Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division have made an arrest for the homicide of Oscar Uriel Navarro, age 36, of the 14000 block of King Lear Court. Mauricio Morales-Caceres, age 22, of the Bel Pre area was arrested on December 28, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the 14100 block of Grand Pre Road and charged with first degree murder. He is being held without bond.
On December 23, 2014 at 3:37 p.m. the Emergency Communications Center received a call for a possible death in a residence located in the 14600 block of King Lear Court. Fourth District officers responded and found Navarro deceased within his residence. He had trauma to his upper body.
Mr. Navarro’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy was performed. The manner of his death was ruled a homicide as a result of sharp force injuries.
Forensic evidence was collected from the homicide scene. A bloody palmprint was identified as belonging to Morales-Caceres. Investigators learned that Morales-Caceres and Navarro were known to each other socially.
This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this homicide or the suspects involved are asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Callers may remain anonymous.
Officers from the 2nd District are investigating a series of vandalisms in Kensington that rises to the level of a hate incident.
Today at approximately 9:40 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to three streets in Kensington for the report of vandalism. Arriving officers have documented a series of events that involve eight victims. Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect(s) used blue spray paint that involved:
1.) Victims on the streets of Matthews Lane, Brookfield Drive, and Summit Avenue, and
2.) Instances of swastikas, racial/ethnic slurs, and profane terms on property to include an inflatable Christmas lawn decoration.
This series of events is believed to have occurred overnight from Friday, December 26 to Saturday December 27 in the 4200 block of Brookfield Drive, the 4200 block of Matthews Lane, and the 13400 block of Summit Avenue.
Anyone with information regarding this event or the suspect(s) involved is asked to call the Montgomery County Police at 301.279.8000
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a fatal collision that occurred last night in the Colesville area. The drivers of both vehicles are now being identified.
The driver of the 2007 Ford Mustang GT is identified as Austin Lee Sexton, age 29, of Laurel, Maryland.
The deceased driver of the 1996 Ford Mustang Cobra is identified as Ronald Jerome Taylor, age 46, of Silver Spring, Maryland.
At approximately 9:36 p.m., 4th District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the area of Randolph Road at Hammonton Place for the report of a collision. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 1996 Ford Mustang was traveling west on Randolph Road (towards Wheaton) when for reasons still under investigation, the driver of the 1996 Ford Mustang lost control of the vehicle, crossed two lanes and struck a 2007 Ford Mustang that was also traveling in westbound lanes of Randolph Road. The 1996 Ford Mustang then crossed back across the lanes, striking the center median, driving onto the median and striking trees before coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of Randolph Road. Fire Rescue attempted life saving measures on scene but the 46-year-old driver of the 1996 Ford Mustang was declared deceased at the scene of the collision. The driver of the 2007 Ford Mustang did not sustain any injuries and remained on scene.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Silver Spring teenager.
Scarlet Barahona, age 14, was last seen on December 16 in the area of the 5900 Block of Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood. Scarlet is described as a Hispanic female, 5′ 03” tall, 150 lbs, with long black hair and brown eyes. She also wears dark rimmed glasses. Police and family are concerned for Scarlet Barahona’s emotional and physical well-being.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Scarlet Barahona 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).
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victim Investigative Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Montgomery Village juvenile.
Daniela Carmen Quintanilla, age 15, of the 18000 block of Lost Knife Circle in Montgomery Village was last seen on December 12. Daniela is described as a Hispanic female, 5’05” tall, 145 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She likes to frequent the Gaithersburg and Silver Spring areas.
Police and family are concerned for Daniela’s emotional and physical well being.
Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Daniela Quintanilla is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victim’s Investigative Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs).