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Officer Hears Car Alarm in Parking Garage - Goes to Investigate and Met with Suspect Who Claims He Owns Car

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 17, 2020

Officers from the 3rd District have arrested Falucius Blanks, age 30, of Derwood, with offenses related to breaking into a vehicle in a downtown Silver Spring parking garage.

On Saturday, August 15, at approximately 4:07. a.m., a 3rd District officer was on routine patrol when he heard the sound of a vehicle alarm coming from the parking garage located at 921 Wayne Avenue.  The officer went to investigate and found a Honda Civic with the alarm sounding and located two males standing by it.  The one male stated to officers that the vehicle belonged to Blanks.  (Later officers determined that the male had returned to his vehicle, which was parked next to the Honda, and encountered Blanks.  Blanks told the male that his girlfriend had stolen the keys to the car and he had smashed the window to get inside).  The officer observed that the Honda's passenger window had been broken and it appeared that the car had been ransacked.

The officer noted that Blanks' pant pockets appeared to be full and he was carrying a book bag.  Blanks said the car belonged to a friend but could not provide the friend's full name or address.

When the officer attempted to place Blanks' under arrest, Blanks ran.  Several officers pursued Blanks and he was taken into custody in the area of Georgia Avenue and Bonifant Street.

Officers located items belonging to the registered owner of the vehicle in Brooks' pockets to include the owner's wallet.

Blanks was transported to the Central Processing Unit.

Officers responded to the parking garage the next day for an additional vehicle whose window had been broken with a rock.

Falucius BlanksFalucius Blanks (Original Image)

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Release ID: 20-299
Media Contact: Rebecca Innocenti 
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