Update: Police Continue to Investigate Veirs Mill Homicide

crime alertDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a homicide that occurred last night near the intersection of Veirs Mill and Randolph Roads.

On Sunday, August 30, at approximately 9:12 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call for an unresponsive male subject in the service lane in front 12232 Veirs Mill Road. Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and located a Hispanic male victim in his early twenties in the roadway suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim is being identified as Jose Miguel Henriquez Alfaro, 22 years old of the 12800 block of Parkland Drive in Rockville.

Preliminary investigation indicates Alfaro was assaulted with a weapon in a confrontation with multiple suspects on Veirs Mill Road. The suspects fled from the area on foot after Alfaro was stabbed. A road construction crew working on Veirs Mill Road observed Alfaro in the street and called 9-1-1.

On August 31, The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) ruled Alfaro’s death a homicide.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, 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) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Update: Death in Great Seneca Stream Valley Park Ruled a Homicide

crime alertDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the discovery of human remains found in the Great Seneca Stream Valley Park in Gaithersburg. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled this death a homicide due to trauma to the upper torso of the victim.

On Saturday, August 29, at approximately 10:40 a.m., 6th District officers responded to Great Seneca Stream Valley Park to assist officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division, after human remains were found by individuals participating in a managed hunt in the park.

Detectives concluded the on-scene investigation in the park on August 30 and the body was transported to The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Today, those results were released by the OCME who confirmed the male victim suffered trauma to his upper body.  Detectives confirmed that his remains were located in a shallow grave in the park. Detectives are working to confirm the victim’s identity and the length of time he has been deceased.

Detectives are urging anyone who has information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, 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) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Police Investigate Homicide

crime alertDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a homicide that occurred last night near the intersection of Veirs Mill and Randolph Roads.

On Sunday, August 30, at approximately 9:12 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call for an unresponsive male subject in the service lane in front 12232 Veirs Mill Road. Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and located a Hispanic male victim in his early twenties in the roadway suffering from life-threatening injuries.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates a road construction crew was working on Veirs Mill Road, called 9-1-1 and the suspects fled the area.

The victim’s body will be transported to Baltimore where the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) will conduct an autopsy.

Detectives continue to investigate this homicide. Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect(s) involved is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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UPDATE: Police Continue to Investigate “Pack” Style Robbery

Detectives from the 2nd District continue to investigate a robbery that occurred on July 23 at the Macy’s located at 7125 Democracy Boulevard.

Today, detectives are releasing additional photographs of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

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.

Anyone who has information about these suspects or the robbery 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.

Original Press Release: http://www.mymcpnews.com/2015/07/30/police-ask-for-publics-help-identifying-suspects-in-two-pack-style-robberies/

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Fatal Bicycle Collision in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal bicycle collision that occurred this morning in Bethesda.

At approximately 6:15 a.m., officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the 6000 block of Massachusetts Avenue for the report of a collision involving a vehicle and bicyclist.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a bicyclist, identified as Timothy Aloysius Holden, age 64, of the 5900 block of Carlton Lane in Bethesda, was traveling east on Massachusetts Avenue. A Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Ricardo Kenard Freeman, age 22, of the 1600 block of Meadowood Court in Edgewood, was also traveling east. For reasons still under investigation, the Malibu struck the bicycle. Holden succumbed to his injures at the scene.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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