Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Sexual Assault Suspect; Composite Released

Composite of Sexual Assault Suspect

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Monday, August 13 at approximately 11 p.m., at a Rockville apartment complex. Today, investigators are releasing a computer-generated composite and are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect.

On Monday, August 13 officers responded to the 200 block of Rollins Avenue in Rockville for the report of a sexual assault.  Detectives determined that the suspect approached a female who was sitting outside talking on her cell phone. The suspect grabbed the victim forcibly by her shirt, and attempted to remove her pants.  The victim fought back and the suspect fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim assisted in the creation of a computer-generated composite of the suspect who attacked her. He is described as an Asian male in his mid-30’s, approximately 5′ 7″ tall with a husky build. He has a broad face with a wide jawline, acne on his cheeks, black hair, and brown eyes. The suspect was wearing a tan baseball cap, a tan T-shirt, and was not wearing pants.

Detectives are releasing the computer-generated composite and are asking anyone with information about this incident or the suspect to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050. 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 and/or indictment of the suspect.

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Detectives Investigate Shooting into Occupied Piney Branch-Area Residence

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section have been investigating an August 3 shooting where a gun was fired into an occupied home in the Piney Branch area.  The Department is asking anyone with information to call investigators.  There were no reported injuries during this shooting.

On Friday, August 3 at approximately 7:24 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Quebec Terrace for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.  Through the course of the investigation it was learned that a gold or tan-colored SUV approached the front of a home on Quebec Terrace and that the front seat passenger discharged a firearm multiple times toward the home.

During the shooting, it was learned that the suspect reloaded the handgun and continued to discharge the firearm toward the home.  The suspect who fired the shots is described as an African American male, 20-30 years of age, 6’ tall, and with a thin build.  The suspect had short black hair, a thin black beard and was last seen wearing a dark blue hooded-sweatshirt, dark pants, and white shoes.

During the investigation, officers observed a broken window on the front of the home.   Investigators recovered a bullet fragment from inside the residence.  Officers further located numerous spent shell casings in the roadway of Quebec Terrace and a bullet fragment in the roadway of Quebec Street.

Anyone with information regarding this assault, the suspect(s), or the gold or tan-colored SUV 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.

RLG

Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Rockville

Update: August 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. – The pedestrian is now being identified as Julio Danery Rodriguez-Gonzalez, age 34, of an unconfirmed address.

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

On Thursday, August 16 at approximately 4:01 p.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City Police Department officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Norbeck Road (Route 28) at East Gude Drive for the report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that Rodriguez-Gonzalez was crossing the eastbound lanes of Norbeck Road when for reasons still under investigation, he was struck by a 2016 Jeep Cherokee which was traveling eastbound on Norbeck Road approaching East Gude Drive.

Rodriguez-Gonzalez  was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee, identified as George Mannina Jr., age 68, of the 4100 block of Montpelier Road in Rockville, was not injured in this collision.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

RLG

Update: Public’s Tips Lead to Identification of Two Commercial Robbery Suspects

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a commercial robbery that occurred on Friday, July 27, at Esther’s Beauty Salon/Supplies located at 9309 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.

On August 1, the Police Department released surveillance photographs of the suspects and video of the robbery.  Detectives received numerous tips from the public regarding the suspects’ identities.

  • One suspect has been identified as Curtis Pegues, age 19, of Saint Mortiz Drive in Temple Hills, Maryland.  Pegues was arrested and charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault and is being held without bond.

Curtis Pegues – surveillance photograph

Curtis Pegues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Charges are pending against a second suspect who has been identified as a 14-year-old male juvenile from Washington, D.C.

 

  • The third suspect has not been identified.

Unidentified Suspect

Anyone with information about the third suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773- 5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

RLI

 

Detectives Seek Help from the Public to Locate a Man Missing from Silver Spring

Brice Oblee Byrd

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Silver Spring man.

Brice Oblee Byrd, age 36, of the 500 block of Thayer Avenue, was last seen by a caretaker at approximately 12 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. He left his residence on foot, and it is not known what he was wearing at that time.

Byrd is described as an African American male, 5’10” tall, and weighing approximately 130 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes. Byrd is known to frequent areas of Washington, D.C.

Mr. Byrd is without his prescribed medication. Police and caretakers are concerned for his emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brice Byrd is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).  Callers may remain anonymous.

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