Concern for Missing Silver Spring Man

Antonio Romero

Antonio Romero

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring man.

Antonio Romero, age 67, from the 8900 block of Colesville Road, was last seen in the downtown area of Silver Spring on November 18.

Antonio Romero is described as a white male, approximately 5’11” tall, and weighing 200 pounds. He has white hair and wears dark colored glasses.

Police and family are concerned for Mr. Romero’s emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with any information regarding Antonio Romero’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24/7 line).
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Concern for Missing Chevy Chase Man

UPDATE: November 21 at 7:20 p.m. – Mr. Colin Roskey has been located safe and unharmed.  The Department thanks the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Colin Roskey

Colin Roskey

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a 42-year-old man who is missing from Chevy Chase. Colin Roskey of Oakridge Avenue was last seen last night at approximately 7:00 p.m. when he left his residence in his vehicle. His vehicle is a blue Volvo with New Jersey tags: V35BJK.

Mr. Roskey is described as a white male, 5′ 9″ tall, and weighs 155 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Mr. Roskey was last seen wearing blue jeans and an orange fleece jacket.

Family and police are concerned for Mr. Roskey’s welfare.

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

Crime Solvers Tips Lead to Identification and Arrest of Numerous Suspects; MCP Thanks Public for Assistance

Within the last month, the Police Department has received information via Crime Solvers on a number of cases, which has led to the identification and arrest of:

Investigators continue to value the information that is received via Crime Solvers and the Department thanks the public for their assistance in solving crime.  Anyone with information about possible criminal activity in Montgomery County is reminded to contact call Crime Solvers.  Callers may be eligible for a cash reward if the information they provide to the police leads to an arrest of a suspect for a crime.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.  People can contact Crime Solvers by:

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Holiday Alcohol Task Force Underway; Police Urge Public To Assist with Holiday Alcohol Initiative

With the holidays approaching, there will be an increase in social events and parties that involve the consumption of alcohol.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that the more frequent involvement of alcohol around the holidays results in an increase in drivers who are impaired by alcohol and an increase in the occurrence of fatal drunk-driving crashes.

The Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force, comprised of officers from the Alcohol Initiatives Section and patrol officers from the six police districts, as well as officers from the Gaithersburg City Police Department, the Maryland National Capital Park Police Department (Montgomery County Division), Maryland State Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Takoma Park Police Department, will be devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.  The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) will also be assisting with this initiative.  The task force began November 15 and will continue through January 9, 2016.

The task force will focus on enforcement of offenses to include:

  • Enforcement of traffic laws in areas known for a high number of alcohol-related tragedies with the goal of getting drunk or drug-impaired drivers off the road.
  • Compliance checks of businesses who hold alcohol licenses by using underage volunteers to attempt to purchase alcohol at establishments (ensuring that shopkeepers are careful not to sell alcohol to minors).
  • Surveillance by officers in plain clothes of local businesses who sell alcohol  (ensuring that shopkeepers are not selling alcohol to minors and also ensuring that minors are not using false identification or using other means to buy alcohol).
  • Responding to calls for underage drinking parties.  All attendees are screened for alcohol usage, and those who are under age 21 are issued citations. Every person is then ensured a safe ride home.  Parents of juveniles are notified to come and get them. Any parent or other adult who hosts can also be held liable and can be issued a citation.  An adult can be held criminally liable if he/she provides alcohol to an individual under 21 years and he/she knew or reasonably should have known the individual would operate a motor vehicle and did operate the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and caused serious injury or death; etc (Alex and Calvin’s Law).
  • Sobriety checkpoints: The location of the checkpoints is based on collision and traffic data focusing on areas that drivers are most at risk for encountering impaired drivers.

The Montgomery County Police Department wants to remind residents that they can assist in combating alcohol-related crime and collisions this holiday season:

If you plan on celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, include a sober driver in your plans:

  • If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.
  • When you know you’ll be drinking, leave your keys at home or give them to someone else.
  • If you have been drinking, do not drive—even a short distance. Call a taxi, Uber, phone a sober friend or family member, use public transportation or call SoberRide at 1-800-200-TAXI (The free program is offered nightly from December 11, 2015 to January 1, 2016).

If you believe you are observing a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs:

  • Call 911.  If possible, and without putting yourself in danger, obtain the license plate of the vehicle, the direction of travel of the vehicle, and a description of the vehicle (make, model, color).

If you have information on establishments that are selling alcohol to minors:

  • If it is occurring at the present time, you can call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.
  • If you believe it is an ongoing issue, you can call Crime Solvers toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. You can remain anonymous. Please provide as much information as possible.  The tip will be forwarded to the Alcohol Initiatives Section.

If you have information on an underage drinking party:

  • If it is occurring at the present time, you can call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.
  • If you have knowledge of a party planned for a future date, you can call the Alcohol Initiatives Section at 240-773-6610.  You can leave a message and remain anonymous.  You can also call Crime Solvers toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Please provide as much information as possible.

Efforts made by the police and the public will help make this holiday season safer.

NOTE TO MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA:

Members of the media are encouraged to participate in a ride-along with a task force officer during this holiday season.  A date designated for media ride-alongs has been scheduled for the night of November 25 (the day before Thanksgiving).  Please call the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030, option 4, to make arrangements.

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Detectives Investigating Indecent Exposure in Gaithersburg – Photo of Suspect Released

Suspect in Indecent Exposure Incident

Suspect in Indecent Exposure Incident

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section are asking the public to help identify a suspect who was involved in an indecent exposure – incident 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 appeared outside of the sliding glass door. The suspect asked the victim for his phone number, made sexual gestures, and exposed himself. The victim was able to take a photograph of the suspect before the suspect fled from the area.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20’s, 5’10” tall, and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He has black hair and facial hair. At the time the picture was taken, the suspect was wearing a navy blue jacket with the words “Woodstock Student” written in yellow letters on the upper left side of the jacket. He was also wearing black athletic shorts over black legging pants.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or who has information about this incident is asked to contact the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770. 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. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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