Media Advisory: Detectives Ask for Public’s Help in Investigation of Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Collision

WHAT

  • Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit Detectives will hold a press conference to provide an update on the August 4 fatal, hit-and-run pedestrian collision that occurred on Layhill Road.  New information that will be released will include a description of what detectives believe to be the striking vehicle with accompanying video and photographs of the suspected vehicle.  Investigators will urge anyone with information to come forward to police.
  • The victim’s family members will speak to the media.

WHEN

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE

Near the collision site – 14430 Layhill Road (Shopping center at the intersection of Layhill Road and Bel Pre Road).

 

MADD Media Event Regarding Noah’s Law Stamp Affixed to Interlock Devices

This is a  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) generated media advisory regarding a press event that will occur on Friday, September 30 in Rockville:

Noah’s Law Stamp to be Unveiled Hours Before Law Goes into Effect

Sticker to be affixed to drunk drivers’ ignition interlock devices across Maryland as a reminder that Noah is still on patrol

WHAT: MEDIA EVENT to unveil the new Noah’s Law stamp that will be affixed to ignition interlock devices in vehicles of drunk driving offenders in Maryland starting October 1st – the day Noah’s Law goes into effect.

Officer Noah Leotta was killed by a drunk driver while on DUI patrol last December.  His tragedy led to the long-sought passage of legislation to require ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders.  The sticker will serve as lasting tribute to Officer Leotta and a poignant reminder that, as his father says, Noah is still on patrol.

DATE: Friday, September 30, 2016 – the day before Noah’s Law goes into effect.

TIME:   11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Circuit Court of Montgomery County – Jury Lounge, 2nd Floor, 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850

WHO:

  • Rich Leotta and Marcia Goldman, parents of fallen Officer Noah Leotta
  • Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett
  • Montgomery County Police Captain Tom Didone, Commander, Traffic Division
  • Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrator Christine Nizer
  • State Delegate Ben Kramer, Chief Sponsor of Noah’s Law
  • Donna Hathaway-Beck, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • John Ulczycki, Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers
  • Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy
  • Montgomery County Sheriff Darren Popkin

VISUALS:

  • 3 X 4-foot enlargement of Noah’s Law sticker will be unveiled.
  • Display of most commonly used ignition interlocks devices in Maryland.
  • Ignition Interlock Car Demonstration in the circular driveway in front of Circuit Court.

Those with questions can contact Bill Bronrott, MADD spokesperson, at the following:

202-270-4415,bronrott@gmail.com, @bronrott

Concern for Missing Bethesda Man, Silver Alert Issued

Norberto Goldberg

Norberto Goldberg

Update: September 28, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. – Norberto Goldberg has been located safe and unharmed in Washington, D.C., and will be reunited with family.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Bethesda man.  A Silver Alert has been issued for Norberto Goldberg, 75 years old, of East West Highway in Bethesda.

Norberto Goldberg left his East West Highway home to run errands on Tuesday, September 27 at approximately 2:00 p.m.  He was driving a metallic gray, 2014 Chrysler 200 with Maryland tag: 7CA4188.

Norberto Goldberg is described as a white male who is 5’05” tall and weighs 150 pounds.  He has gray hair and brown eyes.  At the time he left his house, Norberto Goldberg was wearing a crème or beige colored shirt, long black pants, black shoes, and a black leather baseball cap.

Mr. Goldberg suffers from dementia and police and family are concerned for his physical well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Norberto Goldberg or the metallic gray Chrysler 200 is asked to call 9-1-1.

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Norberto Goldberg

Norberto Goldberg

Armed Carjacking Leads to Barricade; Suspect in Custody

Perry Marcel Bryant

Perry Marcel Bryant

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating an armed carjacking that occurred this afternoon in Bethesda.  The carjacking resulted in a police pursuit with the carjacked vehicle and a barricade situation in a residential neighborhood after the carjacking suspect entered a home and refused to come out.

On Tuesday, September 27 at approximately 2:39 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the 7200 block of Honeywell Lane for the report of an armed carjacking.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the adult female victim was in her vehicle on Honeywell Lane when she was approached by the male suspect.  The suspect displayed a handgun, entered the backseat of the vehicle, and told the victim to drive.  The victim, who was not injured in the carjacking, fled from her vehicle and flagged down another motorist for help.   The suspect fled from the scene in the victim’s car (a 2010 black BMW) with Maryland tags.

The motorist called the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) saying that he was following the carjacked vehicle.  The motorist lost sight of the vehicle, however, a trooper from the Maryland State Police was in the area and located the vehicle on Falls Road.  Montgomery County Police officers responded to assist the trooper.

A pursuit was initiated when officers attempted to stop the BMW and the suspect refused to stop.  As the suspect approached Tuckerman Lane the BMW left the roadway for reasons still under investigation, traveled into a tree line and stopped.

After the collision, the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot into a nearby neighborhood on Frost Valley Way.  The suspect climbed onto the deck of a residence and attempted to gain entry into the home.  The female homeowner observed the suspect trying to gain entry into the home through a sliding glass door and she was able to lock the glass door before he could get it.  The suspect gained entry into the home through an open window adjacent to the sliding glass door.  The homeowner fled from the house once the suspect gained entry into the home.  The homeowner flagged down officers that were pursuing the suspect on foot and told them that the suspect was now in her home.

The suspect refused to exit the residence and officers requested that the Emergency Response Team (ERT), comprised of tactical and negotiation officers, respond to assist at the home.

At approximately 8:33 p.m., the suspect, identified as Perry Marcel Bryant, age 46, of an unconfirmed address, was taken in to custody when ERT officers located him inside the residence.

Bryant was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where he was charged with one count of armed carjacking, one count of attempted kidnapping, and one count of home invasion.  Bond information is not available at this time.

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Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Bethesda; Car Used to Smash Jewelry Store Window

actionshotofcarDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating a commercial burglary that occurred at The Jewelry Exchange in Bethesda early this morning.

The investigation by detectives revealed that on Tuesday, September 27 at approximately 2:25 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call for an alarm at The Jewelry Exchange located at 7747 Old Georgetown Road.  2nd District officers arrived at the business and observed a black Mercedes Benz E350 had been backed through the front glass window of the business and was now in the store.

The engine of the Mercedes was on, the transmission was in “Reverse”, and both of the vehicle’s front doors were open.  Officers observed that the glass in two of the display cases in the business were broken out and that some of the displayed merchandise appeared to be missing.  Investigators determined that the Mercedes had been recently stolen from an address in Prince George’s County.

Video from The Jewelry Exchange revealed two suspects inside the store after the vehicle was driven through the front glass.  Both suspects fled on foot after less than 30 seconds in the store.  Detectives believe there may have been a third suspect waiting in a car nearby at that time.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this crime or possible suspects to please call the Montgomery County Police – 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspects.  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Suspects in Commercial Burglary at The Jewelry Exchange

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Suspect in Commercial Burglary at The Jewelry Exchange

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Suspect in Commercial Burglary at The Jewelry Exchange

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