Suspect Arrested for Sex Offenses and Child Abuse – Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Family Crimes Division have arrested and charged Leslie Boyd Altstatt, age 83, of the 10600 block of Lombardy Road in Silver Spring, with numerous sexual offenses/acts and child abuse.  The abuse occurred between the years of 1964 and 1996 and the three female victims were related to Altstatt.

In late February of 2014, the three female victims notified Montgomery County Police of sexual abuse that had occurred when they were younger.  Investigation has revealed that Altstatt committed sexual offenses and acts against the three victims between the years of 1964 and 1996.  One victim reported that her abuse occurred between the ages of six to fifteen and that she was abused hundreds of times.

On April 25, Altstatt was arrested by Family Crimes detectives on the strength of arrest warrants and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Since that time, he has been released on bond.  Altstatt has been charged with with five counts of committing a third degree sex offense, child abuse, and six counts of committing an unnatural and perverted sex practice.

Leslie Altstatt was employed as a pediatrician and researcher at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center located at 6900 Georgia Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C., from the mid-1960s until the early 1980s.  Because of Altstatt’s position as a pediatrician and his access to children, detectives are concerned that there may be additional victims of Altstatt.  Anyone who feels that he/she was victimized by Altstatt is asked to contact the Family Crimes Division at 240-773-5400.



Leslie Altstatt

Leslie Altstatt

Advisory: Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

DUICheckpointSignWHAT: Sobriety Checkpoint

WHERE: To Be Announced

WHEN:    Saturday, April 26 (10:00 p.m.) to Sunday, April 27 (3:00 a.m.)

Tonight, Montgomery County police officers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.  This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.

The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.  The times of the checkpoint are approximate and the checkpoint will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Media personnel who are interested in covering this event may contact Captain Paul Starks at 240-876-7789 after 6:00 p.m.



Detectives Investigate Bank Robbery in Silver Spring – Photos Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on April 21 in Silver Spring.

On April 21, at approximately 12:35 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to a Capital One Bank branch located in the Silver Spring area for a report of a bank robbery.  Investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, and passed a note demanding money.  The note implied that the suspect had a weapon, but a weapon was not seen.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Today, detectives are releasing photographs of the suspect in this bank robbery and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect involved in this bank robbery is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.