Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring area man.
Michael Wilder, age 54, was last seen by family members at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning (March 13), when he left his Barron Street home on foot.
Wilder is described as a white male, 5’ 5” tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Wilder was last seen wearing a black coat, blue pants, tennis shoes, and a black knit hat. He is known to frequent 7-Eleven convenience stores, Rite Aid pharmacies, and liquor stores in the Takoma Park area.
Police and family are concerned for Wilder’s physical and emotional welfare.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Wilder is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.
Anthony Paul Mackie
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and the 6th District Investigative Section have charged Anthony Paul Mackie, age 27, of an unconfirmed address, with committing three commercial armed robberies and ten commercial burglaries that occurred in the Derwood, Gaithersburg, and Montgomery Village areas. The robberies and burglaries occurred between December 2, 2017, and March 3, 2018.
Mackie was charged with the following armed robberies and commercial burglaries:
- December 2 and December 25, 2017, burglaries of the Verizon store located at 7250 Muncaster Road in Derwood.
- January 23, Mackie robbed the Redmill Beer and Wine store located at 7248 Muncaster Mill Road. Mackie threatened an employee with a knife and obtained an undisclosed amount of currency.
- On February 6, Mackie attempted to rob the B & B Beer & Wine store located at 8403 Snouffer School Road. Mackie threatened an employee with a knife and fled from the store without obtaining any currency.
- On February 7, Mackie robbed the 7-Eleven store located at 17701 Muncaster Road. Mackie threatened an employee with knife and obtained an undisclosed amount of currency and fled from the store.
- February 24, burglary of the Biscotti Restaurant located at 7212 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood.
- February 27, burglary of the Redmill Beer and Wine store located at 7248 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood.
- February 27, burglary of the Ferguson plumbing supply store located at 19320 Woodfield Road in Gaithersburg.
- February 27, burglary of the Kim Airpark Auto Repair located at 7605 Airpark Road in Gaithersburg.
- February 27, burglary of the Tony’s Corvette Shop located at 7500 Rickenbacker Drive in Gaithersburg.
- February 27, burglary of the Goshen Nails located at 20215 Goshen Road in Montgomery Village.
- February 27, burglary of the the McDonald’s restaurant located at 9100 Rothbury Road in Montgomery Village.
On March 3 at approximately 5:40 a.m., 6th District officers arrested Mackie after they observed him attempting to burglarize the Redmill Beer and Wine store located at 7248 Muncaster Mill Road.
Mackie was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with armed robbery and burglary offenses. Mackie is currently being held without bond.
Update: March 14, 2018 – Crystal Marie Wood and her five-year-old son, Gianni Vanegas have been located safe and unharmed.
The press release was edited on 3/13/18 to reflect the correct last name of “Wood.”
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are continuing to ask the public for assistance in locating a mother and her son.
Crystal Marie Wood, age 33, of Tidewater Court in Olney, has her five-year-old son, Gianni Vanegas, with her. Investigators have received information that Wood and her son were in the Baltimore area yesterday (Sunday, March 11).
Wood is described as a white female who is 5’ 4” tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. Vanegas is approximately 3′ tall and weighs 41 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair.
Police and family are concerned for the well-being of Crystal Wood and her son and want to verify both Crystal Woods and her son’s welfare.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Crystal Wood and Gianni Vanegas should call 911.
Son Van Nguyen
Update: March 13, 2018 – Son Van Nguyen has been located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg man.
Son Van Nguyen, age 34, resides in a group home located in the 8900 block of Centerway Road and was last seen by caretakers in the 600 block of E. Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg on Friday, March 9.
Mr. Nguyen is described as an Asian male, who is 5′ 5″ tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. Mr. Nguyen was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, white shoes, dark hat, and headphones.
Police and caretakers are concerned for Mr. Nguyen’s physical and emotional welfare.
Anyone with information regarding Son Van Nguyen’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section have located and arrested Damien Jared Fox, Jr., age 16, of an unconfirmed address. Fox was wanted for the shooting of a 17-year-old male that occurred on February 26 in the 13900 block of Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville.
On Monday, February 26 at approximately 8:50 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike for the report of a 17-year-old male who walked into the fire station and reported that he had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation by detectives determined that the victim, a student at Paint Branch High School had been at the high school, located at 14121 Old Columbia Pike. At some point in the morning, the victim left the school and went to visit friends who were outside of a residence in the 13900 block of Old Columbia Pike. Fox, whom the victim knew, was also outside of that residence. Fox repeatedly demanded the victim’s cell phone but the victim refused. The victim began walking back to the school when he heard a gunshot and realized that Fox had shot him. The victim’s friends walked him to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike to seek medical treatment for his gunshot wound. Fox fled the area prior to police arriving.
On March 1, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Fox charging him as an adult with first-degree assault, attempted armed robbery, and the use of a handgun during a crime of violence.
On March 9, detectives released information to the media and public and asked for help in locating Fox.
Today (March 12), investigators located Fox at a family member’s home in the 4200 block of Tazewell Terrace in Silver Spring. Fox was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant and transported to the Central Processing Unit.
Bond information for Fox is not yet available.
**Note: a photo for Fox is not available due to his age**