Concern for Missing Wheaton Area Woman

Lilian Sefcik

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Wheaton area woman.

Lilian Sefcik, age 65, was last seen by family members at approximately 3:22 p.m. this afternoon when she left her Henderson Avenue residence on foot.  Family reported that Sefcik was last seen heading toward Georgia Avenue.

Sefcik is described as a white female, approximately 5’ 10” tall and weighs 108 pounds.  She has short white hair and was last seen wearing a brown brimmed hat, plaid shirt, tan pants, and pink shoes.

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

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lilian Sefcik to call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Detectives Investigate Firearm Discharge Outside Redland Area Church

Detectives from the 6th District Investigative Section are investigating two incidents of a firearm being discharged outside a church at 7401 Muncaster Mill Road.  No one was injured in these events.

On the evening of Wednesday, November 15, a parishioner of the New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church called police after he was attending a service at the church and noticed a bullet hole in a window frame near the front entrance.  Police responded and a bullet fragment was recovered from the frame.  Church representatives are unsure of when this firearm discharge may have occurred.

On Thursday, November 16 at approximately 11:13 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the area of the church for the report of sounds of multiple gunshots.  The church had sustained damage from apparent gunfire and officers recovered bullet fragments at the scene.  Officers also located and recovered multiple shell casings on Muncaster Mill Road near the church.

Anyone with information about these incidents 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 crime.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Series of BB Gun Vandalisms in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating approximately twenty vandalisms to Germantown businesses and Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Ride On buses that began in late September.  The unknown suspect(s) used a BB gun to shoot at the windows of the following businesses and Ride On buses:

  •  Overnight hours of September 26 into September 27
    • Mattress Warehouse located at 12619 Wisteria Drive.
  • October 3
    • Dairy Queen located at 12603 Wisteria Drive.
  • October 6
    • Dairy Queen located at 12603 Wisteria Drive.
    • Taco Bell located at 19923 Century Boulevard.
    • Avail Vapor located at 19706 Germantown Road.
    • Subway restaurant located at 12601 Wisteria Drive.
  • Overnight hours of October 6 into October 7
    • Mattress Warehouse located at 12619 Wisteria Drive.
  • October 15
    • Pizza Hut located at 19790 Crystal Rock Drive.
  • October 17
    • Fitzgerald Germantown (car dealership) located at 19501 Amaranth Drive.
    • Subway restaurant located at 12601 Wisteria Drive.
  • October 20
    • An occupied MCDOT Ride On bus while it was stopped at the                 intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Richter Farm Road.
    • An occupied MCDOT Ride On bus while it was stopped at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Middlebrook Road.
    • Avail Vapor located at 19706 Germantown Road.
    • Dairy Queen located at 12603 Wisteria Drive.
    • Taco Bell located at 19923 Century Boulevard.
  • October 27
    • Bonchon Chicken restaurant located at 19755 Frederick Road.
    • Taco Bell located at 19923 Century Boulevard.
    • Avail Vapor located at 19706 Germantown Road.
    • Subway restaurant located at 12601 Wisteria Drive.
    • Dunkin’ Donuts located at 19781 Frederick Road.
    • An occupied MCDOT Ride On bus while it was stopped at the                 intersection of Germantown Road (Route 118) and Goldenrod Lane.
  • November 8
    • An occupied MCDOT Ride On bus while it was stopped at the                 intersection of Wisteria Drive and Winterspoon Lane.

Anyone with information regarding these vandalisms or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to call the 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6261.  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 crime.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Concern for Missing Burtonsville Juvenile

Ross Cyrus Jones

Update: November 17, 2017 – Ross Cyrus Jones has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Burtonsville juvenile.

Ross Cyrus Jones, age 16, of Blackburn Lane was last leaving Paint Branch High School located at 14121 Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 13.  Family have been unable to contact him since that time.

Ross Cyrus Jones is described as an African American male, who is 6’ 2” tall and weighs 155 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for Ross’ welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Ross Cyrus Jones is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Detectives Investigate Wheaton Bank Robbery; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who robbed the PNC Bank located inside of the Giant Food grocery store located at 2900 University Boulevard West.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a bank robbery that occurred yesterday at a PNC Bank in Wheaton.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Tuesday, November 14 at approximately 2:18 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the PNC Bank located inside of the Giant Food grocery store at 2900 University Boulevard West for the report of a bank robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.  The suspect was last seen on foot in the area of the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this bank robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  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.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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