Fairland Area Man Charged with Sexual Offenses Involving Juvenile Female

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have charged Jeankite Joseph, age 49, of the 13600 block of Cedar Creek Lane in the Fairland area of Silver Spring, with committing sexual abuse of a minor and a third-degree sexual offense.  Joseph is a Pastor of the Church of Messengers of God which is located at his home in Silver Spring.  The victim, a family member and a congregant of his church, was 11 at the time of the offense.

On May 31, 2019, SVID detectives received information regarding this sexual abuse.  Investigation determined that the incident occurred on December 31, 2014.  The victim and her family were at Joseph’s home for a prayer service.  After the prayer service concluded, the victim’s mother went to work and the victim was left in the care and custody of Joseph and his wife.  During that time, Joseph inappropriately touched the victim and initiated sexual contact with her.

A warrant was issued for Joseph’s arrest on June 25 and he was arrested by law enforcement officers in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 28.  Joseph was extradited to Montgomery County on July 12 and was released on bond.

Investigators are asking that anyone who believes that he/she was victimized by Joseph or anyone who believes that his/her child was victimized by Joseph to please call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

 

Jeankite Joseph

Instructor at Art Center in Gaithersburg Charged with Sexual Abuse of Two Juvenile Male Students

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Gene Alphonse Brugada Pasay, age 30, of the 14300 block of Rose Tree Court in Silver Spring, with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.  Pasay committed these offenses while he was an instructor at the Renaissance Art Center located on Gaither Road in Gaithersburg.  The two male victims, ages 10 and 11 at the time of the abuse, were Pasay’s students at the center.

On June 4, SVID investigators received information about possible sexual abuse committed by Pasay.  Detectives spoke with the two victims, who stated that the abuse occurred between September 2018 and March 2019 during an art class at the Renaissance Art Center.  The abuse included (but was not limited to) Pasay making sexual gestures, talking about topics of a sexual and graphic nature, and showing the two students inappropriate videos and photographs.

On July 15, Pasay was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He is being held without bond.

Investigators are asking that anyone who believes that he/she was victimized by Pasay or anyone who believes that his/her child was victimized by Pasay to please call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Gene Pasay

Concern for Missing Bethesda Woman

Mary Louise Parsons

UPDATE: July 16, 2019 (7:02 pm): Mary Parsons has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Bethesda woman.

Mary Louise Parsons, age 60, was last seen at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, when she left her Cordell Avenue home on foot.

Parsons is described as a white female who is 5’ 8” tall and weighs 150 pounds.  She has short brown and grey hair.

Police officers are concerned for Parsons’ physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding Mary Louise Parsons’ whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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Weekend Update: Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest of Prohibited Persons

Tracy Jerome Fogle Jr.

Tracy Jerome Fogle Jr

The Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section and Firearms Investigation Unit continue to investigate an arrest that occurred over the weekend where prohibited persons were arrested with a firearm in their possession.

An officer from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District, was on patrol when he made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Westfield Plaza Wheaton.  Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of marijuana and upon identifying the driver, found he had an open warrant.

 

Mustafa Campbell

Mustafa Ali Campbell

During a search of the vehicle, a loaded and chambered Glock 22 was found.  A significant quantity of marijuana was also found in the vehicle.

The driver was identified as Tracy Jerome Fogle Jr, age 30, of Washington DC.

The passengers were identified as Mustafa Ali Campbell, age 20, and Kortez Malik Tresvant, age 21, both from Washington DC.  Tresvant and Campbell were identified as a prohibited persons due to prior felony convictions.

All were arrested and charged appropriately.

Kortez Tresvant

Kortez Malik Tresvant

Commander Yamada of the 4th District stated:

“This traffic stop is just one example of the dangerous nature of policing.  The actions of our vigilant officers have taken yet another gun off the streets of Montgomery County that was in the possession of those who would possibly intend to do harm or commit violent crimes in our communities.”

 

 

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Detectives Investigate Attempted Armed Carjacking in White Oak; Composite Sketch of Suspect Released

Composite sketch of attempted armed carjacking suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the July 2nd attempted armed carjacking of a 62-year-old male that occurred in White Oak.   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 Hispanic male in his 30’s with a medium to dark complexion.  He is approximately 5’8” to 5’9” tall, weighs approximately 160 to 170 pounds, and has a light beard.

The investigation by detectives determined that on Tuesday, July 2nd at approximately 5:00 a.m., the victim was cleaning his car in the parking lot area of the 11400 block of July Drive when the suspect approached while riding a black bicycle.  The suspect engaged the victim in a conversation, displayed a weapon, and demanded cash from the victim.   The suspect then entered the driver’s area of the victim’s vehicle and attempted to leave the area in the victim’s car.  The suspect was unable to start the victim’s vehicle and eventually fled the area on the bicycle without obtaining any cash or property from the victim.

Anyone who has information about this suspect or this attempted armed carjacking is asked to call Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County 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 crime.

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