Holiday Alcohol Task Force Results

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force devoted their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses during the holiday season.  The eight-week task force began on November 16, 2016 and concluded on January 7, 2016.

  • During the eight weeks of the task force, task force officers arrested 249 people for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
  • During the eight weeks of the task force, task force officers arrested 5 people for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs.
  • During the eight weeks of the task force, task force officers issued 28 criminal citations to adults for selling alcohol to a minor in a business.

(It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made by MCP officers during this time period is higher).

The Montgomery County Police Department reminds residents that they can assist in combating alcohol-related crime and collisions throughout the year:

If you plan on drinking, include a sober driver in your plans:

  • If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.
  • When you know you’ll be drinking, leave your keys at home or give them to someone else.
  • If you have been drinking, do not drive—even a short distance. Call a taxi, Uber, phone a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.

If you believe you are observing a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs:

  • Call 911.  If possible, and without putting yourself in danger, obtain the license plate of the vehicle, the direction of travel of the vehicle, and a description of the vehicle (make, model, color).

If you have information on establishments that are selling alcohol to youth under 21 or over serving patrons:

  • If it is occurring at the present time, you can call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.
  • If you believe it is an ongoing issue, you can call Crime Solvers toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. You can remain anonymous. Please provide as much information as possible.  Tips will be forwarded to the Alcohol Initiatives Section.

If you have information on an underage drinking party:

  • If it is occurring at the present time, you can call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian Collision in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious collision involving a pedestrian that occurred today in Wheaton.

On January 15 at approximately 11:49 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive for the report of a pedestrian- involved collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Kevin Arias, age 21, of the 10900 block of Amherst Avenue in Wheaton, was traveling north on Georgia Avenue.  A pedestrian, identified as Consuelo Mary Anglarill, age 82, of the 2100 block of Bonnywood Lane in Silver Spring, was crossing Georgia Avenue in a western direction at Reedie Drive when she was struck by the Impala.

Anglarill was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, to include what the traffic signal indicated at the time of the collision and whether the pedestrian was in the area of the crosswalk.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Man

Update: 1/15/2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. – Missing Gaithersburg Man Located Deceased (please follow link)

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Gaithersburg man.

Frank Tuozzo, age 64, of the 700 block of Clopper Road, was last known to be at an appointment in the 600 block of E Diamond Avenue on Thursday, January 12 at approximately noon.  Tuozzo has dementia and additional medical conditions that require monitoring.

Tuozzo is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 190 pounds, with blue eyes and gray hair.  He was last seen wearing a lightweight black jacket and khaki pants.

Tuozzo does not drive.  He frequents old town Gaithersburg and fast food restaurants.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Frank Tuozzo is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours a day).

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Frank Tuozzo

Frank Tuozzo

Concern For Missing Mother and Child

Zoe Polan

Zoe Polan

Maduba Polan

Maduba Polan

Update: January 13 at 10:00 a.m. – Maduba and Zoe Polan have been located safe and unharmed.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring mother and her infant daughter.

 

Maduba Polan, 34 years old, of the 2500 block of Spencer Road in Silver Spring, last had contact with family at 4:30 p.m on January 12.  Maduba Polan has her four-month-old daughter, Zoe Polan, with her.  They are believed to be in a silver, 2005 Dodge Caravan with Maryland registration 6CE6816.

Maduba is described as an African-American female who is 5’ 2” tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds.  She has short black hair and brown eyes.  Zoe Polan is a four-month-old female with short, curly, black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for the emotional and physical well being of Maduba Polan as well as the welfare of Zoe Polan.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Maduba Polan, Zoe Polan, or the silver Dodge Caravan should immediately call 9-1-1.

Note: The Dodge Caravan shown is only an example and is not the actual vehicle. Silver 2005 Dodge Caravan

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