Concern for Missing Silver Spring Woman

Update: December 3, 2018 – Amanda Claire Hanlon has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing Silver Spring woman.

Amanda Claire Hanlon, age 19, of Geren Road, was last seen at her residence on Monday, November 26, at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Hanlon is described as a white female, approximately 5’3” tall, and weighs 140 pounds.  She has long brown hair and brown eyes.

Hanlon’s family reports that she functions at a middle-school level, and police and family members are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Amanda Hanlon is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred tonight in Bethesda.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to Old Georgetown Road at Kingswood Road for the report of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee had exited westbound Interstate 495 (I-495) and was traveling north on Old Georgetown Road.  A 74-year-old female pedestrian was crossing northbound Old Georgetown Road at Kingswood Road when she was struck by the Grand Cherokee.

The adult female pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  She succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

The driver of the Grand Cherokee is identified as Sheikh Shehzad Parviz, age 45, of Bells Mill Road in Bethesda.  He was not injured in the collision.

The pedestrian is identified as Dona Cicy H Amarasekara of Rollins Avenue in Rockville.

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

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Officers Conduct Focused Enforcement of Shoplifting in the Fifth District

On Thursday, November 15, officers from the 5th District, the 2nd District Community Action Team, and officers from the Maryland National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division, conducted focused shoplifting prevention enforcement in retail stores located in the 5th Police District.  Officers coordinated with the stores and their loss prevention personnel prior to this detail.  This enforcement occurred in stores located in the Germantown Commons shopping center, the Milestone Center shopping center located in Germantown, stores located in the Central Business District area of Germantown, and stores located in the Damascus area.

During this effort, officers charged fifteen people with theft-related offenses.

Two previous shoplifting prevention efforts were held in the 5th District earlier this year and resulted in a total of 36 people being charged with theft-related offenses.

MCP continues to work with our business community to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for shoppers in Montgomery County.

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Concern for Missing Rockville Woman

Update: November 26, 2018 (10:25 p.m.) – Amruta Fernbach has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District are asking the public for help in locating a woman missing from Rockville.

Amruta Annie Fernbach, age 32, of Cork Tree Lane, was last seen yesterday, November 25, at approximately 4:00 pm at a restaurant located in the 11800 block of Rockville Pike (Pike & Rose shopping center).  Family members planned to meet her at that location but she left before their arrival.

Fernbach is described as an Indian female, 5’0” tall, 100 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

Family and police are concerned for Fernbach’s emotional well-being.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Armruta Fernbach is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Amruta Annie Fernbach

UPDATE: No Foul Play Suspected in Bethesda House Fire; Identities of Victims Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are identifying the two victims who were located deceased at a November 21 house fire in the 4900 block of Western Avenue as John Ashton Randolph, age 61, and Inga Randolph, age 94, both residents of the home.

John and Inga Randolph’s cause of death was determined to be caused from smoke inhalation and thermal burns.  No foul play is suspected in their deaths.

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