Concern for Missing Germantown Woman (LOCATED)

UPDATE:  Sheila Mulcahy has been located safe and sound.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman.

Sheila Mulcahy, age 52, of the 18800 block of Sparkling Water Drive in Germantown, was last seen in the afternoon of February 27.  Family members last heard from Mulcahy around 7:00 am, on February 28.

Mulcahy is described as a white female, 5’06” in height, and weighing approximately 118 pounds.  She has blonde hair and blue eyes.  Mulcahy was last seen wearing workout clothing, but no further clothing description is available.

Mulcahy drives a 2017 Subaru Outback, charcoal gray in color, bearing a Maryland license plate of 4CX4479.

Police and family are concerned for Mulcahy’s welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sheila Mulcahy is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.

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February 10 Pedestrian Collision in Montgomery Village Now Fatal

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a now-fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on February 10 in Montgomery Village. The pedestrian, identified as Tam Minh Pham, age 69, of the 19600 block of Club Lake Drive in Gaithersburg was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Today, February 28, Pham succumbed to his injuries at the hospital today.

On Sunday, February 10 at approximately 5:47 p.m., 6th District officers and fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Montgomery Village Avenue at Midcounty Highway for the report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation by 6th District officers revealed that a 2002 Ford Escape was turning from southbound Montgomery Village Avenue onto eastbound Midcounty Highway, when for reasons still under investigation, the Ford Escape collided with Pham who was crossing Midcounty Highway.

The driver of the Ford Escape, identified as Michael Dereje Habte, age 19, of the 17000 block of Amity Drive in Derwood, was not injured in the collision.

This collision remains under investigation. Investigators are attempting to determine if Pham was in a marked crosswalk at the time of this collision. Detectives are also attempting to determine the color of the traffic signals and the pedestrian signals at the intersection of Montgomery Village Avenue and Midcounty Highway at the time of this collision.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Detectives Investigate Serious Multi-Vehicle Collision in Aspen Hill Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious multi-vehicle collision that occurred late last night in the Aspen Hill area.

Preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that on Tuesday, February 26, at approximately 11:40 p.m., a 2018 Honda Accord and a 1999 Ford Windstar were stopped for the red traffic signal on northbound Georgia Avenue at Bel Pre Road when, for reasons still under investigation, they were both struck by a 2018 Honda CRV which was travelling northbound on Georgia Avenue approaching Bel Pre Road. As a result of that collision, the Ford Windstar caught fire.

A 4th District officer who was conducting a traffic stop in the southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue near Bel Pre Road heard the collision and observed the Windstar on fire. The officer responded to the collision and utilized a fire extinguisher from his police vehicle to extinguish the fire. The officer then removed the adult female driver from her vehicle. Fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported her to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The adult female driver of the Honda Accord and an adult male passenger were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The adult female driver of the Honda CRV was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

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

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Massage Therapist Charged with 4th Degree Sex Offense; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Joshua Johnson

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section charged Joshua Weston Johnson, age 36, of the 7000 block of Yankee Harbor Drive in Montgomery Village with 4th Degree Sex Offense and Second-Degree Assault.

On December 10, 2018, the victim filed a police report with the Montgomery County Police, stating that a massage therapist touched her inappropriately during the massage. As a result of the police investigation, detectives identified Joshua Weston Johnson as the suspect. Johnson was served with a District Court Summons on February 22.

Johnson worked as a private massage therapist at a spa in the Kentland area. It is believed that Johnson may have worked as a private massage therapist at different spas in the Montgomery County area as well. Investigators have concerns that there may be additional victims related to this crime. Anyone with further information is asked to contact the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.

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Surveillance Photographs Released of Wheaton Pickpocket Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating a report of a pickpocket at a Safeway in Wheaton.

On the afternoon of November 19, 2018, a well-dressed African-American male used his suit coat to conceal the victim’s purse and remove it from her shopping cart. Later that day, the victim’s stolen credit cards were used to make fraudulent purchases in Hyattsville and Bladensburg, Maryland.

Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

Anyone with information about the suspects or this crime is asked to contact the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5522. 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 for this crime.

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Wheaton Pickpocket Suspect

Wheaton Pickpocket Suspect