19-Year-Old Arrested for Running “Chop-Shop” Out of Rockville Home

Per MCPD:  Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged 19-year-old Bill Gomez with auto theft related offenses that occurred over the span of several months in the Rockville and Baltimore areas.  Detectives from the Auto Crime Enforcement Section (ACES) were investigating the rise of Infiniti G37 models being stolen in the county and developed Gomez as a suspect.

The investigation revealed that Gomez was running a pseudo “chop-shop” out of his residence located in the 800 block of Westmore Avenue in Rockville.  Gomez had also obtained Vehicle Identification Numbers from wrecked/salvaged vehicles and placed them onto stolen vehicles to conceal their stolen status.

On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, ACES Detectives arrested Gomez, who was driving a stolen Infiniti at the time.  Gomez was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit and charged with multiple auto theft related charges. Gomez was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal bond.

On Thursday, September 7, 2023, Detectives executed a Search Warrant at Gomez’s residence and located an additional stolen vehicle along with evidentiary items connecting Gomez to the thefts.
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