Media Advisory – Press Conference Today at 1:45 p.m.

Media Advisory – Press Conference Today at 1:45 p.m.

Press Conference

Captain Tom Didone, Director of the Traffic Division, will speak about new information and details regarding the investigation of the single- vehicle, double fatal collision that occurred late last night in North Potomac.

Today – Friday, June 26 at 1:45 p.m..

Travilah Elementary School
13801 Dufief Mill Road
North Potomac, MD 20878

For more information, please call the Montgomery County Police Department Public Information Office at 240-773-5030

Detectives Investigate Single Vehicle, Double Fatal Collision in North Potomac

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single vehicle, double-fatal collision that occurred late last night in North Potomac.

At approximately 11:52 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call for a collision in the 13800 block of Dufief Mill Road. Officers responded to the scene and determined that four people had been in the vehicle at the time of the collision. Two vehicle passengers were declared deceased at the scene. Two additional vehicle occupants, to include the driver, were transported to a local hospital, both with serious injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a blue 4-door sedan traveling north in the 13800 block of Dufief Mill Road, left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle came to rest in the front yard of a home on Dufief Mill Road.

Detectives are investigating speed and alcohol as possible factors in this collision.

The ages and identities of the driver and occupants of the vehicle will be released once family notifications have been completed.

This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.


Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder in Wheaton

Fredi Mazariegos

Fredi Mazariegos

Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section have arrested Fredi Mazariegos, age 26, of the District of Columbia, for the attempted murder of a 60-year-old man.

On June 20 at approximately 3:16 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the 2500 block of Ennalls Avenue in Wheaton for a report of a victim who had just been stabbed. The first responding officers on the scene located the victim bleeding profusely from the neck and immediately began life-saving measures to control the severe bleeding. Shortly after officers arrived to the scene, the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call from a witness stating that he was chasing the suspect on foot in the area of Grandview Avenue. A second witness called 9-1-1 to say that he saw the suspect with a knife after the stabbing and was chasing him.

Based on the suspect description provided by these two witnesses, officers were able locate Mazariegos in the 11500 block of Grandview Avenue. Officers observed what appeared to be blood on Mazariegos’ shoes and placed him under arrest.

The victim of the stabbing was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive due to the first responding officers’ quick life-saving actions.

The Investigation revealed that the victim was standing next to his motorcycle in the 2300 block of Ennalls Avenue, attempting to put his helmet on, when he was stabbed in the neck by an unknown male (now identified as Mazariegos). Mazariegos stabbed the victim one time in the neck and fled the area.

Fredi Mazariegos has been charged with attempted 1st degree murder, attempted 2nd degree murder, and 1st degree assault. Mazariegos is currently being held without bond.


Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery in Rockville

Herberth A. Jimenez

Herberth A. Jimenez

Detectives from the 1st District Investigative Section have arrested Herberth A. Jimenez, age 18, of the 7800 block of Lockney Avenue in Langley Park, for an armed robbery of a resident.  Detectives are still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two other suspects involved in this armed robbery.

On June 20 at approximately 4:30 p.m., 1st District officers responded to the 14000 block of Cove Lane in Rockville for a report of an armed robbery that had been committed by three suspects at approximately 2:00 a.m. that morning.  The 30-year-old victim was robbed of property and one of the three suspects that had robbed him was armed with a knife.  Prior to the robbery, the victim observed 3 hispanic males near a dumpster in the apartment complex. The three suspects approached the victim and one of the suspects jumped on the victim’s back. The victim noticed one of the suspects holding what appeared to be a knife as the three suspects began removing property, to include his credit cards, from him. Investigators learned that one of the victim’s stolen credit cards was used to make a purchase at a car wash.

On June 21 at approximately 10:00 p.m., a Rockville City police officer was on patrol in the area of the Flagship carwash in Rockville when he observed a vehicle being driven by Jimenez. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle after determining that Jimenez’s Maryland license was suspended/revoked. While the officer was speaking to Jimenez, he observed a spring-loaded knife, in plain view, in the pocket of the passenger side door. The officer searched the car for additional contraband and discovered a credit card with the victim’s name on it. Jimenez was arrested after it was determined that the credit card belonged to the robbery victim.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this robbery and are attempting to identify the two remaining suspects. The suspects are described only as wearing all dark clothing with dark hair.

Detectives charged Jimenez with armed robbery and theft. Jimenez is currently being held on a $15,000 bond.

Anyone who has information about this robbery or the suspects involved is asked to contact the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.


Police Investigate Montgomery Village Assault as Homicide-Asking for Witnesses to Contact Police

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division are investigating an incident, that began as a physical assault in Montgomery Village on Friday June 12, as a homicide because the victim later died due to the injuries he had sustained in that assault.

On Wednesday, June 17, the victim, identified as Bradley Colmes, 60 years old, of the 10300 block of Ridgeline Drive in Montgomery Village, died in the hospital where he was receiving treatment for the assault.  The Medical Examiner has ruled the death a homicide.

The incident began on Friday, June 12 at approximately 10:40 p.m., when 6th District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded for the report of an assault in the 10300 block of Ridgeline Drive.  Responding officers located Colmes with injuries to his head and face.  He was transported to a local trauma center for treatment.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Colmes had left his home and was walking on Ridegline Drive when he was assaulted by an unknown black male.  Detectives believe that there are people who witnessed this assault and are urging those witnesses to contact the Police Department.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this homicide is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.  Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous.