Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District and 3rd District Investigative Sections and detectives from the Central Auto Theft Unit have arrested and charged four suspects for a series of residential burglaries and car thefts that occurred in late May and early June. Residents of neighborhoods in White Oak, Kensington, and Chevy Chase Terrace reported burglaries that occurred overnight where property, to include credit cards and vehicles, were stolen. Detectives determined that the suspects often gained entry into the occupied homes through unlocked windows and doors.
Detectives have arrested and charged Oussama Kassimi, age 25, of an unconfirmed address, Alejandro Josue Perez, age 23, of the 3100 block of 16th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., Rodrigo Adalberto Miranda, age 37, of an unconfirmed address, and Gary Johnson, age 36, of the 1300 block of Spring Road in Northwest, Washington, D.C. with burglary and theft offenses related to this series of burglaries.
During the investigation, detectives identified Miranda and Kassimi after both suspects used credit cards that had been stolen from a burglary to purchase items at pharmacies in Washington, D.C. Detectives identified Perez and Johnson from physical evidence recovered from a vehicle that was stolen during a burglary and was later recovered by police.
Detectives have linked the four suspects to the following burglaries:
- May 29 in the 200 block of Northwest Terrace in White Oak. Property was stolen from the home.
- May 30 in the 900 block of Schindler Drive in White Oak. Property and a vehicle were stolen from the home.
- June 1 in the 10500 block of Meredith Drive in Kensington. Two burglaries and an attempted burglary occurred at three residences.
- On June 3, two burglaries in the 4600 block of Hunt Avenue and in the 4700 block of Morgan Drive in Chevy Chase Terrace. Property, credit cards, and a vehicle were stolen from the home on Morgan Drive. Property and a vehicle were stolen from the home on Hunt Avenue.
On June 16, Miranda was arrested on the strength of the arrest warrant and is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.
On June 22, Johnson and Kassimi were arrested in Washington, D.C., on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrants and extradited to Montgomery County. Johnson was released on a $3,500 bond and Kassimi was released on a $3,000 bond.
On June 24, Perez was arrested on the strength of the arrest warrant and is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond.