Concern for Missing Germantown Teenager

Christina Chenet-Edwards

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department –  Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Germantown teenager.

Christina Chenet-Edwards, age 15, of the 13000 block of Duchin Road, has been reported missing by her family.  Christina is described as an African-American female, 5′ 6” tall, and weighing 110 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  Christina is known to frequent Washington, D.C.

Police and family are concerned for Christina’s emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Christina Chenet-Edwards is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Update: Wheaton Pedestrian Collision Now Fatal

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a now fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in Wheaton on January 15.  The pedestrian, Consuelo Mary Anglarill, age 82, of Bonnywood Lane in Silver Spring, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, January 29.

On January 15 at approximately 11:49 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive for the report of a pedestrian- involved collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Kevin Arias, age 21, of the 10900 block of Amherst Avenue in Wheaton, was traveling north on Georgia Avenue.  A pedestrian, identified as Consuelo Mary Anglarill, age 82, of the 2100 block of Bonnywood Lane in Silver Spring, was crossing Georgia Avenue in a western direction at Reedie Drive when she was struck by the Impala.

Anglarill was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, to include what the traffic signal indicated at the time of the collision and whether the pedestrian was in the area of the crosswalk.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Mother Charged with Child Abuse of Four-Year-Old Daughter

Iris Hernandez Rivas

Updated on February 3: On Wednesday, February 1, Nohely Alexandra Martinez Hernandez, age 4, succumbed to her injuries at Children’s National Medical Center.  The final results of an autopsy, performed by the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, are pending. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Iris Hernandez Rivas, age 20, of the 400 block of Sunny Brook Terrace in Gaithersburg, with child abuse of her four-year-old daughter.

On Thursday, January 26 at approximately 12:28 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 911 call from Hernandez Rivas who requested medical assistance for her unresponsive four-year-old daughter.  Sixth District officers, officers from the Gaithersburg City Police Department, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the apartment.

Hernandez Rivas told responding officers that her daughter, now identified as Nohely Alexandra Martinez Hernandez,  had entered the bathroom at approximately 11:15 a.m. and started the shower.  After approximately 15 to 20 minutes had passed, Hernandez Rivas heard a noise from the bathroom which prompted her to check on her child.  When Hernandez Rivas entered the bathroom, she stated that she observed her daughter face down in the bathtub.  Hernandez Rivas said she waited approximately one hour before calling 9-1-1.

Fire and Rescue personnel transported Nohely Alexandra Martinez Hernandez  to Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville in serious condition.  Major Crimes detectives responded to the hospital where medical staff informed them that the victim had multiple bruises on her body and was suffering from head trauma that may have been from the result of physical abuse.  Nohely Alexandra Martinez Hernandez was flown by helicopter to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday, February 1.

On January 27, investigators from the Major Crimes Division spoke with Hernandez Rivas.  She stated that at approximately 10:30 a.m. on the previous morning, she had kicked the victim in the abdomen after becoming angry at the victim for not brushing her teeth.  Hernandez Rivas stated that as a result of being kicked, the victim fell backwards and struck her head on the living room wall.  Hernandez Rivas reported that her daughter fell to the ground and appeared lethargic.  The daughter then went to the bathroom and turned on the shower. Hernandez Rivas said that she went to check on the victim and found her face down in the bath tub.  Hernandez Rivas also told detectives that the bruises on multiple areas of the victim’s body were due to Hernandez Rivas striking her daughter with a belt several days prior.

Hernandez Rivas was arrested on January 28 and charged with one count of first-degree child abuse and one count of first-degree assault. Hernandez Rivas is currently being held without bond.

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Same Suspect Believed to Have Committed Three Early Morning Commercial Robberies

Suspect in two commercial armed robberies and an attempted commercial armed robbery

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating two armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery that occurred early this morning at CVS Pharmacies in Bethesda and at a Rite Aid in Silver Spring.  Investigators believe that the three robberies were committed by the same suspect.  Detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

During this investigation, detectives have determined the following:

  • On Thursday, January 26 at approximately 2:51 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 6917 Arlington Road in Bethesda for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The black male suspect, wearing dark clothing and concealing his face, entered the store, approached an employee, and displayed a handgun. The suspect demanded cash and assaulted the store employee.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash from the business and fled.
  • At approximately 5:16 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Rite Aid located at 1411 East West Highway in Silver Spring for the report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred. The suspect entered the Rite Aid, approached an employee, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash.  The suspect fled from the Rite Aid without obtaining any property or proceeds.
  • At approximately 5:34 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 7809 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda for the report of the armed robbery that had just occurred. The suspect entered the store, approached an employee, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash from the business and fled.

Anyone with information about this suspect or these robberies is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crimes Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Surveillance Video of CVS Pharmacy Armed Robbery

 

Fraud Suspects Purchase Items Totaling $1,700 with Victim’s Stolen Credit Cards; Residents Reminded to Keep Purses and Wallets Close at All Times.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are releasing surveillance photographs of two suspects who charged approximately $1,700 worth of merchandise to a resident’s stolen credit cards and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.

The investigation by detectives determined that on December 17 between 6:00 p.m. and 7 p.m., the adult female victim was dining at the La Madeleine Country French Café restaurant located at 7607 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda when her wallet was stolen.  The victim was later notified by her bank that her credit cards had been used fraudulently.

The suspects purchased items at the Target store located at 5700 Bou Avenue in Rockville and at various stores at the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center and at the Pike Center Shopping Center located on Rockville Pike and in close proximity to Target.

Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters must call Crime Solvers.  Callers may remain anonymous.

The Department urges residents to follow these tips to help prevent having their purse and/or wallet stolen:

  • Carry your purse as close to your body as possible and keep it in sight at all times.
  • Carry your wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
  • Do not become distracted.  Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

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Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Credit Card Fraud Suspect