Silver Alert Issued for Missing Burtonsville Man (LOCATED)

Roger Eugene Snyder

Roger Eugene Snyder

UPDATE:  Roger Snyder has been reunited with his family. Thanks to all for keeping an eye out for him.  He is home safe and sound!

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Burtonsville man.

Roger Eugene Snyder, age 78, was last seen at approximately 5:00 pm this evening when he left his residence located in the 16200 blocks of Dustin Court in Burtonsville.  Snyder is driving a red 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe bearing a Maryland tag of DCG0084.  The vehicle has an Air Force Master Chief rank sticker on the rear and a damaged front left headlight.

Snyder is described as being a white male, age 78, standing 6’00”, weighing approximately 210 pounds, with brown/grey hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a light blue t-shirt, white shoes and possibly dark blue shorts.

Police and family are concerned for Snyder’s welfare due to medical conditions affecting his cognitive memory functions.  A Silver Alert has been issued.

Anyone who has information regarding Roger Eugene Snyder’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).  If seen outside of Montgomery County, please call your jurisdiction’s respective 911 call center to report his location.

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Montgomery County Experiences 9-1-1 Service Disruption

On July 18, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Montgomery County 9-1-1 Phone System experienced an intermittent outage on a network segment that connects the components of the system.

While taking corrective action, there was an eight-minute service disruption starting at 9:35 a.m. where some 9-1-1 calls may not have gone through.  Callers would have received a message saying they had reached a non-working number.

At this time, we are aware of one caller requesting basic life support medical services that was impacted.  The County is working with our 9-1-1 service provider to identify how many callers might have been affected.

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Weekend Update: Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest of Prohibited Persons

Tracy Jerome Fogle Jr.

Tracy Jerome Fogle Jr

The Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section and Firearms Investigation Unit continue to investigate an arrest that occurred over the weekend where prohibited persons were arrested with a firearm in their possession.

An officer from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District, was on patrol when he made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Westfield Plaza Wheaton.  Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of marijuana and upon identifying the driver, found he had an open warrant.

 

Mustafa Campbell

Mustafa Ali Campbell

During a search of the vehicle, a loaded and chambered Glock 22 was found.  A significant quantity of marijuana was also found in the vehicle.

The driver was identified as Tracy Jerome Fogle Jr, age 30, of Washington DC.

The passengers were identified as Mustafa Ali Campbell, age 20, and Kortez Malik Tresvant, age 21, both from Washington DC.  Tresvant and Campbell were identified as a prohibited persons due to prior felony convictions.

All were arrested and charged appropriately.

Kortez Tresvant

Kortez Malik Tresvant

Commander Yamada of the 4th District stated:

“This traffic stop is just one example of the dangerous nature of policing.  The actions of our vigilant officers have taken yet another gun off the streets of Montgomery County that was in the possession of those who would possibly intend to do harm or commit violent crimes in our communities.”

 

 

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Statement by Acting Chief Marcus Jones Regarding White Oak Incident; Additional Body-Worn Camera Footage Released

The following is a release of the statement to be provided by Acting Chief Marcus Jones at today’s press conference regarding the White Oak incident.

 

“There has been a great deal of interest by the public and from our elected officials about an incident that took place on May 9, 2019 at the McDonald’s restaurant at 11146 New Hampshire Avenue in White Oak.

In the interest of transparency, today we are releasing 205 minutes of video taken with body-worn cameras by our officers at the scene.

This is a release of all the body-worn camera footage available.  One of our officers, Sergeant McDannell, did not turn on his camera immediately as is required but did turn it on as the incident progressed.

I also want to emphasize that you will hear on this tape language from our officers that is decidedly unprofessional.  It violates our Department policy, it is not acceptable to me and it is not acceptable to our community.

Before getting into the details of the incident, I want to make it clear that I cannot discuss, or take questions, on any details of our internal investigation as it still in progress.

I would like to set out a broader context for the events of May 9 than has been available previously.

Our officers are very familiar with the White Oak area and with the McDonald’s restaurant specifically.  The beat involved here is one of our busiest in terms of calls for service.

Within that beat, this McDonald’s restaurant is one of the establishments that most frequently generates calls for service.  In 2018, there were 192 calls for service, with 57 of those dealing with trespassing.  Through June 15 of this year, there have been 53 calls for service, with 21 of those for trespassing.

The manager of the restaurant not only encourages his employees to call the police when there are issues, he also requested that we take action when officers view a situation that might be disruptive to the business or which we believe might be of a criminal nature.

We work with the McDonald’s to make certain there is a safe environment for customers and employees.  In this instance, our officer approached the four individuals involved outside of the restaurant and asked them to move along.

The reporting and social media postings at the time reflected the view that we unfairly and perhaps illegally accosted and searched young men who had been customers of the restaurant and were waiting to be picked up to be taken to work.

The evidence from our investigation presents a different view.

This is not what some people call a random “stop and frisk” action.  It began with the officer approaching the four men in the video and asking them to move along.

At that point, and what was not apparent on the social media video of the incident, was that our officers detected the odor of marijuana on at least two of the individuals.

This was probable cause for arrest, and the reason why the individuals and a backpack were searched.

We have also determined through security camera video that none of the men were customers of the restaurant.  None had ordered, consumed or picked up food or drinks inside the restaurant.

This was not an incident of racial profiling.  Our officers are trained in Constitutional policing while in the Training Academy and after they graduate.  We exceed the State standards in this area.  We do not tolerate racial profiling and it was not in evidence here.

At the end of the day, all of the men were issued trespass notices and two were issued Maryland Civil Citations for marijuana possession.  You will see on the video that at least one of the men was familiar with this process.

For the record, the store manager has asked that the trespass notices given to the four men not be rescinded, as some others have requested.

Thank you for your attention.  The video will be posted online for your viewing shortly after we conclude here.

And again, I want to apologize for the language of our officers that you will hear in the video.  I am disappointed with it, and I want to be clear it does not meet our standards.”

The body-worn camera footage related to this incident can be accessed and viewed at the following links:

Sergeant M. McDannell

Officer T. Fox

Officer M. Washington (part 1):

Officer M. Washington (part 2)

Officer K. Harrington

Officer J. Mirra (part 1)

Officer J. Mirra (part 2)

Officer J. Dodson 

Officer F. Ronald (part 1)

Officer F. Ronald (part 2)

Officer D. Olsen

Lieutenant E. Bunting

 

The policies of the Montgomery County Department of Police can be found at the following link:

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/resource/policies.html

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Media Advisory: Press Conference on White Oak Incident – Friday, July 12 at 11:00 am

WHAT:

Press Conference to address the White Oak incident from May 9, 2019.  Additional body-camera footage to be released.

 

WHEN:

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 am

Press members should arrive with credentials no later than 10:45 am in order to proceed through security screening.

 

WHERE:

J. Thomas Manger Public Safety Headquarters (Lower Level)

100 Edison Park Drive

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

 

SPEAKERS:

Montgomery County Acting Chief of Police Marcus Jones

 

Questions?  Contact the Public Information Division at 240-773-5030 #4

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