Brookeville Resident Grazed by Apparent Projectile; Detectives Investigate as Possible Hunting Accident

Today at approximately 12:40 p.m., an 87-year-old resident of the 3800 block of Elton Farm Road in Brookeville was walking up a hill on his property to his house when he heard what sounded like a gunshot and was struck on his head by an unknown object.

The resident was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At the hospital, a small metallic projectile was recovered from the victim’s head.

Montgomery County Police officers and Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) officers canvassed the area but did not locate anyone.

Detectives believe that the projectile might have unintentionally come from a hunter, as the resident’s property is adjacent to public land and is an area frequented by hunters.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6327.


Detectives Investigate Olney Assault as Hate-Based Incident

Detectives from the 4th District are investigating an assault that occurred at an Olney restaurant early this morning as a hate-based incident.

At approximately 2:50 a.m., officers responded to the Greene Turtle bar and restaurant located at 18101 Town Center Drive for the report of an assault in progress.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a group of four people were at the bar through the later hours of the evening.  During that time, another larger group of people were sitting toward the other end of the bar.

At closing time, members of the larger group began to leave the establishment.  As the larger group exited, an adult male from that group took a glass of water, approached the other group of four people, and poured water on two of the males. Witnesses reported that the male referred to them in a derogatory manner in regard to sexual orientation and began challenging them to a fight.

Both groups exited the restaurant and individuals from both groups became involved in an altercation in the parking lot.

Fire and Rescue responded to the location and transported two males to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained during the altercation.

Detectives believe that they have identified the adult male suspect who poured water on the two victims and they continue to work to identify all those involved in this incident.  This remains an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.   Callers may remain anonymous.


Update: Suspect Arrested for Germantown Armed Robbery – Tipster Helped Close This Case

Brenden Dashiell Jr.

Brenden Dashiell Jr.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section have charged Brenden Lamont Dashiell Jr., age 30, of Cherry Bend Court in Germantown, for the October 2 armed robbery of a 20-year-old male at the SunTrust Bank ATM located at 12605 Wisteria Drive in Germantown.

On Sunday, October 2 at approximately 2:07 a.m., the victim was walking on Great Seneca Highway near Grey Eagle Court, when Dashiell Jr. approached him, displayed a handgun, and ordered him to walk to the SunTrust Bank.  Dashiell Jr. then forced the victim to withdraw an undisclosed amount of currency from the bank’s ATM.

On October 6, detectives released photographs of the suspect to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.  Investigators received a tip which led to the identification of Dashiell Jr. as the suspect.  Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Dashiell Jr. and arrested him at his home on October 19.

Dashiell Jr. was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with armed robbery, theft, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.  Dashiell Jr. is being held on a $100,000 bond.

The tipster that provided information to investigators regarding Dashiell Jr. is eligible for a cash reward from Crime Solvers of Montgomery County.


Suspect in Germantown Armed Robbery

Original surveillance video of Dashiell Jr.

Father Charged with Child Neglect; PCP and Xanax Found in 20-Month-Old Daughter’s System

Jayson Hall

Jayson Hall

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division have charged Jayson Hall, age 38, of the 13600 block of Demetrius Way in Germantown, with child neglect and the reckless endangerment of his 20-month-old daughter after PCP and Xanax were found in the toddler’s system.

On Wednesday, October 19 at approximately 6:47 p.m., detectives were notified by medical personnel at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville that the 20-month-old victim was brought to the hospital in serious condition after becoming unresponsive at home.  Detectives were further told that a blood test completed at the hospital revealed that PCP and Xanax were in the child’s system.

Detectives spoke with the victim’s mother, who stated that she was at work when she received a call from her 13-year-old son stating that the victim was unresponsive.    The mother said that she immediately came home and found that her daughter was not breathing.  The mother called 9-1-1 while a neighbor performed CPR on the victim until Fire and Rescue personnel arrived.   The victim’s father, now identified as Hall, was home during this time.

The mother further stated to detectives that prior to leaving for work, she noticed a bottle of pills sitting on a coffee table.  The mother told investigators that she asked Hall to move the pills to a location where the victim would not have access to them.    The mother said she left the victim in Hall’s care, believing he would move the pill bottle, and went to work.

Hall was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with neglect of a minor, reckless endangerment, and contributing to a condition which rendered the victim in need of supervision.  Hall was released after posting a $10,000 bond.


Media Advisory: Captain Tom Didone to Speak About Trends in Pedestrian and Bicycle Collisions

About:  In a continuing effort to ensure that everyone remains safe on area roadways, Captain Tom Didone, Director of the Traffic Division, will speak about the following topics:

  • Traffic issues and trends encompassing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
  • The challenges that motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists face to remain safe on the roadways during decreased daylight hours.
  • Newly introduced legislation that addresses bicyclists’ safety.
  • A demonstration will be given regarding gauging the distance needed for a pedestrian to safely cross a roadway upon approach by an oncoming vehicle.

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit will be available to discuss the general protocol followed for fatal collision investigations.  The Collision Reconstruction Unit on-scene investigative utility truck will be present.

(note: no new information will be given on these recent, ongoing investigations).

Representatives from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police may also speak about collision safety on the trails.

When: Tomorrow: Thursday, October 20, at 11:00 a.m.

Where:  On Little Falls Parkway at the Capital Crescent Trail (located between Arlington Road and Hillandale Road) in Bethesda.