Concern for Missing Wheaton Juvenile

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile from Wheaton.

Jelani Bates, 14 years old, of the 4000 block of Sigsbee Road, Wheaton, Maryland was last seen on October 28. The juvenile was seen leaving around 4:00 pm to catch the bus to the Glenmont Metro Station. Police and family are concerned because she has not been in contact with family.

Jelani is described as a black female, 5 feet 07 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown eyes and long black hair in braids. She was wearing blue overalls, a white shirt, and black New Balance sneakers.

Anyone with information about Jelani Bates’ whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs). Callers may remain anonymous.




Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Juvenile

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg juvenile.

Tatiana Moore, age 16 has been reported missing by her family. She is missing from the 9500 block of Fernhollow Way in Gaithersburg.  Tatiana is described as a black female, 5′ 02” tall, 110 pounds, black hair in corn rows and brown eyes. Tatiana was last seen on October 23.

Police and her family are concerned for Tatiana Moore’s emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tatiana Moore is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line).

Tatiana Moore


Applications Being Accepted for March 2015 Police Citizen Academy


  • The Montgomery County Police Department is currently accepting applications Sealfor the next session of the Citizen Academy.  The Academy is free.


  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older and either live or work in Montgomery County.



  • The next Citizen Academy is scheduled to begin on March 3, 2015, and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., for 18 consecutive weeks.  Graduation will be held on June 30th, 2015.



  • The Citizen Academy is held at the Public Safety Training Academy located at 9710 Great Seneca Highway in Rockville.



  • Click on the link, download the application, and mail it to the listed address.
  • Applications are being accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that the class is very popular and with a class limit of 40 participants, the class can fill up fast.
  • Once the session is full, all other applications will be held for potential enrollment in future Citizen Academy classes.



Participants who are selected for the program are required to attend 14 of the 18 classes to be eligible for graduation. Some of the topics covered include: firearm safety, Maryland traffic law, investigating major crimes, drug identification, scams and fraud, prostitution, forensics/crime lab, physical/sexual child abuse, a canine demonstration, DUI/underage drinking, and the procedures of the Emergency Response Team. Academy members also have the option of touring the Montgomery County Detention Center and participating in a ride-along with a police officer.

The first Citizen Academy was held in January of 1994.  It was developed as an extension of the Department’s community policing efforts.  Community members who went through the program came out with a greater awareness of the functions of the police department, the various roles of police officers, and a better understanding of why and how officers do their jobs.



  • Please contact 240-773-6900.



The Citizen Academy webpage



UPDATED WITH PHOTO: Suspect in HIV transfer case

Updated to include photo of Daniel Cleaves

Daniel Cleaves, a 28 year-old male from the 1700 block of Cambridge Court in Richmond, Virginia, has been charged with two additional counts related to knowingly exposing a person to the HIV virus. Cleaves was originally charged with seven counts of the same charge last month.

A second victim came forward. Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Special Victims Investigative Division investigated the second victim’s statement and based upon the findings of that investigation, sought two additional counts on Cleaves.

Cleaves is a white male, 28 years old, approximately 5’11”, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Detectives believe there may be additional victims who had contact with Cleaves. Anyone who has further information regarding Daniel Cleaves is encouraged to contact 240-773-5050.

Cleaves mugshot



Concern for Missing Burtonsville Woman

Officers from the third district are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Burtonsville woman.

Police are concerned for the emotional and physical welfare of Mona Mohamed Fadley, age 63, of the 13500 block of Greencastle Ridge Terrace in Burtonsville.  She was last seen yesterday, (Saturday, October 25), at approximately noon.

Mona Fadley is described as a white female, 5’ 7” tall, and weighs approximately 160 pounds.  She has short black hair and brown eyes and wears eyeglasses.   She is believed to be driving a black, 2008 Nissan Altima, with Maryland tags: MLM800

Anyone with any information regarding Mona Fadley’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).


Mona Fadley

Mona Fadley