Detectives Investigating Rockville Child Abuse

Detectives from Montgomery County Police-Special Victims Investigations Division have been investigating a child abuse case that occurred in Rockville.

On January 5, officers from the 4th District and Montgomery County Fire-Rescue Personnel responded to 5402 Parkvale Terrace in Rockville for a baby who was not breathing.  The baby was being cared for by My Angel and Me Daycare run by Ana Valentin.  The baby was transported to Children’s Hospital for treatment.  According to medical personnel, injuries consistent with child abuse were evident.

On March 18, Ana Valentin was arrested charged with first degree and second degree child abuse.  She has posted a bond and is awaiting a preliminary hearing date.

Anyone with information regarding this event is asked to contact the Special Victims Investigation Division at 240-773-5424.  Callers may remain anonymous.



Applications Being Accepted for August 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 August 18, 2015, and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., for 15 consecutive weeks.  Graduation will be held on November 19, 2015.



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



  • Complete the form 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 12 of the 15 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.




Detectives Investigating a Death Discovered at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds

Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division is investigating a death that was discovered in Little Seneca Lake at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds.

At 11:56 this morning, officers from the 5th District responded with Montgomery County Fire-Rescue personnel for an adult female who had just been found.  Once on scene, it was determined that she was deceased.  At this time, no foul play is suspected with the death.  An autopsy is forthcoming and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Callers may remain anonymous.


Concern for Missing Juvenile from Wheaton

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

Trixia (pronounced ‘Trishia’) Alava-Figueroa, age 15, of the 100 block of Whitmore Terr, Silver Spring, was last seen on March 23.  Trixia is described as a Hispanic female, 4’11” tall, 100 pounds, with brown eyes and straight black hair.  She was last seen wearing black pants, and a gray hooded sweatshirt. She is known to frequent the Wheaton-Glenmont area of the county.

Police and family are concerned for her physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Trixia Alava-Figueroa is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs).

Trixia Alava-Figueroa

Trixia Alava-Figueroa



Concern for Missing Rockville Woman

Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Rockville woman.

Jenna Cohn, age 25, of the 13000 block of St. Charles Place in Rockville, was last seen leaving her home on foot at approximately 6:30 tonight.

Jenna Cohn is described as a white female, 5’07” tall, weighs approximately 120 pounds, and has brown eyes and dark brown hair.  She was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt, pants, and brown sandals.

Police and family are concerned for Ms. Cohn’s emotional well-being.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jenna Cohn is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).


Jenna Cohn

Jenna Cohn