Detectives Seek Help to Locate Brothers Missing from Montgomery Village

L: Laron “Chris” Wilson
R: Reginald Wilson Jr.

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division are seeking help from the public to locate two brothers, Reginald Wilson Jr. and Laron “Chris” Wilson, who were last seen yesterday, July 15 at approximately 1 p.m., in the 19400 block of Faber Court in Montgomery Village.

Reginald is described as a 14-year-old black male, 5’10” tall with a thin build, weighing 105 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red shirt with a picture on it of Marilyn Monroe, black pants, and green and blue shoes.

Chris is described as a 9-year-old black male, 4′ tall with a thin build, weighing 79 pounds. He has short brown hair and brown eyes. He wears glasses, and was last seen in a red-striped shirt and light-blue shorts.

They have been known to frequent the Goshen Plaza on Rothbury Drive in Montgomery Village.

Police and family members are concerned for their welfare.

Anyone with information about the location of the brothers is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number 301-279-8000 (available 24-7).

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Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Parking Lot

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

On Sunday, July 15, at approximately 8:48 a.m., 5th District officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the parking lot of St Mark’s United Methodist Church located at 19620 White Ground Road for the report of a collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that Kathleen Virginia Howard, age 83, of Clovercrest Circle in Olney, had exited her 2006 Lexus RX 330 in the church parking lot.  Her vehicle rolled backward and she was struck.  Detectives are still investigating where Howard was in relation to the vehicle when she was struck.

Howard was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The circumstances of the collision are under investigation. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 249-773-6620.


Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted Today; Always Choose a Sober Driver

The Montgomery County Police Department is again reminding motorists to have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver.

Today, July 15, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department and Prince George’s County Police Department and troopers from Maryland State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.

This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.

The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed to the public in advance.

What: Sobriety Checkpoint

Where: Undisclosed Location in Montgomery County

When: Today – Sunday, July 15 (beginning at approximately 4:00 p.m. and weather permitting)

**The media is encouraged to attend.  Please contact the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030 (option 4) for more information.**


Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Locate Missing Silver Spring Woman

UPDATE: July 13, 2018 (12:14 a.m.)  – Astrid Velis has been located safe and unharmed.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Silver Spring woman.

Astrid Velis, age 24, of Pennydog Court, was last seen at her residence today at approximately 3:00 p.m. She is described as a Hispanic female, 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing 125 pounds. She has brown hair with blond highlights which she frequently wears in a ponytail and brown eyes.

Ms. Velis was last seen wearing blue jeans and a pink and purple shirt with the word “SMOOTH” written on the front.  She frequents the downtown areas of Wheaton and Silver Spring.

Ms. Velis functions at the level of an approximately ten-year-old, and police and family members are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Astrid Velis is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24-7).


Astrid Velis

Update: Suspect Charged in Domestic-Related Stabbing

Dwight Perry

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Dwight Perry, age 35, of the 700 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg, for assault-related charges following a domestic-related stabbing that occurred at his home.  After the stabbing, Perry fled in his vehicle with his 9-year-old son and 18-month-old daughter prompting an Amber Alert to be issued for the two children, Perry, and the vehicle. 

On Tuesday, July 10 at approximately 1:03 p.m., 6th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Perry’s home for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.  Responding officers located the adult female victim, Perry’s girlfriend, inside the residence suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound to her lower back.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The victim stated to investigators that Perry had assaulted her and used a knife to stab her in the lower back during an argument which occurred inside the home. After stabbing the victim, Perry took his two children and fled from the area in his vehicle.  Concerned for the safety of the two children, MCP investigators contacted the Maryland State Police who then issued an Amber Alert on the Department’s behalf.

After seeing the Amber Alert, Perry stopped at a fire station in Prince George’s County and turned himself into officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD). The two children were not with Perry, but he provided their locations to investigators.  One child was at a day-care facility and the other child was at a family member’s home, both locations were in Prince George’s County.  MCP detectives and PGPD officers subsequently located the two children safe and unharmed.

During a police interview, Perry admitted to stabbing the victim.  Perry was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault.  He is currently being held without bond.

MCP thanks the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Maryland State Police, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management for their assistance in helping to locate the two children.  MCP also thanks the public and media for sharing the Amber Alert information.