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Silver Spring Crime: Strong-Arm Robbery, Thefts from Locked Vehicles, More

Silver Spring incidents included in the county police summary.

Montgomery County Police Department badge. Courtesy of the Montgomery County Police Department.
Montgomery County Police Department badge. Courtesy of the Montgomery County Police Department.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summaries of major crimes occurring in the county between July 29 and Aug. 13. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction.
  • A carjacking occurred in the 8600 block of 16th Street in Silver Spring on Monday, Aug. 5, at about 3:15 p.m. 
  • An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 1900 block of East West Highway in Silver Spring between Tuesday, July 30, and Friday, Aug. 2. There was an attempted forced entry, but nothing was taken.
  • A robbery occurred in the 8500 block of 2nd Avenue in Silver Spring on Tuesday, July 30, at 9:43 p.m. The suspects assaulted the victim and obtained property.
  • A robbery occurred in the 8400 block of Colesville Road in Silver Spring on Wednesday, July 31, at 12 a.m. 
  • A robbery occurred in the 900 block of Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 8:35 p.m. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 800 block of Easley Street in Silver Spring on Tuesday, July 30, at 1:38 p.m. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 8000 block of 13th Street in Silver Spring on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 12:27 a.m. 
  • Seven thefts from vehicles occurred between Wednesday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 4. Included in those seven were six incidents at county parking garages. These incidents occurred mainly during the early evening hours, and cash, clothing, cell phones and GPS systems were taken. Garages on Bonifant Street (three incidents) Ellsworth Drive, Wayne Avenue and Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring were affected.
  • A commercial robbery occurred at the Club Wags, 9330 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring, on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 6:42 p.m. The suspect threatened the victim with a weapon and obtained property.
  • An aggravated assault occurred in the 9500 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 2:19 p.m. 
  • A commercial burglary occurred at Andy’s Restaurant, 9326 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 9:13 a.m. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Cody Dr. in Silver Spring between 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and 1:52 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. There was a forced entry, but nothing was taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Seminary Road in Silver Spring on Monday, Aug. 5, between 1 and 5 a.m. There was no forced entry, but property was taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Bartholomew Court in Silver Spring on Monday, Aug. 5, at 4 a.m. There was an attempted forced entry, but nothing was taken.
  • A robbery occurred in the 8500 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring on Friday, Aug. 2, at 12:44 a.m. The suspect assaulted the victim and obtained property. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 8900 block Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 12:30 a.m. 
  • An aggravated assault occurred in the 800 block of Northampton Drive in Silver Spring on Tuesday, July 30, at 8:47 p.m. The suspect is known to the victim.
  • An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of Dilston Road in Silver Spring on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 12:10 a.m. The suspect attempted to obtain entry, but nothing was taken.
  • An armed robbery occurred in the 12000 block of Plum Orchard Drive in Silver Spring on Wednesday, July 31, at 2:25 p.m. The suspects threatened the victim with a weapon and obtained property.
  • An armed robbery occurred in the 11300 Lockwood Drive in Silver Spring on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 2:50 p.m. The suspect threatened the victim with a weapon and obtained property.
  • An armed robbery occurred in the 11500 block of Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring on Friday, Aug. 2, at 9:25 p.m. The suspects assaulted the victim and obtained property.
  • A strong-armed robbery occurred at the intersection of East Randolph and Serpentine Way in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 5:45 a.m. The suspects assaulted the victim and obtained property. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Castleleigh Road in Silver Spring between 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, and 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. There was a forced entry, and property was taken. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 3200 block of Kilkenny Street in Silver Spring on Friday, Aug. 2, at 8:26 a.m. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 13100 block of Shinnecock Drive in Silver Spring on Monday, July 29, between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. There was an unknown entry, and property was taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 3500 block of Sheffield Manor Terrace in Silver Spring between Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4. There was a forced entry, and property was taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 14100 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, between 6 and 8:30 p.m. There was an unknown entry, and property was taken.
  • An attempted robbery occurred at the W Express Gas Station, located at 14300 New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring, on Friday, Aug. 2, at 12:25 p.m. The suspect threatened the victim with a weapon and unsuccessfully attempted to obtain property. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 13100 block of Collingwood Drive in Silver Spring on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 6:52 p.m. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 800 block of Midland Road in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 1:23 p.m. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 900 block of Good Hope Drive in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 1:44 p.m. 
  • The three thefts from vehicles and one vehicle theft occurred overnight between Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31, on Crestline Drive, Castle Cliff Place, and Collingwood Drive in Silver Spring. All of the cars were unlocked, and a spare key was available in the stolen vehicle. Loose property was taken. 
  • A theft from vehicle occurred overnight between Monday and Tuesday, July 29 and 30, in the 2200 block of Glenallen Avenue in Silver Spring. A vehicle part was taken.
  • An aggravated assault occurred in the 14100 block of Rippling Brook Drive in Silver Spring on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 10 p.m. The suspect is known to the victim. 
  • An armed attempt robbery occurred in the 11800 block of Valleywood Drive in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 10 p.m. The suspect threatened the victim with a weapon and obtained property. 
  • A carjacking occurred on Monday, Aug. 5, at 3:14 p.m. in the 8600 block of 16th Street in Silver Spring. An 18-year-old man from Wheaton was arrested in connection with the carjacking.
  • A robbery occurred in the 1000 block of Spring Street in Silver Spring on Monday, Aug. 12, at 3:17 p.m. The suspect threatened the victim with a weapon and obtained property. A 17-year-old man from Silver Spring was arrested.
  • An aggravated assault occurred at the McDonald's restaurant at 8507 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring, on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 3:26 a.m.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 12:27 a.m. in the 8000 block of 13th Street in Silver Spring.
  • An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of Dale Drive in Silver Spring on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 3:10 p.m. Attempted forced entry; nothing taken. 
  • A residential burglary occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 13, between 1 and 5:29 p.m. in the 600 block of Deerfield Avenue in Silver Spring. Forced entry; property taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5:29 p.m. in the 600 block of McNeil Road in Silver Spring. Forced entry; property taken.
  • A robbery occurred at the 7-11, 8619 16th Street in Silver Spring, on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2:50 a.m. The suspect assaulted the victim and obtained property.
  • A commercial burglary occurred at Andy’s Restaurant, 9326 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring, between 11:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Forced entry; property taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Monday, Aug. 5, between 1 and 5 a.m. in the 2100 block of Seminary Road in Silver Spring. No forced entry; property taken.
  • An attempted residential burglary occurred on Monday, Aug. 5, at 4 a.m. in the 1700 block of Bartholomew Court in Silver Spring. Attempted forced entry; nothing taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred between 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, and 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, in the 500 block of Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring. No forced entry; property taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Friday, Aug. 9, at 8:38 a.m. in the 600 block of Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring. Forced entry; nothing taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Friday, Aug. 9, at 11:15 a.m. in the 100 block of Hamilton Avenue in Silver Spring. Forced entry; property taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of Flora Lane in Silver Spring. The suspects are known to the victim.
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 8900 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 12:30 a.m.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 7, between 9 a.m. and 6:50 p.m. in the 9200 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring. Forced entry; property taken. 
  • A residential burglary occurred on Friday, Aug. 9, at 9:53 a.m. in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring. No forced entry; property taken.
  • A sex assault occurred in the 700 block of University Boulevard East in Silver Spring on Friday, Aug. 9, at 9 p.m. The suspect, a 42-year-old man from Olney, exposed himself to the victim and was arrested.
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 1900 block of Powder Mill Road in Silver Spring on Thursday, Aug. 6, between 6 and 11:30 p.m. Forced entry; property taken. 
  • Seven thefts from vehicles occurred between Tuesday, Aug. 6, and Tuesday, Aug. 13. Four of the incidents occurred along the Route 29 corridor and three occurred along the New Hampshire Avenue corridor. These incidents occurred overnight, between the late evening and early morning hours. Entry was gained through unlocked doors in three incidents and by force in the others. Cash, an airbag, a GPS system, computer, purse and cell phones were stolen. Streets targeted included Legato Terrace, Lockwood Drive, Moffett Road, Oak Leaf Drive, Prelude Drive, Dalton Road and Avenel Road in Silver Spring. 
  • A strong-arm robbery occurred in the 2000 block of Harlequin Terrace in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 a.m. The suspects assaulted the victim and obtained property.
  • An armed robbery occurred in the 12500 block of Galway Drive in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6:02 a.m. The suspect assaulted the victim and obtained property.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 6, between 6 and 8:30 p.m. in the 14100 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring. Unknown entry; property taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Thursday, Aug. 8, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the 14100 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring. Unknown entry; property taken.
  • A residential burglary occurred on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 6:17 a.m. in the 3900 block of Madison Park Lane in Silver Spring.
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 800 block of Midland Road in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Forced entry; property taken. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 900 block of Good Hope Drive in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 1:44 p.m. No forced entry; property taken. 
  • An attempted burglary occurred in the 500 block of Grand Cypress Court in Silver Spring on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. Attempted forced entry; nothing taken. 
  • A strong-arm robbery occurred at Connecticut and Georgia avenues in Silver Spring on Friday, Aug. 9, at 1:10 a.m. The suspects assaulted the victim and obtained property. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 3900 block of Bel Pre Road in Silver Spring between Thursday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 10. No forced entry; property taken. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 4000 block of Postgate Terrace in Silver Spring on Monday, Aug. 12, at 12:19 p.m. The suspect attempted to enter the residence. No further details. 
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 12800 block of Bushey Drive in Silver Spring on Aug. 2.
  • A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Kersey Road in Silver Spring on Monday, Aug. 12, at 10:31 a.m. Unknown entry; property taken. 
  • A sex assault occurred at the dry cleaner at 12335 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 11:49 a.m. The suspect inappropriately touched the victim.
  • An aggravated assault occurred in the 2400 block of University Boulevard West in Silver Spring on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 9:53 p.m.
If you have questions about this post, email laura.thornton@patch.com.

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