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Germantown Man Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery

August 3, 2017

Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from July 10 through July 25. 

   Police have arrested a Germantown man for an attempted armed robbery of a gas station convenience store. According to police, Robert Johnson, 38, of Timko Lane in Germantown entered the convenience store at the Liberty Gas Station located at 13411 Kingsview Village Avenue at approximately 9:00 pm on July 23. Upon entering he walked behind the counter and displayed a large knife and demanded money. The clerk jumped the counter and ran out of the store and called police. The suspect then left the store without taking anything.

  Johnson was arrested the following day and charged with Armed Robbery and First-Degree Assault. He was held without bond. According to Maryland Case Search, Johnson has a criminal history. In June of 2006, Johnson was indicted on 1st Degree Burglary charges and pleaded guilty. In September of 2015, Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of Second-Degree Assault and one count of Fourth Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

   In other news around the Germantown area, police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a strong arm robbery in the 19900 block of Aircraft Drive in Germantown. The incident took place at about 9:45 pm on July 12. Police arrested Isaih D’Amari Love Dayne,18, of Caledonia Court in Germantown. Police say that Dayne walked up to the victim and asked to borrow his cell phone. When the victim agreed, Dayne ran away with the phone. Police arrested Dayne and charged him with Robbery and Theft of Less Than $1,000.

   Police report that another strong arm robbery took place that same evening, on Wednesday, July 12 about 20 minutes later in the area of Mateny Road and Quiet Oak Lane in Germantown. According to police the victim was approached by two young black men who asked to bum a cigarette. When the victim said he didn’t have any, the suspects told him that they could see the pack in his pocket and they grabbed this pack and demanded money from the victim. The victim refused and the suspects fled on foot. Police arrested a 16-year-old male from Germantown, and are looking for another black male in connection with this incident.

   MCPD reported an aggravated assault occurred in the 9800 block of Bethesda Church Road in Damascus at approximately 9:45 pm on July 12. The suspect assaulted the adult male victim.

   MCPD reported two vehicle thefts occurred in the following areas:

   The fist occurred in the 18100 block of Metz Drive at 2005 Chevy Suburban was stolen between approximately 9:00 pm on Sunday, July 23 and approximately 7:30 am on Monday, July 24. It is not known how the thieves gained entry to the vehicle and it has not yet be recovered.

   The second happened the next evening in the 18800 block of Poppyseed Lane between approximately 11:00 pm on Monday, July 24 and approximately 6:00 am on Tuesday, July 25. A 2006 Nissan Sentra was stole. Again, it is not known how the thieves gained entry to the vehicle and it has not yet be recovered.

   Montgomery County Police reported a number of residential burglaries in the 5th District;

   A residential burglary occurred in the 18800 block of Bent Willow Circle between approximately 11:00 am and approximately 11:40 am on Tuesday, July 11. Forced entry; nothing was taken. According to police the suspects are two Black males of unknown ages.

   A residential burglary occurred in the 21900 block of Huntmaster Drive between approximately 9:00 pm on Friday, July 14 and approximately 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 19. Forced entry; nothing was taken.

   A residential barn burglary occurred in the 9900 block of Watkins Road in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 19. Forced entry; property was taken. Police said the suspect in this case was a White male in his mid-20s.

   A residential burglary occurred in the 13900 block of Rockingham Road between approximately 5:20 pm and approximately 5:40 pm on Thursday, July 20. Forced entry; nothing was taken. Police said the suspect in this case was a Black male in his mid-20s.

   A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of Castle Oak Court in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 25. No signs of forced entry, a door was reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.

   MCPD reported quite a few instances of thefts from vehicles. Police urge all residents to take a role in preventing this type of crime by removing valuables from vehicles and locking all doors.    

   Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between July 13 and July 16. Affected streets included Mustard Seed Court, McFarlin Drive, Sparkling Water Drive, Summit Ridge Court, Mateny Hill Road, Cottage Garden Drive, and Rushing Water Way. Force was reported in one event, one vehicle was reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash and property were taken.

   Police arrested Raphael A. Ayala, 18; of Cherry Bend Court in Germantown in connection with the theft from auto on Summit Ridge Court.

   Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between July 17 and July 21. Affected streets included Waters Landing Drive, Whitechurch Circle, Coral Grove Place, and Flag Harbor Drive. Force was reported in three events, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; property was taken

   Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between approximately 8:00 pm on July 20 and approximately 6:00 am on July 21. Affected streets included Poppyseed Lane, Red Pepper Court, Pumpkin Seed Court, Mateny Road, and Longford Glen Drive. No force, unknown means of entry into the vehicles; cash was taken.

   Four thefts from vehicles occurred between July 23 and July 25. Affected streets included Applegrath Way, Knolltop View Court, Maryland Manor Court, and Observation Court. No force, one vehicle was reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash and property were taken.

   Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between July 23 and July 25. Affected streets included Glacier Lily Drive, Heather Point Place, Peppervine Drive, Apple Orchard Way, Greenridge Drive, and Castle Oak Road. No force, multiple vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash and property were taken.

   Montgomery County Police urge all residents to take a role in preventing this type of crime by removing valuables from vehicles and locking all doors.

   MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on August 3.

 

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