Two Pedestrians Fatally Struck by Train in Germantown

Update: July 17, 2018: The victims are being identified as Daianne Peralta, age 25, of an unconfirmed address, and Cristina Segovia, age 30, of the unit block of West Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the deaths of two adult females who were fatally struck by a train on Wednesday night in Germantown.

On Wednesday, July 18 at approximately 8:28 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the report of pedestrians who had been struck by a CSX train on the railroad tracks in the area of Waring Station Road and Peach Crest Drive.

The initial investigation has revealed that the two females were in the area of the tracks when, for reasons still under investigation, they were struck by a westbound CSX train. They succumbed to their injuries at the scene.  The investigation also revealed that the train operator had observed the females and had sounded the train’s horn and applied the train’s brakes.

The victims’ identities will be released once family notifications have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.


Update: Two Additional Suspects Charged with Prostitution Offenses Related to Ongoing Massage Parlor Investigation

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Vice and Intelligence Unit have arrested and charged Manni Chen, age 42, and Guihong Wei, age 51, with prostitution and human trafficking-related offenses.  Chen and Wei were both living in the Rockville massage parlor where they were working.

In December of 2017, the Montgomery County Police Department became aware of possible prostitution offenses and human trafficking occurring at four massage parlors located in Montgomery County.

On June 12, 2018, investigators charged three suspects with human trafficking and prostitution-related offenses in reference to the four massage parlors. Two of those massage parlors were located at 966 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.

On June 15, detectives were notified that one of the massage parlors on Hungerford Drive had re-opened and that prostitution-related activities were once again occurring at that location.

Detectives further learned through interviews that two females (later identified as Chen and Wei) were working and living in the massage parlor and would often provide sexual services to the male customers.

Yesterday (July 17), Chen and Wei were arrested at one of the Rockville massage parlors on the strength of Montgomery County arrest warrants.  Wei was charged with one count of engaging in prostitution and one count of occupying a building for prostitution.   Chen was charged with one count of occupying a building for prostitution.  Chen was released after posting a $7,000 bond.  Wei was released after posting a $3,000 bond.

This is an ongoing investigation and detectives believe that additional suspects may be charged as the investigation continues.


Manni Chen

Guihong Wei

Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Assault in Silver Spring

Jonathan S. Worth

On Tuesday, July 17 at approximately 5:41 p.m., 3rd District officers were dispatched to the 8500 block of Fenton Street for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel were already in the area for a report of the odor of gas. Firefighters were able to provide a description to police of the suspect and a woman with whom he was walking, and the direction they were last seen travelling on foot.

Fire and Rescue responders provided treatment to the victim, a 24-year-old male, suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. He was transported to an area hospital for further treatment, and is currently in stable condition.

Third District officers were able to locate the suspect and the female and take them into custody. Through the course of the investigation it was learned that the male suspect and victim (who did not know one another), got into a verbal altercation as they walked on Ellsworth Drive. When they were in the 8600 block of Fenton Street, the male suspect stabbed the victim. The motive for the assault has not yet been confirmed.

Jonathan (Jo’Nathan) S. Worth, age 24, from the 8100 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, and reckless endangerment.  After investigation, the female with Worth was determined not to be involved in the assault and was released without charges.

Worth is currently being held without bond.

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Concern for Missing Bethesda Man

Alexander Fadi Ashy

Updated photograph of Alexander Fadi Ashy who was last seen wearing this tie dye shirt in the Inner Harbor area of the city of Baltimore on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Update: July 19, 2018  at 5:45 p.m. – Alexander Fadi Ashy has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 21-year-old Bethesda man.

Alexander Fadi Ashy of the 8400 block of Quarry Ridge Road in Bethesda, was last seen in the 19800 block of Observation Drive in Germantown at approximately 3:18 p.m. on Friday, July 13. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a navy-striped tank top and khaki shorts.

Police and family are concerned for Ashy’s emotional and physical welfare. Anyone with information regarding Ashy’s whereabouts is urged to contact either the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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Brothers Charged in Gaithersburg Hotel Room Home Invasion Robbery and Assault

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section have charged brothers Sean M. Wilson, age 31, and Robert A. Wilson, age 33, both of the 300 block of Bryan Avenue in Gaithersburg, for home invasion robbery and assault-related charges after they assaulted two adult victims inside a Gaithersburg hotel room.  Investigators believe that the Wilson brothers had a prior association with both victims.

On Sunday, July 15 at approximately 11:28 a.m., 6th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the Extended Stay America hotel located at 201 Professional Drive for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.  Responding officers located the adult male victim and the adult female victim in a hotel room suffering from non-life-threatening injuries that investigators determined were caused by a baseball bat and a knife.  The victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.  Officers additionally located Sean and Robert Wilson in a separate hotel room suffering from injuries that they had sustained in the assault. Sean and Robert Wilson were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, detectives determined that Sean and Robert Wilson, one of whom was armed with a baseball bat and the other armed with a knife, gained entry into the victims’ hotel room and attempted to rob them.  The Wilsons assaulted the male with the baseball bat and with the knife and assaulted the female with the bat.  A hotel employee who heard the assault contacted the police.

Sean and Robert Wilson were arrested after they were released from the hospital and charged with one count each of home invasion robbery, two counts each of first-degree assault, and two counts each of second-degree assault. Robert Wilson is currently being held without bond.  Sean Wilson was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Sean Wilson

Robert Wilson