Concern for Missing Rockville Teenager (LOCATED)

Update: July 6, 2020 – Shaylyn Woods has been located safe and unharmed. 

The Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager from the Rockville area.

Shaylyn Woods, age 15, of Yale Place, was last seen at her residence at approximately 11:00 pm on Tuesday, June 30.

Police and family are concerned for Woods’ physical and emotional welfare.

Woods is described as approximately 5’06” tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, and has brown eyes and brown hair.

Woods likes to frequent the Montgomery Village and Germantown areas.

Anyone with information regarding Shaylyn Woods’ whereabouts is asked to call the Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24/7 phone line).

Shaylyn Woods

 

Concern for Missing Silver Spring Man (Located)

UPDATE: 7/1/2020: James Hoskinson has been located safe and unharmed.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Silver Spring man.

James Hoskinson, age 52, of  Worth Avenue, was last seen by his family at approximately 5:30 this evening.  Since that time, his family has been unable to locate him.

Hoskinson is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black shorts and was driving a 2013 black Ford Edge with Maryland tags: JBINGO.

Anyone with information about James Hoskinson’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line).

James Hoskinson

Concern for Missing Bethesda Woman with Dementia (Located)

UPDATE: Akiko King has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 86-year-old Bethesda woman who has dementia.

Akiko Sato King of the 4500 block of East West Highway was last seen at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at her residence.

King is approximately 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She has gray hair and brown eyes.  King walks with the assistance of a cane.  She may be carrying a multicolored tote bag with a design that depicts children playing.

King frequents the downtown Bethesda area.

Anyone with information about Akiko King’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Akiko King

Akiko King

Concern for Missing Silver Spring Juvenile (Located)

Update: (6/26/2020): Kiera Evans has been located safe and unharmed.

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The Montgomery County Department of Police- Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Silver Spring juvenile.

Kiera Evans, age 15, of Ellsworth Court, was last seen at her residence on the evening of June 23.

Evans is described as approximately 5’ 4” tall, 105 pounds, with green eyes and blond hair (possibly in braids).

Her family believes she may be in Annapolis, Maryland, or West Virginia.

Family and police are concerned for Kiera Evans’ welfare.  Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

Kiera Evans

 

 

Alcohol Initiatives Unit Officer Arrests Driver for Possession of Handgun During Traffic Stop in Silver Spring

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police- Alcohol Initiatives Unit have arrested and charged Frederick Bangura, age 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland, with firearm-related offenses to include possession of a loaded handgun in a vehicle and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

On June 20, at approximately 12:53 a.m., an Alcohol Initiatives Unit officer was on routine patrol and was driving in the area of Fenton Street in Silver Spring when he conducted a traffic stop of a Hyundai Elantra.

The officer identified the driver of the Hyundai as Bangura and also identified the passenger.  While the officer spoke with Bangura he observed marijuana on Bangura’s shirt and in his lap.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded handgun in a purse placed on the back seat and a loaded high-capacity handgun magazine on the driver’s side floorboard.  Additional marijuana was located on Bangura’s person.

It was determined that Bangura is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a prior criminal conviction.

Bangura was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit.

 

Frederick Bangura