Showing posts with label crime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crime. Show all posts

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Armed robbery at Rockville convenience store

At 5:15 PM Friday, June 2, 2023, the Rockville City police department tweeted that there was police activity in the 200 block of Park Road, but did not specify what it was in relation to. It turns out that officers were investigating an armed robbery that was reported at a convenience store around 3:35 PM. A firearm was the weapon utilized in the robbery. Metro Coffee Convenience is located on that block, which is across MD 355 from Rockville Town Center.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Assault at Rockville restaurant

Rockville City police responded to a report of a 2nd-degree assault at a restaurant yesterday, May 31, 2023. The assault was reported at a restaurant in the unit block of Maryland Avenue at Rockville Town Square at 2:18 PM Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Pickpocket strikes in Rockville parking lot

Watch your wallet! Rockville City police responded to a report of a pickpocket incident in the Twinbrook area Sunday afternoon, May 28, 2023. The theft was reported in a commercial parking lot in the 2000 block of Veirs Mill Road at 5:48 PM.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Police called after assault at Rockville grocery store

Rockville City police were called to a grocery store Wednesday night, May 24, 2023, after an individual reported having been the victim of a 2nd-degree assault there. The assault was reported at a supermarket in the 1800 block of Rockville Pike at 7:35 PM. A Safeway store is located on that block, at the Galvan development.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Can you identify these Rockville armed carjacking suspects?

Rockville City police are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating two suspects in an attempted armed carjacking at a gas station last night, May 22, 2023. At 8:15 PM, police say, these two suspects approached a customer pumping gas at the Exxon station at 200 N. Washington Street. One allegedly pulled out a handgun, and demanded the customer's car keys. The victim declined, and alerted bystanders to the robbery in progress. At that point, the suspects fled on foot, having obtained nothing.

Police released a surveillance camera image showing the suspects this afternoon. Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects, or the attempted robbery, is asked to contact the RCPD Criminal Investigations Unit at 240-314-8938.

Assault in Rockville industrial park

Rockville City police responded to a report of a 2nd-degree assault in an industrial park Sunday night, May 21, 2023. The assault was reported in the 1600 block of E. Gude Drive at 8:08 PM.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Aggravated assault with firearm in Rockville

Rockville City police responded to a report of an aggravated assault with a firearm last Thursday night, May 18, 2023. Officers responded to a 911 call at an apartment building in the 600 block of Blandford Street at 8:08 PM. A source reports that an adult female suspect took an adult male victim's cell phone, and pulled out the sim card. When the victim demanded the sim card be handed back, the woman pulled a gun on him.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Shoplifters strike at 2 Rockville liquor stores in 90 minutes

Surveillance camera footage has been showing us the recent handiwork of well-organized shoplifting teams in Montgomery County businesses. The County itself was the latest victim Friday afternoon in Rockville. Shoplifters hit two Montgomery County-owned liquor stores within 90 minutes. The first 911 call came from the 300 N. Washington Street store at 2:07 PM; the second, from the 14937 Shady Grove Road store at the Fallsgrove Village Center at 3:36 PM.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Assault at 7-Eleven on Shady Grove Road

Montgomery County police responded to a report of an assault at the 7-Eleven store at 15900 Shady Grove Road, on the border of Rockville and Gaithersburg, early Tuesday morning, May 16, 2023. The assault was reported at 1:43 AM Tuesday. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Burglars break into Rockville hotel room

Montgomery County police responded to a report of a burglary at a hotel in Rockville this past Saturday morning, May 13, 2023. The burglary was reported at a hotel in the 2600 block of Research Boulevard at 11:48 AM Saturday. There is an Extended Stay America hotel on that block. Officers responding to the scene found evidence of forced entry at the hotel room.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Car stolen from apartment building parking lot in Rockville

Montgomery County police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from an apartment building parking lot in the King Farm area of Rockville early Friday evening, May 12, 2023. The vehicle was taken from a lot in the 500 block of Lawson Way. It was reported stolen at 7:30 PM Friday.

Assault at Rockville Town Square

Rockville City police were called to Rockville Town Square after an assault was reported there early Friday evening, May 12, 2023. The assault was reported on Maryland Avenue at 6:08 PM.

Rockville apartment burglarized

Rockville City police responded to a report of a burglary at an apartment building early yesterday morning, May 13, 2023. The burglary was reported at an apartment in the 100 block of Halpine Road at 3:47 AM Saturday. Officers responding to the scene found evidence of forced entry at the apartment unit.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Rockville bear caught (Photos)

The black bear who wandered through Montgomery County, and decided to make Rockville its home, has been forcibly evicted from the city. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the bear was caught ransacking a backyard beehive for honey last night. Wildlife personnel from the DNR captured the bear, and examined it, determining it was a 140 lb. male juvenile bear. 

With the assistance of Rockville City police, the bear was transferred into a bear trap cage, and loaded onto a pickup truck to be transported out of the area. Police say the bear was released outside of Montgomery County, but the DNR says it was released into a "more suitable habitat within the County" this morning.

Photos courtesy Maryland DNR/RCPD

Friday, May 5, 2023

Animal bites at Rockville hotel

A report of an animal bite drew Rockville City police to a hotel they're quite familiar with on Tuesday night, May 2, 2023. The chomp was reported at a hotel in the 16000 block of Shady Grove Road at 9:23 PM Tuesday. A Red Roof Plus hotel is located on that block.

Car stolen outside Rockville apartment building

Rockville City police responded to a report of a stolen car near Richard Montgomery High School on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2023. The vehicle was parked on the street outside an apartment building. It is believed the vehicle was stolen between 9:30 PM Tuesday night and 8:50 AM Wednesday morning.

Rockville bear sightings continue

The black bear wandering around Rockville the last few days likes it here, and it's sticking around. Rockville City police announced this morning that the bear was spotted last night on College Parkway, and in King Farm. Officers are currently searching for the bear with the assistance of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. You are asked to call the RCPD at 240-314-8900 as soon as possible if you see the bear.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Black bear spotted in Rockville

Rockville City police are warning the public of the presence of a black bear in the city. The bear was spotted today in the neighborhoods of the West End near Great Falls Road, and Woodley Gardens. If you see the bear, police advise you to remain calm, and not to startle it if it appears to be unaware of your presence.

Bear sightings should be reported immediately to the non-emergency number, 240-314-8900. RCPD is in communication with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources regarding the presence of the bear. Police have provided the following bear safety tips:

"Identify yourself by talking calmly so the bear knows you are a human and not a prey animal. Remain still; stand your ground but slowly wave your arms. Help the bear recognize you as a human. It may come closer or stand on its hind legs to get a better look or smell. A standing bear is usually curious, not threatening.

Stay calm and remember that most bears do not want to attack you; they usually just want to be left alone. Bears may bluff their way out of an encounter by charging and then turning away at the last second. Bears may also react defensively by woofing, yawning, salivating, growling, snapping their jaws, and laying their ears back. Continue to talk to the bear in low tones; this will help you stay calmer, and it won't be threatening to the bear. A scream or sudden movement may trigger an attack. Never imitate bear sounds or make a high-pitched squeal.

Pick up small children immediately. Do not make any loud noises or screams—the bear may think it’s the sound of a prey animal. Slowly wave your arms above your head and tell the bear to back off. Do NOT run or make any sudden movements. Do not make any loud noises or screams—the bear may think it’s the sound of a prey animal.

Hike and travel in groups. Groups of people are usually noisier and smellier than a single person. Therefore, bears often become aware of groups of people at greater distances, and because of their cumulative size, groups are also intimidating to bears.

Make yourselves look as large as possible (for example, move to higher ground).

Do NOT allow the bear access to your food.

If the bear is stationary, move away slowly and sideways; this allows you to keep an eye on the bear and avoid tripping. Moving sideways is also non-threatening to bears.

Do NOT run, but if the bear follows, stop and hold your ground. Bears can run as fast as a racehorse both uphill and down. Like dogs, they will chase fleeing animals.

Do NOT climb a tree. Both grizzlies and black bears can climb trees.

Leave the area or take a detour. If this is impossible, wait until the bear moves away. Always leave the bear an escape route.

To avoid an encounter between your dog and a bear in your yard or neighborhood it is important to:

• Feed your dog (and other pets) inside. If you must feed outdoors, make sure to clean up any spilled or uneaten food and store the empty bowl inside.

• Turn on a security or porch light, check your yard for signs of a bear, and make some noise before letting your dog out in the morning or evening when bears are most commonly active in the warmer months. Talking or clapping can avoid a surprise encounter by alerting a bear to your presence in order to give him or her time to leave the area

• Always have your dog on a leash while walking in your neighborhood and be aware of your surroundings by looking for signs that a bear may be frequenting your yard.

• If you encounter a bear while out in the yard, do not run or let your dog chase after the bear! Recall your dog (if unleashed) and go inside.

• If your dog becomes engaged with a bear, DO NOT try to separate them or get in between your dog and the bear. Use loud noises, throw things, use pepper spray, a paintball gun, or water hose directed at the bear to chase him or her off." 

Monday, May 1, 2023

Maryland State Police from Rockville barrack to crack down on drunk drivers this weekend

Maryland state troopers from the Rockville state police barrack will conduct a high-visibility DUI enforcement effort in Montgomery County this weekend. It is part of a statewide effort by the department to discourage drunk driving around the Cinco de Mayo holiday. Troopers from Rockville will be participating in saturation patrols and enforcement on I-495 "and surrounding areas." To cover the cost of having the additional personnel and vehicles on patrol, the MSP are utilizing funds provided by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. The botttom line: You do not want to be driving on roadways in Maryland this weekend, if your blood alcohol level is over the legal limit. 

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Over 20 car windows smashed in theft rampage at Rockville apartment complex (Photos)

One or more thieves smashed windows on over 20 vehicles at a Rockville apartment complex early yesterday morning, April 29, 2023. Residents of Halpine View on Twinbrook Parkway say that the cars were broken into between 1:00 and 4:00 AM Saturday. The most common item stolen from the vandalized cars was the vehicle's airbag. Honda Civics were the primary target in the theft spree, which resembles a similar rampage at a Bethesda condo earlier this month.

Given that thieves are willing to break the windows even if you've locked your car, how can you keep your airbag from being stolen? Police and insurance industry experts recommend installing an anti-theft device on your steering wheel, such as The Club. Thieves who see such a device attached are likely to move on to the next car.