Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Montgomery Village; Surveillance Photograph of Suspect Released

Suspect who committed a commercial burglary in Montgomery Village

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the commercial burglary of the Shades of Elegance Hair Salon located at 19122 Montgomery Village Avenue.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives determined that on Sunday, August 5 at approximately 6:13 a.m., the suspect forced entry through the front door of the salon and fled before obtaining any property. He was last seen on foot toward the rear of the Montgomery Village Shopping Center.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspects.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Update: Two Suspects Charged in Series of Residential Burglaries in Germantown; Tipster Helped Close This Case

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section have arrested and charged Marcus Daniel Whitmore, age 38, of an unconfirmed address, and Nancy Lopez, age 37, of the 1800 block of Greenwich Wood Drive in Silver Spring, with committing a series of residential burglaries that occurred in Germantown.

Between April 16 and April 23, Whitmore forced entry into five homes in Germantown and stole property, to include credit cards.  The following burglaries were reported to police:

  • April 16 – in the 12000 block of Stoney Bottom Road.
  • April 18 – in the 19000 block of Ridgecrest Drive.
  • April 18 – in the 12000 block of Stoney Bottom Road.
  • April 23 – in the 19000 block of Ridgecrest Drive.
  • April 23 – in the 19000 block of Gunnerfield Lane.

On May 15, detectives released a surveillance photograph of one of the suspects to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.  Investigators received a tip which led to the identification of Whitmore as one of the suspects.  During the investigation, detectives learned that Lopez had pawned several items stolen from the burglaries at a pawn store in the Silver Spring area.

On June 11, Lopez was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging her with four counts of first-degree burglary and theft-related offenses.  She was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

On August 7, Whitmore was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with five counts of first-degree burglary and theft-related offenses.  He is currently being held without bond.

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Marcus Whitmore

Nancy Lopez

Original surveillance photograph of suspect which was released to media and public on May 15.

Detectives Investigate Three Attempted Burglaries of Homes in Rockville; Photographs and Video of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section and Rockville City Police Department are investigating three attempted residential burglaries that occurred in the Falls Grove area of Rockville on July 15 and July 16.

Today, investigators are releasing home video surveillance of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

Below is a summary of the three attempted burglaries:

 

July 15-  Residence in the 400 block of Nature Lane, occurred at approximately 1:39 a.m. – Rockville City Police Department investigating

July 16- Residence in the 400 block of Nature Lane, occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. – Rockville City Police Department investigating

July 16- Residence in the 100 block of Jay Drive, occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m.- Montgomery County Police Department investigating

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding these crimes to contact 1st District detectives at 240-773-6084 or the Rockville City Police Department Investigations at 240-314-8938.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to an arrest of the unknown suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Detectives Investigate Residential Burglary in Bethesda Area; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect who committed a residential burglary in the Bethesda area.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department -2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a July 19 residential burglary in the Bethesda area.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives revealed that at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, an adult male victim who was at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center located at 5900 Executive Boulevard in Rockville, had his wallet and house keys stolen from an unsecured area of a locker room.   At approximately 3:40 p.m. that afternoon, a family member returned to the victim’s Westlake Drive home and discovered that several items, to include jewelry, had been stolen from the home.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video from the victim’s apartment building and observed the suspect enter the victim’s building at approximately 3:15 p.m.  Detectives determined that the suspect used the victim’s stolen house key to enter the victim’s apartment.  Investigators also determined that the same suspect who was observed on the video entering the victim’s apartment building was also observed on surveillance video at the aquatic center during the same time period that victim had his wallet and house keys stolen.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.    To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and /or indictment of the suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect who committed a residential burglary in the Bethesda area.

Suspect who committed a residential burglary in the Bethesda area.

Detectives Investigate a Series of Burglaries and Thefts from Coin Machines in Germantown and Gaithersburg: Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s 5th and 6th District  Investigative Sections, and Detectives from the Gaithersburg City Police Department are investigating a series of burglaries and thefts from coin machines located in apartment complexes in Gaithersburg and Germantown.

The incidents occurred between May 28 and July 13, 2018, with five of the incidents taking place in Gaithersburg and two in Germantown.

Investigators believe that these thefts and burglaries may have been committed by the same suspect(s).  In all of the incidents the suspect(s) used an unknown tool to force entry into the coin machines and steal cash.

Below is a summary of the six burglaries and thefts:

May 28 – Burglary (forced entry into laundry room) 19723 Crystal Rock Drive, occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m.

June 10 – Burglary (forced entry into laundry room) 18215 Lost Knife Circle, Montgomery Village, occurred between the hours of 8 to 4 p.m.

June 19 or 20 – Burglary (forced entry into laundry room) 19723 Crystal Rock Drive, occurred at an unknown time

June 21 or 22 – Theft (from laundry room) 374 N Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, occurred at an unknown time

June 22 – Burglary (forced entry into the community center) 18700 Walkers Choice Road, Montgomery Village, occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. (Surveillance video obtained from this burglary)

June 21 or 22 – Theft (from laundry room) 116 Duval Lane, Gaithersburg, -Gaithersburg City Police Department, occurred at an unknown time

July 13 – July 13- Attempted Burglary (from laundry coin machine located outside of the building), 25 School Drive, Gaithersburg, -Gaithersburg City Police Department, approximately 4:21 a.m.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding these crimes to contact 5th District detectives at 240-773-6237 or the 6th District detectives at 240-773-5770.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to an arrest of the unknown suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).