Two Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department  of Police – Major Crimes Division, continue to investigate an armed carjacking  that occurred this afternoon in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.

On Monday, December 31, at approximately 3:27 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call reporting an armed carjacking that had just occurred in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.

Responding officers located the victim who reported that two suspects had displayed a handgun and had taken her vehicle.  A lookout was placed for the stolen vehicle along with a description of the two suspects.

At approximately 3:44 p.m., officers responding to the call spotted the stolen vehicle and were able to perform a traffic stop in the area of Columbia Pike and Greencastle Road.  The two suspects were taken into custody without incident.  A replica handgun was retrieved on the scene of the traffic stop.

Suspect information will be released after suspects are charged accordingly.

This is an ongoing investigation.  Detectives are working to confirm additional details.  Updates will be provided as information is confirmed.  Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.

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Concern for Missing Poolesville Man

Update: December 30, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. – Luke Casey Maher has been located safe and unharmed.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing Poolesville man.

Luke Casey Maher, age 21, was last seen by family when he left his Spates Hill Road home at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, December 29.  Family reported that Maher may have left in his grey, 2017 Ford F-150 pick-up truck.  The truck is missing the passenger side mirror and investigators have been unable to identify any license plate information for the truck.

Maher is described as a white male, approximately 5’ 10” tall, and weighs 120 pounds.  He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

Police and family members are concerned for Maher’s welfare.

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

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Update: Rockville Homicide Investigation – Son Charged with First-Degree Murder of Mother

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Kevin Justin McGuigan, age 21, of the 10300 block of Grosvenor Place in Rockville, with the first-degree murder of his mother, 49-year-old Jaclyn McGuigan, of Marwood Court in Rockville.

On Friday, December 28, at approximately 6:00 p.m., 1st District officers and Rockville City Police Officers responded to the report of an assault that had just occurred in front of the Saint Raphael Catholic Church and School located at 1513 Dunster Road.  Responding officers located the victim outside of an entrance to the church with wounds that appeared to be from a cutting type of instrument.  Witnesses, officers, and Fire & Rescue personnel attempted life-saving measures.  The victim succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Detectives spoke with witnesses at the scene who heard loud screaming and observed the victim laying on the ground in front of the church and the suspect standing over her.  The suspect fled in a Honda sedan.

At approximately 6:49 p.m., officers located the Honda sedan abandoned at Falls Road Local Park.  The vehicle was registered to Jaclyn McGuigan. Officers observed property in the vehicle that was determined to belong to Kevin McGuigan.

During the investigation, it was determined that Jaclyn McGuigan was last seen leaving her Marwood Court residence in her Honda sedan with her son Kevin McGuigan at approximately 5:30 p.m. on December 28.

On Saturday, December 29 at approximately 7:00 a.m., Kevin McGuigan was arrested by Montgomery County police officers at a gas station in Rockville on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with first-degree murder.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit.

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12/30/2018: This release was edited to reflect the correct name of the park where the vehicle was located.

 

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Detectives Investigating Death in Rockville as Homicide

UPDATE: December 29, 2018 (8:50 am):  A suspect has been arrested for this homicide. The investigation is ongoing. As additional information is confirmed, it will be released. 

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Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of an adult female in Rockville as a homicide.

On Friday, December 28, at approximately 6:00 p.m., 1st District officers and Rockville City Police Officers responded to the report of an assault that had just occurred in front of the Saint Raphael Catholic Church and School located at 1513 Dunster Road.  Responding officers located the victim outside of an entrance to the church suffering from trauma to her upper body.   The victim succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Investigators are working to confirm the victim’s identity and her identity will be released once family has been notified. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore will conduct an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of the victim’s death.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released once it has been confirmed. Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Update: Suspect Identified and Charged in Germantown Package Thefts

Detectives from the 5th District – Patrol Investigations Unit have charged William J. Foster III, age 47, of Kitchen House Court in Germantown, with the theft of packages from the front porch of three homes located on Wheatridge Drive in Germantown.  The total value of stolen items in the packages was over $650.

During the investigation, the Police Department released home security video of the unknown suspect to the media and public, and received multiple tips that led to the identification of the suspect as Foster.  Foster has been charged with three counts of theft for committing the following crimes:

  • On December 4 at approximately 4:50 p.m. 17900 block of Wheatridge Drive. Suspect approached the front door, looked at delivered packages, and left. Suspect then returned to the home approximately 15 minutes later and took the three packages.

 

  • On December 4 at approximately 5:22 p.m. 18000 block of Wheatridge Drive. Suspect stole two packages from the front porch of the home.  Suspect was seen leaving in a dark color four-door vehicle.

 

  • On December 4 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 18000 block of Wheatridge Drive.  Suspect stole two packages from the front porch of the home.

Investigators have determined that Foster committed a fourth package theft in the same neighborhood on the same day, but the victim has not reported the crime to the Police Department.  A home surveillance video of Foster committing the theft was uploaded to a neighborhood sharing website but detectives have been unable to identify the victim.  Detectives ask that this victim call them at 240-773-6263.

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