Armed Carjacking Leads to Barricade; Suspect in Custody

Perry Marcel Bryant

Perry Marcel Bryant

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating an armed carjacking that occurred this afternoon in Bethesda.  The carjacking resulted in a police pursuit with the carjacked vehicle and a barricade situation in a residential neighborhood after the carjacking suspect entered a home and refused to come out.

On Tuesday, September 27 at approximately 2:39 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the 7200 block of Honeywell Lane for the report of an armed carjacking.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the adult female victim was in her vehicle on Honeywell Lane when she was approached by the male suspect.  The suspect displayed a handgun, entered the backseat of the vehicle, and told the victim to drive.  The victim, who was not injured in the carjacking, fled from her vehicle and flagged down another motorist for help.   The suspect fled from the scene in the victim’s car (a 2010 black BMW) with Maryland tags.

The motorist called the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) saying that he was following the carjacked vehicle.  The motorist lost sight of the vehicle, however, a trooper from the Maryland State Police was in the area and located the vehicle on Falls Road.  Montgomery County Police officers responded to assist the trooper.

A pursuit was initiated when officers attempted to stop the BMW and the suspect refused to stop.  As the suspect approached Tuckerman Lane the BMW left the roadway for reasons still under investigation, traveled into a tree line and stopped.

After the collision, the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot into a nearby neighborhood on Frost Valley Way.  The suspect climbed onto the deck of a residence and attempted to gain entry into the home.  The female homeowner observed the suspect trying to gain entry into the home through a sliding glass door and she was able to lock the glass door before he could get it.  The suspect gained entry into the home through an open window adjacent to the sliding glass door.  The homeowner fled from the house once the suspect gained entry into the home.  The homeowner flagged down officers that were pursuing the suspect on foot and told them that the suspect was now in her home.

The suspect refused to exit the residence and officers requested that the Emergency Response Team (ERT), comprised of tactical and negotiation officers, respond to assist at the home.

At approximately 8:33 p.m., the suspect, identified as Perry Marcel Bryant, age 46, of an unconfirmed address, was taken in to custody when ERT officers located him inside the residence.

Bryant was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where he was charged with one count of armed carjacking, one count of attempted kidnapping, and one count of home invasion.  Bond information is not available at this time.

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Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Bethesda; Car Used to Smash Jewelry Store Window

actionshotofcarDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating a commercial burglary that occurred at The Jewelry Exchange in Bethesda early this morning.

The investigation by detectives revealed that on Tuesday, September 27 at approximately 2:25 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call for an alarm at The Jewelry Exchange located at 7747 Old Georgetown Road.  2nd District officers arrived at the business and observed a black Mercedes Benz E350 had been backed through the front glass window of the business and was now in the store.

The engine of the Mercedes was on, the transmission was in “Reverse”, and both of the vehicle’s front doors were open.  Officers observed that the glass in two of the display cases in the business were broken out and that some of the displayed merchandise appeared to be missing.  Investigators determined that the Mercedes had been recently stolen from an address in Prince George’s County.

Video from The Jewelry Exchange revealed two suspects inside the store after the vehicle was driven through the front glass.  Both suspects fled on foot after less than 30 seconds in the store.  Detectives believe there may have been a third suspect waiting in a car nearby at that time.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this crime or possible suspects to please call the Montgomery County Police – 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspects.  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Suspects in Commercial Burglary at The Jewelry Exchange

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Suspect in Commercial Burglary at The Jewelry Exchange

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Suspect in Commercial Burglary at The Jewelry Exchange

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Auto Theft Detectives Investigate Motorcycle Theft; Video Surveillance of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Centralized Auto Theft Section are continuing to investigate the July 22 theft of a motorcycle that occurred at a residential parking garage in the 1400 block of East West Highway.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the two theft suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

Video surveillance showed that at approximately 9:43 a.m. on July 22, two suspects entered the parking garage located in the 1400 block of East West Highway and stole a black 2008 Yamaha motorcycle.  After stealing the motorcycle, one suspect rode it out of the garage (and through the closed security arm) while the other suspect served as a lookout.  The stolen Yamaha was found abandoned in a ravine in Baltimore County on August 28.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspects from the surveillance video or anyone who has information about this crime to please call the Montgomery County Police-Central Auto Theft Division at 240-773-6370.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspects.  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

The Montgomery County Police Department-Centralized Auto Theft Section has provided information and safety tips to assist residents in lowering their risk of becoming a victim of auto theft and theft from vehicle.  That information can be read here: Community Reminder: Help Reduce Vehicle-Related Thefts

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Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred last night in Wheaton.

On Sunday, September 25 at approximately 6:22 p.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area of Randolph Road and Denley Road for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Hyundai Sonata was traveling southbound on Denley Road at Randolph Road and a 2002 Ford Explorer was traveling westbound on Randolph Road.  For reasons still under investigation, the two vehicles collided in the intersection of Randolph Road and Denley Road.

The driver of the Hyundai is being identified as Michelle Renee Sears, age 30, of the 6500 block of Hil Mar Drive in District Heights.  Sears was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and later succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

The driver of the Ford is being identified as Pedro Garcia Huerta, age 25, of the 11600 block of Goodloe Road in Silver Spring.  Garcia Huerta was not injured.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Fraud Suspect Purchases Items Totaling Approximately $12,000 with Victim’s Stolen Credit Cards; Residents Reminded to Keep Purses and Wallets Close at All Times.

Suspect Using Stolen Credit Cards

Suspect Using Stolen Credit Cards

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating the fraudulent use of stolen credit cards that occurred in late August.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of a female suspect using the stolen credit cards and are asking for the public’s help to identify her.

The investigation by detectives determined that on August 18 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the adult female victim was dining at the Cosi restaurant located at 7251 Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda and during that time, the victim hung her purse from the back of her restaurant chair.  After dining, the victim left the restaurant and returned home.  Later that evening, the victim was notified by her bank that her credit cards had been used fraudulently.  The victim then discovered that her wallet, which contained her credit cards, had been stolen from her purse.

Detectives determined that the suspect in the surveillance photographs fraudulently used the victim’s stolen credit cards to purchase approximately $12,000 worth of merchandise at various stores within the Westfield Montgomery mall and at a Target in Rockville.

Anyone with information about this suspect or this crime is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710 or 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.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters must call Crime Solvers.  Callers may remain anonymous.

The Department urges residents to follow these tips to help prevent having a purse and/or wallet stolen:

  • Carry your closed purse as close to your body as possible and keep it in sight at all times.
  • Carry a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
  • Do not become distracted while involved in your activities. Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

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Suspect Using Stolen Credit Cards

Suspect Using Stolen Credit Cards

Suspect Using Stolen Credit Cards

Suspect Using Stolen Credit Cards