Police from the Third District arrested a Germantown man in connection with two residential burglaries in Silver Spring, according to a press release.
Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 700 block of Pershing Drive at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning, Oct. 19, and arrested Steven Anderson, age 56, of Germantown.
“The two homeowners, asleep on the top floor, had awoken to the sound of a downstairs interior door being opened,” the department reported. “The homeowners went to investigate and encountered the suspect, later identified as Anderson. Anderson assaulted the residents and fled from the home. The victims were able to provide officers with a description of Anderson.”
A K9 officer and his dog were among the responding officers and tracked Anderson to the rear of a town home on Ellsworth Height Street.
“Anderson saw the officer and his partner and jumped over an approximately 12-foot wall,” the report continued. “On the other side of the wall, he was met with officers who had created a perimeter around the area. Anderson then jumped back over the wall and was arrested by the K9 officer.”
At the time of his arrest, Anderson was wearing a coat that police determined was stolen from a home on Ellsworth Heights Street following the Pershing Drive incident.
Anderson was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree assault. He is being held without bond.
Detectives are working to learn whether Anderson is also responsible for other recent burglaries in the Chelsea Heights and Seven Oaks-Evanswood neighborhoods.
Screenshot from the Montgomery County Police website. Photo from MCP.