2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 4

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force have been devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.

  • During this past week’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force (December 5 to December 8), task force officers arrested 38 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).
  • During the past 4 weeks of the Alcohol Holiday Task Force, task force officers have arrested a total of 168 people for DUI.

It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made by MCP officers during this time period is higher.

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Previous Weeks:

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 3

2018 Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement – Week 2

MCPD Alcohol Holiday Task Force Begins; Always Choose A Sober Ride

We Take it Seriously

Update: Suspect Arrested for Derwood Area Attempted Rape

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Joao B Rodrigues, age 24, of the 8200 block of Amity Circle in Gaithersburg, with the attempted second-degree rape of an adult female that occurred at an apartment complex located at 8010 Gramercy Boulevard.

As part of this investigation, 1st District Special Assignment Team (SAT) officers, in plain clothes, conducted surveillance in the area where the attempted rape occurred in an attempt to locate the suspect.  On December 7, SAT officers observed an individual matching the surveillance photographs of the suspect walking in the area of Crabbs Branch Way and Shady Grove Road and watched as he walked into the apartment building located at 8010 Gramercy Boulevard.  The male then walked to the bathrooms where the attempted rape had taken place.  SAT officers took the person into custody and identified him as Rodrigues.

During a interview with detectives, Rodrigues stated that he had entered the building on previous occasions to use the bathroom.  Rodrigues made admissions of guilt during the interview.

Rodrigues was transported to the Central Processing Unit for processing and held without bond.

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Detectives Investigate Attempted Rape in Derwood Area; Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) continue to investigate the Friday, November 30, attempted rape of an adult female that occurred as the victim was working as a cleaner at an apartment complex in the Derwood area.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On November 30, officers from the 1st District responded to an apartment complex located at 8010 Gramercy Boulevard for the report of an attempted rape.

Investigation has determined that the suspect approached the victim in the first-floor hallway where bathrooms are located and stated that the men’s bathroom did not have any paper towels.  The victim entered the men’s bathroom to replenish the paper towels and the suspect followed.  The suspect grabbed the victim and attempted to sexually assault her.  The victim was able to break free from the suspect and police were called.

Video surveillance captured the suspect walking near the bathrooms during the time of the attempted rape.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information about this attempted rape is urged to call the Special Victims Investigations Division-Sex Assault Unit at 240-773-5050.  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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Update: Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian Collision with Police Vehicle in Wheaton

Detectives continue to investigate the serious pedestrian collision with a Montgomery County Police vehicle that occurred last night.

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, at approximately 9:27 p.m., officers from the 4th District along with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to Georgia Avenue in the area of Blueridge Avenue for a pedestrian collision involving a marked, Montgomery County Police vehicle.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Ford Taurus, marked police vehicle, was traveling southbound on Georgia Avenue in the area of Blueridge Avenue when it became involved in a collision with an adult male pedestrian in the roadway.  The officer driving the police vehicle has been identified as Officer Fritz Calderon, assigned to the 4th District Station.  The officer was on routine patrol and the emergency equipment on the vehicle was not activated at the time of the collision.  The pedestrian was not within a crosswalk when the collision occurred.

Responding officers provided immediate life-saving aid to the pedestrian prior to the arrival of Fire & Rescue Services personnel.

The pedestrian, identified as Ronald De Jesus Ramirez Ramos, age 21, of Wheaton, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian Collision with Police Vehicle in Wheaton

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a collision between a Montgomery County Police vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred in Wheaton this evening.

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, at approximately 9:27 p.m., officers from the 4th District along with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to Georgia Avenue in the area of Blueridge Avenue for a pedestrian collision involving a marked, Montgomery County Police vehicle.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Ford Taurus, marked police vehicle, was traveling southbound on Georgia Avenue in the area of Blueridge Avenue when it became involved in a collision with an adult male pedestrian in the roadway.  The officer driving the police vehicle was not responding to an emergency incident and did not have their emergency equipment activated at the time of the collision.  The pedestrian was not within a crosswalk at the time of the collision.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  The officer driving the police vehicle was not injured.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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