Update: Warrant Obtained for Attempt Kidnapping Suspect

Detectives from the Family Crimes Division have obtained a warrant for a suspect in the attempt kidnapping that occurred on Friday, September 28 in Silver Spring.

Today at 3:00 p.m., members of the Metropolitan Police Department notified Montgomery County detectives that a subject matching the description of the attempt kidnapping suspect was being treated at a medical facility in the District of Columbia.  He is being identified as Rodney Murrell, 31 years old, of the 3600 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SE, in Washington D.C.  After detectives were notified of the location of Murrell, they responded and interviewed him about the incident.  After the interview, detectives obtained a warrant charging Murrell with attempted kidnapping and second degree assault.  The extradition process will be initiated when he is cleared medically.

On Friday, September 28 at approximately 1:30 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the McDonald’s located at 8407 Colesville Road in Silver Spring for the report of an attempt kidnapping. The investigation revealed that the 13-year-old male victim was waiting at the counter when the suspect entered the restaurant, grabbed the victim from behind, and attempted to drag him outside. During the struggle, the suspect identified himself as the police and told the victim he was under arrest. A security guard at the McDonald’s intervened, and the suspect released the victim. The suspect was last seen walking towards the Metro station.

 

Collision Reconstruction Unit Investigates Fatal Collision in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred this morning in Wheaton.

This morning at approximately 7:06 a.m., officers from the 4th District responded to Georgia Avenue and Ennalls Avenue for a report of a personal injury collision. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle and a 2013 Freightliner box truck were driving north on Georgia Avenue (approaching University Boulevard West) in parallel lanes.  For reasons still under investigation, the motorcycle entered the lane of the truck and the motorcycle and truck collided.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the truck was not injured.  The driver of the motorcycle is being identified as Ega Egbemimon Edorh-Ananou, age 31, of the 3200 block of Walters Lane in District Heights, Maryland.  The driver of the truck is being identified as Erick U Tatchikou, age 35, of the 9800 block of Plowline Road in Randallstown, Maryland.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation.  Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this fatal collision and have not spoken to detectives to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773- 6620.  (Please note new phone number).  Callers may remain anonymous.


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Detectives Investigate Attempt Kidnapping

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Family Crimes Division are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify the suspect in an attempt kidnapping that occurred today at the McDonald’s located at 8407 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.

Today, at approximately 1:30 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the McDonald’s for the report of an attempt kidnapping. The investigation revealed that the 13-year-old male victim was waiting at the counter when the suspect entered the restaurant, grabbed the victim from behind, and attempted to drag him outside. During the struggle, the suspect identified himself as the police and told the victim he was under arrest. A security guard at the McDonald’s intervened, and the suspect released the victim. The suspect was last seen walking towards the Metro station.

Detectives are releasing surveillance images of the suspect who is described as a heavy set black male in his mid-50s with short balding hair and a beard.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect from the photographs to contact the Family Crimes Division at 240-773-5400.  Callers may remain anonymous. 

 

Armed Carjacking Arrest – Suspect Linked By Fingerprints

On August 6 at approximately 5:50 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the parking lot of 13313 Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred.

Investigation by detectives revealed that the 46-year-old victim was sitting in his vehicle  in the parking lot of 13313 Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring (the temporary location of Glenallan Elementary School).  The  suspect approached the victim’s vehicle, pointed a handgun at the victim, and demanded money. The victim gave the suspect money and the suspect stated, “Let’s go to the bank to get more money.”  The suspect then entered the rear passenger door (sitting directly behind the victim).  The suspect placed a gun to the back of the victim’s head and told the victim not to turn around.  The victim was ordered to drive to a bank and the suspect began to give driving directions.

At the corner of Fairland Road and Copland Road in the Calverton area of Silver Spring, the suspect exited the vehicle with the victim’s cell phone and the suspect ordered the victim to drive away from the area.  The victim observed the suspect throw the victim’s cellular phone and then take off running down the street.   The victim drove a short distance and then returned to retrieve his cell phone.  He then called police.  Officers circulated the area in an effort to locate the suspect but he was not located.

Personnel from the Forensic Service Section (FSS) processed the victim’s vehicle for latent prints and DNA.  Prints believed to belong to the suspect were obtained from the vehicle and sent to a regional fingerprint database (RAFIS).  Detectives received a fingerprint match to MARCUS ANTONIO CURRY, age 19, of an unconfirmed address.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Curry on August 31, charging him with 12 crimes to include : armed carjacking, armed robbery, first degree assault, kidnapping, and numerous gun charges.  Curry turned himself into investigators on September 21.  Curry was wearing a DC Pre-Trial Services ankle bracelet equipped with GPS.  This GPS information placed Curry in the area of the robbery.

Curry is currently being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center on $300,000 bond.

Marcus Curry

 

 

Detectives Investigate Series of Burglaries and Suspicious Incidents

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are investigating a series of burglaries and suspicious incidents that have occurred since August 2011.  Detectives believe that these incidents may be related to three sexual assaults that occurred on June 19, 2010, August 23, 2010, and January 5, 2011.

On August 28, 2011, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Gaithersburg City officers responded to an apartment in the 900 block of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg for a report of a burglary that had just occurred.  Investigation revealed that a male suspect had entered the 37-year-old female victim’s apartment through an open back bedroom window.  The suspect approached the victim, forced her to perform a sexual act, and then fled the scene.  The suspect in this incident is described as a black male, 20 to 28 years old, 5’7″-5’09” tall, and weighing 160-170 pounds.

On September 2, 2012, at approximately 4:10 a.m., 5th District officers responded to the 18100 block of Metz Drive in Germantown for a report of a suspicious situation.  Investigation revealed that the 50-year-old female victim was sleeping downstairs in her residence when she was woken by a noise.  She went to the front door to investigate and found a suspect inside with a knife in his hand.  A struggle ensued between the victim and the suspect, and the victim was cut by the knife. The suspect then fled from the residence, and police were contacted. Police believe that the suspect may have entered the residence through an unlocked sliding glass door.    The suspect in this incident is described as a black male, 5’8″-5’10”, and weighing 160-170 pounds.

On September 22, 2012, at approximately 11:33 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the 15600 block of Marathon Circle in Gaithersburg for a report of a suspicious situation.  Investigation revealed that a female resident had left her apartment and observed a male subject looking into an apartment on the first floor.  When the subject saw the female, he left the area.  A look out was placed for a “peeping tom” incident.

In previous releases, police have stated that the June 19, 2010, August 23, 2010, and January 5, 2011 sexual assault incidents were linked and believed to have been committed by the same suspect.  Detectives believe that it is possible that the same suspect may also be responsible for the August 28, 2011, September 2, 2012, and September 22, 2012 incidents.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who may be responsible for this series of events.  Anyone who may have information about any of these incidents or may have information from the past that may be related to any of these events or the suspect involved is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section at 240-773-5070.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online.  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 these felony crimes.

Based on the above events, police are encouraging everyone to lock their doors and windows at night and upon leaving their homes.  Residents are urged to be alert to suspicious subjects around their residences and neighborhoods and to call police immediately to report any suspicious activity.