Holy Traffic Stop, Batman !!

Last week we “tweeted” that Batman had been stopped by officers and then posted some photographs on our Facebook page.  Last night, we released the dash camera video of the stop with the following description :

On March 21, at 10:47 a.m., Montgomery County Police (Maryland) stopped Batman for not displaying his license plate. When Batman showed officers the plate IN his car, they let him fly – after a picture or two. They did not want to make him late for an appearance for kids at a local hospital.   

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery Village Dog Bite Incident

Montgomery Village …At approximately 9:00 p.m. last night, 6th District officers and a Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff responded to a dog bite complaint in the 20400 block of Boulder Ridge Terrace in Montgomery Village.  Upon arriving on scene, a Montgomery County Police Sergeant and the Deputy Sheriff encountered a Pitbull who was acting in an aggressive manner and had bitten two teenagers. The officer and sheriff deployed their tasers in an attempt to subdue the dog but the dog remained hostile.  Two additional officers, who arrived on scene, discharged their firearms, shooting and killing the dog.

Two victims had been attacked by the dog.  A 15-year-old male and a 14-year-old female both suffered bites.  The two victims were taken to a local hospital and later released after receiving treatment.  The female was bit on the arm, leg, and neck.  The male was bit on the leg and arm.

The remains of the deceased dog will be examined for evidence of Rabies.

The Animal Services Division (ASD) responded to the incident and the owner of the dog was issued two civil citations by ASD personnel.  The owner was issued one citation for having a dog at large ($100 fine) and issued one citation for unwanted contact ($500 fine).

The dog owner had two dogs with him at the time of the attack.  ASD attempted to locate the second dog (who did not bite) but the owner told officials the dog had escaped from him and had run away.

ASD continues to investigate this incident.

Virginia Man Charged in Prostitution Scheme

The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating a prostitution scheme involving a Virginia man that took place in a Silver Spring hotel.

On February 15 at approximately 7:40 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to the Crowne Plaza hotel located at 8777 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, for a complaint of prostitution.

When officers arrived, they spoke with a hotel management representative who advised the officers of the following circumstances:

A male subject identified as Bryant Jermaine Livingston, 39 years old, had rented a room on February 15.  Management recognized Livingston as a frequent hotel guest of the recent past.  On those previous occasions, management had observed groups of men and women frequently entering and exiting Livingston’s room after waiting in the hotel lobby area.  Management observed similar behavior on the evening of the February 15.

Police accompanied management to Livingston’s room, spoke with Livingston, and asked if prostitution was occurring in his room.  Livingston replied that no illegal activity was occurring and allowed the employee and police to enter the room.  Police entered the room and observed eleven subjects in the room, including three women and four men in various stages of undress.  Several people were in the two beds while others were seated and standing in the room.

Officers interviewed everyone in the room in an attempt to confirm identities and further the investigation.  One subject admitted that he had paid Livingston $100 to enter the hotel room and engage in sexual activities.

In the weeks following this incident, officers obtained an arrest warrant charging Livingston with five counts of prostitution.  The warrant was served on March 16.  Livingston was released on bond.  The investigation is continuing.

Bryant Livingston

Anyone with information regarding this event is asked to call the Montgomery County Police 3rd District at 301.565.7740.

Today We Remember Captain James E. Daly, Jr. (1933-1976) and Corporal John M. Frontczak (1943-1976)

On Friday, March 26, 1976, at 10:12 a.m.,  a robbery at the Citizens Savings and Loan in Potomac was broadcast by police communications with a lookout for a red Chevy Nova.  Corporal John Frontczak, assigned to Bethesda Patrol, heard the lookout. Approximately five minutes later, he radioed that he was attempting to stop a car matching the description of the one just broadcast.  However, the suspect vehicle did not stop and Corporal Frontczak then indicated he was in pursuit into a field behind Montgomery Mall. Radio contact with Corporal Frontczak was then lost. A backup patrol unit arrived approximately six minutes later and radioed that two police officers had been shot. The second officer, it was learned, was Captain James E. Daly, Jr., of the Field Supervision Section, who had been close by and responded to assist Corporal Frontczak. Both were in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head. A 19-year-old high school dropout, who was AWOL from the Army, was subsequently identified as the assailant and was arrested by the South Carolina Highway Patrol while heading south on I-95. He plead guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. Captain Daly, age 43, was pronounced dead at Suburban Hospital at 9:05 p.m., on March 28, 1976, and Corporal Frontczak, age 32, was taken off life-support systems at 6 p.m., on March 29, 1976, and pronounced dead.

Corporal Frontczak

Captain Daly

 

Police Investigate Bank Robbery in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today in Rockville.

Today, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Rockville City officers and Montgomery County 1st District officers responded to the M&T Bank located at 4 Courthouse Square in Rockville for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank and immediately vaulted the teller counter.  The suspect announced the robbery and ordered the tellers to open the teller drawers.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash from the teller drawers, the suspect vaulted the teller counter and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’ tall, with a heavy build.  The suspect was wearing a baseball cap, gloves, and what appeared to be a Washington Redskins jacket.  The suspect also wore a stocking over his face.  The bank’s surveillance system was able to capture the suspect on camera.

Anyone who may have information about this bank robbery or recognizes the suspect from the surveillance photograph is asked to call the Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section at 240-773-5103.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.