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July 2018 Issue of the Crier is now available online

The July 2018 Issue of the Crier is now available online. Click here to view it.

Car Thief Identified, Charged

DC man, 18, is currently being held in jail

In the early morning hours of Monday, April 9, 2018, a brand new 2018 Audi Q7 was stolen from the owner’s driveway on Primrose Street between Brookville Road and Oxford Street.  The key had been left inside the vehicle. 
Less than a week later, on Sunday, 4/15/18, DC Police (MPD) spotted the stolen Audi still displaying the owner’s license plates.  The car, occupied by three males, fled when police tried to stop it. The suspects abandoned the car in the 400 block of O Street Southwest and ran.  They were able to make their getaway before pursuing MPD officers caught up to the car.  MPD towed the car to a storage lot and notified Village Police.  The SUV had been involved in a collision and had sustained significant damage.
Village police have a partnership with detectives from Montgomery County’s Centralized Auto Theft Team (CATT), and they began to do follow-up investigation of the case.  Coincidentally, Detective John Eggener from CATT had identified a suspect involved in an unrelated car theft.  Det. Eggener obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s cell phone to further his investigation.  During the search of the phone, Det. Eggener stumbled upon brag photos and videos of the suspect driving the stolen Audi Q7 that was taken on April 9 in the Village.  The images contained the victim’s stolen license plate, also.  (As an aside, the police truly appreciate it when criminals produce such solid evidence for the prosecution). 
Det. Eggener obtained and served an arrest warrant charging 18 year-old Amir Darnell-Curtis Golden of Washington, DC with felony theft, and felony motor vehicle theft.  He is currently in jail awaiting trial.

Stormwater Management and Sump Pump Installations: Confirm Permitting Requirements

If the recent historic rainfall has you considering implementing a stormwater management project on your property, please be aware that many stormwater management projects may require a Village Building Permit. A Village Building Permit is required for the installation of drain pipes, drywells, underground rain tanks, flowells, French drains and drainage swales.
If you are considering installing or modifying existing stormwater management controls, please contact Ellen Sands, the Village’s Municipal Operations Coordinator, for a review of the proposed work. For residents’ reference and assistance the Stormwater Management presentation materials provided by Montgomery County at the information meeting held at the Village Hall in 2016 are still available on the Village website at

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Brookville Road Park Closed for Improvements

Improvements to the Brookville Road Park are largely complete, save for a few punch list items. 

We look forward to opening the renovated park to public access early in July.

For more information or questions please contact the Village’s Municipal Operations Coordinator Ellen Sands by phone at 301-654-7300 or via e-mail at

Table of Trash Pick-Up Schedule for July 4th Holiday

Tools Stolen from Three Contractors’ Trucks

One was unlocked; locks were punched out on two others

At about 12:30 in the afternoon on Thursday, June 28, a construction worker on the unit block of Hesketh Street saw two black males—one wearing a hard hat and the other wearing a bright, reflective vest—walking along Hesketh and pulling on the door handles of parked construction trucks.  The worker yelled at the pair, and they immediately fled on foot heading west on Hesketh.  Village officers immediately responded and searched the Village and surrounding areas for the men, but they were not located. 
While officers were investigating the Hesketh Street incident, a construction worker in the 5600 block of Grove Street flagged an officer down to report that he had just discovered that a lock on one of the doors to his truck was punched inward by force, and a thief had stolen some of his tools.  He did not witness the crime of see any suspects.
A short time after the Grove Street theft was reported, a contractor who was doing a job at All Saints Church discovered that someone had defeated a lock on his truck while the truck was parked on Grafton Street adjacent to the church. Some tools were stolen from his truck, as well.
Officers believe that the thieves must have been in a car or truck of some kind as they committed their crimes; some of the stolen tools are heavy and cumbersome, and a vehicle would be required to transport them.
Residents are asked to share this information with their contractors so that they can keep an eye out for any suspicious persons in the area of their vehicles.

Valuable Bicycle Stolen from Open Garage

It was taken sometime between Wednesday, June 20 and Friday, June 22

On Sunday, June 24, a resident from the westernmost block of Grafton (between Kirkside and Wisconsin) noticed that his men’s black Trek FX3 hybrid bicycle was stolen from his open garage which is attached to the residence.  The resident reported that his son often leaves the garage door open during daytime hours when the boy plays outside, and the garage had been left open during the day on June 20, 21 and 22.  The bicycle, valued at $900, was likely taken during the day when the door was open. 
Residents are urged to lock up their bicycles—preferably indoors—whenever they are not being ridden, and to register their bicycles with the Village police department so that the serial number will be in our database.  At a minimum, residents should record their serial numbers at maintain them in a safe location.

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Latent Fingerprints Nab Two Thieves

Village officer credited with finding fingerprints, obtaining arrest warrants

In the early morning hours of Thursday,January 25, 2018, several residents reported that someone had entered their unlocked cars overnight.  A total of seven cars were entered, and some items were stolen.
Village officer James Timmerman responded to investigate the crimes.  He painstakingly dusted for signs of latent fingerprints on the cars.  He lifted several latent prints and he submitted them to the regional fingerprint database for analysis. 
After several weeks, the lab returned ‘hits’ on two known thieves.  Armed with that evidence, Officer Timmerman obtained arrest warrants charging two adult men with several counts of theft and conspiracy.  One of the thieves lives in Prince George’s County and the other lives in Washington, DC.  The men are currently wanted; we will provide further details about them after they are arrested.
Nice work, Officer Timmerman!

Are You Prepared?

As we have experienced during various seasonal events, it is important to be prepared for local weather emergencies. In order the assist residents in their preparedness, the Village in partnership with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) offer a number of helpful tools, plans and free alerts to assist and keep you informed.


Village Website and Blast Email System – Have you signed up for the Village’s blast email system? This is primary electronic method of communication with you. The Village has 2 email lists you can sign-up for:

Urgent News Alert – include messages such as criminal activity, neighborhood disruptions such as water main breaks, power outages and road closures and major weather events.

General News Alerts – include messages about Board and committee meetings, community events, changes in public services such as refuse/recycling collection schedules and upcoming road closures.

To sign-up for the blast email system visit the Village website at and click on the tablet icon at the top of the Village’s homepage.

Alert Montgomery – Alert Montgomery is the office emergency communications service for Montgomery County, MD. During major crisis, emergency or severe weather events, Montgomery County officials will send event updates, warnings and instructions directly to you on any of your devices. To sign-up for Alert Montgomery please visit the OEMHS website and click on the “Alert Montgomery” link at the top of the page.


Family and Community Preparedness Information – Emergencies can take many form and occur with or without warning. By taking a few simple steps now, you can ensure that you, your family and your community are better prepared to handle emergencies. To assist in your family planning please visit the Village’s emergency preparedness page, for helpful tools and links. Another important tool the Village has to assist you in your preparedness efforts is to always request a House Check when you are out town and ensure that your emergency contacts are up to date with the Village office.


For additional information please visit the Village’s website at and click on the “Are you prepared? – Emergency Preparedness Tips” link listed in the Quick Links on the homepage.

Emergency Contact Sheet

Chevy Chase Village Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-654-7300

Montgomery County Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-279-8000

Bethesda - Chevy Chase Rescue Squad - 301-652-0077

Chevy Chase Fire Dept
(Opposite Columbia Country Club) - 240-773-4707

Bethesda Fire Dept
(Wisconsin Ave and Bradley Blvd) - 240-773-4706

National Capital Poison Center
(George Washington University Hospital) - 800-222-1222


Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

Emergency-Live wires down, power failure - 877-737-2662

Customer Service - 202-833-7500

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission


Emergency - 301-206-4002

Complaints, Leaks, Information - 301-206-4001

Washington Gas


Emergency - 703-750-1400

Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000

Comcast - 800-934-6489

Verizon - 800-837-4966

**A cut out sheet is also located on page two of the January 2017 Crier.

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