Police Make Multiple Arrests in Silver Spring Home Invasion Attempt

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Central Business District Team (CBD) have made multiple arrests for an attempted home invasion robbery that occurred on January 23, 2020.

On January 23, officers responded to the 400 block of Pershing Drive in Silver Spring for the report of individuals attempting to break into a residence.  The adult male resident stated to 9-1-1 that he was inside of his residence and saw someone trying to break in through a basement window.

As officers arrived in the vicinity of the residence,  and observed a vehicle speeding away from the residence.  The tag to the vehicle had been spray painted black to avoid detection. Officers stopped the vehicle nearby.  The on-scene investigation revealed the occupants of the vehicle had a replica bb-gun pistol, duct tape, various tools, masks and gloves.  Additionally, marijuana was recovered from the vehicle as well.

Further investigation found the suspects were at the address on Pershing Drive with the intent to commit a home invasion robbery.  All were taken to the Central Processing Unit and charged accordingly.

The following individuals were arrested:

Innis Graham Sherper, age 18, of Kensington, MD

Kalvin David Gomez, age 17, of Silver Spring, MD  (Charged as an adult – no photo)

Raie Tsehaye Debalkew, age 20, of Silver Spring, MD

Frank Nicaise Kimbembe Jr, age 19, of Silver Spring, MD

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Innis Graham Sherper

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Raie Tsehaye Debalkew

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Frank Nicaise Kimbembe Jr

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Suspect Charged with Rape; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged William Gelfeld, age 50, of Overlea Drive in Rockville, with the first-degree rape and first-degree assault of an adult female that occurred in Rockville on January 25.

On January 27, Montgomery County Police – SVID detectives were notified by Fairfax County, Virginia, police officers, that a victim of a rape was seeking medical treatment at a hospital in their jurisdiction and that the rape had occurred in Montgomery County. SVID detectives began an investigation.

Detectives determined that the victim and Gelfeld began to communicate on the online dating service, “Jdate.”  Gelfeld invited the victim to come to his residence in Rockville for dinner.  On January 25, the victim went to Gelfeld’s home.  During that time, Gelfeld sexually assaulted the victim.  During the assault, the victim reported that Gelfeld put his hand around her throat and that she found it hard to breathe.

A warrant was issued for Gelfeld’s arrest and he was arrested on Wednesday, January 29, in Rockville.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he is being held without bond.

Investigators are concerned that there may be additional victims of Gelfeld.  Anyone who believes that he/she was a victim or has any information about a victim is urged to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.

William Gelfeld

 

Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Bethesda; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Suspect in Commercial Burglary in Bethesda **Note: The room lighting affected the appearance of the color of the suspect’s jacket and hat in this photo**

Suspect in Commercial Burglary in Bethesda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the January 11 burglary of a business in Bethesda.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Monday, January 13, 2nd District officers responded to the Corewood Care office located at 5272 River Road for the report of a burglary that had just been discovered by an employee arriving to open the business.  A review of the business’ surveillance video revealed that on Saturday, January 11, at approximately 5:30 a.m., the suspect entered the office, stole property, and left the building.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this burglary is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710. 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

Montgomery Village Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Handgun After Fleeing on Foot from Police

Devante Offutt

Officers from the 6th District have arrested and charged Devante Offutt, age 24, of the 19300 block of Keymar Way in Montgomery Village, for handgun-related offenses, to include possession of a stolen handgun. These charges are related to Offutt fleeing on foot from officers while police were investigating drug-related activity in Montgomery Village.

At approximately 12:30 yesterday afternoon (Thursday, January 30), 6th District officers observed two males smoking marijuana in the parking lot of the Montgomery Village Center located at 19201 Centerway Road. Officers approached the two males and began talking with them when one of the males suddenly took off running through the shopping center parking lot. Officers observed this male holding his waistband area as he fled. Officers pursued the male and apprehended him. The male was identified as Offutt. Officers located a loaded .380 handgun in Offutt’s waistband.

Through investigation, it was determined that the handgun had been reported as stolen from Anne Arundel County and that Offutt was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous conviction.

Officers located marijuana where Offutt and the second male were standing in the parking lot.

Offutt was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with offenses to include possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and possession of a stolen handgun. Offutt is currently being held without bond.

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Stolen handgun that Offutt was carrying

Detectives Investigate Residential Burglary in Colesville Area; Home Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Detectives from the 4th District are investigating a residential burglary that occurred on January 3 in the 500 block of Wolf Drive in Colesville.  The Department is releasing home video surveillance of the suspect and is asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On January 4, the victim returned to her residence and discovered that it had been burglarized while she had been out of town.  Video surveillance showed the suspect at the home on January 3 at approximately 9:22 p.m.  Officers discovered that the suspect had forced entry into the home via a back door.  The suspect ransacked the home and stole property.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the suspect to call the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.  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 case.