Detectives Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal, single-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday afternoon.

On Saturday, May 19, at approximately 1:42 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Montrose Parkway in the area of East Jefferson Street for the report of a collision.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that the operator of a 2012 Toyota Highlander was traveling east on Montrose Parkway.  In the area of East Jefferson Street, for reasons still under investigation, the Highlander left the roadway and struck a light pole.  The driver and six passengers all were transported to local hospitals.

The driver, identified as Bartilyn Seneh, age 30, of Appleton Place in Frederick, was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.  The front seat passenger, identified as Rose Priscilla Ivy, age 79, of Durham, North Carolina, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  She succumbed to her injuries at the hospital last night.  A 33-year-old female passenger was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.  The four remaining passengers, two, three-year old females, a 10 year-old female, and a 13-year-old female, were all transported to local hospitals with minor injuries.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Concern for Missing Chevy Chase Woman

May 20, 2018, Update: Megumi Zorn has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Chevy Chase woman.

Megumi Zorn, age 40, was last seen by family members on Thursday, May 17 at approximately 7:45 a.m. at her residence located in the 3500 block of Glenmoor Drive in Chevy Chase.

Zorn is described as a white female, 5′ 5″ tall, and weighing 135 pounds. She has short, dark hair mixed with gray hair.  Zorn was last seen wearing a blue and pink striped shirt, blue jeans, and eyeglasses.  Zorn is known to frequent libraries and coffee shops. She is familiar with public transportation.

Police and family are concerned for Zorn’s physical and emotional well-being. Anyone with information regarding Megumi Zorn’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police at 301.279.8000.

Megumi Zorn

 

Arrest Made in 2010 Gaithersburg Rape

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division – Cold Case Unit have arrested Davon Gray, age 30, of Georgian Drive in Upper Marlboro, for the 2010 first-degree rape and armed robbery of an employee at the Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg.

On December 7, 2010, at approximately 11:08 a.m., officers responded to the Asbury Methodist Village located at 417 Russell Avenue for a rape that had just occurred.  The 18-year-old female employee had entered the women’s bathroom when the suspect followed her inside.  The suspect grabbed the victim around the neck and placed a handgun to her head while demanding her property.  The suspect stole the victim’s money and then raped her inside the bathroom.  The suspect’s DNA was recovered as evidence and entered into a national law enforcement DNA database (The Combined DNA Index System – CODIS).

On May 1, 2018, the Montgomery County Police Crime Laboratory was notified by the state of Virginia that Virginia law enforcement officers had submitted DNA of an arrestee into the national DNA database whose DNA matched the suspect’s DNA in the 2010 rape.  The DNA belonged to Davon Gray.

Subsequent investigation by Cold Case detectives revealed that Gray had been arrested by Montgomery County Police officers on December 7, 2010, at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the area of Middlebrook Road and Frederick Road in Germantown for possession of a handgun.

On May 10, Montgomery County police detectives arrested Gray at his home for the 2010 rape.  He was charged with first-degree rape, armed robbery, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  Gray is being held without bond.

 

Davon Gray

 

Detectives Investigate Residential Burglary in Woodside Area of Silver Spring; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect who used a credit card that was stolen during a residential burglary on East West Highway.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a May 12 residential burglary in the Woodside area of Silver Spring.  A suspect fraudulently used credit cards stolen during the burglary at stores in Wheaton and Silver Spring.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Saturday, May 12 at approximately 9:44 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to a home in the 1700 block of East West Highway for the report of a residential burglary.  The investigation by detectives revealed that sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., the suspect(s) entered the occupied residence through a rear door. The suspect(s) stole property, to include credit cards.

A suspect used a stolen credit card at the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8455 Colesville Road in Silver Spring and at the H&M store located at 8518 Fenton Street in Silver Spring.  This same suspect attempted to use a stolen credit card at the Champs Sports store located inside the Westfield Wheaton mall located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton but that transaction was declined.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. 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 suspects.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect who used a credit card that was stolen during a residential burglary on East West Highway.

Suspect who used a credit card that was stolen during a residential burglary on East West Highway.

Concern for Missing Germantown Juvenile

Daniel Glay

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

Daniel Glay, age 16, of the 18900 block of Highstream Drive, was last seen on foot as he left Quince Orchard High School located at 15800 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg on Tuesday, May 15 at the time of dismissal (approximately 2:00 p.m.)  He did not return home from school and has not contacted his family regarding his whereabouts.

Glay is described as an African American male, 6’ 1” tall, and weighing 240 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  Glay was last seen wearing a red shirt, tan pants, and red shoes.

Police and family are concerned for Daniel Glay’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Daniel Glay 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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