UPDATE: Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Rockville Man (LOCATED)

Gregory Allen Cook

Gregory Allen Cook

UPDATE:  Gregory Allen Cook has returned home – safe and sound!  Thanks to the public for your assistance!

 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Rockville man.

Gregory Allen Cook is described as a white male, age 67, standing 6’0″ tall and weighing approximately 230 lbs. Cook was last seen wearing a white polo shirt with red stripes, blue shorts and brown sneakers. He wears glasses.

Cook was last seen by his family around 10:00 pm at his address in the 14000 blocks of Flint Rock Road in Rockville.  Police and family are concerned for his emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gregory Allen Cook 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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Update: Additional Arrests Made in Rockville Gun Shop Burglary

The Montgomery County Department of Police – Firearms Investigations Unit (FIU) continues to investigate the June 13 burglary of the United Gun Shop located at 5465 Randolph Road.  Today, investigators are announcing the arrest of two additional suspects:

  • Demico Henderson, Jr., age 18, of Glen Burnie, Maryland.  Arrested on June 25, 2019.  Charged with second-degree burglary with the intent to steal a firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor.  (see note below*)

 

  • Mirakle Smith, age 20, of Elkridge, Maryland.  Arrested on June 14, 2019.  Charged with accessory after the fact.

Anyone with information about this burglary is urged to call the Firearms Investigations Unit at 240-773-5959.  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 a suspect.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

This investigation is a coordinated effort between the Montgomery County Department of Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Howard County Police Department under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer.

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention funded this project under subaward number, MDSS-2019-0017. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any Maryland State office or agency.

Note: At the time of the crime, Henderson, Jr. was 17 years old.  He is being charged as an adult.  Per departmental policy, his photograph will not be released as he was a juvenile at the time of the offense.

 

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Media Advisory: 12th Annual Police Adventure Camp Graduation

WHAT:

The media is invited to attend the special graduation ceremony for the approximately 25 campers (3rd through 5th graders) who have participated in this week’s 12th Annual Police Adventure Camp.  Charlie Brown, former Washington Redskins wide receiver, who has been working with the campers all week, is anticipated to be present at the graduation.

The camp is a partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Police, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Linkages to Learning program.  The young campers have had opportunities to learn more about the work of police officers, as well as participating in character-building activities, sports, crafts, and field trips.

WHEN:

Tomorrow (Friday, June 28th) at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:

David Scull Community Center located at 1201 First Street, Rockville, MD.

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Suspect Charged for 2017 Bank Robbery in Montgomery Village; Tipster Helped Close This Case

Raul Gerardo Castro

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Raul Gerardo Castro, age 32, of the 200 block of Olde Towne Avenue in Gaithersburg, for an armed robbery of a Sandy Spring Bank that occurred in Montgomery Village in 2017.

On June 12, 2017, at approximately 2:18 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the Sandy Spring Bank located at 9921 Stedwick Road for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, and passed a note that demanded money.  The note implied that the suspect had a weapon.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

On June 13, 2017, detectives released a photograph of the suspect to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.

On June 10, 2019, investigators received a tip which led to the identification of Castro as the suspect.

On June 21, 2019, Castro was arrested near his home on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with one count of armed robbery.  Castro was released after posting a $20,000 bond.

The police department thanks the tipster who provided the information that led to Castro’s identification and arrest.

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Original surveillance photograph of bank robbery suspect which was released to the public on June 13, 2017.

 

Detectives Ask the Public for Assistance in Locating Missing Rockville Woman (LOCATED)

Angela Cherelee Wise

Update – 6/25/19: Angela Wise has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing Rockville woman.

Angela Cherelee Wise, age 20, is described as being a black female, 5’6″ in height, weighing approximately 160 lbs, with black curly hair in a mohawk hairstyle, and with brown glasses.  She was last seen wearing a black shirt with the word “MEH” in white letters, and blue/purple Sketchers shoes.

Wise was last seen leaving her address on Siesta Key Way in Rockville on June 19th after a disagreement with parents and was using public transportation.

 

Police and family are concerned for Wise’s emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Angela Cherelee Wise is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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