Concern for Missing Silver Spring Area Teenager

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenage female from the Silver Spring area.

Lexus Monique Dove, age 16, of Houston Avenue, has been reported as missing by her family.

Dove is approximately 5’ 7” tall and weighs approximately 250 pounds. She has brown eyes and short black hair.  Dove wears glasses and has a tattoo of a heart on her right wrist.

Police and family are concerned for Dove’s welfare.

Anyone with information about Lexus Monique Dove’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line).

Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery of Business Inside Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Armed robbery suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the July 8 armed robbery of the Auntie Anne’s pretzel store located inside the Lakeforest Mall at 701 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg.   Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Wednesday, July 8 at approximately 11:10 a.m., 6th District officers and Gaithersburg Police Department officers responded to the Auntie Anne’s pretzel store located inside Lakeforest Mall for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation by detectives determined that the suspect entered the mall and approached an Auntie Anne’s employee who was working behind the counter.  The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register.  The suspect stole cash, fled from the mall, and was last seen on foot toward Lost Knife Circle.

Anyone with information regarding this armed robbery or the suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  Callers may remain anonymous. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).   Tips may also be submitted online here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/howdoI/crime-solvers.html

Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Mother Charged with First-Degree Murder of Fifteen-Month-Old Daughter

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Kiearra Tolson, age 23, of November Circle in Silver Spring, with the first-degree murder of her approximately 15-month-old daughter, Blair Niles.

On Wednesday, July 8, an acquaintance of Tolson called the Emergency Communications Center (911) to report that she was currently with Tolson and Tolson told her that she had killed her child.

Officers responded to their location and Tolson was taken into custody.

During a police interview, Tolson told investigators that she had starved her daughter (Blair Niles) for approximately three and a half weeks in the apartment on November Circle where she and her child lived.  Tolson stated that after her child died, she placed the child’s body in a pillowcase and trash bags and on June 17, discarded the child’s body in a dumpster located on the grounds of the apartment complex.

During a search of Tolson’s apartment, investigators located evidence corroborating her account of these events.

Blair Niles’ father was interviewed and stated that he last saw his daughter on April 17, 2020, and has not had any contact with Tolson since that time.

Tolson was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree murder.  She will have bond review today at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville.

The child’s body has not been recovered.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

 

Kiearra Tolson

 

Concern for Missing Cloverly Area Teen

Diamond Nelson

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenage female from the Cloverly area.

Diamond Nelson, age 17, of Farmcrest Court, has been reported as missing by her family.

Nelson is approximately 5’ 6” tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.  Family reported that Nelson is known to frequent the area of Northeast, Washington, D.C.

Police and family are concerned for Nelson’s welfare.

Anyone with information about Diamond Nelson’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line) or the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Concern for Missing Germantown Man (LOCATED)

Update: July 9, 2020 – Chien Chiang has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Germantown man.

Chien Chiang, age 55, of Fountain Club Drive in Germantown, was last seen at his residence this morning at approximately 6:45.

Chiang is approximately 5’ 11” tall and weighs 150 pounds.  He has brown hair and brown eyes.  Chiang does not drive.

Police and family are concerned for Chiang’s welfare.

Anyone with information regarding Chien Chiang’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

Chien Chiang