Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from October 16 through October 24.
Police report that a juvenile victim was assaulted by a two black male suspect as he waited for a bus. According to police, the suspects approached the victim from behind, assaulted him and stole his phone at 3:23 pm in the 11700 block of Neelsville Church Road in Germantown, on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Montgomery County Police reported three residential garage burglaries in Germantown and Clarksburg between October 18 and October 20.
The first was a garage burglary and theft from auto which took place in 14000 block of Rockingham Drive between approximately 9:30 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and approximately 8:20 am on Thursday, Oct. 19. No forced entry, the garage door and the vehicle were reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.
The next two incidents took place within a block of each other in Clarksburg. The first was residential garage burglary and a theft from vehicle occurred at the same residence in the 23300 block of Rainbow Arch Drive between approximately 9:45 pm, also on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and approximately 12:50 pm on Thursday, Oct. 19. No force, an exterior garage door and the vehicle were reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.
The next day, on Friday, Oct. 20 a residential garage burglary occurred in the 23300 block of Robin Song Drive in the early morning hours. No force, the garage door was reported to have been left open; property was taken. The suspect in this case was either a White or Hispanic male approximately age 25.
MCPD reported 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 in Clarksburg between Monday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 18. Affected streets included Turtle Rock Terrace, Glenbow Way, Foreman Boulevard, Arora Hills Drive, and Boulder Heights Terrace. No force; cash and property were taken.
Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred in Germantown between Monday, Oct. 16 and Monday, Oct. 23. Affected streets included Gunners Branch Road, Gateshead Circle, Arrowleaf Court, Ashbrook Court, and Staten Court. Force was reported in one event; cash and property were taken.
Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between Monday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 21. Affected streets included Crownsgate Way, Fountain Club Drive, Dairymaid Drive, Rockingham Road, Rockingham Court, Metz Court, and Highstream Drive in Germantown. Force was reported in one event; cash, property, and vehicle parts were taken.
Thefts from unlocked vehicles are easily prevented and continue to be a high-volume crime in Montgomery County. MCPD urges residents to remove valuables, take vehicle keys, and lock vehicle doors.
MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on November 2.