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Detectives Investigate Series of Burglaries of Occupied Homes in Germantown

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 18, 2012

Detectives from the 5th/6th District Investigative Section have been investigating a series of crimes that have been occurring in several Germantown neighborhoods.

Since April 6th, there have been 18 residential burglaries in which the homes had been occupied.  These burglaries have occurred at the following locations:

  • Lake Placid Lane
  • Sir Spencer Way
  • Wayfarer Road
  • Wheatridge Drive
  • Bowman Ridge Drive
  • Town Commons Court
  • McFarlin Drive
  • Stone Hollow Drive
  • Lullaby Road
  • Falcon Crest Road
  • Tilford Way
  • Tarragon Way
  • Polynesian Lane
  • Stone Hollow Drive
  • Lake Geneva Way
  • Marble Hill Place
  • Chatterly Court
In addition to these burglaries, there have also been thefts of vehicles and thefts from vehicles occurring in the same neighborhoods.

One of the theft from vehicle incidents occurred in the 18000 block of Wheatridge Drive on May 23 at approximately 4:00 a.m .  Investigation revealed that two male suspects entered the victim's vehicle which was parked in the driveway of the residence.  After removing items from the vehicle, one of the suspects attempted to open the front door of the residence.  The suspect was caught on a surveillance camera.  Further investigation revealed numerous other vehicles in the area that had also been broken into.

Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photos of the suspect and asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.  Detectives believe that the suspect in the surveillance photos (photo 1, photo 2, photo 3) may be involved in some or all of the incidents that have been occurring in these Germantown neighborhoods.  Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact 5th/6th District detectives at 240-773-6237.

Police are categorizing these incidents as crimes of opportunity because little or no force has been used to enter the homes or vehicles.  In many of the incidents, vehicle and/or residence doors were unlocked.  Police are urging all residents to remove valuables from their vehicles when left unattended, to lock all vehicles doors, and to secure all doors and windows to their residences.  By taking these precautionary measures, residents may prevent future incidences of these crimes in their neighborhood.

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Release ID: 12-116
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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