Detectives Arrest Juvenile for Threats to Kennedy High School in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section have arrested and charged a juvenile male student for making threats of violence and other associated actions.

On Thursday, February 20, 2020, around 2:10 pm, the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from, at the time, an unknown caller who stated there was an active shooting situation at Kennedy High School located in Wheaton.  Police and school officials took immediate action to determine the validity of the call.  It was quickly determined that there was no shooting situation at the school and the threat was not valid.

Detectives were able to determine that a juvenile male student was responsible for making the call and was subsequently arrested and charged with making threats of mass violence, disruption of school activities, and false statements to police.

The Montgomery County Department of Police in collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Schools will investigate and charge appropriately anyone who makes threats to schools, regardless of intention, and seek prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident can contact the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.

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Acupuncturist Charged with Fourth-Degree Sexual Offense for Inappropriately Touching Patient

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police have charged Sang Kim, age 50, the owner of Acupuncture Cure in Poolesville, with committing a fourth-degree sexual offense for inappropriately touching an adult female patient during an acupuncture appointment.

In late August 2019, the victim arrived for an appointment with Kim at Acupuncture Cure located at 20010 Fisher Avenue.  During the appointment, the victim was instructed to remove her clothing (except for her underwear) and to put on a medical gown that opened in the front.  While on an exam table, Kim touched the victim inappropriately and without her consent.

In early February, the victim reported the incident to police.  Officers interviewed Kim on February 15 and on February 16, Kim was charged with a fourth-degree sexual offense via a District Court summons.

Detectives are requesting that anyone who believes she/he has been a victim of Kim to call Officer Rorke at 240-773-5700.

A mugshot of Kim is not available.

Detectives Investigating Office Building Burglary in Bethesda; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Detectives from the  Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the February 11 burglary of an office building in Bethesda.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Tuesday, February 11, at approximately 6:57 p.m., the suspect is seen on video surveillance approaching the office building and knocking on the front doors to get the attention of a cleaner who is working inside the building.  The cleaner then lets the suspect into the building.  The suspect is seen exiting the elevator to the lobby at approximately 4:36 a.m. the next day (February 12) carrying items he has stolen from businesses.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this burglary is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710. 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.

Note:  The office building was undergoing renovations at this time and other workers were in the building and can be seen on video surveillance.

Detectives Investigate Series of Vandalisms in Silver Spring Area; Surveillance Video of Suspect’s Vehicle Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating eight vandalisms to parked vehicles that occurred in the Highland View West neighborhood of Silver Spring in mid-February.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect’s vehicle and are asking the public for help in identifying the owner or operator of this vehicle.

The following vandalisms were reported to police:

On February 8, two residents in the 9000 block of Eton Road and a resident in the 9200 block of Saybrook Avenue reported that during the overnight hours the windows to their parked vehicles were shot out by an unknown type of projectile.

On February 12, three residents in the 9100 block of Eton Road and two residents in the 9100 block of Wire Avenue reported that during the overnight hours the windows to their parked vehicles were shot out by an unknown type of projectile.

Investigators ask that anyone who recognizes this suspect’s vehicle or who may have any information regarding these vandalisms to contact the 3rd District Investigation 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.  Callers may remain anonymous.

(LOCATED) Concern for Missing White Oak Woman

Linda Kathleen Fagan

Update: February 15 – Linda Kathleen Fagan has been located safe and unharmed. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing White Oak woman.

Linda Kathleen Fagan, age 63, of February Circle, last spoke with family on the telephone on Monday, February 3.  Family has been unable to contact her since that time.  Fagan is familiar with public transportation and is known to frequent the White Oak Shopping Center located at 11200 New Hampshire Avenue in White Oak.

Fagan is approximately 5’ 06” tall and weighs 110 pounds.  She has short gray hair, blue eyes, and wears glasses.

Police and family are concerned for Fagan’ s physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Linda Kathleen Fagan is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).