More Crime in MoCo
WHEN YOU WITHDRAW SUPPORT FROM POLICE CRIME SURGES
MoCo Crime Beat
Throughout Montgomery County, the elevated rate of thefts from vehicles continues to pose a major problem. In the dozens of thefts reported in a one-week span, hardly any include suspect information. Thefts and attempted thefts of the cars themselves have also skyrocketed. Fourteen of these occurred in the 4th District (Wheaton) alone.
The number of reported residential robberies also appears to be rising, with three taking place in Silver Spring between April 23 and April 29.
Some recent highlights:
- On April 23rd, a kidnapping and armed robbery reportedly took place at Shady Grove Road and I-270 around 12:30 pm.
- In the early morning of April 25th, a Silver Spring dollar tree was burglarized. A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in association with this crime.
- This week, MCPD detectives arrested 20-year-old for the April homicide of Carlos Rashard Carter on Columbia Pike.
- On May 4th, MCPD detectives arrested a 16-year-old male and female for assault, robbery, possession of an illegal ghost gun, and possession of large number of fentanyl pills in Gaithersburg.
For your calendar: On Tuesday, May 16, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser will be testifying before the House Oversight Committee on the state of crime in DC.
Amalia Chua Halikias grew up in Chevy Chase, has worked on nearly a dozen campaigns, and serves as Government Relations Director at The Heritage Foundation. She's a member of the Montgomery Republican Party Communications committee and can be reached at [email protected]