Friday, February 8, 2013
Burglars stole $100,000 worth of goods from 30 homes, according to Montgomery County Police.
Two Rockville teens and a 21-year-old Rockville man were among six people charged in a North Potomac burglary spree that netted more than $100,000 worth of items, Montgomery County Police said Thursday. According to District Court records accessed online, Tita Ntemgwa Fontava, 21, of the 14000 block of Pellita Terrace, has been charged with 56 counts of burglary, theft, property destruction and related conspiracy charges. Fontava is being held on $20,000 bail and is awaiting a March 1 court hearing. His bail was initially $85,000, the court records show. A 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were charged with numerous counts of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy, malicious destruction of property and the …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The opportunity for robberies, burglaries and thefts from vehicles increase during the holidays, police say.
As holidays approach, Montgomery County police warn residents to be extra vigilant for robberies, burglaries and thefts from vehicles. According to a police statement, the opportunity for these incidents increase during the holidays. In addition to the police department’s yearly “Shop with a Cop” campaign, Montgomery County police have released the following safety tips: When shopping: When out walking: At home:
Monday, October 15, 2012
Second District Commander provides September year-to-date crime statistics in latest update.
Residential burglaries are down 40 percent and robberies are up 9 percent from last year in the Montgomery County police second district. The new crime statistics, which compare numbers from September 2012 with numbers from September 2011, were provided by Second District Commander Capt. David Falcinelli in a recent crime update. Robbery cases are a "priority" for investigators, Falcinelli wrote. The district includes Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and portions of Rockville and Kensington. According to the update, residential burglaries are down 40 percent, commercial burglaries are down 32 percent, thefts from autos are down 9 percent and stolen cars are down 41 percent. "Robberies are still up by 9 percent, but these cases continue to be a …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
About $16,000 in narcotics stolen in two separate break-ins, police say.
Rockville City Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects who have stolen about $16,000 in narcotics in a series of burglaries at Rockville Pharmacy over the past month and a half, the city said in a news release on Monday. Police first responded to an alarm at the pharmacy, at 50 W. Edmonston Drive, just after 5:30 a.m. on May 16, the release said. They found the front door pried open and $10,000 worth of narcotics taken. On Friday, a pharmacy employee arrived at work to find a long scratch in the front door and window, the release said. Police believe someone tried to break into the pharmacy between 2 and 8 a.m. About 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to an alarm at the pharmacy to find the rear door …