Monday, February 4, 2013
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 …
Monday, June 27, 2011
MCPD offers tips to avoid theft and burglary.
Last week, an unlocked car with the keys inside was stolen from an open garage in Kensington, and the Montgomery County Police Department is treating the theft as a teachable moment for Kensingtonians who aren't properly securing their property. Officer Howard Hersh, spokesman for MCPD, said an open garage is an invitation for theft. Furthermore, many homeowners don't lock the in-garage doors to their houses, he said. Leaving keys in a car — or hanging from a nail in an open garage — makes it easy for thieves to make off with your vehicle, he said. Aside from locking doors and cars, Kensingtonians can deter would-be burglars with the cost-effective installation of motion-sensing outdoor lights, Hersh said. "We tell people all the time: …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Vehicle recovered in D.C. on Wednesday.
Montgomery County Police are investigating a Kensington car theft that happened Monday night or Tuesday morning. According to police, the thief entered an open garage on Old Spring Road, found an unlocked 1999 Toyota Camry with the keys in the car, and made off with the vehicle. The car was found on Southern Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, police said. MCPD did not say whether the car was damaged. Police are asking anyone with information on the theft to call 301-652-0112. Those who wish to remain annonymous can call 1-866-411-TIPS or 240-773-8477. MCPD is also using the theft as an opportunity to remind residents to lock their cars and garages, remove valuables from unattended cars and never leave keys inside a vehicle.