Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Calverton

SealDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred early this morning in Calverton.

On Monday, November 30 at approximately 2:58 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area of Cherry Hill Road and Broadbirch Drive for the report of a collision.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Mack tractor-trailer was traveling east on Cherry Hill Road. A 2012 Infinity EX35 that was turning right from Broadbirch Drive onto Cherry Hill Road. The two vehicles collided in the intersection. The tractor-trailer, carrying United States mail, landed on its side. The circumstances of the collision are still under investigation.

The driver of the Infinity and an adult male passenger were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver, identified as Yesewlek Endihnew Tizale, age 24, of the 9700 block of Pleasant Gate Lane in Potomac succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. The passenger’s name is being withheld until family notifications can be made.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, identified as Daniel Charles Free, age 48, of the 2600 block of Newton Street in Wheaton, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


Concern for Man’s Welfare; Police Ask for Public’s Assistance

Update: November 27, 2015 at 6:50 p.m. – Mr. Park has been located and is safe.  The Department thanks the public and media for publicizing this case.


Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Su Yong Park, age 71.  Mr. Park has lived in Wheaton and Takoma Park in the recent past but investigators have been unable to confirm Mr. Park’s current address.

Mr. Park called a medical facility and stated that he wanted to harm himself.  Investigators are attempting to locate Mr. Park and check his welfare.

Anyone with information about Mr. Park and/or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24/7 line).



Su Yong Park

Man Arrested For Possession of a Handgun Outside of The Fillmore Silver Spring

Dominique Saunders

Dominique Bernard Saunders

Officers from the 3rd District have arrested Dominique Bernard Saunders, age 23, of the 5500 block of Karen Elaine Drive in New Carrollton, for possession of a stolen handgun.

On November 22 at approximately 10:30 p.m., an off-duty Montgomery County Police officer was working with security personnel at the The Fillmore Silver Spring located at 8656 Colesville Road when an employee approached the officer saying that he overheard a male subject, later identified as Saunders, planning to shoot someone. The off-duty officer was told that the male subject was wearing a red jumpsuit and a red hat and was asked to leave The Fillmore Silver Spring earlier that evening. The off-duty officer also learned that an employee watched the subject retrieve a handgun from a vehicle that had stopped outside of the building.  The off-duty officer called for assistance from on-duty police units.

Responding officers found a male subject matching Saunders’ description walking in an alley behind the Fillmore. Officers ordered Saunders to stop but he refused to comply and continued walking away from the officers. Saunders opened the lid to a dumpster and threw a silver object inside the dumpster and then complied with the officers’ orders to stop.

Officers checked the dumpster and found a loaded handgun inside and determined that the handgun was reported stolen from Suffolk, Virginia. Officers also determined that Saunders was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction.

Saunders was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with handgun offenses and theft: less than $1,000. He is currently being held on a $15,000 bond.



Update: Suspect Charged With Indecent Exposure in Gaithersburg

Travis Addison

Travis Addison

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 6th District Investigative Section have charged Travis Johnathan Addison, age 24, of the 7600 block of Laytonia Drive for the October 9 indecent exposure incident that occurred in the Flower Hill area of Gaithersburg.

On October 9 at approximately 4:10 pm, 6th District officers responded to the 7200 block of Whispering Oaks Way for the report of an indecent exposure. The adult victim told police that he was in his first floor apartment when the suspect, now identified as Addison, appeared outside of the sliding glass door. Addison asked the victim for his phone number, made sexual gestures, and exposed himself.

On November 17, detectives released a photograph of the suspect and asked for the public’s help in identifying him. On November 18, detectives received multiple tips that the suspect in the photograph was Addison. That same day, Addison met with Investigators at the 6th District station and was charged with one count of indecent exposure by a District Court summons.

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

Police Continue to Investigate the 2000 Unsolved Homicide of Susan Street; Ask For Anyone with Information to Come Forward

SealDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Cold Case Squad continue to investigate a homicide that occurred in November of 2000.

On November 28, 2000, Susan Street was found deceased from a gunshot wound on the front porch of her home at 3351 Beaverwood Lane in Silver Spring. Her death was ruled a homicide by gunshot. Detectives believe the murder occurred the previous night between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Detectives have determined the following facts during the investigation:

• On November 27 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a neighbor observed two African American males walking near the victim’s home. One of the males was described as being 5’ 7” tall and weighing between 165 to 175 pounds with dreadlocks. The second male subject was described as being 5’ 7” tall and weighing 175 pounds.

• Susan Street was an Avon salesperson. She was last seen leaving a customer’s home not far from her own residence at approximately 7:30 p.m. on November 27.

• At approximately 7:45 p.m. on November 27, a neighbor heard yelling coming from the area of Susan Street’s home, followed by the sound of a gunshot.

• Detectives believe Street was shot on the front porch while attempting to enter her home. Investigators do not believe the suspect(s) entered her home but believe it is possible that the suspect(s) stole property that was in her possession.

• On January 26, 2001 a resident reported that a bullet had struck his residence. This home was located in close proximity to Susan Street’s home. A projectile was recovered from this incident and a ballistic comparison determined that the bullet recovered from the home was the same caliber as the bullet that killed Susan Street.

• On May 8, 2001, a resident was shot at as he entered his home in the 14300 block of Trillium Terrace in Silver Spring. A projectile was recovered and a ballistic comparison determined that the bullet in this shooting was the same caliber as the bullet that killed Susan Street. The suspect in this incident was described as an African American male, 5’8” tall, and weighing 175 pounds.

• From November 2000 to June 2001, detectives investigated several street robberies in the Bel Pre Road area of Aspen Hill where the suspect(s) displayed a handgun. The two suspects’ descriptions in these robberies are similar to the subject(s) seen near Street’s home prior to her murder. (Two African American males walking near the victim’s home. One of the males was described as being 5’7” tall and weighing between 165 to 175 pounds with dreadlocks. The second male was described as being 5’7” tall and weighing 175 pounds).

Detectives believe that Susan Street’s murder was the result of an opportunistic robbery and that the suspect(s) may have resided in the Pepper Tree Farm apartment complex.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding the suspect(s) or any information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


Susan Street

Susan Street

Susan Street

Susan Street