Detectives Investigate Residential Robbery in Bethesda

policecarDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a residential robbery that occurred Monday afternoon in Bethesda.

On November 25 at approximately 1:52 p.m., 2nd District patrol officers responded to a residence in the 10500 block of Farnham Drive.  Preliminary investigation determined that two suspects approached the female homeowner at the front door and forced their way into the home.

Once inside, the woman and her husband were both confronted at gunpoint and property was stolen.  A small child was also present during the robbery.  No physical injuries were reported.

The suspects then stole the victim’s Cadillac Escalade which was recovered a short time later at the intersection of Berkshire Drive and Yorkshire Terrace.

The suspects are described as follows:
#1: black male in his 20’s, 5’10” tall, weighing 200 pounds, black ski mask and dark baggy clothing
#2: black male in his 20’s, 6’2″ tall, weighing 190 pounds, thin build, dreadlocks, dark clothing, wool hat, and blue and white scarf, armed with a handgun

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Tips received through Crime Solvers may be eligible for a reward.  Tipsters can submit tips anonymously at our Crime Solvers page.



Concern for Man Missing from Wheaton

LambertDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a man missing from Wheaton.

James Lambert, age 61, is missing from the Randolph Hills Nursing Center at 4011 Randolph Road in Wheaton.  It is believed that he left on foot between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this morning.  Mr. Lambert is described as a black male, 5’6″ tall and weighing 152 pounds. He has a slight mustache and close cropped hair.  He was last seen wearing the clothes in the attached photograph; a green t-shirt and blue jeans.  Mr. Lambert is without a coat or jacket and has no other clothes with him.

Police are concerned for his welfare as he is need of medication.

Anyone who has seen Mr. Lambert or has any information about his whereabouts is asked to call Montgomery County Police at 301-279-8000.


Arrest Made in Gaithersburg Homicide

Major CrimesDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division have charged a man with First Degree Murder in connection with a homicide that occurred in Gaithersburg on Thursday afternoon.

On November 21 at 2:28 p.m., Michael Kirby Alvarado, age 25, was shot and killed at 438 N. Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg.  Based on their investigation, Major Crimes Division detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Friday for a Silver Spring man and information was developed that the suspect was in the Silver Spring area.  Last night at approximately 8:00 p.m., the suspect was arrested as he attempted to flee from a vehicle that detectives stopped.

Detectives have charged Jefferson Daniel Delgado, age 20, of the 1000 block of Quebec Terrace in Silver Spring with First Degree Murder.  Police believe that Delgado and Alvarado knew each other although the exact nature of their relationship is still under investigation.  The investigation into other suspects is still ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

A photo of Delgado is not available.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Division detectives at 240-773-5070.  Information can be submitted anonymously at our Crime Solvers page.


Detectives Release Composite in Cold Case Investigation

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Cold Case Unit are re-releasing a composite drawing of a man suspected in sexual assaults that occurred in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Wheaton, Silver Spring, and Takoma Park, in the mid-1970’s.

As part of the investigation that began in the 1970’s, detectives spoke to a witness who described a still-unidentified male subject that was seen in the area of where one of the incidents occurred in Wheaton.  A composite of this subject was created from the witness description over 35 years ago.

Today, detectives are re-releasing this composite in hopes that someone may recognize the subject.  Also, detectives believe that there may be additional victims of the subject depicted in the composite.  Detectives also hope that these victims may come forward and assist in identifying the subject and help in tracking his whereabouts in the 1970’s.

The man was described (in the mid-1970’s) as a white male, in his late teens or early-20’s, 5’11” tall, and weighing approximately 140 pounds.  He was described as having acne scars on the left side of his face.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the subject in the composite is asked to contact the Cold Case Unit at 240-773-5070.