Detectives Investigate Residential Burglary in Bethesda – Jewelry Stolen; Video Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department -2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a June 23 residential burglary in Bethesda.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the two female suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

The investigation by detectives revealed that on June 23, at approximately 11:51 a.m., the two suspects entered the unoccupied residence located in the 5100 block of Hampden Lane via the front door.   The suspects stole jewelry from the residence.

A neighbor’s home surveillance system captured the two suspects and their vehicle on video.  One suspect can be seen carrying a pillow case that she had removed from the home and used to carry the stolen property from the residence.

Anyone who recognizes these suspects or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.    To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online.  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 of the suspects.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

K.P.

AMBER Alert Issued for Two Children

Update to Amber Alert – July 10, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.: Both children were located safe and unharmed in Prince George’s County by officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department and the Amber Alert has been cancelled.  MCP investigators are interviewing Mr. Perry in regard to the domestic-related assault of the adult female victim which occurred inside a residence in the 700 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg.  This remains an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released as it is confirmed.

(Note: the photograph of the children was removed from the original posting at the time of this update.  The photograph of Mr. Perry was also removed pending any criminal charges.)

An AMBER Alert has been issued for:

  • 9-year-old Kingston Perry
  • 18-month-old Karina Perry

The children were taken by their biological father: Dwight Reylando Perry, age 35.

Perry was last seen driving a 2016 Blue Toyota Camry with Maryland tags: 5DF8922

 

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the children, suspect, and or vehicle is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Police Call for Service:

On July 10 at approximately 1:06 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg for the report of a domestic-related stabbing.  The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injures.  The suspect, Perry, who is the victim’s boyfriend, fled from the area with the two children, Karina and Kingston, in a 2016 Toyota Camry.  (The victim is Karina’s biological mother.  Perry is the biological father of both children).  Detectives are concerned for the children’s welfare.

This is an ongoing investigation by the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID).  As stated previously, anyone with information about the whereabouts of the children, suspect, and or vehicle is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Media Advisory: 11th Annual Police Adventure Camp Graduation

WHAT:

The media is invited to attend the special graduation ceremony for the approximately 30 campers (3rd through 5th graders) who have participated in this week’s 11th Annual Police Adventure Camp.

The camp is a partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Police, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Linkages to Learning program.  The young campers have had opportunities to learn more about the work of police officers, as well as participating in character-building activities, sports, crafts, and field trips.

WHEN:

Friday, July 13, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:

1251 First Street, Rockville, MD.

 

K.P.

Police Adventure Campers visiting the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC

DNA Evidence Left at Scene Used to Create Suspect Composite in Unsolved Rapes and Murder

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Cold Case Squad continue to investigate the following assaults, rapes, and murder involving three women.  Due to similarities in these crimes, investigators believe that the same suspect is involved.  Today, detectives are releasing a composite based on the suspect’s DNA evidence that was left at two of the scenes.

Three incidents reported to police are detailed below:

  • On June 25, 1989 at approximately 10:15 p.m., the 52-year-old victim was walking on Lewis Avenue in Rockville when the suspect approached her from behind, assaulted her, and then raped her. Suspect DNA evidence was recovered in this case.
  • On September 19, 1994 at approximately 10:20 p.m., the 25-year-old victim was walking on Twinbrook Parkway when the suspect approached her from behind while armed with a knife. The suspect grabbed the victim and dragged her to the side of her residence where he attempted to rape her.  The victim successfully resisted the assault, fled, and contacted police.  No DNA evidence was able to be collected in this event.
  • On October 3, 1994, Le Bich-Thuy, age 42, was located deceased to the side of her home in the 1600 block of Martha Terrace in Rockville. The investigation by detectives revealed that Le Bich-Thuy had been assaulted, raped, and then strangled.  Investigators further determined that Le Bich-Thuy was last known to be alive at approximately 10:00 p.m. on September 28, 1994 as she left the Twinbrook Metro Station in Rockville.  Suspect DNA evidence was recovered in this case.

A DNA analysis was conducted on the evidence collected in two of these events.  Based on that analysis, it was determined that the same suspect had committed the June 25, 1989 assault and rape of the first victim and had also committed the 1994 rape and murder of Le Bich-Thuy.

Detectives recently sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon), a DNA technology company in Virginia that specializes in DNA phenotyping, or the process of predicting physical appearance and ancestry from unidentified DNA evidence.  Using DNA evidence left by the suspect at these scenes, Parabon’s Shapshot DNA Phenotyping Service has produced what is referred to as a Snapshot composite depicting how the suspect in these cases may have looked.

How Parabon Created the Suspect Composite

Parabon’s Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service used the DNA evidence left by the suspect at the scenes to produce trait predictions for the suspect.  Individual predictions were made for the suspect’s ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling, and face shape.  By combining these attributes of appearance, Snapshot composites were produced depicting what the suspect might look like at a certain age and with a certain body-mass index (BMI).  The default ages and default BMIs were used because age and BMI cannot be determined from DNA.

It is important to note that Snapshot composites are scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA and are not likely to be exact replicas of appearance.  Environmental factors such as smoking, drinking, diet, and other non-environmental factors – e.g., facial hair, hairstyle, scars, etc. – cannot be predicted by DNA analysis and may cause further variation between the subject’s predicted and actual appearances.

Police Requesting the Public’s Assistance

Detectives are releasing the suspect composite with the belief that someone will recognize the suspect and provide information to investigators.   Anyone with information regarding the suspect or anyone who believes he/she may have details that might advance this investigation is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

RLG

Map of the area where rape, attempted rape, and rape and murder occurred.

Parabon composite of suspect at 25 years of age.

Parabon composite of suspect at 45 years of age.

Concern for Missing Germantown Man

Ebimobowei Hali Egei

Update: July 9, 2018 – Ebimobowei Hali Egei has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Germantown man.

Ebimobowei Hali Egei, age 32, was last seen by family members during the morning hours of Friday, June 29, when he left his Furlong Way home on foot.  Family have been unable to contact him since that time.

Egei is described as an African American male, 6‘ 1” tall and weighing 240 pounds.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee.

Police and family are concerned for Egei’s welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ebimobowei Hali Egei is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.

RLG