2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 2

Members of the 2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force attending roll call.

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force have been devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.

  • During this past week’s Task Force (November 20 to November 24), task force officers arrested 50 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).
  • During the past 2 weeks of the Alcohol Holiday Task Force, task force officers have arrested 96 people for DUI.

It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made by MCP officers during this time period is higher.

Noah on Patrol


Update: Serious Collision in Derwood Now Fatal

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a now fatal collision that occurred on Sunday, November 18.

On November 18 at approximately 10:09 p.m., officers from the 5th District and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to Muncaster Road in the area of Beechdale Court for a single-vehicle collision.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling southbound on Muncaster Road when for reasons still under investigation, it left the roadway and hit an embankment and rolled over.  Further assessment of the scene revealed that the passenger of the Cobalt was ejected from the car during the collision.  Investigators believe that a dark-colored Ford Mustang may have been involved in some manner with the collision.  Investigators are seeking to speak with the driver of the dark-colored Ford Mustang.

The driver of the Cobalt has been identified as 24-year-old Mario Antonio Jandres-Rivera of Ginger Court in Germantown.  Mr. Jandres-Rivera was transported to a local hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition.

The passenger of the Cobalt has been identified as 23-year-old Oscar Eduardo Rivas-Macal of Washington Grove Lane in Gaithersburg.  Mr. Rivas-Macal was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Mr. Rivas-Macal succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on Friday, November 23, 2018.

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



Detectives Investigate Serious Collision in Rockville

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a personal injury collision that occurred in Rockville this evening.

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at approximately 6:59 p.m., officers from the 4th District along with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to Norbeck  Road in the area of Westbury Road for the report of a collision between two vehicles.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a Ford Focus was traveling westbound on Norbeck Road when it became involved in a collision with a Ford E-150 Van that was making a left turn from Westbury Road onto westbound Norbeck Road.  After the initial collision, the Ford Focus struck a brick signage structure on the side of the roadway.

The Ford E-150 Van was driven by an adult male who was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.  The Ford Focus contained a juvenile female driver, an adult female passenger, and three juvenile females in the rear passenger seats.  All occupants of the Ford Focus were transported to local hospitals with critical injuries.

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



Detectives Investigate Undetermined Deaths in Gaithersburg

Update: November 26, 2018: The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore has determined that the cause of death for both Hung Ching Dou and Li Ping Dou was suicide.  

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division  are conducting a death investigation of two people that were found deceased in their home this morning in Gaithersburg.

Today, at approximately 10:27 a.m., Gaithersburg Police and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 100 block of Chevy Chase Street in Gaithersburg, for the report of an adult male and adult female who were discovered deceased in their home by a home caregiver.

The two persons were found deceased on the scene.  The facts and circumstances surrounding this incident are currently being investigated by detectives from the Major Crimes Division.  Their deaths are currently undetermined.

Based off the preliminary investigation, there does not appear to be any threat to the immediate public related to this incident.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

The adult male has been identified as Hung Ching Dou, age 94.  The adult female has been identified as Li Ping Dou, age 85.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.




MCP and Family Justice Center Accept Donation of Teddy Bears from Collection Drive by Local Children’s Theater

The Montgomery County Police Department and Family Justice Center (FJC) will be accepting a donation of over 100 new plush teddy bears that were collected by local professional theater, Adventure Theatre MTC.

WHEN: Monday, November 26, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Community Room of the 2nd District Police Station, 4823 Rugby Avenue, Bethesda

WHAT: Donated teddy bears being received by Police Chief Tom Manger, FJC Director Thomas Manion, and Sheriff Darren Popkin from representatives of Adventure Theatre MTC. As well as an opportunity to learn more about the services offered to adults and children at the Family Justice Center.

For the duration of Adventure Theatre MTC’s fall world premiere musical production of “Blueberries for Sal,” the theater partnered with the Montgomery County Police Department and held a teddy bear drive with a goal to donate them to children dealing with abuse or trauma. Over 100 patrons donated. These bears will be used by the FJC and the police department to help support children going through traumatic events such as domestic violence and severe traffic collisions.

The Family Justice Center, located in Rockville, is a collaboration of public and private county agencies seeking to provide services to families impacted by domestic violence, in a family-friendly environment.

Adventure Theatre MTC is a professional theater company providing theater and musical productions geared primarily toward children. It has a long tradition of partnering to assist local nonprofits. 

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