Update: Man Charged With First Degree Murder In Clarksburg Death Investigation

Ryan Salandy

Ryan Salandy

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division – Homicide Section and the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate the death of an adult male that occurred yesterday, September 25, in the 23000 block of Sweetspire Drive in Clarksburg.

Today, detectives have charged Ryan Anthony Salandy, 22 years old, of Amber Ridge Circle in Germantown, with first degree murder.  Investigators are also identifying the victim as William Dean McDaniel, 21 years old, of the 23000 block of Sweetspire Drive.  Detectives are now investigating this as a homicide.

On Friday, September 25, at approximately 12:21 p.m., officers from the 5th District responded to the 23000 block of Sweetspire Drive in Clarksburg for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. Responding officers located William McDaniel deceased in the roadway.  The driver of the striking vehicle had fled from the scene.  At approximately 12:47 p.m., a person called the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) and stated that the driver and the vehicle involved in the pedestrian collision were at a residence on Amber Ridge Circle in the Milestone area of Germantown.  Officers responded to that address and located the vehicle and driver of the vehicle.  The driver was identified as Ryan Salandy of that address.

Detectives interviewed witnesses as well as Salandy and learned that Salandy and McDaniel were involved in an altercation on Sweetspire Drive yesterday afternoon.  Salandy initially drove away from the argument but circled back to Sweetspire Drive.  Salandy was observed to strike McDaniel with his vehicle, a silver, 2006 Saab, and flee from the scene.  Salandy admitted that he intentionally struck McDaniel with his vehicle.

Ryan Anthony Salandy, charged with one count of first degree murder, is being held without bond.  Bond review is scheduled for Monday, September 28, at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070

RLG – PRS

Police Investigate Death of Man in Clarksburg

SealDetectives from the Major Crimes Division – Homicide Section and Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating the death of an adult male that occurred today in Clarksburg.

This afternoon at approximately 12:21 p.m., officers from the 5th District responded to the 23000 block of Sweetspire Drive in Clarksburg for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. Responding officers located the victim deceased in the roadway and determined that the striking vehicle had left the scene.

At approximately 12:47 p.m., a person called the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) and stated that the driver and the vehicle involved in the pedestrian collision were at a residence on Amber Ridge Circle in the Milestone area of Germantown. Officers responded to that address and located the vehicle and the adult male driver.

Detectives continue to investigate this death and are conducting interviews of the driver and witnesses to the collision. Detectives are investigating the possibility that the victim and the driver of the vehicle knew one another.

If anyone has information regarding this event, they are asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070

RLG

Police Seek Public’s Help to Identify an Armed Robbery Suspect

untitledDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section are asking the public for help to identify a suspect in a commercial armed robbery in North Bethesda. Today, detectives are releasing a photograph of the suspect taken in the store.

On September 17 at approximately 10:00 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Safeway store located at 5200 Randolph Road in North Bethesda for the report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed that the suspect removed property from the store without paying and threatened the manager with a weapon when confronted. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot towards the area of Parklawn Drive.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 40 years of age, 6’0” tall, and weighing 200 pounds. He is bald with a goatee. In the photograph taken at the time of the robbery, he was wearing a yellow shirt, khaki pants and a black backpack.

Anyone with information about this suspect or the robbery is asked to call the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division 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.

RLG

Juvenile Charged as Adult after Assaulting Officers

crime alertOfficers from the Montgomery County Police 1st District have arrested and charged Michael Ha, age 17, of the 14000 block of Welland Terrace in North Potomac, with assault and disorderly conduct for assaulting three officers who were investigating his erratic behavior on a public street. Ha has been charged as an adult.

On September 21 at approximately 11:52 p.m., 1st District officers responded to the 9900 block of Juniper Hill Road in Rockville to assist Fire and Rescue personnel for a call for a possible overdose. Fire and Rescue personnel advised that Ha was hitting his head against a wall and that he was attempting to climb on the Fire and Rescue vehicles.

When the first officer arrived at the scene, he observed Ha, unclothed lying on the street in the intersection of Willow Tree Road and Juniper Hill Drive. As the officer approached, Ha stood up and struck the officer in the face. Ha fled on Willow Tree Drive when other officers arrived at the scene. Three responding officers located Ha on Willow Tree Drive and attempted to subdue him. Ha hit another officer in the jaw and bit another officer on the finger. The officer believed that Ha was attempting to bite his finger off. An assisting officer deployed a taser and was able to take Ha in custody. The three officers who were assaulted by Ha were taken to a local hospital for treatment of the injuries. Investigation indicates that Ha was exhibiting drug-induced excited delirium.

Ha was released from the hospital and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged as an adult with one count of first degree assault, one count of second degree assault on a law enforcement officer, three counts of second degree assault, and one count of disorderly conduct. Ha was released after posting a $30,000 bond.

Note: A mugshot of Ha is not available due to his age.

RLG

Update: Police Continue to Investigate Four Potomac Commercial Burglaries; Detectives Release Photos

Detectives from the 1st District Investigative Section are investigating four commercial burglaries that have occurred in September in Potomac and are believed to have been committed by the same suspect.

  • On September 4 at approximately 12:25 a.m., patrol officers from the 1st District responded to an alarm at the Sunoco gas station located to the rear of the Cabin John Shopping Center at 11355 Seven Locks Road.  Investigation revealed that an unknown suspect broke the glass in the door to the store area, entered the store, and attempted to force open the ATM located inside the store.  Nothing of value was taken in this burglary.
  • On September 5 at approximately 3:23 a.m., officers responded to another alarm at the Potomac Sunoco.  Investigation revealed that the suspect broke the glass (replaced the day before) in the door and entered the Sunoco.  Once inside, the suspect removed the cash register and carried it toward the door.  Investigators believe he dropped the register on the floor to force it open so that he could remove cash.  In surveillance photos detectives have previously released, the suspect appears to be concealing his head and face with a hood or t-shirt.
  • Approximately ten minutes later at 3:32 a.m. (on September 5), 1st District officers responded to a commercial burglary alarm at the Potomac Express Food and Deli at 12960 Travilah Road.  As in the previous burglaries, the glass door was broken and a suspect entered the deli.  After entering the deli, the suspect attempted to force open the ATM but was unsuccessful.  The suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash in the open register.
  • On September 17 at approximately 2:53 a.m., officers responded to an alarm at the Sunoco gas station located at 11355 Seven Locks Road. The suspect broke the front window and obtained cigarettes.  As seen in surveillance photos released today, the suspect concealed his face.

Investigators have previously released surveillance photos from the September 5 burglary and are now releasing surveillance photos from the September 17 burglary.  Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240.773.6084.  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.  Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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September 5 Burglary – Potomac Sunoco