Today's Stolen Car Located and Recovered in DC
This morning, a resident discovered her Chrysler minivan missing from her driveway in the 6300 block of Broad Branch Road. The owner called to activate the vehicle location software, and she instructed the provider to send e-notifications to the Chevy Chase Village Police Department.
Within a short time, CCVPD was receiving emails from the provider with longitude and latitude coordinates which showed that the stolen car was stationary in the 400 block of Madison Street, NW. Chief Fitzgerald contacted Commander Melvin Gresham of the Metropolitan Police Department, and Gresham immediately sent DC officers to find the stolen car. MPD officers located the car right where the GPS coordinates indicated it would be.
Officer Timmerman met the resident/car owner at her home and drove her into DC to meet with the DC officers and bring her car back home.
Village Police are grateful for the assistance provided by the Metropolitan Police Department.
The investigation is continuing.