Detectives Investigate Robbery in Gaithersburg; Surveillance Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the January 9 robbery of a 43-year-old female that occurred in Gaithersburg.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the female suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying her.

On January 9, at approximately 9:35 p.m., the victim and suspect were passengers on a Ride On bus and were involved in a verbal dispute while on the bus.  The victim exited the bus on Contour Road at Tunstall Drive and the suspect followed the victim off the bus.  Once off the bus, the suspect assaulted the victim, stole the victim’s purse, and fled on foot.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this robbery is asked to call the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770. 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.

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suspect in Gaithersburg robbery.

suspect in Gaithersburg robbery.

suspect in Gaithersburg robbery.

Silver Alert Issued for Silver Spring Woman (Located)

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Donna Faye Hall

UPDATE: 1/28/2020: The Silver Alert has been cancelled.  Donna Faye Hall has been located and has been reunited with her family.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman from Silver Spring.

Donna Faye Hall, age 68, of the 2900 block of Collins Avenue, was last seen today in a 2007 Ford Focus bearing a Maryland license plate of 9DH8796 leaving the 1900 block of Flowering Tree Terrace in Silver Spring MD.

Hall is described as a white female, approximately 5’3″ tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. She has brown eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

Police and family are concerned for Hall’s welfare.  Police have issued a Silver Alert for Hall.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Donna Faye Hall is asked to call the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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Concern for Missing Germantown Man

Tu Minh Nguyen

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing Germantown man.

Tu Minh Nguyen, age 30, of Eagle View Way has been reported as missing by his family.

Nguyen is approximately 5’ 07” tall and weighs 150 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.

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

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Tu Minh Nguyen is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Wheaton Man Charged After Leading Officers on a Pursuit in a Stolen Vehicle

Yeyson Alexis Salgado-Umana

Officers from the 3rd District have arrested and charged Yeyson Alexis Salgado-Umana, age 23, of the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle in Wheaton, for vehicle theft and assault offenses that occurred yesterday afternoon.  These charges are related to Salgado-Umana fleeing from 3rd District officers while he was operating a stolen vehicle and then later assaulting officers who pursued him on foot.

Yesterday afternoon (Sunday, January 26), at approximately 2:18, a 3rd District officer who was at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Arliss Street in the Silver Spring area, observed a GMC Yukon that had been recently reported as stolen out of Gaithersburg.  Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver of the Yukon failed to stop for the officers and fled in the vehicle.   Officers pursued the stolen Yukon onto northbound New Hampshire Avenue, then onto Southampton Drive and then onto Beacon Road.  While on Beacon Road, the driver of the Yukon struck a marked police vehicle causing the cruiser to become disabled.  After the collision, the suspect fled on foot from the Yukon and officers continued to pursue him on foot.

Officers pursued the suspect on foot as he fled to the area of the Northwest Branch Anacostia River bed.  Officers caught up with the suspect as he fled along the river bed and attempted to place him under arrest.  The suspect assaulted multiple officers as they attempted to take him into custody.  Officers eventually placed the suspect under arrest and identified him as Salgado-Umana.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area and transported two 3rd District officers to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.  They were treated at the hospital and both officers were later released.

Fire and Rescue personnel also transported Salgado-Umana to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Salgado-Umana was subsequently released from the hospital and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with assault-related charges, resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle, and destruction of property.  Salgado-Umana is being held without bond.

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MCP cruiser damaged during pursuit of stolen GMC Yukon driven by Salgado-Umana

Where Stolen GMC Yukon was left after Salgado-Umana fled from the car on foot.

 

 

(LOCATED) Police Seek Community’s Assistance in Locating Missing Man from Germantown

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David Alvarado Diaz

Update: January 27 – David Alvarado Diaz has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the community’s help in locating a missing Germantown man.

David ALVARADO DIAZ, age 39, was last seen at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24, when he left his Crystal Rock Drive residence in Germantown.  He was driving a dark blue 2017 Kia Forte with Maryland license plate:  4DP4092.

ALVARADO DIAZ is approximately 5’ 11″ tall and weighs approximately 215 pounds.  He has blue eyes, brown hair, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue Nike sneakers, and an unknown t-shirt.  He possibly may be in Washington, DC.

Police and family are concerned for the physical and emotional well-being of ALVARADO DIAZ.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of David ALVARADO DIAZ is asked to call the Montgomery County Department of Police at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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