Arrest Made for Armed Robbery of Briggs Chaney Family Dollar Store

On November 28 at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to the Family Dollar store located at 13817 Outlet Drive in the Briggs Chaney area of Silver Spring. The semi-masked suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash from store employees.  An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the store and the suspect fled on foot. Witnesses stated that the suspect was known to frequent the area and was seen earlier in the day.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section developed 21-year-old Kairee Deyonte Dorsey, of the 13600 block of Sir Thomas Way in Silver Spring, as a suspect for the robbery and set up surveillance in the area of his residence.  At approx.1:30 a.m., Dorsey was located but fled on foot from police.  During the pursuit, an officer discharged their weapon.  Dorsey continued to flee but was apprehended a short time later.  No one was injured during the incident.

After further investigation, detectives were able to recover the handgun used by Dorsey during the robbery as well as proceeds from the store.

Dorsey was charged with 1st Degree Assault and Armed Robbery and is currently being held on bond awaiting a December court date.

Per protocol, the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division and Internal Affairs Division will conduct their investigations regarding this incident.  The officer who discharged their weapon has been placed on paid, administrative leave, which is also standard protocol.

Detectives Arrest Former Employee and Boyfriend For Gaithersburg and Damascus Chipotle Robberies

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section have arrested two suspects involved in two armed robberies of Chipotle restaurants.  The first robbery occurred on October 21 at a Chipotle restaurant in Gaithersburg and the second robbery occurred on November 25 at a Chipotle restaurant in Damascus.

On October 21 at approximately 10:43 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the Chipotle restaurant located at 564 North Frederick Avenue (in the Gaithersburg Square Shopping Center) for the report of a commercial armed robbery.  Investigation revealed that the suspect entered the rear door of the business as an employee was disposing of trash through that door.  The suspect displayed a handgun and forced the employees into an office.  The suspect then ordered the manager to open the restaurant safe and removed an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect fled on foot towards the area of the Montgomery County fairgrounds (to the rear of the shopping center).

During the investigation of this robbery, a former employee of a Mount Airy Chipotle, identified as Marvel Alegria, was developed as a possible suspect.  Alegria had been terminated from her job and subsequently made threats to retaliate.  Alegria had also spoken to others about committing a robbery.  Lamont Alexander Bonds, Alegria’s boyfriend, was developed as the possible suspect who had entered the restaurant and committed the robbery.

On November 25 at approximately 10:30 p.m. 5th District officers responded to the Chipotle restaurant located at 9815 Main Street in Damascus for the report of a commercial armed robbery.  The suspect entered the front door of the restaurant, announced a robbery, ordered the employees to the ground, and demanded money from the safe.  The suspect obtained cash and was last seen leaving the parking lot in a Ford utility vehicle.

Immediately after the robbery, detectives recognized the similarity between the two robberies and plain clothes officers began surveillance of Alegria and Bonds’ residence on Knoll Mist Lane in Gaithersburg.  At approximately 11:55 p.m. that night, officers observed the two suspects exiting the residence in a Ford utility vehicle and then observed Bonds hide a jacket in a sewer drain.  Investigation revealed that it was the same jacket Bonds had worn in the Damascus robbery.

In the early morning hours of November 26, detectives executed a search warrant at Alegria and Bonds’ residence; several items of evidentiary value were seized. Lamont Alexander Bonds, age 26, of the 1000 block of Knoll Mist Lane in Gaithersburg, was placed under arrest at his residence for the Gaithersburg and Damascus robberies and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Bonds has been charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of theft $1,000 to Under $10,000, and two counts of reckless endangerment.

On November 29, Marvel Alegria, age 22, of the same address, was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  She was charged with accessory after the robbery, theft scheme $1,000 to Under $10,000, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.  A photo of Alegria is not available at this time.

11/9/12 Press Release – “Detectives Release Video of Gaithersburg Chipotle Robbery – Ask for Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect”

Lamont Alexander Bonds

Alcohol Holiday Task Force Results – Week 1

Alcohol Holiday Task Force Results – Week 1 – November 20, 21, 23, 24

More information on task force (click here) : Press Release, 11/29/2012 – Police Urge Public To Assist with Holiday Alcohol Initiative

 

Here are some results from Week 1 of the Task Force :

Total Alcohol Citations 132
         Under age 18 61
         Age 18 to 20 66
         Over age 21 5
DUI/DWI 45
Underage Party Complaints 9

 

 

MCP Sobriety Checkpoint (2011)

 

 

 

Carabineros de Chile Train with MCP

Nine Carabineros de Chile, Chilean police officers, are currently visiting Montgomery County and training with current and former Montgomery County police officers at the Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA).

The group of nine officers began training at the PSTA on Monday, November 26th and will continue through Friday, December 7th.  The entire two-week training course will be presented in Spanish by MCP Officer Carvajal.  He will be assisted by current MCP Officer Marc Erme and two retired MCP officers, John Binnix and Steve Colferai.  This will mark the first time that MCP has taught an entire course of training in Spanish.

The Chilean officers will be exposed to a variety of training during the two weeks course.  While the majority of the training will be related to emergency vehicle operations, the officers will also be introduced to MCP’s use of K9’s, will have the opportunity to participate in active shooter training at the MCP firing range, and will learn and practice defensive tactics.

At the conclusion of the training on December 7th, a graduation ceremony will be held for the participants.  The time for the graduation ceremony is yet to be determined.

Chilean officials, including representatives from the Chilean Embassy, have expressed that they are grateful for the training that their police officers will be receiving and the partnership that is being developed with MCP.

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See tweets from the participants here:

Police Urge Public To Assist with Holiday Alcohol Initiative

Photo taken by David MacAnanny, MCP Police Explorer

The Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force, comprised of officers from the Alcohol Initiatives Section and patrol officers from other police districts, as well as officers from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland National Capital Park Police, Maryland State Police and Gaithersburg City Police, will be devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.  The task force, which began last Wednesday, November 21, and will continue through January 5, 2013, focuses on enforcement of offenses to include :

  • Enforcement of traffic laws in areas known for a high number of alcohol-related tragedies with the goal of getting drunk or drug-impaired drivers off the road
  • Compliance checks of businesses who hold alcohol licenses by using underage volunteers to attempt to purchase alcohol at establishments (ensuring that shopkeepers are careful not to sell alcohol to minors)
  • Surveillance by officers in plain clothes of local businesses who sell alcohol  (ensuring that shopkeepers are not selling alcohol to minors and also ensuring that minors are not using false identification or using other means to buy alcohol)
  • Responding to calls for underage drinking parties.  All attendees are screened for alcohol usage, and those who are under age 21 are issued citations. Every person is then ensured a safe ride home.  Parents of juveniles are notified to come and get them. Any parent or other adult who hosts can also be held liable and can be issued a citation.
  • Sobriety checkpoints.  The location of the checkpoints is based on accident and traffic data focusing on areas drivers are most at risk for encountering impaired drivers.

Montgomery County Police want to remind residents that they can assist in combating alcohol-related crime and collisions.  The department is offering these tips on what to do if you observe an alcohol-related incident :

If you believe you are observing a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs

  • Call 911.  If possible, and without putting yourself in danger, obtain the license plate of the vehicle, the direction of travel of the vehicle, and a description of the vehicle (make, model, color).

If you have information on establishments that are selling alcohol to minors

  • If it is occurring at the present time, you can call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.
  • If you believe it is an ongoing issue, you can call Crime Solvers toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. You can remain anonymous. Please provide as much information as possible.  The tip will be forwarded to the Alcohol Initiatives Section.

If you have information on an underage drinking party

  • If it is occurring at the present time, you can call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.
  • If you have knowledge of a party planned for a future date, you can call Crime Solvers toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. You can remain anonymous. Please provide as much information as possible.  The tip will be forwarded to the Alcohol Initiatives Section.

Efforts made by the police and the public will help make this holiday season safer.

MCP Sobriety Checkpoint (2011), Photo taken by David MacAnanny, MCP Police Explorer