Two Suspects Arrested for Theft from Vehicle Incidents in Silver Spring and Calverton Area This Morning

Third District officers have arrested and charged Angelo Theo, age 45, of Green Ash Court in Beltsville, and Staco Delson, age 27, of East Indian Spring Drive in Silver Spring, with offenses related to two separate incidents of thefts from vehicles that occurred early this morning in two separate areas of the 3rd District.

At approximately 1:19 this morning, 3rd District officers responded to the 3400 block of Kilkenny Street in the Calverton area for the report of a suspect stealing property from vehicles.  When officers arrived on Kilkenny Street, they observed the male suspect inside a vehicle looking for property.  Upon seeing the officers, the suspect fled on foot.  The suspect was arrested on Castleleigh Road after a brief foot pursuit and was identified as Theo.   Officers located multiple items on Theo that had been stolen from other vehicles in the area.  Officers also determined that Theo had an open warrant for theft from Prince George’s County.   Officers identified the owners of several of the stolen items and are working to identify the owners of the remaining stolen property.  Theo was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with theft-related offenses. Theo is being held on a $500 bond.

At approximately 2:36 this morning, 3rd District officers responded to the 9300 block of Ocala Street in the Silver Spring area for the report of a suspect stealing property from vehicles.  When officers arrived, they observed the suspect inside a vehicle looking for property.  Officers identified this suspect as Delson and immediately placed him under arrest.  Officers located property on Delson that they believe was stolen; detectives are working to locate the owners of that property.   Officers also determined that Delson had an open warrant for burglary from Montgomery County.  Delson was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with theft-related offenses.  Delson is being held on a $3,000 bond.

Third District Commander Darren Francke credits the residents of both neighborhoods with Theo’s and Delson’s swift arrests.  The residents immediately called police after observing suspicious activity which allowed officers to quickly respond to the incidents and arrest the suspects.

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Angelo Theo

Staco Delson

Officers Investigate Two Bicycle Thefts in Bethesda; Surveillance Video Released

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District continue to investigate the two thefts of two bicycles that occurred on March 27 from a secured apartment building parking garage in Bethesda.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the male and female suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On March 28, an adult male victim reported to police that on the previous day, his mountain bike had been stolen from a secured area of his St. Elmo Avenue apartment complex’s parking garage.  Officers reviewed surveillance video from the apartment building and observed the suspects stealing the bicycle at approximately 11:16 a.m. on Friday, March 27.  Surveillance video also revealed the suspects stealing a second bicycle from this secured area.  The owner of that second bicycle has not yet been located.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or this theft is asked to call the 2nd District at 240-773-6700.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Suspect #1 in Bethesda Bicycle thefts

Suspect #2 in Bethesda Bicycle thefts

Theft From Vehicle Suspect Identified With Resident’s Help

Dametrice Payton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit have charged Dametrice Payton, age 18, of an unconfirmed address, with offenses related to thefts from vehicles that occurred during January in the Aspen Hill area.  Payton was identified as the suspect after a resident recognized him from a January 13 surveillance video that had been shared on the Neighbors by Ring app.

On January 13, a suspect was observed on home surveillance video attempting to open multiple car doors on Rippling Brook Drive.  The video of the suspect was later shared on the Neighbors by Ring app.

A resident who saw the video on the app was at the Aspen Hill Shopping Center (located at 13661 Connecticut Avenue in Aspen Hill) on January 28 and observed an individual who was wearing the same clothing as the suspect in the surveillance video.  The resident immediately called police and responding officers identified the individual as Payton.  Officers further determined that Payton had an open warrant for his arrest.

During the investigation, investigators located multiple items in Payton’s possession that were later determined to have been stolen from vehicles.

Payton was recently charged with theft from vehicle-related offenses and released after posting a $2,500 bond.

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Original surveillance video that was shared on the Neighbors by Ring app:

 

 

The backpack that Payton was seen wearing in the January 13 Ring surveillance video and then seen wearing on January 28.

Detectives Investigate Theft from Vehicle in Potomac Area; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Suspect in theft from vehicle in Potomac area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 1st District Patrol Investigations Unit continue to investigate the January 7 theft from a vehicle that occurred in the Potomac area.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives determined that at approximately 3:02 a.m. on January 7, the suspect was observed on home video surveillance entering the victim’s car which had been parked in the 12000 block of Coldstream Drive.  The suspect stole property from inside the victim’s vehicle and then left the area.

Since early January, detectives have been investigating a series of thefts from vehicles that occurred in residential neighborhoods around Falls Road, Tuckerman Lane, and Montrose Road in the Rockville area.  Thefts from unlocked vehicles continue to be a high-volume crime in 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.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to call the 1st District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

United States Postal Service Employee Charged with Theft Offenses

Lorenzo E. Pugh

Officers from the 3rd District have arrested and charged Lorenzo E. Pugh, age 32, of the 5800 block of Cherrywood Lane in Greenbelt, with theft offenses related to Pugh stealing mailed property while working as a United States Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier in Silver Spring.

On January 2, 3rd District officers responded to the Bonanza Coins shop located at 940 Wayne Avenue in downtown Silver Spring for the report of an individual attempting to sell two coins worth a total of $2,900.  The coin shop’s owner stated to police that the original owner of the coins had previously sent an email to local coin shops advising the shops to be on the lookout for these particular coins.  That email further stated that both coins had been recently sold and shipped to a buyer, but the buyer reported that he/she never received the coins.  The coins were then reported to the USPS as lost in the mail shipment.

During the investigation, 3rd District patrol officers determined that the individual who was attempting to sell the coins at the coin shop was not involved in the theft of the coins.  Further investigation by officers identified Pugh as the suspect who initially stole the coins and that Pugh worked as a USPS mail carrier with a delivery route in Silver Spring.

Third District patrol officers, working with USPS Office of Inspector General Special Agents interviewed Pugh regarding the stolen coins. During the interview, Pugh admitted to stealing the coins as well as stealing additional mailed property while on his delivery route.

Third District patrol officers and USPS special agents searched Pugh’s home and located multiple pieces of previously mailed property that Pugh had stolen while on his mail route.   Investigators have determined that Pugh stole the items while making deliveries on his mail route between March 2019 and January 2020.

Pugh was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with theft-related offenses, to include theft scheme: $1,500 to under $25,000.  Pugh was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

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