Update: Missing 65-Year-Old Man Located

Ayalew Ishete, age 65, of the 1900 block of Rosemary Hills Drive in the Woodside neighborhood of Silver Spring has been located safe and unharmed in Prince George’s County.

Police and family thank the public and media outlets for sharing this missing person case.

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Detectives Charge Mother in Death of Five Year Old Son

Narges Shafeirad

Narges Shafeirad

On June 16 at approximately 3:38 a.m, 6th District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the area of 10098 Fields Road, near Sam Eig Highway for a vehicle fire. Upon arrival Fire/Rescue personnel observed smoke and flames emanating from the inside of a white 1993 Toyota Corolla that was resting on the westbound side of Sam Eig Highway. Paramedics approached the vehicle and observed the driver, later identified as Narges Shafeirad, face down outside the driver’s side of the vehicle. She was screaming in pain. Paramedics began to extinguish the fire and noticed a small child, later identified as Daniel Dana, on the rear floorboard of the vehicle. Due to the flames, first responders were unable to remove Daniel Dana from the vehicle. He was later pronounced deceased.

Shafeirad was transported to a hospital for 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 40% of her body. The Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) and Fire Marshals responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.
Over the next few hours the investigators determined that the fire did not start outside of the passenger compartment, but instead started in the front-seat area. During the investigation, the investigators ruled out any mechanical malfunction, including the fuel lines and fuel tank. Fire Marshal Investigators detected a strong odor, similar to gasoline, in and around the white 1993 Toyota Corolla. Fire Marshall’s determined that the fire originated in the passenger compartment of the white Toyota and believe that the fire was intentionally started using an accelerant. due to these suspicious circumstances, the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division began to lead the investigation.

Detectives continued the investigation through interviews, search warrants, document and forensic analysis. An autopsy was completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) on June 17. On July 28 the OCME ruled that Daniel Dana’s cause of death was Diphenhydramine intoxication and the manner of death was ruled a homicide. Diphenhydramine is a common ingredient in over-the-counter medications.
Major Crimes detectives have determined that Narges Shafeirad intentionally gave her son, Daniel Dana, an amount of Diphenhydramine that would cause his death.  Shafeirad then intentionally set fire to the vehicle. Investigators applied for and were issued an arrest warrant charging Shafeirad with 1st degree murder and arson in the first degree. On July 30 Major Crimes detectives, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, served Shafeirad with the warrant. Shafeirad will be transported to a detention center in the near future for processing.

The Major Crimes Division thanks the following units for their assistance in this investigation: the Collision Reconstruction Unit, Montgomery County Fire Rescue, Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Laboratory

Original Press Releases from June 16 and June 17:

http://www.mymcpnews.com/2015/06/16/gaithersburg-vehicle-fatal-crash-and-fire-investigated/

http://www.mymcpnews.com/2015/06/17/update-driver-and-victim-identified-in-gaithersburg-fatal-collision/

 

Media Advisory – UPDATE REGARDING THE DEATH INVESTIGATION OF DANIEL DANA WHICH OCCURRED ON JUNE 16, 2015

SealWHEN: Friday July 31, 11:00 a.m.

WHAT:
The Director of the Major Crimes Division, Captain Darren Francke will be providing updated information regarding the investigation into the death of 5 – year- old Daniel Dana which occurred on June 16th at the intersection of Sam Eig Highway and Fields Road in Gaithersburg.

WHERE:
Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters

100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg MD 20878

Original Press Release:  http://www.mymcpnews.com/2015/06/16/gaithersburg-vehicle-fatal-crash-and-fire-investigated/

For more information please contact Lieutenant Carafano

Charles.carafano@montgomerycountymd.gov or 240-773-5046
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Police Ask for Public’s Help Identifying Suspects In Two “Pack”- Style Robberies

crime alertDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division Robbery Section are asking the public for help to identify persons of interest in two “pack”-style robberies that occurred inside department stores in Chevy Chase and Bethesda. These two robberies are being investigated separately; the incidents and suspects have not been linked.

On July 3, at approximately 4:57 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to Bloomingdale’s located at 5300 Western Avenue in Chevy Chase for the report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that numerous males and females entered the store and began concealing merchandise and attempted to leave without paying. Loss Prevention officers were pepper sprayed and assaulted by the suspects when the officers approached the suspects outside the store.

The suspects in this incident are described as black males and females, approximately 15 to 20 years of age.

On July 23, at approximately 3:21 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to Macy’s located at 7125 Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda for the report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that the two suspects were observed by Loss Prevention officers concealing merchandise and attempting to leave the store without paying. The Loss Prevention officers were pepper sprayed by the suspects as they tried to prevent them from leaving.

The suspects in this incident are described as a black male and a black female, approximately 20 to 25 years of age.

Anyone who has information about these suspects or the robberies is asked to call the Major Crimes Division Robbery Section at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip. 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 crime.

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