Update: Investigation of Gun Possession on School Property Continues; Clarksburg High School Student’s Home Searched

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Firearms Investigations Unit continue to investigate the February 15 incident involving 18-year-old Alwin Chen of the 11700 block of Gunners Drive in Germantown possessing a handgun at Clarksburg High School.

As part of this process, detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for Chen’s home.  On the evening of February 15, detectives searched Chen’s residence.  Evidence, to include the following items, were seized from Chen’s home:

  • Two rifles
  • A shotgun
  • Two handguns
  • Ammunition
  • Inert (replica) grenades
  • A ballistic vest
  • A replica electrical firing device (referred to as a clacker)
  • Chen’s journal

Regarding the above seized items, it should be noted that:

  • Detectives are working to confirm ownership of the seized guns.  At this time, there is no indication that any of the guns were stolen.  There is no indication that the guns belong to anyone other than household members.
  • There were no explosives recovered in the home.
  • Investigators from the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office examined the inert grenades and clacker and determined them to be replicas.
  • Detectives have reviewed the contents of Chen’s journal.  There is no wording regarding any threat nor any expression of wanting to cause harm to anyone at the school in this journal.
  • Chen’s motive for bringing a gun to school remains under investigation.

Chen is being held on a no bond status.  This remains an ongoing investigation and detectives continue to work with the State’s Attorney’s Office and Montgomery County Public Schools.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Firearms Investigations Unit at 240.773.6400.


Concern for Missing Bethesda Area Woman

Laurie Colston

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Bethesda area woman.

Laurie Lee Colston, age 45, of Stardust Lane, was last seen at approximately 2 p.m. today (February 20) when she left a residence in the 6100 block of Granby Road in Derwood driving her green, 2008 Honda CR-V with Maryland tags: 28953M7.  Family and friends have been unable to contact her since that time.

Laurie Lee Colston is described as a white female, 5’ 3” tall and weighs 140 pounds.  She has brown hair and dark eyes.  Colston was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black sweatpants, and gray tennis shoes.

Police and family members are concerned for Ms. Colston’s physical and emotional welfare.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Laurie Lee Colston or her vehicle to call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.


Concern For Silver Spring Man

Update: February 20, 2018 – Andrew King Dunnaway has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives with the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a Silver Spring man.

Andrew King Dunnaway, 42 years old, was last known to be at his Woodmoor Circle residence on Monday, February 19 at 9:45 a.m.  Since that time, family members have not heard from him.  Police and family are concerned for his emotional and physical welfare.  Dunnaway is described as a white male, 6′ 2″ tall, and weighing 200 pounds.  He has brown hair that is graying and has a moustache and beard.

Dunnaway may be traveling by train to the New Orleans area where a family member resides.

Anyone with information with regard to Andrew King Dunnaway’s whereabouts is urged to call the Montgomery County Police, no-emergency number, at 301.279.8000.


Concern For Missing Rockville Woman

Update: February 20, 2018 – Gabriela Lacayo has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 20-year-old woman from Rockville.

Gabriela Lacayo is a member of the FutureBound Independent Living program.  She left her E. Jefferson Street residence on Saturday, February 17, at 4:30 p.m. and was supposed to return on the evening of Sunday, February 18.  She has no cellphone.  Her program manager and police are concerned for her welfare.

Lacayo is described as a Hispanic female, 5′ 5″ tall, and weighing 200 pounds.  She has black medium length hair and brown eyes.  She has a heart tattoo on her right ring finger and additional tattoos on her left collarbone and left forearm.  She was last known to be wearing black leggings.  There is no photograph of Lacayo for this release.

Anyone with information with regard to the whereabouts of Gabriela Lacayo is asked to call the Montgomery County Police, non-emergency number, 301.279.8000.



Update: Suspicious Deaths in Burtonsville Now Determined to be Homicides

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the suspicious deaths, now determined to be homicides of an adult female and adult male.  The victims were both found deceased in a vehicle in a town home parking lot in Burtonsville.

Today, The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled both victims’ deaths as homicide by gunshot wounds.  The victims are being identified as Ashley Susan Dickinson, age 34, of Mallory Terrace in Alexandria, Virginia and Joshua Michael Frazier, age 29, of the 16600 block of Space More Circle in Woodbridge, Virginia.

On Thursday, February 15 at approximately 9:56 p.m., a resident walked by a vehicle parked on Aldora Circle in Burtonsville and noted that the car was running.  The resident observed Dickinson and Frazier in the vehicle; both individuals appeared to be dead.  The resident called 9-1-1.  Fire & Rescue personnel and officers responded to the scene and confirmed that Dickinson and Frazier were deceased.

Anyone with information regarding this double homicide 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).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.