Detectives Investigate Serious Personal Injury Collision in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious single-vehicle collision that occurred in Wheaton this morning (July 27).

At approximately 6:54 a.m., Montgomery County officers from the 4th District and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to University Boulevard West at Amherst Avenue for the report of a personal injury collision.

The preliminary investigation developed that a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling westbound on University Boulevard when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a light pole in the parking lot of the Wheaton Manor Shopping Center.

The vehicle driver and sole occupant, Chukwuemeka Nnamdi Onokala, age 59, of the 1800 block of Greenwich Wood Drive in Silver Spring, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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

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Detectives Investigate Gunshots Fired Into Residence

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Third District have been investigating a July 17 shooting where gunshots were fired into an occupied home from a moving vehicle.  The Department is releasing video surveillance from the area of the suspect vehicle and are asking anyone with information to call investigators.

On July 17 at approximately 3:25 a.m., MCPD responded to a residence in the 9400 block of Avenel Road in Silver Spring for the report of a possible shooting that had just occurred.  The residents of the home reported to police that they were awakened by the sounds of possible gunshots.  Officers located numerous spent rounds that had traveled from the outside into the home and also found numerous shell casings in the roadway in front of the home. Area video surveillance captured the suspect vehicle at approximately 3:18 am (note that the time on the actual video is not correct).  No one was injured during this assault.

Anyone with information regarding this assault is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call 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.

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Video Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzJ7aHOBGQw&feature=youtu.be

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Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

Update: Three Suspects Arrested for July 19 Homicide in Silver Spring Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Re’Quan Kasim Hopson, age 21, of the 1900 block of South Kenmore Street in Arlington, Virginia, Oliver Waltz Farley, age 19, of the 1500 block of South Randolph Street in Arlington, Virginia, and Brian Anthony Mackall, age 20, of the 4100 block of Suitland Road in Suitland, Maryland for the homicide of 20-year-old Jon-Christian Kemachet-Webster.  The homicide occurred on July 19 in the home where Kemachet-Webster and his family lived in the 1600 block of Belvedere Boulevard in the Forest Glen area of Silver Spring.

On Wednesday, July 19 at approximately 9:51 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from an occupant of a residence in the 1600 block of Belvedere Boulevard who reported that a suspect had entered the home and had shot one of the other occupants of the house.  The caller further stated that the suspect had fled from the home after the shooting.  Third District officers responded to the residence and located the victim on the upper level of the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the house and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators have confirmed that this homicide is related to the illegal distribution of marijuana.  Detectives determined that Hopson, Farley, and Mackall arrived at the victim’s home to purchase a large quantity of marijuana shortly before the homicide.  The victim invited Farley and Mackall into the home while Hopson waited in a vehicle that was parked on Belvedere Boulevard.  After entering the home, Farley and Mackall proceeded upstairs with the victim to the victim’s bedroom.  Once they were upstairs, the victim was shot.  Farley and Mackall then fled from the home.  Mackall entered the vehicle being driven by Hopson and these two suspects then fled from the area.  Farley fled from the home and was later driven from the area by an Uber driver.

On July 20, Hopson was arrested by Arlington County, Virginia, Police Department officers for offenses that occurred in Arlington and were unrelated to this homicide.  Montgomery County Police detectives responded to Arlington County and interviewed Hopson regarding the Kemachet-Webster homicide investigation.  During the interview, Hopson admitted to driving both Farley and Mackall to the victim’s home to purchase marijuana and then to driving Mackall from the home after the homicide.  Montgomery County Police investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Hopson, charging him with first-degree murder.  Hopson is currently being held in the Arlington County Jail pending extradition to Montgomery County.

Subsequent to Hopson’s arrest, Farley was arrested that afternoon at his place of employment in Northwest, Washington, D.C., by Metropolitan Police Department officers on the strength of a Montgomery County first-degree murder warrant.  Farley is currently being held in Washington, D.C., pending extradition to Montgomery County.

On July 24, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Mackall charging him first-degree murder.  He was arrested on July 25 by Metropolitan Police Department officers in Washington, D.C.  Mackall is currently being held in Washington, D.C., pending extradition to Montgomery County.

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Re’Quan Kasim Hopson

Oliver Waltz Farley

Brian Anthony Mackall

Detectives Investigate Vandalism to Third District Police Station

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a vandalism to Montgomery County Police Department’s 3rd District Station located at 1002 Milestone Drive in White Oak.

On Monday, July 24 at approximately 10:00 a.m., Montgomery County Police personnel at the 3rd District Station discovered that an exterior window to the police station had been vandalized.  Detectives believe that this vandalism occurred last night (July 23) or prior to and/or over the past weekend.  The vandalism occurred to a room with limited traffic on the lower level of the police station and there were no injuries reported.  Detectives further believe that this vandalism was caused by a projectile from a BB or pellet gun.

Anyone with information regarding this vandalism and/or the suspect(s) is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call 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.

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Vandalism to window at 3rd District Police Station

Vandalism to window at 3rd District Police Station

Concern for Missing Montgomery Village Woman with Dementia

UPDATE: 7/22/17 at approximately 11:00 p.m. – Jeanette Sullivan has been located safe and unharmed.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Montgomery Village woman who has dementia.

Jeanette Sullivan, age 60, was last seen today at approximately 1:30 p.m. at her Strath Haven Drive home.  She is described as a white female, 5’3” tall and weighing 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.  She was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans.  Jeanette Sullivan does not have access to a vehicle.  She frequents Starbucks coffee shops, Panera Bread restaurants, and Subway restaurants.

Anyone who has information regarding Ms. Sullivan’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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Jeanette Sullivan

Jeanette Sullivan