Concern for Missing 80-Year-Old Man with Alzheimers

Yenquan Fan

Yenquan Fan

UPDATE – LOCATED:  A resident located Mr. Fan in the area of Georgia Avenue and University Boulevard West. Mr. Fan was reunited with family.  Police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 80-year-old man who has severe Alzheimer’s.

Yenquan Fan, of the 10900 block of Connecticut Avenue in North Kensington was last seen today at approximately 4:00 p.m. when he walked away from his home. Mr. Fan only speaks Chinese Mandarin and does not know his name.

Yenquan Fan is described as an Asian male, approximately 5’6” tall, and weighs 135 pounds. He has black and gray hair and black eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey knit shirt and grey pants. Mr. Fan is also wearing one brown shoe and one black shoe.

Anyone with any information regarding Mr. Fan’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department immediately at 301-279-8000.

Suspect Arrested for Firearm Offenses After Search Reveals Concealed Handgun

Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Central Business District Unit have arrested Jefferson D. Delgado, age 22, of Monterrey Drive in Silver Spring, for possession of a handgun and discharge of a firearm in an urban area.

Yesterday at approximately 5:54 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call for shots fired in the area of Connecticut Avenue and Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.  The 9-1-1 caller stated that he had heard a shot and then observed a Hispanic male with a gun at a bus stop on the north side of Veirs Mill Road near Connecticut Avenue.  The complainant also provided a detailed clothing description.

The first arriving officer to the area stopped at the bus stop on the north side of Veirs Mill Road at Connecticut Avenue.  The officer asked a man waiting at the bus stop if he had heard any sound of shots or saw a person with a gun; the man replied that he had not.  During this conversation, a Metro bus stopped to pick up the passenger.

The officer boarded the bus to investigate whether passengers had heard or seen anything suspicious and to see if the suspect was on the bus.  The officer noted that a person matching the suspect’s description was sitting in the last row.  Additional officers responded to the bus and instructed the suspect to exit.

The suspect was identified as Delgado.  During a surface search of the outside of Delgado’s clothing for weapons, the searching officer determined that Delgado was concealing a gun on his lower leg.  Officers retrieved a loaded, .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun from Delgado’s ankle and retrieved three bullets from his pockets.

Investigation revealed that Delgado had entered the bus at a bus stop on Viers Mill Road in the vicinity of Newport Mill Road.  A search of that area revealed two spent .22 caliber shell casings.

Delgado was transported to the Central Processing Unit and was charged with possession of a handgun, concealing a dangerous weapon, and discharging a firearm in an urban area.  At bond review today, his bond was set at $10,000, unsecured.

Further investigation by the Special Victims Investigations Division has indicated that this incident is related to an earlier, unreported domestic incident that involved Delgado and occurred in the area of Veirs Mill and Newport Mill Roads.  During the domestic event, Delgado is reported to have discharged the gun – no one was shot.



Handgun Located on Delgado


Jefferson Delgado



Update: Arrests Made in Briggs Chaney Area Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- Major Crimes Division have arrested two suspects for the October 8 homicide of 22-year-old Garrett Alexander McClees that occurred in the Edgewood Neighborhood Park (located 13900 Robey Road).  Earl Junius Bennette, age 24, of an unconfirmed address, and Shante Gladden, age 22, of an unconfirmed address, were arrested yesterday afternoon and have been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

On October 8 at approximately 4:43 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received multiple calls for a shooting and the sound of shots fired in the Edgewood Neighborhood Park located at 13900 Robey Road in the Briggs Chaney area. Montgomery County police officers and Maryland-National Capital Park (Montgomery County Division) police officers and Fire-Rescue personnel responded to the park and located McClees, suffering from a gunshot wound; he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  McClees’ backpack had been stolen.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore determined the manner of death to be homicide and the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the torso.

During the investigation, detectives received multiple tips that assisted in the identification of the two suspects (Gladden and Bennette).  Investigation has revealed that the suspects and victim knew each other and that Bennette’s cell phone had been in contact with McClees’ cell phone on the day of, prior to, the homicide.  Detectives believe that this homicide may be drug-related due to information received during the investigation and drug evidence located at the homicide location.

On October 22, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Gladden and Bennette. On October 23, both suspects were arrested.  Gladden was arrested in Washington, D.C., with the assistance of the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force; he remains in D.C. awaiting extradition to Montgomery County.  Bennette was arrested by Montgomery County police officers in Silver Spring and was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.

Also on October 23, as part of this investigation, Montgomery County Police officers, with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, executed search warrants in Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

The Montgomery County Police Department would like to thank the Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division for their assistance in this investigation.


Earl Bennette

Earl Bennette

Shante Gladden

Shante Gladden




Two Men Charged with Theft of Two Handguns from Vehicle

crime alertDetectives from Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section have charged two 18-year-old men with theft and firearm offenses after they stole property, to include two handguns, from a vehicle assigned to a federal agent.

On October 22 at 6:30 a.m., officers from the 5th District responded to a residence in the 22300 block of Sweetspire Drive in Clarksburg for the report of a theft from a vehicle. The investigation revealed that a backpack containing two handguns, that were issued to the federal agent, were stolen from a vehicle used by him.

Later that morning, at approximately 11:42 a.m., detectives were in the area of the 12100 block of Pine Pond Place in Clarksburg and witnessed a drug transaction involving a male subject. Detectives arrested Jarvis Johnson, age 18, of an unconfirmed address, for the drug transaction and located a handgun in his possession. The handgun was determined to have been stolen from the vehicle on Sweetspire Drive.

Johnson was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with possession of a firearm by a minor, carrying a handgun on his person, theft: $1,000 to under $10,000, theft less than $100, conspiracy to commit theft: $1,000 to $10,000, and rogue and vagabond. At this time, Johnson is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Further investigation by detectives identified Tavis Lee Clore, age 18, of an unconfirmed address on Pine Pond Drive in Clarksburg, as an additional suspect in the theft from vehicle crime. On October 23 at approximately 3:30 p.m., detectives arrested Clore in the 12100 block of Pine Pond Drive. Further investigation by detectives led to the recovery of the second stolen handgun in a heavily wooded area off of Prices Distillery Road in Clarksburg.

Clore was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with possession of a firearm by a minor, carrying a handgun on his person, theft: $1,000 to under $10,000, theft less than $100, conspiracy to commit theft: $1,000 to $10,000, and rogue and vagabond. Bond information for Clore is not available at this time.
Once again, the Montgomery County Police Department is urging residents to remove all items of value from vehicles and to lock their vehicle doors. These simple steps are the easiest way to prevent becoming a victim of theft and to prevent a crime from occurring.


Tavis Clore

Tavis Clore

Jarvis Johnson

Jarvis Johnson

Update: Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery of Safeway – Crime Solvers Tipster Helped Close This Case

Maurice Brown

Maurice Brown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested Maurice Leonard Brown, age 46, of the 2600 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, D.C., for the September 17 armed robbery of the Safeway store located at 5200 Randolph Road in Rockville.

NOTE: This armed robbery was solved with the assistance of a Crime Solvers of Montgomery County tip. The tipster who called Crime Solvers and provided information about this case is eligible for a reward and is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) and provide his/her tip number.

On September 17 at approximately 10:00 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Safeway store for the report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed that the suspect, now identified as Brown, stole property from the store and threatened the manager with a weapon after the manager attempted to stop him. He then fled on foot toward the area of Parklawn Drive.

On September 24, detectives released surveillance video of the suspect being confronted by the manager and photographs of Brown and asked for the public’s help in identifying him. On September 30, detectives received an anonymous Crime Solvers tip and used information in that tip to identify Brown as the suspect. Investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest on October 3.

On October 20, Brown was arrested in Washington, D.C. on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant. Brown was transported to the Central Processing Unit and was charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of first-degree assault. Brown is currently being held on a $35,000 bond.

Detectives thank the media for publicizing this case and the public for providing information regarding this crime.