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Juvenile Charged with Committing Twelve Residential Burglaries After Officers Arrest Him at Burglary Scene

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Officers from the 5th District have arrested and charged a 16-year-old male from Germantown with the burglary of twelve homes in Germantown.  The suspect was arrested after he attempted to flee from officers who were investigating a burglary.  Detectives determined that this suspect committed eleven additional residential burglaries in the same area between late March and April 15.

On Thursday, April 15, at approximately 4:25 a.m., the Emergency Communication Center received a call from a resident of a home in the 17700 block of Cricket Hill Drive reporting a burglary in progress at his home.  The resident stated that he observed a suspect, wearing all dark clothing, walking around the home.

Responding officers observed the suspect walking around the basement.  The suspect attempted to flee via the front door and was immediately arrested by officers.  Officers located jewelry on the suspect that detectives later determined that the suspect had stolen from a package delivered to a home on Stone Hollow Drive.

During the investigation of the Cricket Hill Drive burglary, officers were notified of an attempted residential burglary that had occurred at approximately 2:17 a.m. at a nearby home in the 13500 block of Ansel Terrace.  The resident of the Ansel Terrace home stated to officers that home security video captured a suspect attempting to enter the home through a rear door.  The suspect did not gain entry and fled.  The suspect seen on the Ansel Terrace home surveillance video was wearing the same clothing as the juvenile suspect.

During the investigation by detectives, the suspect was determined to have committed the following additional residential burglaries in Germantown:

March 25 – 18000 block of Wheatridge Drive.  

March 31 – 12900 block of McCubbin Lane.

March 31 – 18100 block of Stags Leap Terrace.

April 12 – 13500 block of Ansel Terrace.

April 14 – 12500 block of Sanderling Place.

April 15 – three additional burglaries in the 13500 block of Ansel Terrace

April 15 – 12900 block of Barleycorn Terrace

April 15 – 17800 block of Marble Hill Place

The suspect was charged as a juvenile with multiple counts of burglary-related offenses and released to the custody of his mother.

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Release ID: 21-157
Media Contact: RLG 
Categories: burglary