Silver Alert Issued for Missing Clarksburg Area Man with Dementia

Update: January 10, 2019 (9:07 am): James Loy has been located safe and unharmed and is being reunited with his family.  The Silver Alert has been cancelled.

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The Montgomery County Department of Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Clarksburg man who has dementia. A Silver Alert has been activated for 82-year-old James Loy.

Mr. Loy left his Peach Tree Road residence driving his vehicle at approximately 2:30 pm today. Mr. Loy is driving a 1976 white Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with a bird drawing on the hood and displaying Maryland tags: L57868 (Please see a stock photo of the vehicle below).

Mr. Loy is described as a white male who is approximately 5’9″ tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, and has brown eyes and is balding. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, a light blue button-down shirt, navy pants, and a red baseball cap with the words, “GMC Jimmy” written on it. (Please see photos of Mr. Loy below. The clothing he is wearing in the photos is the same clothing and hat that he is wearing today).

Anyone with information regarding James Loy’s whereabouts or anyone who sees his vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

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Photos: James Loy

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Photo: Stock photo of vehicle Mr. Loy is driving: A 1976 white Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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Free Emergency Preparedness Training Class

Please note that this training class is now full.  We hope to host another training class in the spring.

What: The Montgomery County Department of Police, in partnership with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, are hosting a free emergency preparedness training class.  During this class, personnel will present information on Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training, CPR, the use of tourniquets, and family emergency planning.    Due to the nature of this training, this class is recommended for persons 18 and older.

When: Saturday, January 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  This training class will take place at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy located at 8751 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg.

Reservations are required for this training.  Please sign up for the class by Thursday, January 17 at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-preparedness-training-tickets-54645198259?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Please note that this training class is now full.  We hope to host another training class in the spring.

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Briggs Chaney Area Attempted Robbery Suspect; Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the November 6 attempted robbery of a resident that occurred at an automated teller machine (ATM) in the Briggs Chaney area.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives revealed that on November 6, at approximately 9:51 p.m., the adult male victim was attempting to deposit cash at the Bank of America ATM on the exterior of the bank located at 13808 Outlet Drive.  The suspect approached the victim, assaulted him, and demanded the cash that the victim intended on depositing.  The victim fled and the suspect did not obtain any property.  The suspect was last seen on foot toward Castle Boulevard.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspect or this attempted robbery to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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Fraud Suspect Purchases Items Totaling over $8,000 with Victim’s Stolen Credit Cards; Surveillance Photograph Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit are releasing a surveillance photograph of a female suspect who charged over $8,000 worth of merchandise to the victim’s stolen credit cards and are asking for the public’s help to identify her.

The investigation by detectives determined that the victim was at the Fitness Evolution gym located at 2144 Industrial Parkway in the Calverton area when her purse, which contained her wallet and credit cards, was stolen from a locker. The victim stated that she had secured the locker with a lock and then left to exercise. Upon returning to the changing room, she discovered her lock had been removed and that her purse was missing.

The suspect used the victim’s stolen credit cards to purchase merchandise at various stores in the area. The suspect was seen leaving one store in a red vehicle and seen leaving another store in a white vehicle.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6800 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case. To be eligible for a reward, tipsters must call Crime Solvers. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Residential Burglaries in Potomac Committed by Same Suspects; Suspect Photographs Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a December 9 residential burglary and a December 10 residential burglary that occurred in Potomac.  Detectives believe that a male and a female suspect committed both burglaries. Today, detectives are releasing photographs of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Sunday, December 9, at approximately 6:18 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to a home in the 9700 block of Avenel Farm Drive for the report of a burglary that had just been discovered.  The investigation by detectives determined that the suspects forced entry into the home through a rear door, stole property, and fled out that same rear door.

On Monday, December 10, at approximately 1:00 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to a home in the 10100 block of Flower Gate Terrace for the report of a burglary.  Construction workers had arrived at the residence to complete work in the home and discovered the male and female suspect inside the house.  The suspects fled when they were confronted by the workers.  Investigators recovered items that the two suspects had left in the home which were determined to have been stolen during the December 9 Avenel Farm Drive Burglary.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about these burglaries is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.    To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and /or indictment of the suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Female burglary suspect:
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