Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday, October 19

 

Have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver.

Tomorrow night, October 19, the Montgomery County Department of Police and officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department 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 in advance.

What: Sobriety Checkpoint

Where: Undisclosed Location

When: Saturday night – October 19 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m., weather permitting)

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

Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary and Attempted Burglary in Downtown Silver Spring Believed to be Committed by Same Suspect; Surveillance Video Released

Burglary suspect

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the September 17 burglary of the Children’s Hospital Foundation office and the attempted burglary of the National Ready Mixed Concrete office that both occurred in downtown Silver Spring and are believed to have been committed by the same suspect. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The following is a summary of the two crimes that occurred on September 17th:

At approximately 12:15 a.m., the suspect attempted to force entry into the National Ready Mixed Concrete office located at 900 Spring Street.  The suspect was unable to gain entry into the building.

At approximately 1:27 a.m., the same suspect entered the Children’s Hospital Foundation office located at 801 Roeder Street and stole property.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or these crimes 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

 

rlg/CTJ

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

Pic of Matilda Wilson

Matilda Wilson

UPDATE: October 18, 2019 @ 12:50pm – Matilda Wilson has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Germantown woman.

Matilda Wilson, age 73, is described as a black female, standing at 5’6″ tall, and weighing approximately 150 pounds.  She has brown/burgundy hair and brown eyes.  Wilson was last seen by family members today around 4:00 am in the 20400 blocks of Apple Harvest Circle in Germantown.  She was wearing a tan robe, black pants, and black dance slippers.  Wilson suffers from dementia.

Police and family are concerned for Wilson’s welfare.

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

###

CTJ

Funeral Arrangements for Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba

 Funeral Service

  • Saturday, October 19
  • 11:00 a.m
  • Covenant Life Church, 7501 Muncaster Mill Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
  • Please note that the family will arrive at 10:45 a.m. so attendees should plan to arrive well prior to that.

Please plan for congestion and delays on roadways surrounding the area of the church before, during, and after the service. People not attending the service are urged to avoid the area during these times.

Anyone wishing to send condolences to Officer Thomas “TJ” Bomba’s family may:

Deliver or mail cards/messages to:

The Bomba Family
c/o Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District
1002 Milestone Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904

Donations:

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation to the family of Officer Thomas Bomba can mail a check to:

The Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge 35
18512 Office Park Drive
Montgomery Village, Maryland 20886

Please make checks payable to MCLEORF (Montgomery County Law Enforcement Officer Relief Fund) and please write Officer Bomba in the memo line.

Concern for Two Missing Juveniles (LOCATED)

UPDATE: October 17, 2019 – Emily Darling Landaheta-Ruiz and Michelle Garcia have both been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing juvenile from the North Kensington area and a missing juvenile from the Aspen Hill area.  Both juveniles are believed to be traveling together.

Emily Darling Landaheta-Ruiz, age 14, was last seen by family on Tuesday, October 15 at her Viers Mill Road home. Landaheta-Ruiz is described as a Hispanic female, 5′ 5″ tall and weighing 101 pounds.  She has brown eyes and long black hair.

Michelle Garcia, age 15, was last seen by family on Tuesday, October 15 at her Littleton Street home. Garcia is described as a Hispanic female, 5’1” tall and weighing 115 pounds. She has brown eyes and long black hair.

Investigators believe that Landaheta-Ruiz and Garcia may be traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Police and family are concerned for Emily Darling Landaheta-Ruiz and Michelle Garcia’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Emily Darling Landaheta-Ruiz or Michelle Garcia 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).

rlg/CTJ

Michelle Garcia

Emily Darling Landaheta-Ruiz