Saturday, June 24, 2017

Springfield, Sumner hit by thieves, bike stolen on Bethesda Ave. + more - Bethesda crime update

Bethesda experienced its first minor theft spree this summer, as one or more thieves went wilding in the Springfield and Sumner neighborhoods and downtown Bethesda Thursday. At least 7 vehicles were hit, and a bicycle was stolen on Bethesda Avenue.

Here's a roundup of crimes reported across Bethesda on June 22, according to crime data:

Stolen bike worth over $200. 4700 block Bethesda Avenue.

Theft from vehicle. 7100 block Arlington Road.

Theft from vehicle. 5600 block Springfield Drive (Springfield).

Theft from vehicle. 5500 block Cromwell Drive (Springfield).

Theft from vehicle. 5600 block Knollwood Road (Springfield).

Theft from vehicle. 5600 block Ontario Circle (Sumner).

Theft from vehicle. 5100 block Marlyn Drive (Sumner).

Theft from vehicle. 1 Vassar Circle (Glen Echo).

Threatening phone call. 8700 block Preston Place.

Embezzlement/"confidence game." 6300 block Lone Oak Drive.

Child neglect. XX block Bells Mill Road.

Identity theft. 11100 block Cripplegate Road.

Stolen bike worth over $200. 13600 block Hayworth Drive.