Detectives Investigate Firearm Discharge in Fairland Area; Multiple Vehicles Struck by Gunfire

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating the discharge of a firearm that occurred on April 19 in a residential neighborhood in the Fairland area.   Several parked vehicles were struck by the gunfire and there were no reported injuries in this event.

On Friday, April 19th at approximately 11:50 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 12300 block of Featherwood Drive for the report of the sounds of multiple gunshots.  Responding officers located several spent shell casings on Featherwood drive.  Officers further located several vehicles parked along Featherood drive which had been struck by the gunfire.

Detectives are urging anyone with information about this incident 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 in this crime.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Montgomery County Law Enforcement Agencies and DHHS to Participate in DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day; An Opportunity to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse by Safe Disposal of Unused Opioid Prescriptions

On Saturday, April 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., community members can drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs, as Montgomery County once again participates in the Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Understanding the prevalence of opioid overdoses and abuse, this event is a particularly important means for the public to safely dispose of unused and unwanted opioid prescriptions and prevent their life-threatening abuse.

County law enforcement agencies and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse Prevention Office are co-sponsoring the effort. This is a safe, free and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs and is part of a national effort to prevent the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft that continues to occur nationwide.

Drop-off locations will be open to the general public throughout Montgomery County. These locations will accept prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications only. Liquids, illicit drugs, needles, sharps and syringes cannot be accepted as part of this take-back program.  Officers will staff collection boxes in the parking lots of the following facilities or in facility lobbies:

  • Bethesda

MCP 2nd District Police Station – 4823 Rugby Avenue

Village of Friendship Heights Community Center – 4433 S. Park Avenue, Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Village Police Station – 5906 Connecticut Avenue

  • Gaithersburg

North Creek Community Center – 20125 Arrowhead Rd., Montgomery Village

Asbury Methodist Village – Apartment Center Lobby – 301 Odendhal Ave, Bldg. 405

Gaithersburg Police Station – 14 Fulks Corner Avenue

  • Germantown

MCP 5th District Station – 20000 Aircraft Drive

  • Rockville

Bender Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Washington – 6125 Montrose Road

Rockville City Police/Montgomery County Sheriffs – Rockville City Police Station 2 W. Montgomery Avenue (Lobby of Rockville City Police building)

Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack – 7915 Montrose Road

  • Silver Spring

MCP 3rd District Station – 1002 Milestone Drive

Silver Spring Civic Center – 1 Veterans’ Plaza, Silver Spring

  • Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police at Takoma Park City Building Lobby – 7500 Maple Avenue

  • Wheaton

MCP 4th District Station – 2300 Randolph Road

MedStar Pharmacy – 3305 N. Leisure World Blvd., Silver Spring

 

Residents are encouraged to bring in medications containing controlled substances but will accept any medications brought for disposal. All sites will take pills and medication patches of all kinds. If possible, prescription labels should be removed or personal information should be blacked out; however, pill bottles will still be accepted if the labels are attached. No questions will be asked. This is an opportunity to safely empty out a medicine cabinet of drugs that are no longer needed.

Disposing of prescription drugs through a drug take-back day is the safest option. If it is safe to dispose of a drug by flushing it down a toilet, the drug label or prescription information will indicate that option is an appropriate means of disposal. Otherwise unused drugs should not be poured down a sink or flushed for disposal.

Drugs should not be thrown in the trash unless specific safety precautions for safe disposal are followed. The County’s Division of Solid Waste Services offers these suggestions:

Place unwanted or expired medication into a plastic bag (with a seal) or other empty container with a lid to prevent liquid medications from leaking out.

Mix with kitty litter, coffee grounds or sawdust. (Liquid medications can be solidified using kitty litter or sawdust.)

Seal the bag and/or container.

Crush pills or tablets.

Put the container and/or bag containing the medication into your regular household trash.

Remove the label with the patient’s name from the original medicine vial or bottle.

Place the empty plastic vial or bottle into your blue County recycling bin. Empty aerosol inhalers can also be recycled in recycling bins.

Unused and/or expired medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. According to the DEA, rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

The returned medications on Drug Take-Back day will be incinerated according to federal and state environmental guidelines.

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Concern for Missing White Oak Area Woman

Lisa Michelle Davis

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Third District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing White Oak area woman.

Lisa Michelle Davis, age 54, was last seen by family at approximately 11:30 this morning when she left her Cresthaven Drive home on foot.  Family has been unable to contact her since that time.

Davis is described as a white female who is 5’ 6” tall and weighs 130 pounds.  She has brown eyes and brown hair.  She was last seen wearing a white and blue striped hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police and family are concerned for Davis’ welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Lisa Michelle Davis 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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Concern for Missing Damascus Teen (LOCATED)

Kayla Morgan Metz

Update: April 29, 2019 – Kayla Morgan Metz has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Damascus teenager.

Kayla Morgan Metz, age 15, of Shelldrake Court, has been reported as missing by her family.  Metz is described as a white female who is 5’ 7” tall and weighs 110 pounds.  She has brown eyes and long black hair.  Metz recently moved from Germantown to the Damascus area and detectives believe that she may be frequenting the Germantown area to include areas around Northwest High School located at 13501 Richter Farm Road in Germantown.

Police and family are concerned for Metz’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Kayla Morgan Metz 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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Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Sex Assault in Montgomery Village; Composite Sketch of Suspect Released

Composite sketch of Montgomery Village rape suspect.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) continue to investigate the April 20th rape of an adult female that occurred in Montgomery Village. 

Today, investigators are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.  The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20’s.  He has brown hair, approximately 6-feet-tall, and weighs approximately 180 pounds.   The suspect has a tattoo behind his left ear and was last seen wearing a sweatshirt and jeans.

On Saturday, April 20th at approximately 10:15 p.m., the victim was exiting a Ride-On bus in the area of the 19300 block of Watkins Mill Road.  The victim noticed that the suspect began following her as she walked from the bus stop.  The victim began to run but the suspect followed and knocked her down.  The suspect then pulled the victim into a grassy area by the woods nearby where he raped her.  The victim was able to get away from the suspect and return to her home.  The victim went to a local hospital where the police were notified of the incident.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect or who may have information about this rape to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.  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 their line that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

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