Concern for Missing Man with Dementia

Sea Wong

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 74-year-old man from Manhattan, New York, who has dementia.

Sea Wong was last seen at approximately 4:30 p.m., today (Sunday, December 8) when he left the Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center (located at 11890 Healing Way in Silver Spring) on foot.

Wong is approximately 5’ 6″ tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds.  He has brown eyes and black hair.  Wong was last seen wearing a black and green winter coat, black sweat pants, and a blue beanie hat.

Anyone with information regarding Sea Wong’s whereabouts or anyone who sees him is asked to call the Montgomery County Department of Police at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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Annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Award Recipients

Yesterday, Chief Jones and department personnel attended the 40th Annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards in Annapolis.

The Governor’s Crime Prevention Award is given to individuals, community groups, law enforcement agencies, and law enforcement officers who have made outstanding contributions to the furtherance of crime prevention in their departments and in their communities.

The Montgomery County Department of Police thanks the following Montgomery County recipients of the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for their continued dedication to making Montgomery County and their communities safer:

ArcLight Cinemas:

On every first Wednesday each month, the ArcLight Cinemas (located inside the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda) donates theater space to the Police Department to host the Senior Forum program for senior residents.  The Senior Forum includes a free viewing of a movie and also includes crime prevention presentations by officers.

Mr. Victor P. Jones:

Mr. Jones was recognized for his crime prevention work within the Rockville community.  Mr. Jones participates in and sponsors many activities at the Maryvale Elementary School (located in Aspen Hill).  He mentors students and attends pizza parties for those students who earn good grades.  Mr. Jones is also an active supporter of the annual summer Police Adventure Camp.

Target of Rockville:

The Rockville Target store sponsors an annual Heroes and Helpers event.  During this event, Target provides local children each with a $100 Target gift card to shop for Christmas presents.  Each child shopper is paired with a police officer while Target employees are also available to assist with any shopping needs.

Ms. Pat Tyson:

Ms. Tyson, of Lyttonnsville, has been very involved in her community for many years.  Ms. Tyson serves as the Secretary for the Lyttonsville Civic Association and is a member of the Coffield Advisory Committee.  For the past 18 years, Ms. Tyson has coordinated the annual National Night Out celebration at the Coffield Community Center in Silver Spring.  This event draws 150 to 200 area residents.

Rockville Men’s Shelter:

The Men’s Shelter in Rockville is the only overnight shelter for men in Montgomery County.  To open dialogue between law enforcement and the men, monthly meetings with officers are held at the shelter.  These meetings are meant to help foster trust between the men who stay at the shelter and the police.

Youth on the Rise Summer Camp:

Youth on the Rise is a police summer camp that encourages students who are entering the 9th grade to make good choices as they enter high school.  The camp also provides an opportunity for the students to engage with police officers in a positive manner through games, field trips, and discussions.

Congratulations to the recipients!

Media Advisory: MCP and Target to Host Heroes & Helpers Event Tomorrow

What:  MCP and Target will host a Heroes and Helpers event to help approximately 120 children from all six police districts purchase holiday gifts for their families.

When: Tomorrow – Saturday, December 7, 8:30 a.m. start time

Where: Rockville Target, 5700 Bou Avenue

Target’s Heroes and Helpers program pairs public safety officials with children to shop for gifts for the holidays.  The gifts are purchased with Target gift cards donated by the store.

For more information about this event, please contact the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030, option 4.

Heroes and Helpers 2018

Heroes and Helpers 2018

Heroes and Helpers 2018

Medical Center Employee Arrested for Sexual Offenses Involving Two Female Patients; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have charged Macdoff Oghenejabo Okah, age 44, of Venetia Mill Circle in Silver Spring, with the second-degree rape of one victim and committing a third-degree sexual offense against a second victim.  Okah committed these sexual assaults while employed as a Psychiatric Technician at Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health located at 14901 Broschart Road in Rockville.  The assaults occurred at the facility and both victims were patients.  Investigators are concerned that there may be additional sexual assault victims.

On June 6, 2019, a victim came forward to the Police Department and reported that the day prior, June 5, 2019, an employee had inappropriate and unwanted sexual contact with her while she was a patient at the Adventist HealthCare facility located on Broschart Road.

On June 20, 2019, a second victim reported to the Police Department that on or about February 6, 2018, she was sexually assaulted by a male medical center employee while she was a patient at the Adventist HealthCare facility.

Through investigation, Okah was developed as the suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested yesterday and is being held without bond.

Adventist HealthCare and the Police Department communicated during this investigation. Okah’s employment with the Adventist HealthCare facility was terminated on June 7, 2019.

Investigators are asking that anyone who believes that he/she was victimized by Macdoff Oghenejabo Okah to please call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

 

12/6/19 (4:06 pm) – Press release corrected to reflect correct criminal offenses with correct victim.

Macdoff Oghenejabo Okah

Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Juvenile

Update: December 6, 2019 – Asucenia Martinez-Benitez has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking the public for help in locating a missing Aspen Hill area juvenile.

Asucenia Martinez-Benitez, age 13, of Arctic Avenue, was reported as missing by her family on November 22. She has contacted her family since that time but will not disclose her whereabouts.

Benitez is described as a Hispanic female who is 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds.  She has long black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for Asucenia Martinez-Benitez’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Asucenia Martinez-Benitez 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).

Asucenia Martinez-Benitez