Chief Manger Hosts Career Day for Selected Montgomery County Public School and Montgomery College Students

MCPSealBestOn Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger will host a Career Day, for previously selected students, at the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters located at 100 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg. Fifty Montgomery County public school (MCPS) students who are enrolled in the MCPS Justice, Law, and Society Program; and 50 Montgomery College (MC) students enrolled in the MC Criminal Justice Program were selected by their schools to attend this special learning opportunity.

The day’s program will include a panel discussion with police officers, a deputy sheriff, a corrections officer, a probation officer, and a state’s attorney. The students will learn the importance of education in preparing for a career in public safety and what hurdles the panel of employees overcame to achieve their goals. 

The attendees will get a firsthand opportunity to learn about and see the varied types of careers available in public safety and how best to prepare for this challenging and rewarding profession. They will also receive a guided tour of Montgomery County’s state-of-the-art crime laboratory.

The MCPS Director of the Department of Career Readiness and Innovative Programs Mr. Benjamin OuYang and the Dean of the MC Criminal Justice Program Dr. Darrin Campen will also attend the Career Day activities. 

For further information in reference to the March 23 Career Day, contact Captain Terry Pierce at, or call 240-773-5063.

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Concern for Missing Rockville Man

Eric Gibson

Eric Gibson

Update (03/25/2016, 10:00 a.m.): Eric Gibson has been located safe and unharmed. The Department thanks the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the 1st District Investigative Section are asking the public’s help to locate a missing 37-year-old male from Rockville.

Eric Gibson left his residence in the 500 block of Fletcher Place near the Twinbrook area of Rockville on foot at approximately 6:00 p.m. on March 17. At that time he was wearing a green t-shirt  and black sweatpants. 

Gibson has a diminished mental capacity and is without his medication.  He has been in Maryland for only two months and is not familiar with the area.  Gibson is known to frequent the Twinbrook Shopping Center located at 1902 Viers Mill Road in Rockville and he has no known access to a vehicle.

Gibson is described as a white male, 6′ 2″ tall, and weighing approximately 250 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Police and family are concerned for his physical welfare.  Anyone with information regarding Eric Gibson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000.

Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Aspen Hill – Over $57,000 Worth of Merchandise Stolen

Suspect #1 and Suspect #2

Suspect #1 and Suspect #2

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section continue to investigate a commercial burglary of a Sprint Store in the Aspen Hill area that occurred early yesterday morning.  Detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspects and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying them.

On March 16 at approximately 9:30 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the Sprint Store located at 13605 Connecticut Avenue for a burglary that had just been discovered by an employee arriving to open the store for business.

Video surveillance captured the suspects enter the business’ rear door at approximately 6:07 a.m.  One suspect is observed prying open a safe and both suspects can be seen stealing cell phones from the safe.  The suspects also steal cash from the business and are seen leaving the Sprint Store at 6:25 a.m.  (Please note that the time stamp shown on the video is incorrect).

The total value of the stolen cell phones was over $57,000.

Detectives believe that these two suspects may also be responsible for a similar burglary that occurred on March 15 at a Sprint Store in Beltsville.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-550.  Tipsters can also call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. 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 felony crime.



Surveillance Video of Aspen Hill Sprint Store burglary

Surveillance Video of Aspen Hill Sprint Store burglary

Suspect #1

Suspect #1

St. Patrick’s Day Sobriety Checkpoint

Tonight, Montgomery County Police officers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.  For those people that will be celebrating with alcohol tonight, we remind you to choose a sober driver.  The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2016 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide service offers a free cab ride home tonight.  (Click on the link for important details concerning this program).

The exact location of the sobriety checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.  The checkpoint will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

WHAT:         Sobriety Checkpoint

WHERE:       Undisclosed location

WHEN:         Tonight – Thursday, March 17, 2016

**The media is encouraged to attend.  Please contact the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030 (option 4) for more information.**


Police Investigate Single Vehicle Collision on Emory Lane

The Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a single-vehicle collision that occurred last night on Emory Lane.

On Wednesday, March 16 at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers attempted to stop a light- colored, 2011, Toyota Camry on southbound Layhill Road north of Georgia Avenue.

The driver refused to stop, continued on southbound Layhill Road, and turned north on Georgia Avenue.  The driver then continued north on Georgia Avenue. As the driver approached the Olney area, the driver turned west on Emory Lane.

On Emory Lane, officers slowed and lost sight of the vehicle.  When officers crossed the Intercounty Connector (ICC), they located the Toyota off the roadway and engulfed in flames. Officers removed the three occupants, two adult males and one adult female, from the car, and took them to safety.

The adult male driver was transported to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries. The front seat passenger, an adult female, and the rear seat passenger, an adult male, were transported to a local trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries.

This collision remains under investigation.