Friday, March 15, 2013
Police say two men claiming to work for a water company stole items from the home of a 93-year-old woman in Gaithersburg.
A 93-year-old Gaithersburg woman was the victim of a utility service scam, according to a news release by Montgomery County police. On March 8, at approximately 2:43 p.m., officers responded to an address in the unit block of Highland Avenue for the report of a burglary, police said. The victim told police that she saw a male suspect on her front porch wearing a white hard hat and a black jacket with an unknown emblem on the front, police said. The suspect claimed to work for the water company and that there had been a gas leak that had affected the water in the area. The suspect and victim then went to the basement of the residence to check the main valve. While there, the victim was distracted and the suspect, along with a second …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Police allege the man was injured during a scuffle with officers and a police dog after they woke him up
(Updated April 5, 2013) Charges have been droped against a physical educaiton teacher found sleeping inside a Redland Middle School lockeroom in February. Charges of burglary and tresspassing have been dismissed, The Gazette reports. (ORIGINAL) A physical education teacher found sleeping inside a Redland Middle School locker room early Friday has been charged with trespassing and resisting arrest, according to records filed in Montgomery County District Court. Police allege that Benjamin J. Morey, 35, of the unit block of Hyacitnth Court in Gaithersburg, was injured during a scuffle with officers and a police dog after they woke him up. He was treated at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital for a cut on his thigh and puncture wounds on his leg, …
Friday, January 18, 2013
A 27-year-old Silver Spring man was arrested for burglaries at a Gaithersburg restaurant and office building, police said.
A 27-year-old Silver Spring man was arrested for burglaries at a Gaithersburg restaurant and office building, police said. Larry Harris Jr., of Banquo Terrace, was charged with second and fourth degree burglary and theft less than $1,000 in two burglaries on South Frederick Avenue. On Jan. 9, police from both Gaithersburg and Montgomery County responded to Burma Road Restaurant, located at 617 South Fredrick Avenue, at 10:42 p.m. for the report of a commercial burglar alarm, police said. An unknown suspect had entered the business through a window and an undisclosed amount of money was taken. Police said Harris was observed fleeing from the direction of the restaurant and was subsequently charged with burglary-related offenses. A day …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Montgomery County police released a crime summary for Dec. 17 through Dec. 26. The following incidents were reported in Gaithersburg: For questions about this blotter, email firstname.lastname@example.org. A map of recent crime in Montgomery County can also be viewed on Gaithersburg Patch.
Monday, November 5, 2012
A suspect fled on foot after stealing two rings from Zales The Diamond Store, police said.
Police are looking for a man who fled on foot after stealing two rings from a Lakeforest Mall jeweler, Gaithersburg police officer Dan Lane said. Police responded to a theft at Zales The Diamond Store at 5:51 p.m., and it's unclear what direction the suspect was headed after fleeing the scene, Lane said. The suspect, a black male with stubble on his face, was last seen wearing a blue, green and white plaid shirt with jeans, Montgomery County police officer Britta Thomas said. Editor's Note: This article was updated at 7 p.m. to include a description of the suspect.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Paul Jerome Holt, 34, was responsible for at least nine burglaries, and took over $80,000 worth of equipment, WUSA 9 reported.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
A man responsible for breaking into businesses from Gaithersburg to Silver Spring and taking laptops, iPads and other electronics has been sentenced to 75 years in prison, WUSA 9 reported. Paul Jerome Holt, 34, was responsible for at least nine burglaries, and took over $80,000 worth of equipment, according to the report. Holt was caught on surveillance video during one of the burglaries using an umbrella to conceal his face. "From Urban Nation to Mars Symbioscience to a dentist office, Mr. Holt preyed upon unsuspecting people who thought their personal or business property to be safe," John J. McCarthy, State's Attorney for Montgomery County, said in a press release. Holt also "stole from a church and a funeral home in the same day," …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The 35-year-old man was charged with burglary for a Feb. 17 break in.
Gaithersburg Police today announced they have charged a 35-year-old Montgomery Village man in connection with a February break in. Eric Carnevale of Watkins Mill Road in Montgomery Village has been charged with first-degree burglary, theft under $10,000, theft under $1,000, six counts of credit card theft, six counts of obtaining property by theft, unauthorized use of a credit card and three counts of identity fraud. The burglary that led to these charges happened on the evening of Feb. 17 on Oak Avenue in Gaithersburg, police said. According to online court records, Carnevale has a long rap sheet that includes several charges of attempted credit card fraud as recently as February, auto theft charges in 2011 which were not pursued, and a …