Suspect Arrested for Second-Degree Rape in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Demitrious Harriott, age 24, of the 8500 block of 16th Street, with the second-degree rape and robbery of an adult female that occurred early this morning at an apartment building in Silver Spring.

Today, November 15, at approximately 2:55 a.m., officers responded to the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred at an apartment building in the 8500 block of 16th Street.  Investigation by SVID detectives has determined that the victim and Harriott (known to the victim as “Johnny”) began talking via a dating application.  They arranged to meet at Harriott’s residence (which he told the victim was located on 16th Street).  At approximately 2:30 this morning, the victim met Harriott at the apartment building.  As the victim and Harriott walked down a hallway, Harriott grabbed the victim and pushed her into a stairwell.  Harriott sexually assaulted the victim and physically assaulted her to include slamming her face into a concrete wall.  Harriott stole the victim’s cell phone and fled.

Through investigation, Harriott, who is known to frequently stay at an apartment in the building, was developed as a suspect.  Harriott was arrested at that apartment at approximately 6:15 this morning.

Harriott was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with second-degree rape, robbery, and second-degree assault.  He is being held without bond.


Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Germantown Man (LOCATED)

Joseph Moubarek

Joseph Moubarek

UPDATE: 11/15/19 – Joseph Moubarek 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.

Joseph Moubarek, age 22, of the 12000 blocks of Winding Creek Way in Germantown, was last seen today around 2:30 pm, at the Enterprise Rent-a-Car located at 15123 Frederick Road in Rockville.
Moubarek stands 5’06” tall, weighs 145 lbs, has brown eyes, black hair, and was last seen wearing a blue jacket and blue fleece top.  He was also wearing cream colored pants and black boots.
Moubarek has Down’s Syndrome and has been known to use the bus and METRO rail system.  He was located at Catholic University on a previous occasion.
Police and family are concerned for Moubarek’s well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Moubarek is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours).



Detectives Make Arrest in Potomac River Rapist Cold Case

Pic of Giles Daniel Warrick

Giles Daniel Warrick

Detectives from the Cold Case Unit of the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division, are announcing the arrest of Giles Daniel Warrick, age 60, of Conway, South Carolina, for a string of sexual assaults that occurred between 1991 and 1998.

Warrick was taken into custody yesterday, November 13, 2019, in Horry County, South Carolina, on the strength of an arrest warrant.   Warrick was identified as the “Potomac River Rapist” who was responsible for at least eight sexual assaults in Montgomery County, Maryland and two sexual assaults in Washington, DC., one of which resulted in a homicide.

This arrest was the result of a collaborative effort between the Montgomery County Department of Police, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, over the course of almost three decades.  We wish to thank the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Horry County Police Department for their assistance with the arrest.

Warrick committed a string of sexual assaults in Montgomery County where he would cut the phone lines, force entry into homes, cover the victims’ heads and sexually assault them.  These events occurred between 1991 and 1998 within Montgomery County, Maryland.

Based on the investigation, a warrant was issued for Giles Daniel Warrick charging him with six (6) counts of First Degree Rape under Article 27, Section 462 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.  Warrick was subsequently arrested on November 13, 2019, at his residence in the 200 block of Oak Log Lake Road in Horry County, South Carolina.

Detectives are concerned there may be additional victims in the area given the prolonged period of time that has elapsed involving Giles Daniel Warrick.  Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

Questions regarding the homicide and events occurring in Washington, DC involving Giles Daniel Warrick should be directed to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Office of Communications at 201-727-4383.



Update: Five Juveniles Charged for Committing Silver Spring Mall Robbery; Police Seek to Identify Sixth Suspect

Unidentified sixth suspect

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section have charged five juveniles from Northeast, Washington, D.C., with robbery-related offenses for the October 2 robbery of two juvenile females that occurred inside a mall in downtown Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are re-releasing a surveillance photograph of the sixth suspect and continue to ask for the public’s help in identifying her.

On October 10, detectives released surveillance video of the suspects and asked the public for help in identifying them.   Investigators received numerous tips that led to the identities of five of the six suspects.

Anyone with information regarding the unidentified suspect is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870. 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.


Silver Alert Issued for Missing Leisure World Woman (LOCATED)

Caryn Nelson

UPDATE: 11/14/19 @ 11:08am – Caryn Nelson has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Leisure World woman.  A Silver Alert has been activated for 74-year-old Caryn Nelson.

Caryn Nelson, from North Leisure World Boulevard, last spoke with family members on the telephone at approximately 10:00 this morning (Wednesday, November 13).  Family reported that Ms. Nelson was headed to the Silver Spring area for an appointment and was driving her 2011 dark grey Honda Accord with Maryland tags: 15990CH.  Ms. Nelson never arrived for her appointment and her family has been unable to contact her since that time.

Caryn Nelson is described as a white female who is 5’2″ tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has grey hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Caryn Nelson’s whereabouts or anyone who sees her vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.