Suspect Arrested for Burglary on Tralee Terrace

Jesse Fleming

Jesse Fleming

Officers from the 5th District have arrested a suspect responsible for a burglary that occurred on Tralee Terrace in Damascus on March 24.

On March 24, at approximately 7:01 p.m., officers responded to the 10500 block of Tralee Terrace for a report of a suspicious situation.  Neighbors informed police dispatch that a male subject had gained access to an apartment through a back window and had removed a TV from the apartment.  A suspect description was provided to officers.

Officers arrived on-scene and located a male subject matching the description of the suspect.  Officers detained the subject, and further investigation lead to the discovery of evidence linking the detained subject to the burglary.  The suspect was placed under arrest.  Following his arrest, the suspect lead officers to where he had hidden the TV that had been stolen from the apartment.

The suspect has been identified as Jesse Fleming, age 33, of the 24200 block of Preakness Drive in Damascus.  Fleming was charged with first degree burglary and theft under $1,000.  Fleming was released on bond on March 26.

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Detectives Arrest Suspect for Multiple Burglaries in Damascus Area

Steven Haines

Steven Haines

Detectives from the 5th District Investigative Section have arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for a series of burglaries that has been occurring on Mountain View Road in Damascus since December 2012.

The following burglaries were reported:

  • December 9, 2012 – Pleasant Grove Church at 11225 Mountain View Road.
  • February 2, 2013 – (Attempted burglary) at the Pleasant Grove Church.
  • February 10, 2013 – 11400 block of Mountain View Road.
  • February 19, 2013 – Pleasant Grove Church.

Through the course of investigation, Steven Tyler Haines, age 19, of the 11400 block of Mountain View Drive in Damascus was developed as a suspect.  An arrest warrant was issued for Haines on February 28, 2013, but Haines’ whereabouts were unknown.

On March 23, 2013, a burglary was reported in the 11300 block of Mountain View Road, and on March 24, 2013, a theft was reported in the 11300 block of Mountain View Road.

Following the theft on March 24, 5th District officers received information that Haines may be at an address on Mountain View Road.  Officers located and arrested Haines following a foot pursuit.  Upon arresting Haines, officers discovered property on him that had been stolen in the March 23 burglary.

The arrest warrant from February 28 was served on Haines following his arrest charging him with three counts of second degree burglary and theft-related charges.  Haines was also charged with an additional count of second degree burglary and theft following the March 23 burglary and the March 24 theft.  Haines is currently being held on two $100,000 bonds.

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Police Investigate Pedestrian Collision on Westport Road

 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a  collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle that occurred on Westport Road in Chevy Chase.

On Tuesday March 26th,  at approximately 7:57 a.m., 2nd District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the area of Westport Road and Saratoga Avenue for the report of a personal injury collision.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a pedestrian was walking on Westport Road just east of Saratoga Avenue and was struck by a 2012 Toyota Sienna that was turning from northbound Saratoga Avenue onto eastbound Westport Road.

The pedestrian has been identified as Alice Ann Winkler, age 50, of the 5200 block of Saratoga Avenue in Chevy Chase.  She was transported to the Cowley Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries.  She remains there in serious condition.

The driver of the Toyota was identified as Pablo Martinez Varela, age 51, also of the 5200 block of Saratoga Avenue in Chevy Chase. Varela remained on scene of the collision and provided information to investigators.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation.  Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed or may have information about this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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MCPD Chief Announces Promotions

Yesterday, Chief J. Thomas Manger announced the following promotions effective on Sunday, April 7, 2013:

 

Promoted to CAPTAIN:

  • Lieutenant Darren Francke – assigned to the Training and Education Division
  • Lieutenant James Daly  – assigned to Duty Commander
  • Lieutenant Laura Lanham – assigned to the Legal and Labor Relations Division

 

Promoted to LIEUTENANT:

  • Sergeant Sean Gagen – assigned to the 6th District
  • Sergeant Sheila Sugrue – assigned to the 5th District

 

Promoted to SERGEANT:

  • Corporal Lawrence Phillips
  • Corporal Thomas D’Albora
  • PO3 Gregory Jordan

* Assignments to be determined

 

Promoted to CORPORAL:

  • PO3 Catherine Birk
  • PO3 Douglas Miller

* Assignments to be determined

 

Congratulations to all promotees and best of luck in your new positions!

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Update: Suspect in 2010 Briggs Chaney Homicide Arrested

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Julian Kelly

On August 21, 2010, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Julian Kelly, age 27, of the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard was assaulted by a group of males subjects and shot by one of them.  He succumbed to his injuries on September 4, 2010.  Through the course of the investigation, four suspects were identified, Shamire Moore, Charles Baxter, Khalil Fields, and Tyshon Jones.  Moore, Baxter, and Fields were arrested and charged with first-degree murder, the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and armed robbery in late August 2010.

Through further investigation, Jones was identified as the shooter, and a warrant was issued for him on September 7, 2010.  Jones had escaped apprehension since that date.

On March 24, 2013, Jones was arrested in Knoxville, TN on assault and disorderly conduct charges.  During processing, it was determined that a warrant existed for Jones.  A detainer has been placed by MCPD for Jones, and he will be returned to Montgomery County on a date to be determined during pending extradition hearings.

Tyshon Jones, mugshot courtesy of Knoxville PD

Tyshon Jones, mugshot courtesy of Knoxville PD

Please see below series of press releases previously provided by MCPD (in reverse chronological order):

July 11, 2011

Update:  Family Members Speak in Julian Kelly Homicide Case; Reward Increased to $5,000

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division, Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the homicide of 27-year-old Julian Kelly that occurred in the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard on August 21, 2010.

It was on August 21, 2010 at approximately 12:45 a.m. that officers from the 3rd District responded to the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring for the report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers found Julian Kelly suffering from a gunshot wound.  Kelly succumbed to his injuries on September 4th, 2010.

Through the course of the investigation, four individuals were developed as suspects.  Three of the individuals have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and armed robbery.  Detectives also obtained an arrest warrant for the fourth suspect in this crime, Tyshon Lateek Jones.  Jones’ whereabouts remain unknown at this time, and police and family are asking the public for assistance in locating him.

Today, the Montgomery County Police Department in conjunction with Crime Solvers of Montgomery County announced an increased award amount of up to $5000 for any information leading to the arrest of Tyshon Jones.

Lieutenant Robert Bolesta, Deputy Director of the Major Crimes Division, explained that detectives have recently received information that Jones may be living in or frequenting the area of Castle Boulevard.  He announced the launch of a media campaign intended to solicit information regarding the exact whereabouts of Jones.  This campaign will include sign boards placed at strategic locations in and around the area in which the homicide occurred.  Wanted posters and fliers featuring Jones will be distributed in and around the Castle Boulevard area of Silver Spring.  Additionally, the Montgomery County Police Department will be participating in several overt and covert operations intended to garner information about the possible location of Jones.

Julian Kelly’s sister, Keisha Kelly, also spoke to the media regarding the loss of her brother and pleaded for the public’s assistance in locating Jones.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Tyshon Jones is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County.  Tipsters must remain anonymous to be eligible for the reward.

Call:  1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS (8477)

Text:  274637 (CRIMES) – type “MCPD” plus the tip

To speak with a detective assigned to this case, residents can contact the Homicide/Sex Section at 240-773-5103 with any information.  Callers may remain anonymous.

September 10, 2010

Update:  Three Arrested in Briggs Chaney Homicide; Fourth Suspect Sought

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section have been investigating the shooting of a 27-year-old man that occurred on August 21st in the Briggs Chaney area of Silver Spring.  The victim, Julian Kelly, of the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard, was approached by a group of unknown black males who physically assaulted and shot him.  He was transported to an area hospital where he remained in critical condition until he succumbed to his injuries on September 4th.

Through the course of the investigation, four individuals were developed as suspects.  Shamire Moore, 19-years-old, of the 5500 block of Karen Elaine Drive in New Carrollton was arrested on August 30th.  Two other suspects, who reside in the Briggs Chaney area, were arrested on August 31st.  They have been identified as Khalil Rasheed Fields, 14-years-old, of the 3900 block of Blackburn Lane and Charles Edward Baxter, 23-years-old, of the 3500 block of Gentry Ridge Court.  Each has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and armed robbery. As a result of Julian Kelly’s death, these three have now been charged with first-degree murder.

Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for the fourth suspect in this crime.  He is Tyshon Lateek Jones, 18-years-old, with a last known address of the 100 block of Raphael Court in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  The charges outlined in the warrant are first-degree murder, armed robbery, and the use of a handgun in the commission of a felony.  Jones’ whereabouts are unknown at this time and detectives are asking the public for assistance in locating him.

Anyone who can provide information related to this shooting, or the whereabouts of Jones, is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crimes Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the persons responsible for this felony crime.

 August 25, 2010

Attempted Homicide in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are investigating the shooting of a 27-year-old male that occurred over the weekend in Silver Spring.

At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, officers from the 3rd District responded to the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival officers found an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was walking in the area of the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard when he was approached by a group of unknown black males.  The victim was physically assaulted and shot.  The suspects then fled from the scene.

The suspects are described only as black males, in their 20’s.  One suspect is described as a light-skinned black male and another suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male.

Anyone who can provide information related to this shooting is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crimes Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the persons responsible for this felony crime.

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