Detectives Investigate Homicide in Fairland Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the homicide of an 18-year-old male that occurred early this morning in the Fairland area.

On Saturday, August 17, at approximately 3:43 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call for the report of a shooting that had just occurred outside of a residence in the 14100 block of Angelton Terrace.

Responding officers located Damion Callery, Jr. deceased in his home.  The initial investigation by detectives determined that Callery, Jr. encountered an armed suspect or suspects in the backyard of his residence and was shot.   Callery, Jr.’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted to determine Callery Jr.’s cause of death.

This investigation is ongoing.  Detectives urge anyone with information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect(s).  Tipsters may remain anonymous.


Detectives Investigate Serious Collision Involving Motorcycle in Clarksburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious collision involving a motorcyclist that occurred last night in Clarksburg.

On Friday, August 16, at approximately 10:47 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Frederick Road (MD 355) near Comus Road for the report of a collision involving a motorcycle and vehicle.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the operator of a 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 400 motorcycle was traveling north on Frederick Road.  The driver of a 2013 Audi A4 was traveling south on Frederick Road.  For reasons still under investigation, the motorcycle and vehicle collided near Comus Road.

The motorcyclist, identified as Jeremy Cross, age 22, of Woodside Parkway in Silver Spring, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Audi, identified as Natalie Weill, age 26, of Garrett Drive in Gaithersburg, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Newborn Baby Located in Wooded Area in Silver Spring; Police Seek Information from Public

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division are seeking information from the public regarding a newborn baby found in a wooded area in Silver Spring.

Today at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from a man who had been walking on the sidewalk in the 10000 block of Tenbrook Drive when he heard a baby crying. He went to investigate the sound and found a naked baby approximately ten feet from the sidewalk in the woods.

The female newborn was transported to a local hospital where she is in stable condition.

The baby is possibly Hispanic and according to medical personnel at the hospital, was born a few hours before she was found.

Anyone with information about this baby is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 (press option 3).

The Police Department would like to remind residents of Maryland’s Safe Haven law:

From the Maryland Department of Human Resources:

What is Safe Haven?

“In Maryland, no one ever has to abandon a newborn baby. Under the Safe Haven law, a distressed parent who is unable or unwilling to care for their infant can safely give up custody of their baby, no questions asked. Newborns can be left at hospitals or law enforcement stations, some of which are listed below (click link ). A parent (or another adult with the approval of the mother) has up to 10 days from the birth to invoke Safe Haven anonymously and safely leave a baby with a responsible adult at a designated location. A person who invokes Safe Haven is immune from civil liability or criminal prosecution provided the child is unharmed. If you have questions about Maryland’s Safe Haven law, call the Department of Human Resources at 800-332-6347 or your local department of social services.”

Detectives Ask For Public’s Help in Locating Wanted Assault and Robbery Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted suspect: Raul Martinez – Rodriguez, age 43.

Detectives have obtained a warrant for Martinez-Rodriguez’ arrest for the assault of a 79-year-old man that occurred on August 12 at the victim’s residence on Arctic Avenue in the Aspen Hill area.  The warrant charges Martinez-Rodriguez with robbery, first-degree assault, and vehicle theft.

On Monday, August 12, at approximately 3:00 p.m., 4th District officers responded to a residence in the 13800 block of Arctic Avenue.  Officers learned that the victim’s son had come home to find his father unresponsive in the basement, suffering from serious injuries sustained during an assault.  The victim was transported to a local hospital.

The investigation by detectives determined that the victim and the suspect, Martinez-Rodriguez, had an agreement; Martinez-Rodriguez would live in the victim’s home and in exchange would complete renovations to the home.  On August 12, a witness heard the victim and Martinez-Rodriguez become involved in a verbal dispute about the terms of the agreement. Investigators believe that Martinez-Rodriguez assaulted the victim as a result of this disagreement.  After assaulting the victim, Martinez-Rodriguez fled the residence with the victim’s vehicle, cellular phone, and wallet containing cash.  There is no evidence at this time that this was a hate-motivated crime.

The victim’s vehicle and cellular phone were recovered on northbound Route 15 prior to Monocacy Boulevard in Frederick County, Maryland, in the evening of August 12.

Martinez-Rodriguez is described as a Hispanic male who is 5’05” tall and weighs 140 pounds.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and facial hair.

Martinez-Rodriguez is known to frequent the Montgomery Village area and has possible ties to Frederick, Maryland.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Raul Martinez – Rodriguez  to please call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.  Callers can remain anonymous.

WANTED: Raul Martinez – Rodriguez

Continuing Concern for Missing Silver Spring Woman

Update: 8/17/19 – Renee Michele Graye has been located safe and unharmed.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police continue to ask the public for help in locating a missing Silver Spring woman.

Renee Michele Graye, age 60, of the 3500 block of Woodlake Drive in Silver Spring, was reported missing on August 7.  Graye has health issues and is in need of medication that she does not have with her.

Detectives believe that since her family last saw her, Graye may be frequenting Washington, D.C. and using the Washington Metro.

Graye’s vehicle, which she was last known to be driving, was located unoccupied in the Chevy Chase area on August 14.

Police and family continue to be concerned for Graye’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Renee Michele Graye is asked to call the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

Renee Michele Graye

Renee Michele Graye