Concern for Missing Woman from Bethesda

Update: December 13, 2018 – Carla Bianca Pettinelli has been located safe and unharmed.

Carla Bianca Pettinelli

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing Bethesda woman.

Carla Bianca Pettinelli was last seen at her home in the 8000 block of Maple Ridge Road in Bethesda.  Pettinelli was last seen by a home caregiver between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm at her residence.

Pettinelli is a 69 year old, white female, 5’4″, 120 pounds.  She has brown hair and is most likely wearing a black jacket, black hat, black gloves and glasses.

Family members believe that Pettinelli may be in the area of Great Falls Park. This evening, a search of the area by police found her vehicle parked and unoccupied in Great Falls Park.

Police continue to search for Pettinelli and seek the public’s assistance in locating her.  Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Carla Bianca Pettinelli is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Detectives Investigate Stabbing at Westfield Shopping Center in Wheaton

This evening at approximately 4:48 p.m., Montgomery County police officers from the 4th District and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to the Westfield Shopping Center in Wheaton for the report of a stabbing.

Responding officers found an adult male victim with trauma to his body.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that this incident was not random in nature.

Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone who may have been a witness or has information regarding this incident should contact detectives at 240-773-5530.

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Concern for Missing Cherry Hill Area Teenager

Ericka Alvarez

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Cherry Hill area teenager.

Ericka Alvarez, age 16, was last seen by family at approximately noon on Monday, December 10, when she left her Herrington Manor Drive home driving a family member’s grey, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230.  Alvarez is described as a Hispanic female who is 5’ 01” tall and weighs 105 pounds.  She has brown eyes, black hair, and multiple tattoos.  Alvarez was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and black and yellow shoes.

Alvarez has been communicating with family members via social media.

Police and family are concerned for Alvarez’ welfare.  Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Ericka Alvarez 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 Rockville Area Gas Station Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect who robbed a Rockville area Exxon gas station.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the December 5 robbery of an Exxon gas station in the Rockville area.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Wednesday, December 5, at approximately 12:15 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the Exxon gas station located at 5500 Norbeck Road for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect, with his face concealed, entered the gas station and approached an adult male employee who was working behind the counter.   The suspect implied that he was armed with a weapon and demanded cash.  The suspect stole property and currency from the business and fled on foot.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  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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Police Investigate Reported Suspicious Situation in Lyttonsville Area of Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) is investigating the report of a suspicious situation in the Lyttonsville area of Silver Spring. On Friday, December 7, at approximately 6:23 p.m., officers responded to the area of Lyttonsville Road and Grubb Road for the report of a suspicious situation.

Officers spoke with an eight-year-old male who stated that on that day, he had exited the school bus in the area of Lyttonsville Road and Grubb Road (at approximately 4:00 p.m.).  Shortly after, a vehicle, described as a light gray four-door sedan, approached him and stopped in the roadway.  A man, described as having a dark complexion, approximately 40 years old, and wearing black jeans and a gray jacket, told him to get in the vehicle.  The man then grabbed his shirt.  He was able to break free from the man’s grip.  The child stated that the man then displayed a gun that was in his waistband.  The child then ran to his home.

Investigators have reinterviewed the child and at this time, details remain unconfirmed about this incident.  Detectives have interviewed persons who live and work in the area and no one has observed suspicious activity like that described.

Investigators continue to collect information and the Police Department has increased patrols in the area.  Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or any previous activity that might relate to this incident to please call detectives at 240-773-5400.  The Department continues to urge anyone who observes suspicious behavior to call police.

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