MCPD Advises AT&T Golf Tournament Spectators to Use Shuttle Service

Montgomery County Police want to advise spectators planning to attend the AT&T Golf Tournament Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1, to park in the designated satellite parking lots and take a shuttle bus to and from Congressional Country Club.

The only entrance to the tournament is located at Persimmon Tree Road and Country Club Lane.  Any spectators being dropped off locally at the Congressional Country Club entrance at 8500 River Road will have an approximate mile and a half walk to get to the Persimmon Tree Road entrance.  Eliminating a three-mile round-trip walk is highly advisable due to the extreme temperatures expected through the weekend.

Individuals who park in either of the satellite parking lots will receive shuttle service which arrives directly inside the country club.

For Friday, June 29 only.  This lot is not available for weekend use: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St, Gaithersburg.  Operating hours from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single day parking and shuttle passes are $10.

This lot is sold out for Friday, June 29.  For Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 only: Rock Spring Lot, 6720 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda.  Operating: Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-day parking and shuttle passes are available at $20.

Shuttle buses transport spectators to and from the parking lots and the golf course during lot hours. Shuttles depart approximately every 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.


Police Seek Public’s Help to Identify Victim of Pedestrian Collision

Montgomery County Police 4th District Officers are investigating a pedestrian collision that occurred this morning, June 28, 2012, at 5:55, on Veirs Mill Road near Gridley Road.  The pedestrian victim did not have identification with him and police are asking for the public’s help to make the identification.

The victim is described as a Hispanic male with black hair, in his 20’s, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, weighing between 170 and 185 pounds.  He was wearing blue and white plaid shorts, tan work boots, and a gray shirt.  He also had a blue Hawaiian-style shirt in his possession.

At this time, no one has reported an individual missing that matches this description.

Today at 5:55 a.m., a Montgomery County Ride On bus was traveling westbound on Veirs Mill Road after pulling away from a bus stop.  For unknown reasons, the pedestrian stepped into the roadway in front of the bus and was struck by the bus.

The victim was transported to Suburban Hospital with critical, but believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who has information about the identity of the victim is asked to call the 4th District station at 240-773-5500 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.


MCPD Detectives Seek Help to Identify Scam Suspects – 87-Year-Old Woman Victimized

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Financial Crimes Section are asking the public for help to identify suspects wanted for a larceny commonly known as a “Pigeon Drop Scam.”  This incident occurred on June, 19, 2012.  Detectives now have a surveillance photograph to release of one of the two suspects involved.

On June 19 at 2:00 p.m. officers responded to the Capital One Bank in the White Oak Shopping Center located at 11261 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring.  There they met with the 87-year-old female victim from Silver Spring.

The investigation revealed that at 11:00 that morning, the victim had purchased some items from the Giant at 11221 New Hampshire Avenue.  When she left the store an unknown white female walked beside her on the sidewalk outside of the Giant.  An unknown black male who was holding a black bag filled with cash approached them.  He asked if the bag belonged to either of the women.  Both said it did not.  He began to explain to them that he worked for the Capital One Bank at the above address and was willing to share the money with them but they would need to contribute $20,000 in cash each in good faith to get the money.

The female suspect immediately agreed to the deal and produced $20,000 in cash.  The victim then agreed to obtain cash.  She was able to withdraw $15,000 from the bank while accompanied by the female suspect, but to get to the $20,000 demanded by the male suspect she returned to her home and then provided jewelry worth over $10,000.

When the victim returned to the parking lot of the White Oak Shopping Center, the male suspect was gone and the female suspect made a quick escape.  The victim entered the bank and called police.

The suspects are described as:  a white female in her late 30s to 40s, 5’4” tall with a round face.  She spoke without an accent and carried a big purse.  Another witness believed that the suspect was wearing a wig and might actually have blond hair.  That is not apparent from the surveillance photograph.  She was wearing black slacks and a green blouse at the time the scam occurred.

The male suspect, for which there is no photograph, is described as a black  male in his late 30’s to 40’s, approximately 6’ tall with a medium build, black short hair, no facial hair, and was a “fast talker.”  On the day of the scam he was well-dressed with a white shirt and tie.

Anyone who has information about this incident or is able to provide information regarding the identity of the suspects is asked to call the MCPD Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330.  Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 240-773-TIPS (8477).  Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES.)


Female Suspect




Silver Alert Activated to Locate Critically Missing Man from Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 4th District Investigative Section are asking the public for help to locate a critically missing man from the 11300 block of Kenton Place in Silver Spring.  A silver alert has been activated through the Maryland State Police.

Charles Irving Griggs is described as an 82-year-old white male, 5’11” tall, weighing 250 pounds.  He has gray hair and hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing a short-sleeved tan plaid button-down collared shirt, khaki pants, and brown deck shoes.  He has not been seen since approximately 9:30 last night in Frederick when he left there to return to his Silver Spring home.

He was driving a 2010 white Ford Fusion with Maryland tag 3AS0997.

Mr. Griggs is diabetic, has high blood pressure and is in the early stages of dementia.

Anyone who has information about Mr. Griggs whereabouts is asked to call the 4th District Station at 240-773-5500 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.