015 Ford F-150 vehicle was stolen in the 12100 block of Cypress Spring Road between approximately 11:30 pm on February 22 and approximately 1:30 pm on February 23. According to police, the keys were reported to have been left inside the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered in the 20 block of Observation Court in Germantown on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Police reported that tools, electronics, and a four-wheel drive vehicle were stolen after a barn burglary in the 21500 block of Peach Tree Road in Dickerson between approximately 10:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1 and approximately 8:07 am on Thursday, March 2. There was not since of forced entry, and the barn was reported to have been left unlocked.
Two residential burglaries occurred in the following areas:
In the 13600 block of Crusader Way between approximately 11:00 am and approximately 12:40 pm on February 20. Forced entry; property was taken.
In the 18100 block of Dark Star Way between approximately 9:15 am and approximately 5:00 pm on February 22. Forced entry; property was taken.
Montgomery County Police report multiple thefts from vehicles occurred February 21 and February 23. Affected streets included Weybridge Lane, Cider Barrel Drive, Brundidge Terrace, and Brook Run Place in Germantown. No force, unknown means of entry into the vehicles; property was taken.
Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between February 22 and February 25. Affected streets included Boulder Heights Terrace, Turtle Rock Terrace, Foreman Boulevard, Winged Elm Drive, and Honey Hill Lane in Clarksburg. Force was reported in one event, two vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash and property were taken.
Police also reported multiple thefts from vehicles occurred on Sunday, February 26 and Monday, February 27. Affected streets included Jump Drive, Duhart Road, Perrone Drive, Crosstie Terrace, and Highstream Drive in Germantown. No force was used, however, 15 vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash and property were taken.
Finally, a theft from vehicle occurred in the 18700 block of Harmony Woods Lane in the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 28. In this case, police reported that force used to enter the vehicle, however, nothing was taken.
MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on March 16.