Suspect Arrested for Gaithersburg Park Attempted Rape

Jeffrey Michael Uy

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested and charged Jeffrey Michael Uy, age 22, of Tall Pine Lane in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, with the assault and attempted second-degree rape of a 24-year-old female.  Uy committed these offenses yesterday afternoon in a Gaithersburg area park.  Detectives are concerned that Uy may have assaulted additional victims.  Anyone with information regarding Uy or a victim is urged to call the police 24-hour non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

On Monday, August 14 at approximately 10:42 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call for the report of an assault that had just occurred in the area of Great Seneca Stream Valley Park located near Frederick Road and Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg.

The investigation by officers revealed that the victim had been walking her dog on a trail in the park when she was approached by the suspect.  The suspect started to talk to her about her dog and then asked her twice to have sex.  When the victim refused, the suspect then grabbed her by her arms and attempted to restrain her.  The victim freed herself from the suspect’s grasp and fled on foot into the park with the suspect chasing her.  Once the victim determined that the suspect was no longer behind her, she immediately called 9-1-1.

6th District officers responded to the park and as they spoke to the victim, she observed the suspect walking on a nearby trail and pointed him out to the officers.  Officers stopped the suspect and identified him as Uy.

During a police interview, Uy admitted to grabbing the victim and stated to investigators that he intended to have sex with her. Uy further told detectives that he went to the park for the specific purposes of finding someone with whom to engage in sexual intercourse.  Uy further said that he did not care if the victim refused his requests and that he was going to have intercourse with her regardless.

Uy was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with one count of attempted second-degree rape and one count of second-degree assault.  He was ordered to be held without bond.

Montgomery County Police offer the following safety tips when recreating in the parks:

  • Notify family and/or friends of your plans – where you will be and what time that you expect to return.
  • Know the name and location of the park/facility that you are using
  • Always carry a cell phone with you and ensure that it is fully charged
  • Should you need emergency services, knowing your exact location at all times will help rescue personnel locate you quicker
  • Be observant and aware of your surroundings at all times
  • Avoid poorly lit or desolate areas
  • If you feel uncomfortable in someone’s presence, trust your feelings and take measures to distance yourself from him or her

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Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Juvenile

Allison Shayanne Jenkins

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Gaithersburg juvenile.

Allison Shayanne Jenkins, age 17, of the 100 block of Lamont Lane, has been reported missing by her family.  Jenkins is described as a white female, 5’4” tall, and weighing 125 pounds.  She has brown eyes, brown hair with blonde highlights, and her hair is shaved on the sides.  She is known to frequent the Lakeforest Mall area.

Police and family are concerned for Allison’s physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Allison Shayanne Jenkins is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Concern for Missing Silver Spring Man

Michael Wilder

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Silver Spring man.

Michael Craig Wilder, age 54, was last seen at his residence, an assisted living facility located at 8301 Barron Street in Silver Spring, yesterday (August 14) at approximately 4:30 p.m.  Residents are permitted to come and go; however, Mr. Wilder did not tell staff where he was going.  Mr. Wilder is need of medication that he does not have it with him.

Mr. Wilder does not have access to a vehicle and is not familiar with public transportation.

Mr. Wilder is described as a white male, 5’6” tall, weighing 170 pounds.  He has graying hair and gray facial hair.  He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, khaki pants, and tan shoes.

Police and family are concerned with Mr. Wilder’s welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Craig Wilder is asked to call the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Man

Aaron Jaller

Update 08/15/17: Aaron Lee Jaller has been located safe and unharmed.  

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Aspen Hill man.

Aaron Lee Jaller, age 23, of the 4800 block of Rim Rock Road, was last seen leaving his residence on foot today at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Jaller is described as an Asian male, approximately 5’7″ tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.  He was last seen wearing jeans and a blue shirt and was carrying a black backpack.

Police and family are concerned for Jaller’s physical and emotional welfare as he is without his medication.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Aaron Jaller is asked to call the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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Detectives Investigate Hate-Based Assault in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section are investigating the hate-based assault of an adult male that occurred yesterday afternoon in Rockville.

On Sunday, August 13 at approximately 3:53 p.m., 1st District officers responded to the report of an assault.

The investigation by detectives has revealed that at approximately 2:15 p.m., the victim was walking with his wife on the sidewalk of Rollins Avenue near East Jefferson Street.  The victim stated to detectives that he and his wife were conversing in Arabic and walked past a male standing on the sidewalk.   The victim stated that the suspect made derogatory remarks to the couple regarding Muslims.  The suspect then threatened the victim and assaulted him.  The suspect fled from the area on foot toward Rockville Pike and the victims reported the assault to the police.  The victim suffered minor injuries during the assault and declined medical treatment.  No weapon was used during the assault.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 37 to 43 years old, 5’10” tall, and with a muscular build.  He was wearing a black vest over a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.   Callers may remain anonymous.

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