Police Blotter: Early-Morning Assault on Cordell Avenue; Three Cars Stolen Around Downtown Silver Spring

The following crimes were reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police from July 31 to Aug. 8




Burglary at Church in Bethesda

A man broke into the Church in Bethesda, a nondenominational church at 5033 Wilson Lane, during the night of Aug. 3. Nothing was taken.

Apartment burglary on Wilson Lane

Police arrested a 30-year-old Silver Spring man who was accused of breaking into an apartment on the 5000 block of Wilson Lane at about 6 p.m. Aug. 4. He didn’t take anything.

Strong-arm robbery on Bradley Boulevard

A man assaulted another man and took his property on the 4700 block of Bradley Boulevard in the early morning of Aug. 5.

Aggravated assault on Cordell Avenue

A man and two women assaulted two adults on the 4900 block of Cordell Avenue in the early morning of Aug. 6. Police arrested a 28-year-old man from Silver Spring, a 28-year-old woman from Takoma Park and a 21-year-old woman from Silver Spring. A police spokesman said two groups were fighting in a parking garage and a man was assaulted when he tried to break up the fight.

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Thefts from vehicles

Cash and property were taken from three cars parked on Baltimore, Willard and South Park avenues during the night of Aug. 1. One car had been broken into. The two others had been left unlocked.


Theft from vehicle

A car in the 12200 block of Wilkins Avenue was broken into during the night on Aug. 1. Property was taken.

Armed robbery on Village Square Terrace

Several people, one of them displaying a weapon, assaulted a man and took his property. Police arrested a 21-year-old man from Rockville.

More thefts from vehicles

Several thefts from cars were reported on Natia Manor Drive and Travilah and Riding Fields roads between 10 p.m. Aug. 3 and 5:21 p.m. Aug. 4. All of the cars had been left unlocked. Nothing was taken.

Armed robbery on Fallsgrove Drive

A man walking on a trail near the 700 block of Fallsgrove Drive at about 4:20 p.m. Aug. 6 passed by two men, who displayed a gun and told him to empty his pockets. They took his wallet and fled. Police described them as appearing to be in their 20s. One was 6 feet, 180 pounds with a medium build and short black hair; the other was 5 feet 8 inches with medium build and black hair.

Silver Spring

Burglary at TW Perry

A man broke into the TW Perry hardware store at 9015 Brookville Road and stole property in the early morning of Aug. 3.

Assault at Ben & Jerry’s

A 31-year-old Silver Spring man was arrested after he allegedly displayed a weapon at the Ben & Jerry’s at 901 Ellsworth Drive at 10:42 p.m. Aug. 2. Police believe he also displayed a weapon and attempted to take property from two adults near Fenton Street and Thayer Avenue at 8:37 p.m. that night.

Strong-arm robbery at 7-Eleven

A man stole cash from a 7-Eleven at 8484 Georgia Avenue at 6:52 a.m. Aug. 3. Police arrested a 39-year-old from Hyattsville.

Residential burglary on Colesville Road

Property was stolen from a residence on the 8300 block of Colesville Road overnight on Aug. 4. Forced entry was reported.

Thefts from vehicles

Property and vehicle parts were taken from four cars on Bonifant and Fenton streets and 1st and Georgia avenues between Aug. 2 and 5. Two cars had been broken into and one had been left unlocked. Police did not report the method of entry into the fourth.

Car thefts

Three cars were stolen over several days. The first was taken from the 700 block of Hankin Street overnight on Aug. 3, and police believe it might have been left unlocked with a spare key inside. Another was stolen from the 8700 block of Cameron Street between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Aug. 3 and a third from the 1400 block of Blair Mill Road at 3:46 a.m. Aug. 7. Police do not know how the thieves entered those two cars.

More thefts from vehicles

Cash and property were taken from multiple cars on Ellsworth Court, Mayfair Place and Pershing and Greenbrier drives between Aug. 1 and 7. One car had been broken into and one had been left unlocked. The means of entry into the other cars was unknown.

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