Germantown Man Charged in Theft, Vandalism Spree

Police: Suspect identified from surveillance video; two suspects still at large

A Germantown man has been charged in what police describe as a weekend spree of vandalism and thievery in Damascus earlier this month.

Rodney Sylvester Hall, 18, of 12900 block of Summit Ridge Terrace, was charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft, Montgomery County police said Tuesday.

The thieves targeted the Plantations II neighborhood on the nights of Sept. 1 and Sept. 2.  Police said Hall, who was arrested on Sept. 14, was one of three men allegedly captured on surveillance trying to break into a car.

Police said the suspects were behind a weekend spree of car-related thefts, including the use of a stolen a car to strike mailboxes on Woodfield Road. Police found the vehicle at Rolling Fork Way and Peanut Mill Drive with a flat tire, scrapes, missing headlights and bumper damage. There were also reports of stolen bikes and thefts from unlocked cars – with some of the vehicles’ contents tossed onto people’s lawns, Patch has reported.

The other suspects have not been identified, Police said.

Detectives have asked anyone with information to call 240-773-6249. Those who wish to remain anonymous 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 $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest or indictment for this felony crime.


Related: News Nearby: Damascus Theft Spree Suspects Caught on Tape


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