Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have charged Jeankite Joseph, age 49, of the 13600 block of Cedar Creek Lane in the Fairland area of Silver Spring, with committing sexual abuse of a minor and a third-degree sexual offense. Joseph is a Pastor of the Church of Messengers of God which is located at his home in Silver Spring. The victim, a family member and a congregant of his church, was 11 at the time of the offense.
On May 31, 2019, SVID detectives received information regarding this sexual abuse. Investigation determined that the incident occurred on December 31, 2014. The victim and her family were at Joseph’s home for a prayer service. After the prayer service concluded, the victim’s mother went to work and the victim was left in the care and custody of Joseph and his wife. During that time, Joseph inappropriately touched the victim and initiated sexual contact with her.
A warrant was issued for Joseph’s arrest on June 25 and he was arrested by law enforcement officers in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 28. Joseph was extradited to Montgomery County on July 12 and was released on bond.
Investigators are asking that anyone who believes that he/she was victimized by Joseph or anyone who believes that his/her child was victimized by Joseph to please call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Gene Alphonse Brugada Pasay, age 30, of the 14300 block of Rose Tree Court in Silver Spring, with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Pasay committed these offenses while he was an instructor at the Renaissance Art Center located on Gaither Road in Gaithersburg. The two male victims, ages 10 and 11 at the time of the abuse, were Pasay’s students at the center.
On June 4, SVID investigators received information about possible sexual abuse committed by Pasay. Detectives spoke with the two victims, who stated that the abuse occurred between September 2018 and March 2019 during an art class at the Renaissance Art Center. The abuse included (but was not limited to) Pasay making sexual gestures, talking about topics of a sexual and graphic nature, and showing the two students inappropriate videos and photographs.
On July 15, Pasay was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit. He is being held without bond.
Investigators are asking that anyone who believes that he/she was victimized by Pasay or anyone who believes that his/her child was victimized by Pasay to please call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.
Update: July 12, 2019: Andrew Ankrom has been located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police-2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Silver Spring man.
Andrew Ankrom, age 27, of the 8600 block of 16th Street in Silver Spring, was last seen leaving his residence on foot on Wednesday, July 10, at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Ankrom needs medicine that he does not have with him and caretakers and police are concerned for his welfare.
Ankrom is described as an African American male, approximately 5’05” tall, and weighing approximately 185 pounds. He has brown eyes and short black hair and wears glasses. Ankrom was last seen wearing a red baseball hat, a red baseball jersey style shirt over a white shirt, red pants, and red shoes with rhinestone straps. He was carrying a backpack that had “Tails” the fox (a character from Sonic the Hedgehog) on it.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Andrew Ankrom is asked to call the Montgomery County Department of Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).
The Montgomery County Department of Police – 1st District Traffic Unit continues to investigate a serious pedestrian hit-and-run collision that occurred on July 3 in Rockville. Officers are asking anyone with information about the striking vehicle to come forward to the Department.
On July 3 at approximately 6:26 a.m., officers responded to a pedestrian-involved collision on Twinbrook Parkway at Dowgate Court. Preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was crossing northbound Twinbrook Parkway at Dowgate Court when he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle, described by a witness as a silver sedan, left the scene.
The pedestrian, identified as Jose Reyes Delcid, age 60, of Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
1st District Traffic Unit officers are asking anyone who may have information about this collision or the striking vehicle to call them at 240-773-6070.
Update: July 9, 2019 (6:09 pm): Kevin Trang has been located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police-6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Gaithersburg man.
Kevin Trang, age 43, of the 16500 block of South Westland Drive in Gaithersburg, left his residence on foot on Monday, July 8, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Trang stated that he planned on picking up food at a restaurant in the Walnut Hill shopping center. When he did not return home, a family member called Tran, who stated that he was headed to Rockville and during another phone call stated he was in Germantown. Family members can no longer reach Trang by phone.
Trang has medical and memory issues and police and family are concerned for his welfare.
Trang is described as an Asian male, 5’05” tall, and weighing approximately 135 pounds. He has brown eyes and short black hair.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kevin Trang is asked to call the Montgomery County Department of Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).