Detectives Seeking Identity of Silver Spring Burglary Suspect

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a series of daytime apartment burglaries that have been occurring in the downtown area of Silver Spring.

Between September 10 and September 18, there have been 8 burglaries or attempted burglaries that have occurred at the following locations:

  • 1200 block of Fidler Lane
  • 800 block of Juniper Street (3 incidents)
  • 1200 block of East West Highway
  • 7700 block of Blair Road
  • 8300 block of Colesville Road
  • 8700 block of Georgia Avenue

In all of the incidents, the targeted residences have been high rise or garden-style apartments.  In the high rise incidents, the suspect follows residents into the building; in the garden-style incidents, the suspect enters through the rear door or window of the apartment

Today, detectives are releasing several surveillance photos of the suspect as well as a composite that was created of the suspect.  The suspect is described as a black male, 20-30 years old, 5’7″-5’9″ tall, and weighing 150-160 pounds.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes this suspect from the photographs or the composite to contact Detective Sarah White at 301-565-5838.  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.

 

Detectives Investigate Shooting in Montgomery Village

Detectives of the 5th /6th District are investigating a shooting that occurred in Montgomery Village.  Yesterday evening at approximately 10:03 p.m., 911 received a call for shots fired in the area of Montgomery Village Avenue and Clubhouse Road.  911 then received a second call from a complainant stating that a family member had called her and stated that he had been shot.

6th District officers responded to the area and located the victim in the area of the Montgomery Village Shopping Center (19100 block of Montgomery Village Avenue).  The 25-year-old victim was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Fire/Rescue responded and transported the victim by ambulance to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.  Due to the victim’s injuries, the victim has been unable to provide detailed information about the incident.

At this time detectives believe the shooting occurred in the area of Montgomery Village Avenue and Centerway Road. Detectives of the 5th/6th District are asking anyone who has information on the incident or the suspects to please call the 5th/6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.  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 this felony crime.


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Burglary and Theft from Vehicle in Olney via Unlocked Doors -Photographs and Video Released of Suspects

Detectives of the 4th District Petty Crimes Unit are investigating a burglary, theft from vehicle, and use of a stolen credit card that occurred in Olney on September 4. Photographs and video of the suspects have been obtained in this case and at this time detectives  are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

In the early morning hours of  September 4, unknown suspects entered two unlocked vehicles in the unlocked garage of a residence in the 3000 block of Gold Mine Road and stole items to include credit cards.  The suspects then entered the home of the residence through an unlocked door (leading from the garage to the kitchen) and stole items from the kitchen.  Credit cards were used by the suspects in Rockville, Gaithersburg and Olney.  Detectives obtained video of suspects using one of the stolen credit cards at a gas station in Olney.

Police are again urging residents to lock their vehicle and garage doors (interior and exterior) as unlocked doors are easy targets for these suspects.

Detectives of the 4th are asking anyone who recognizes these suspects from the video or photographs or has information about the above mentioned crimes to please call the Petty Crimes Unit at 240-773-5476.  Callers may remain anonymous. 

 

Suspect One

Suspect One

 

 

 

UPDATE : Homicide Suspect in Custody in Miami, Florida

Detectives of the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are releasing information that Martire Puente-Fulcar, wanted for the homicide of Rocio Nikaury Morcelo that occurred on September 22 in Wheaton, is in custody in Miami, Florida.  (Note that the name of the homicide victim was initially reported differently but has been changed after confirmation by family members).

Yesterday, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Miami Beach Police Department responded to the Versailles Hotel located at 3425 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.  Preliminary investigation indicates that Puente-Fulcar jumped from the roof top of the nine story hotel in an apparent suicide attempt.  At this time, Puente-Fulcar remains in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital.

Extradition arrangements for Puente-Fuclar will be made once Puente-Fulcar is medically cleared from the hospital.

MARTIRE PUENTE FULCAR

 

 

 


Burglary, Vehicle Theft, and Theft from Vehicle in Damascus Believed to Be Related – Photographs Released

Detectives of the Germantown Investigative Section are investigating a burglary, theft of vehicle, and theft from vehicle that occurred in the Damascus region of the county from September 17 to September 18 during the overnight hours.  Photographs have been obtained in the Damascus incidents and detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

These suspects are believed to have committed the following crimes:

  • August 31, 600 block of Hillsboro Drive in Silver Spring – auto theft (key left in vehicle)
  • September 17-18, 24300 block of Newbury Road, Damascus area – burglary (unlocked door) and auto theft (key obtained in home)
  • September 17-18, 10010 block of Damascus Hill Court, Damascus area – theft from unlocked vehicle, use of stolen credit card

During the overnight hours of September 17 to September 18, unknown suspects entered a residence in the 24300 block of Newbury Road through an unlocked garage door and unlocked side door.  The suspects took items from the kitchen to include a set of vehicle keys that were left on the kitchen counter top.  The suspects then used the vehicle keys to steal a 2012, black Honda Accord with Maryland registration 9BTK05 from the driveway.  To date this vehicle has not been recovered.

On September 18, a stolen Subaru was recovered on the street in the 10100 block of Nightingale Street. (This location is right around the corner from the reported burglary).  Due to the close proximity to the reported burglary, it is likely that the suspects left the Subaru at this location after stealing the Honda from Newbury Road.  The Subaru had been reported stolen on August 31 from the 600 block of Hillsboro Drive in Silver Spring.  The vehicle driver thought she might have left the vehicle unlocked and did leave a spare key in the vehicle ashtray.

During the overnight hours of September 17 to September 18, these suspects stole items from an unlocked vehicle in the 10010 block of Damascus Hill Court.  The suspects took items to include credit cards.  The credit cards were used at a convenience store in Gaithersburg.  Detectives have obtained photographs of the five suspects at the convenience store.

Police are again urging residents to lock their vehicle and garage doors (interior and exterior) as unlocked doors are easy targets for these suspects.

Detectives of the 5th District are asking anyone who recognizes these suspects from the photographs or has information about the above mentioned crimes to please call Officer Bromley at 240-773-6249. 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 this felony crime.

 

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