Update: March 19 – Deborah Donoian has been located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Bethesda woman.
Deborah Donoian, age 65, has been reported as missing by her family. She was last known to reside at the Bethesda Cares, Inc. shelter located at 7728 Woodmont Avenue.
Donoian is described as a white female, 5’ 2” tall and weighing 130 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Donoian was last seen wearing a blue coat over a pink sweatshirt and pink pants. She is known to frequent Starbucks coffee houses in Silver Spring, McDonald’s restaurants in Wheaton, and the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
Police and family members are concerned for Donoian’s well-being.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Deborah Donoian is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the discovery of human remains found in a field located in the 12600 block of Great Seneca Highway in Germantown.
On Monday, February 26 at approximately 4:42 p.m., a resident notified police that he had been walking in a field located off Great Seneca Highway and located what he believed to be human bones. 5th District officers responded to the area and located the skeletal remains. The initial investigation has revealed that the remains were not concealed nor located in any type of grave and there were no obvious signs of trauma to the remains.
An autopsy will be completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the identity and cause and manner of death of the decedent.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. More details will be released as they become available.
Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning in Burtonsville. Investigators believe that this was not a random event and there may be some prior association between the suspect(s) and the victim.
On Monday, February 26 at approximately 8:50 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike for the report of a 17-year-old male who walked into the fire station and reported that he had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The victim, a student at Paint Branch High school, stated to investigators that he had been at the high school located at 14121 Old Columbia Pike but left the school to purchase an item at a nearby convenience store. The victim was walking back to the school when he heard a gunshot and realized that he had been struck. Detectives determined that the victim suffered a graze wound to his cheek and ear.
This shooting remains an open investigation and detectives are working to confirm additional details. Those details will be released once they have been confirmed.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870. For those who wish to remain anonymous, tipsters 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.
Officers from the 2nd District are attempting to identify a suspect who attempted to pass a counterfeit (fake) $100 United States bill at a North Bethesda business and identified himself as a police officer when a store employee questioned the suspect about the bill.
On February 11 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the unknown suspect attempted to pay for frozen yogurt at the Sweet Frog located at 11520 Rockville Pike with a $100 bill. The store employee attempted to determine the authenticity of the bill using a counterfeit detector pen. The pen indicated that the bill was fake and upon further inspection, the employee noted some irregularities on the currency. The clerk told the suspect that the money was fake and that he was calling the police. The suspect then produced what appeared to be a police badge and stated that he was a police officer and would take the bill back. The employee kept the bill and the suspect ran from the store.
Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to the call the Montgomery County Police Department at 240-773-6710. 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.
Antonio Paulo Froes Da Cruz
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Rockville area man.
Antonio Paulo Froes Da Cruz, age 70, who resides at the Montgomery County Men’s Emergency Shelter located at 600 East Gude Drive, has been reported missing by shelter staff.
Da Cruz is described as a white male, 5’ 2” tall and weighing 120 pounds. He wears glasses and has white hair.
Police and shelter staff members are concerned for Da Cruz’s well-being.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Antonio Paulo Froes Da Cruz is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.