UPDATE: Police Continue to Investigate “Pack” Style Robbery

Detectives from the 2nd District continue to investigate a robbery that occurred on July 23 at the Macy’s located at 7125 Democracy Boulevard.

Today, detectives are releasing additional photographs of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On July 23 at approximately 3:21 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to Macy’s located at 7125 Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda for the report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that the two suspects were observed by loss prevention officers concealing merchandise and attempting to leave the store without paying. The loss prevention officers were pepper sprayed by the suspects as they tried to prevent them from leaving.

Anyone who has information about these suspects or the robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division Robbery Section at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip. 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 for this crime.

Original Press Release: http://www.mymcpnews.com/2015/07/30/police-ask-for-publics-help-identifying-suspects-in-two-pack-style-robberies/






July 23 robbery suspect

July 23 robbery suspect

Fatal Bicycle Collision in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal bicycle collision that occurred this morning in Bethesda.

At approximately 6:15 a.m., officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the 6000 block of Massachusetts Avenue for the report of a collision involving a vehicle and bicyclist.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a bicyclist, identified as Timothy Aloysius Holden, age 64, of the 5900 block of Carlton Lane in Bethesda, was traveling east on Massachusetts Avenue. A Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Ricardo Kenard Freeman, age 22, of the 1600 block of Meadowood Court in Edgewood, was also traveling east. For reasons still under investigation, the Malibu struck the bicycle. Holden succumbed to his injures at the scene.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


MEDIA ADVISORY: Chief Manger and Superintendent Bowers to Speak on Back-To-School Safety

Chief Manger and Mr. Larry Bowers, Superintendant of Montgomery County Public Schools, will speak on issues regarding back-to-school safety reminders as the school year begins on Monday, August 31.

Tomorrow: – Friday, August 28 at 11:45 a.m.

Julius West Middle School
651 Great Falls Road
Rockville, MD 20850

Members of the media are encouraged to attend this event. For questions, contact the MCP Public Information Office at 240-773-5030.


Multiple Thefts from Vehicles in Damascus

Officers are currently investigating multiple thefts from vehicles in the area of Valley Park Drive and Brigadier Place in Damascus.  The investigation up to this time has revealed the following:

  • The thefts from vehicles occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 26, during the approximate hours of midnight and 3:00 a.m.
  • Vehicles were rifled through and/or had items stolen from them.
  • Multiple victims have reported items stolen from their vehicles. Many more residents’ vehicles were rifled through but it appears no items were taken. The Police Department continues to receive reports so the number of victims is likely to increase.
  • Officers were first alerted to these thefts at approximately 2:42 a.m. on August 26. At that time, officers responded to the 2600 block of Brigadier Place for the report of three black males and one white male checking vehicle doors to see if they were unlocked. 5th District officers and a K9 responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Officers confirmed that vehicles had been entered and/or items had been stolen from the vehicles by the suspects.
  • There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicles and it appears that the suspects targeted unlocked vehicles. In video surveillance obtained from a resident in the area, one of the suspects can be seen approaching a vehicle and after trying the vehicle door and realizing it is locked, walks away (at the 46 second mark of the video).
  • In speaking with complainants, officers have received various descriptions of possible suspects. All accounts describe the suspects as a group of 3 to 4 males.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6247. Victims who have not reported a theft from vehicle are asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

Residents are again reminded to lock vehicle doors and remove valuable items from their vehicle. Unlocked vehicles, as in this case, become easy targets.


Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_0vsvZabRU&feature=youtu.be



Suspect on Home Video Surveillance

Concern for Missing Juvenile from Gaithersburg

Kathy Pereira

Kathy Pereira

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

Kathy Pereira, age 15, of the 500 block of Mandolin Court in Gaithersburg, was last seen on August 17. Kathy is described as a Hispanic female, 5’03” tall, and weighing 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

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