Concern For Germantown Woman

Update: July 2, 2018 at 10:59 a.m.- Maziel Guadalupe Zamora has been located safe and unharmed. 

 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 25-year-old Germantown woman.

Maziel Guadalupe Zamora, of Germantown, left her place of employment in the 14800 block of Physicians Way in Rockville at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29.  She is described as a Hispanic female, 5′ 3″ tall, and weighing 130 pounds.  She has light brown hair.  She was last known to be wearing teal colored medical scrubs.

Police and family are concerned for Zamora’s emotional and physical welfare.  Anyone with information regarding Zamora’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Montgomery County Police at 301.279.8000.

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Update: Arrest Made in 2012 Aspen Hill Area Armed Robbery and Burglary

Justin M. Olson

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division arrested Justin M. Olson, age 36, of an unconfirmed address, for the 2012 burglary of a home in the Aspen Hill area, and the armed robbery of the residents of that home.

In 2012, while processing the crime scene, detectives located a t-shirt that the suspect had discarded, and submitted that shirt for evidence processing. The suspect’s DNA was recovered as evidence and entered into a national law enforcement DNA database (The Combined DNA Index System – CODIS).

On June 15, 2018, the Montgomery County Police Crime Laboratory was notified by the Commonwealth of Virginia that the suspect’s DNA belonged to Olson.

Subsequent investigation by detectives revealed that Olson had been in Montgomery County during the time period when the burglary and armed robbery occurred.

It was on March 22, 2012, at approximately 9:35 p.m., that 4th District officers responded to a residence in the 13200 block of Georgia Avenue for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation by detectives determined that the residents of the home also operated a commercial business in their home.  The investigation determined that the suspect knocked on the front door and that when the residents opened the door, the suspect forced his way inside the home.

The suspect, who was armed with a rifle, threatened the residents and demanded property from the business in the home.  The residents told the suspect that the property was outside of the house and the residents and suspect then walked outside of the home. The residents then told the suspect that they had to briefly return to the house. At that time they locked the suspect outside, and immediately called the police.  The suspect then fled from the area.

After the DNA match notification and further investigation, Montgomery County police detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Olson charging him with first-degree assault, armed robbery, and two counts of first-degree burglary.  Detectives arrested Olson at a residence in Virginia.  Olson waived extradition, and on June 28 he was returned to Montgomery County.  Olson was held on a $20,000 bond, with a bond review scheduled for this afternoon.

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Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary and Stolen Vehicle; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

One of three suspects who committed a burglary at a Montgomery County Liquor and Wine Store located in Bethesda.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the commercial burglary of a Montgomery County Liquor and Wine Store located in Bethesda.  The getaway vehicle used by the suspects is believed to have been stolen.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On June 21 at approximately 5:41 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Montgomery County Liquor and Wine Store located at 4920 Hampden Lane for a commercial burglary alarm.  Investigation by detectives has determined that the suspects broke the front door of the business using a car jack.  They stole alcohol and placed it into backpacks they were carrying with them.

Through investigation, detectives believe the suspect vehicle, a white work van, had been stolen from the 3700 block of Brightview Street in the Connecticut Avenue Estates neighborhood in the Wheaton area, sometime between 10:00 p.m. on June 20 and the time of the burglary on June 21.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about this burglary and/or vehicle theft is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may 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 of the suspects.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

Photo of getaway vehicle.

Concern for Missing Juvenile from Wheaton Area

Update: 6/28/18 – Melvin Amaya has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a male juvenile missing from the Wheaton area.

Melvin Gabriel Amaya, age 16, of the 2300 block of Blueridge Avenue, has been reported missing by his family.  Amaya is described as a Hispanic male, 5’06” tall and weighing 145 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes. Amaya was last seen wearing gray pants with an orange long-sleeved shirt.

Police and family are concerned for Amaya’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Melvin Amaya 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 (24 hours).

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Concern for Missing Juvenile from Aspen Hill Area

Update: July 10, 2018 at 9:05 a.m. -Alyssa Faith Oxendine has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department -Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Aspen Hill area juvenile.

Alyssa Faith Oxendine, age 14, of the 14100 block of Grand Pre Road, has been reported missing by her family.  Oxendine is described as a white female, 5’03” tall and weighing 160 pounds. She has light brown hair and hazel eyes. Oxendine was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray sweatpants, and black Van shoes.  Oxendine has been in communication with family members via social media, but will not confirm her whereabouts.

Police and family are concerned for Oxendine’s welfare. Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Alyssa Faith Oxendine 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 (24 hours).

Note: This press release was edited to reflect Oxendine’s correct hair and eye color and race.

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Alyssa Oxendine