Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bethesda arson suspect charged, assault on Whittier Blvd. + much more - Bethesda crime update

Montgomery County Police have charged Bethesda resident Mansour Benkreira, 20, with three counts of arson, for fires he allegedly set in cars early Wednesday morning. The fires were set in vehicles parked on Wessling Lane and Glenbrook Road, in the Edgemoor neighborhood of Bethesda.

Police have another person of interest they are searching for in the case. If you have any information, please call the Arson Tipline at 240.777.2263.

Apparently, criminals don't file taxes, so April 15 was an unusually-high crime day in Bethesda.

Here's a roundup of all crimes reported across Bethesda on April 15, according to crime data:

Disorderly conduct. West Virginia Avenue at Wisconsin Avenue.

Vehicle burglary. 4400 block Rosedale Avenue.

Vehicle arson. 5100 block Wessling Lane (Edgemoor).

Vehicle arson. 7000 block Glenbrook Road (Edgemoor).

Vehicle arson. 7000 block Glenbrook Road.

Vehicle burglary. 7800 block Marion Lane.

Burglary. 5400 block Audubon Road.

Vehicle burglary. 6900 block Barrett Lane.

Vehicle burglary. 7800 block Hampden Lane.

Assault. 7100 block Whittier Boulevard.

Drug arrest. 9900 block Julliard Drive.

Theft. 7100 block Heathwood Court.

Vehicle burglary. 11500 block Rokeby Avenue.

Theft. 6700 block Rockledge Drive.

Theft. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.

Theft. Sears at Westfield Montgomery Mall.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to know if this is the beginning of European car burnings now in Maryland. Or was this just a random crime? Will anyone in the media please follow up and get more info, such as the motives behind the crimes, please?