Detectives Investigate Series of Thefts from Eyeglass store in Cloverly; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating three separate incidents of thefts of eyeglasses from the I Care Doctor store located at 15426 New Hampshire Avenue in Cloverly.  Investigators believe that all these thefts were committed by the same suspects.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.

The following thefts from the I Care Doctor store in Cloverly were reported to police:

  • On May 22 at approximately 1:40 p.m., a male and a female suspect entered the I Care Doctor store and stole approximately $4,300 worth of eyeglasses and sunglasses.
  • On May 31 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a male and a female suspect entered the I Care Doctor store and stole approximately $1,400 worth of eyeglasses and sunglasses.
  • On June 25 at approximately 4:00 p.m., two male suspects entered the I Care Doctor store and stole approximately $1,100 worth of eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about these suspects or these thefts is asked to call the 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5522.  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 and/or an indictment for this crime.

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Suspect #1 in series of thefts at eyeglass store in Cloverly.

Suspect #2 in series of thefts at eyeglass store in Cloverly.

Suspect #3 in series of thefts at eyeglass store in Cloverly.

 

Oxon Hill Man Charged After Assault and Leading Officers on a Pursuit

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District have arrested and charged an Oxon Hill man yesterday after he assaulted officers, committed several thefts, fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, and rammed police vehicles.

On June 21, 2019, around 1:27 pm, officers were dispatched to the KMART located at 14014 Connecticut Avenue for the report of a shoplifter who had stolen several items then fled the scene in a Chevrolet Express van.  A lookout was broadcast for the suspect and the Chevrolet Express van.  A records check of the van came back as reported stolen out of Washington, DC.

Shortly after the first incident, another shoplifting call was dispatched to the CVS located at 12359 Georgia Avenue.  A description of the same suspect was provided, including the fact that he had fled the scene in the same stolen Chevrolet van.  The van was last seen heading southbound on Georgia Avenue.

Around 1:59 pm, plainclothes officers assigned to the 4th District Special Assignment Team (SAT) spotted the stolen van southbound on Georgia Avenue.  The driver matched the description provided in both prior events.

When the stolen van was stopped at the traffic signal of southbound Georgia Avenue at Forest Glen Road, the SAT officers attempted to stop the stolen van and arrest the suspect.  The suspect ignored the commands of the officers and rammed two police vehicles driven by the officers.  The stolen van then proceeded through the intersection striking a Volkswagon GTI then proceeding southbound on Georgia Avenue.  Additional officers assisted the driver of the GTI who was treated by MCFRS on the scene for minor injuries.

The stolen van then proceeded onto the 495 exit ramp going the wrong way then proceeded on eastbound 495 heading towards Prince George’s County.  The stolen van was driving on the right shoulder until it hit a large area of standing water causing the suspect to lose control and swerve into the main lanes of 495 striking a Tesla X just prior to University Boulevard East.  The suspect was taken into custody by officers as he attempted to exit the stolen van and flee on foot.  The driver and passenger of the Tesla X were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect arrested is identified as Alfred J. Reeves, age 48, of the 5100 block of Deal Drive in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Reeves has been charged with 1st Degree Assault (2 counts), 2nd Degree Assault (2 counts), Motor Vehicle Theft, Larceny, Destruction of Property, and several traffic violations.

Mugshot added to release: 6/24/19

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Alfred Reeves

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Police Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Theft from Auto Suspects; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

One of the suspects in a series of thefts from vehicles in the Aspen Hill area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit continue to investigate eight reports of thefts from vehicles that occurred in during the evening hours of June 1 into the early morning hours of June 2 in the Aspen Hill area.  Investigators believe that these thefts were committed by the same suspects.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of two suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

The following thefts from vehicles were reported to police:

  • 2600 block of Bel Pre Road – Two victims reported that a window to his/her car had been shattered and property had been stolen from inside his/her vehicle.

 

  • 3200 block of Bel Pre Road – Three victims reported that a window to his/her car had been shattered and property had been stolen from inside his/her vehicle.

 

  • 4700 block of West Frankfort Drive – Detectives reviewed home surveillance video which showed the suspects entering an unlocked car belonging to the victim at the address and steal property. The video victim further showed that the suspects attempted to enter another vehicle belonging to the victim, but the suspects were unsuccessful.

 

  • 14400 block of Brad Drive – The victim reported that suspects entered his/her unlocked vehicle and stole property.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects is asked to call the 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5476. 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.

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Detectives Investigate Robbery and Theft at Separate 7-Elevens in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a theft from a 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring and the robbery of a separate 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring.  Both crimes occurred in late April are believed to have been committed by the same suspect.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On April 25, at approximately 2:55 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8202 Georgia Avenue for the report of a theft that had just occurred.  The investigation determined that the suspect jumped the counter, stole cigarettes, and fled.

On April 26, at approximately 3:15 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8455 Colesville Road for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation determined that the suspect entered the store and confronted a clerk.  The suspect implied that he had a weapon, threatened the clerk, stole cigarettes, and fled.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect, the theft, or the robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  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 who committed the April 26 robbery of a 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring.

Suspect who committed the April 25 theft at a 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring.

Detectives Investigate Theft at Nail Salon in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit continue to investigate the March 25 theft of business proceeds from a nail salon in the Central Business District of Silver Spring.   Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male and female suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.

The investigation by detectives determined that at approximately 9:45 p.m. on March 25, the two suspects were inside the Trendy Nails & Spa salon located in the Ellsworth Place mall located at 8661 Colesville Road when they observed an employee counting the business proceeds for the day.  The employee placed cash and checks inside a bag and then placed that bag in a cabinet under the front desk area of the business.  A review of business surveillance video showed the male suspect observing the employee placing the business proceeds in the bag.  The male suspect can then be seen on video stealing the bag from under the counter while the female suspect blocked the view of any employees.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects is asked to call the 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6870. 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.

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Suspect who stole property from nail salon in Silver Spring

Suspect who stole property from nail salon in Silver Spring