Suspect in Custody After Domestic Stabbing Assault

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division are investigating a domestic-related assault that was reported today, August 31, at approximately 3:19 p.m. The incident occurred to the rear of 3015 Upton Street in a wooded area with a path.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the 19-year-old female victim, who is several months pregnant, had agreed to meet the 18-year-old male suspect who is known to be in a relationship with her. Police can not confirm at this time if he is the father of her baby. The details leading up to her being stabbed multiple times by the suspect and his motive for the assault remain under investigation.

The victim was conscious and stabilized at the scene and transported in serious condition to an area trauma center for treatment. She was able to provide the name and description of the suspect to investigators.

The suspect, who had fled from the scene, was taken into custody by 4th District officers at approximately 4 p.m. today after he got off a bus at Palmira Lane and Dauphine Street in the Aspen Hill area.

The identity of the suspect will be released after he is charged.

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Commercial Robbery Suspects; Composite Sketches Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects who committed a commercial robbery at a department store in Chevy Chase. Today, detectives are releasing composite sketches of both suspects.

On July 25 at approximately 4:05 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Saks Jandel department store located at 5510 Wisconsin Avenue for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation revealed that the suspects entered Saks Jandel and stole three purses having a total value over $5,900.  A Saks Jandel loss prevention officer attempted to stop the suspects from stealing the items and was pepper sprayed by one of the suspects.  The suspects were last seen on foot heading towards the Friendship Heights Metro station.

The first suspect is described as an African American male in his 20’s with a dark complexion.  He is approximately 5’08” tall and was wearing a waist length wig, a pink and beige halter top, a denim skirt, and beige sandals.

The second suspect is described as an African American female in her early 20’s with a dark complexion.   She is approximately 5’05” to 5’07” tall with a thin build.  She was wearing a multicolored knit shirt, shorts, and Versace sunglasses with a black and gold logo on the sides.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about this robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division; Robbery Section at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

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This suspect is described as an African American male in his 20’s with a dark complexion. He is approximately 5’08” tall and was wearing a waist length wig, a pink and beige halter top, a denim skirt, and beige sandals.

This suspect is described as an African American male in his 20’s with a dark complexion. He is approximately 5’08” tall and was wearing a waist length wig, a pink and beige halter top, a denim skirt, and beige sandals.

This suspect is described as an African American female in her early 20’s with a dark complexion. She is approximately 5’05” to 5’07” tall with a thin build. She was wearing a multicolored knit shirt, shorts, and Versace sunglasses with a black and gold logo on the sides.

This suspect is described as an African American female in her early 20’s with a dark complexion. She is approximately 5’05” to 5’07” tall with a thin build. She was wearing a multicolored knit shirt, shorts, and Versace sunglasses with a black and gold logo on the sides.

It’s Back to School – Know Laws Regarding a Stopped School Bus; School Bus Camera Safety Enforcement Program Expands

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As Montgomery County Public School students return to school on Monday, the Police Department and Public Schools continue to stress the importance of complying with Maryland law pertaining to stopped school buses with activated flashing red lights and stop arms and continue to educate the public on these laws.  The Montgomery County Police Department is expanding its school bus camera enforcement program with the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

 

The Law:

When a driver passes a stopped school bus with red flashing lights, it is often because he/she is either uninformed with regard to the requirements of the law, is impatient, or is distracted.

When approaching a stopped school bus with activated flashing red lights, Maryland law requires that motorists traveling in the same direction as the bus must stop and remain stopped until the stop sign and lights are deactivated.  The law also requires that motorists approaching the bus from the opposite direction must stop if there is no physical barrier, such as a median.  Remember: “Paint (the line markings on the roadway) does not protect (children crossing the street).”

School Bus Stopping Diagram

 

Automated School Bus Camera Safety Enforcement Program:

The Automated School Bus Camera Safety Enforcement Program began in January 2014 with 25 cameras placed on the outside of school buses; the cameras were strategically deployed throughout the County.  Those cameras have the ability to record vehicles that pass stopped school buses that have activated the flashing red lights.  Violations captured by these cameras are reviewed by the police department’s Automated Traffic Enforcement Unit and citations are mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Since the inception of the program in January 2014, these  25 school bus cameras captured approximately 4,800 violators who illegally passed a school bus.

Within the first two weeks of this school year, up to 100 cameras will be deployed on the outside of school buses. Over the next three years, every Montgomery County Public School bus (approximately 1,200 buses) is scheduled to be equipped with an exterior camera to capture violators who pass the bus illegally when it is stopped.

WATCH VIDEOS of Automated School Bus Camera Safety Enforcement Program Violations (click links below):

School Bus Camera Safety Enforcement Program – Violations 2/12/14

School Bus Camera Safety Enforcement Program – Violations 3/10/14

School Bus Camera Safety Enforcement Program – Violations 3/11/14

Penalties for Violating the Law:

Bus Cameras:  The camera-generated fine is $125; no points are associated with a citation issued through this program.

Officer issued traffic citation:  A citation issued by a police officer carries a $570 fine and three points on a driver’s record.

In Conclusion:

MCP wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable 2016-2017 school year. As the new school year begins, we remind residents to be prepared for heavier traffic and allow extra time for your commute. Remember to stop for stopped school buses when necessary and required by law. Be extra careful as the days are getting shorter and children are walking to bus stops and schools. Parents, please discuss with your children the importance of safety when walking to school or their bus stop. We hope that everyone has a successful school year!

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Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight; Choose a Sober Driver

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With the end of summer approaching and the celebrations that often occur during this time of the year, the Montgomery County Police Department continues to remind motorists to drive responsibly and choose a sober driver.

Tonight, August 26, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.

 

The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance. The checkpoint times are approximate.

WHAT: Sobriety Checkpoint

WHERE: Undisclosed Location

WHEN: Friday – August 26 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m.)

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Detectives Ask for Public’s Help in Locating Wanted Subject

Dwayne Nathaniel Keymist

Dwayne Nathaniel Keymist

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Patrol Investigations Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted subject: Dwayne Nathaniel Keymist, age 31, with a last known address in Washington, D.C.

Detectives have obtained a warrant for Keymist’s arrest, charging him with felony theft, fraud, identity theft, and credit card offenses. Investigators determined that during recent months, Keymist was responsible for breaking into multiple vehicles, many of them unlocked. The thefts from vehicles occurred in neighborhoods along Massachusetts Avenue, River Road and neighborhoods south of Bethesda to the Washington, D.C. line.  Keymist stole property, to include credit cards, from the vehicles.  He is known to have used the stolen credit cards at the Target located at 25 Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg and at other stores in Prince George’s County.

Investigators obtained a surveillance photo of Keymist after he used a stolen credit card at the Target in Gaithersburg.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dwayne Nathaniel Keymist to please call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 or to contact the 2nd District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6726. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Montgomery County Police continue to remind residents that they can reduce their chances of being a victim of theft from vehicle by removing valuables from their vehicles and locking vehicle doors.

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Dwayne Nathaniel Keymist

Dwayne Nathaniel Keymist