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Old 06-11-2010, 04:13 PM
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Default Peeping Tom Incidents in North Bethesda

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION:                        
Media Services Division, 240-773-5030


Peeping Tom Incidents in North Bethesda


Montgomery County Police 2nd District detectives are investigating “peeping tom” incidents that have occurred in North Bethesda. Since April 26, 2010, there have been four reports of “peeping tom” activity at residential apartments which all involve a similarly described black male suspect, in his 30’s or 40’s. One other incident may be related, but the suspect fled before his intentions were clear. The incidents have occurred at night and during early morning hours.
  • 5400 block of Marinelli Road (map location 1): On Monday, April 26, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the female victim noticed some movement at her window and saw the suspect crouching by the corner of the window.
    Description: B/M, 30s, 5’9”-5’10”, 200 lbs.

  • 5800 block of Edson Lane (map location 2): On Friday, May 28, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the female victim saw the suspect walking behind the apartment building and looking into windows.
    Description: B/M, 40s, 5’10”, wearing a work shirt.

  • 5800 block of Edson Lane (map location 2): On Wednesday, June 2, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the victim was undressing in her ground level apartment when she noticed a red light coming from the side of her bedroom curtains. She thought it was possibly some sort or recording device such as a video camera or cell phone. The victim looked closer and saw a black male suspect standing next to the window. A witness reported that just prior to this incident he observed an individual matching the suspect description walking behind the apartment complex.
    Description: B/M, 35-40, 5’11”- 6’, 220-230 lbs., wearing a button-up t-shirt and dress pants.

  • 10600 block of Montrose Avenue (map location 3): On Saturday, June 5, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the female victim awoke to noises on her balcony and saw a black male suspect outside on the balcony. When the suspect knew that he had been seen, he jumped off the balcony and fled. (It is not known if this was a related peeping tom, because the suspect fled before his intent was known.)

  • 5400 block of Marinelli Road (map location 1): On Monday June 7, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the victim was dressing her children in her bedroom when she saw movements by the window. She saw the suspect looking in the window through the blinds. The victim walked out of a back door in time to see the suspect walking away towards Citadel Avenue.
    Description: Black male, 30s, 5’8”-6’2”, 150-200 lbs., wearing a peach-colored shirt and dark tie.
Community members are asked to immediately report any suspicious person or activity to 301-279-8000. For an incident in progress call 911. Anyone who has information about these incidents, and has not already spoken with police, is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 301-657-0112.

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