MCP Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Germantown

Detectives with the Major Crimes Division are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred this afternoon in Germantown.

Today at approximately 2:41 p.m., 5th District officers responded to Cross Laurel Court for the report of a man in the street with a gun.

Arriving officers encountered an adult white male in the cul-de-sac in possession of a gun.  During the encounter with officers, the male was shot.

Officers rendered first aid and called for the assistance of Fire and Rescue personnel.  The male was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He remains in serious condition.  No officers were injured during the encounter.

This is an ongoing investigation. As information is confirmed it will be released to the public. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

 

 

Update: Detectives Investigate Multiple Fatality Vehicle Collision in Silver Spring

UPDATE:  Press Release updated to include identities of deceased.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred this morning in the Silver Spring area.

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, at approximately 5:43 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue at Northampton Drive for the report of a collision involving a Peapod Freightliner.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2018 Freightliner MT45, driven by James Richard Bailey Jr., was traveling southbound on New Hampshire Avenue when it struck a 1997 Toyota Corolla which was traveling northbound on New Hampshire Avenue and was in the process of making a left turn onto Northampton Drive.

The 1997 Toyota Corolla was driven by an adult male and contained two additional passengers – an adult male and an adult female. The adult male driver, identified as Ismael Melchor Salazar, age 39 or Hyattsville, MD, succumbed to his injuries on the scene. The adult female passenger, identified as Maribel Zelaya de Reyes, age 41, of Hyattsville, MD, was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The adult male passenger was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Freightliner is identified as James Richard Bailey Jr. who was not injured in the collision.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

CTJ

Concerning Social Media Postings Regarding Schools Investigated in Bethesda

On November 8, 2018, social media posts of a concerning nature were made by a former student referencing Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Westland Middle School. The postings were brought to the attention of a school resource officer and the schools’ administrators. As a result, additional security precautions were taken at the schools and an investigation was immediately initiated by the 2nd District Investigative Section. Detectives have made contact with the subject who had posted the concerning comments and conducted a thorough interview. After a complete evaluation of the circumstances, the department has completed its investigation and concluded criminal charges did not apply in this case. Additional intervention efforts, of a non-criminal nature, were initiated by the detectives.
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Detectives Investigate Multiple Fatality Vehicle Collision in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred this morning in the Silver Spring area.

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, at approximately 5:43 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue at Northampton Drive for the report of a collision involving a Peapod Freightliner.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2018 Freightliner MT45, driven by James Richard  Bailey Jr., was traveling southbound on New Hampshire Avenue when it struck a 1997 Toyota Corolla which was in the process of making a left turn onto Northampton Drive.

The 1997 Toyota Corolla was driven by an adult male and contained two additional passengers – an adult male and an adult female.  The adult male driver succumbed to his injuries on the scene.  The adult female passenger was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.  The adult male passenger was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The identity of the driver and passengers of the 1997 Toyota Corolla will be released once family members have been notified.

The driver of the Freightliner is identified as James Richard Bailey Jr. who was not injured in the collision.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

CTJ

 

Concern for Missing Silver Spring Area Juvenile

Dulce Salazar

Update: November 10, 2018 – Dulce Salazar 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 Silver Spring area juvenile.

Dulce Salazar, age 14, was last seen by family when she left her Corwin Drive home on foot at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.  Salazar is described as a Hispanic female, 5’02” tall and weighing 154 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.  Salazar was last seen wearing a maroon hoodie with blue or white letters written on it, dark grey sweatpants, and gray Nike tennis shoes.  Salazar may also be carrying a purple backpack.  She is known to frequent the Woodside Skatepark located at 8818 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring and the Takoma Park Skatepark located at 15 Darwin Avenue in Takoma Park.

Police and family are concerned for Dulce Salazar’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Dulce Salazar 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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