Bethesda Teens Steal SUV Left Running in Driveway

Two 15-year-old boys were arrested last month after driving away in a homeowner's Isuzu Rodeo.

Two 15-year-old Bethesda boys were arrested after police say they stole an SUV that a resident had left running in his driveway in the Ashburton neighborhood last month.

Poice responded to the 10000 block of Sinnott Drive in Bethesda around 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, according to police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti.

A resident reported that he had left his Isuzu Rodeo running in the driveway of his home, leaving the keys in the ignition, and went inside for a “moment,” Innocenti said. That’s when he said two teen boys stole the vehicle and drove off.

The man was able to give police a description of the suspects and the direction in which he had last seen them driving. The man got into another car and drove around the neighborhood searching for the teens and his SUV, Innocenti said.

The man spotted the Rodeo on nearby Lone Oak drive, and told police who responded that he had seen the teens running away from the vehicle, Innocenti said.

Officers found the teens running down the sidewalk and arrested them, Innocenti said.

The Ashburton neighborhood saw another arrest the following day when an Upper Marlboro man, who was reported to have been "casing" homes,


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