Detectives Ask for Public’s Assistance in Germantown Assault Investigation: Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating the January 13 assault that occurred inside a 7-Eleven convenience store located at 12861 Clopper Road in Germantown. Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video footage of the suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

At approximately 2300 hours on January 13, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven in Germantown. The suspect became irate with the store clerk and walked behind the counter and began to physically assault him.   The suspect produced a weapon and made verbal threats to the employee. A female is observed going behind the counter while the assault was taking place and attempted to lead the suspect away. The female is considered a person of interest.

A second employee told the suspect to leave the store. The suspect came toward the second employee and cut him on the chin. Both suspect and accompanying female exited the store in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.  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.

 

Suspect in Germantown assault

Suspect in Germantown assault

Person of interest in Germantown assault

Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in the Fairland Area; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the January 10, home invasion robbery that occurred inside in the Fairland area. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the incident and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

On Friday, January 10, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Piano Lane for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred. The preliminary investigation by detectives determined that the victim was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when two suspects entered through an unlocked window. The first suspect entered the bedroom where the victim was sleeping, pointed a handgun at the victim, and told the victim to cover their head with the blanket.  The suspect stole a safe and other property belonging to the victim. Detectives believe that the second suspect remained downstairs and acted as a lookout during the robbery.

The first suspect is described as black male in his 30’s, 6’00” tall, and approximately 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a black beanie, a black mask, a gray hoodie, black gloves, and red sneakers.

The second suspect is described as black male, approximately 5’10 to 6’00 tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a black coat, blue jeans, black gloves, and black sneakers with white stripes.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects or this home invasion robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  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.

 

Pedestrian Struck by Train in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of an adult male who was fatally struck by a train last night in Germantown.

On Wednesday, January 22, at approximately 6:30 p.m., 5th District officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a CSX Freight train at the Germantown Marc train station located at 19301 Mateny Hill Road.

The initial investigation has revealed that the victim was crossing the tracks at the platform when he was struck by a CSX Freight train.  The victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  The victim has been identified as Randolph Garth, age 60, of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

###

CTJ

Idaho Man Arrested for Parental Abduction of Child

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are announcing the arrest of Chase Zarek Rogers, age 25, of Pocatello, Idaho, for the parental abduction of his child in October 2019.

On September 14, 2019, it was reported to the Montgomery County Department of Police that Chase Zarek Rogers had left the State of Idaho with his son, Lucious Rogers, age 5 months, and failed to return.  It was believed by Idaho authorities that Rogers may be in the area of Montgomery County, MD.  A press release requesting the public’s assistance in locating Rogers was distributed in the hopes of finding Rogers and his son.

On October 18, 2019, detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division applied for a warrant on Chase Zarek Rogers charging him with Custodial Child Abduction and related charges under Family Law in the State of Maryland.

On January 17, 2020, Chase Zarek Rogers was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Tuscon, Arizona on the strength of the arrest warrant.  Lucious Rogers was located safe and unharmed.

Rogers will be awaiting extradition back to Maryland to face charges in Montgomery County at a later date.

###

CTJ

Detectives Investigate Sexual Assault in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are investigating a sexual assault that occurred yesterday in Gaithersburg.

On January 20, 2020, between 6:00 am and 7:00 am, an adult female victim was walking on the footpath in the area of Mountain Laurel Lane and Flower Hill Way when she was approached from behind and touched inappropriately by a suspect.

The victim described the suspect as a Black male, unknown age, standing around 5’07”, weighing approximately 175 pounds, with a medium build.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.  Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, have information on the suspect, or observed anything suspicious in the area are asked to contact detectives at the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.  If anyone observes suspicious behavior in the area, detectives ask that you report it to police by calling 9-1-1 in an emergency, or 301-279-8000 in a non-emergency.

###

CTJ