Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred this afternoon in Rockville.

On Thursday, August 16 at approximately 4:01 p.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City Police Department officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Norbeck Road (Route 28) at East Gude Drive for the report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the 34-year-old male pedestrian was crossing the eastbound lanes of Norbeck Road when for reasons still under investigation, he was struck by a 2016 Jeep Cherokee which was traveling eastbound on Norbeck Road approaching East Gude Drive.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He will be identified once family has been notified.

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee, identified as George Mannina Jr., age 68, of the 4100 block of Montpelier Road in Rockville, was not injured in this collision.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


Update: Public’s Tips Lead to Identification of Two Commercial Robbery Suspects

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a commercial robbery that occurred on Friday, July 27, at Esther’s Beauty Salon/Supplies located at 9309 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.

On August 1, the Police Department released surveillance photographs of the suspects and video of the robbery.  Detectives received numerous tips from the public regarding the suspects’ identities.

  • One suspect has been identified as Curtis Pegues, age 19, of Saint Mortiz Drive in Temple Hills, Maryland.  Pegues was arrested and charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault and is being held without bond.

Curtis Pegues – surveillance photograph

Curtis Pegues











  • Charges are pending against a second suspect who has been identified as a 14-year-old male juvenile from Washington, D.C.


  • The third suspect has not been identified.

Unidentified Suspect

Anyone with information about the third suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773- 5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).



Detectives Seek Help from the Public to Locate a Man Missing from Silver Spring

Brice Oblee Byrd

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Silver Spring man.

Brice Oblee Byrd, age 36, of the 500 block of Thayer Avenue, was last seen by a caretaker at approximately 12 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. He left his residence on foot, and it is not known what he was wearing at that time.

Byrd is described as an African American male, 5’10” tall, and weighing approximately 130 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes. Byrd is known to frequent areas of Washington, D.C.

Mr. Byrd is without his prescribed medication. Police and caretakers are concerned for his emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brice Byrd is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Seek Assistance from Public to Locate Missing 14-Year-Old Girl

Diamond Janel Steward

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help to locate a 14-year-old girl missing from Silver Spring.

Diamond Janel Steward is described as a black female, 5 feet tall, weighing 110 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen on August 13 at approximately 9:45 p.m. at her residence in the 14900 block of Peach Orchard Drive. At that time she was wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.

She is known to frequent the area of 53rd Street in northeast Washington D.C.

Anyone who has information about Diamond Janel Steward’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number: 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Montgomery Village; Surveillance Photograph of Suspect Released

Suspect who committed a commercial burglary in Montgomery Village

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the commercial burglary of the Shades of Elegance Hair Salon located at 19122 Montgomery Village Avenue.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives determined that on Sunday, August 5 at approximately 6:13 a.m., the suspect forced entry through the front door of the salon and fled before obtaining any property. He was last seen on foot toward the rear of the Montgomery Village Shopping Center.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspects.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.