Burglary Alert – Update

First, on a happy note, if you have not had the opportunity to enjoy West Bradley’s own cherry blossom festival, do take the time to stroll down Cindy Lane and the surrounding area. The pink and white blossoms are at their peak.

Second, District 1 Police Captain McSwain has provided the update below on the incident in nearby Potomac reported on March 23. While encouraged, the police advise continuing prudence.

• On Saturday, April 4, at 9:00 p.m., 1st District Officers responded to the 10500 block of Bridle Lane for the report of unknown subjects ringing the doorbell of a complainant. Similar to the previously reported incidents below, no one was seen when the homeowner inquired. Soon thereafter, officers found three juveniles (14-15 years of age) in the community who admitted that they were out ringing doorbells as a prank. All three juveniles live within the community.

• On the same night, 1st District Officers responded to 11300 block of Gainsborough Road for the report of four (4) subjects wearing ski masks. It was approx. 1230 a.m. when this call was dispatched. Within a short time span, officers located all four individuals near the intersection of Tuckerman Lane and Willowbrook Drive. Each subject was wearing a ski mask at the time and all were identified as juveniles (16-17 years). They too mentioned their purpose for being out that late was to conduct pranks. Officers made contact with parents regarding the actions of the juveniles. Two (2) of the four (4) in this group live near Brickyard Road, while the other two are from the Gainsborough area.

Although we do not have direct evidence that ties any of the juveniles to the previously reported Rock Run incident, there is good circumstantial evidence to suggest the same. However, I encourage you to continue to exercise good personal safety habits at all times. The Rockville Investigative Section will follow-up on both incidents and ensure all applicable parents are aware of the recent police encounters.

Feel free to share this information with your neighbors.


Capt. McSwain

Captain Darryl W. McSwain, Commander
1st District Station
1451 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, Maryland 20854
Phone 240-773-6070

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