Concern for Missing Teenager from Boyds Area (Located)

Update: April 8, 2020: Sania Faizi 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 teenager missing from the Boyds area.

Sania Faizi, age 17, of Stone Pier Lane, was last seen leaving her residence at approximately 9:00 am on Sunday, April 5.

Police and family are concerned for Faizi’s physical and emotional welfare.  There is no indication of foul play involved in this missing person case at this time.

Faizi is described as approximately 5’04” tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds, and has brown eyes and long curly brown hair.  She has three dots tattooed on her left hand and five dots tattooed on her right hand. She was last seen wearing burgundy leggings, a black sweatshirt, and a black jacket.

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

Sania Faizi

Concern for Missing Fairland Area Man

The Montgomery County Department of Police-6th District Investigative Section is asking for the public’s help in locating a man missing from the Fairland area of Silver Spring.

Javian Richards, age 22, of the 2300 block of Fairland Road, was last seen leaving the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville at approximately 2:00 this morning (Tuesday, April 7).  He was last seen wearing a burgundy hospital gown.

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

Richards is described as approximately 5’11” tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, and has brown eyes and short black hair.

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

Suspect Uses Fraudulent Checks to Pay for Transportation Services; Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the 4th District – Patrol Investigations Unit are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect who has used fraudulent checks to pay for transportation services to and from the Wheaton area.  The suspect, who has identified himself to the victims as Carlos Arturo Lemus and Juan Carlos Lemus, speaks Spanish and has victimized two Spanish-speaking residents.  Today, the Police Department is releasing photographs of the suspect and is asking for the public’s help to identify him.

Both victims reported that they were hired by the suspect to drive him between the area of Boston, Massachusetts, and Wheaton, Maryland.  During one of the rides, the suspect asked to make a stop at Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland (adjacent to Arundel Mills Mall).  The suspect paid for the service with a check that was for an amount greater than the fee for the trip.  The suspect advised the victims to cash the check and give him the cash minus what he owed them for the transportation service.  The victims were later notified by their banks that the checks were fraudulent.  In total, the suspect obtained approximately $6,400.00 from the two victims.

One of the victims took a photograph of the suspect because he felt that the suspect was acting strange.  The other victim was able to provide police with a social media photograph of the suspect; the suspect’s social media account has since been deleted.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or these crimes is asked to call the 4th District – Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5476.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

Investigators are concerned that there may be additional victims of this suspect’s fraud.  Anyone who believes that he/she has been a victim is asked to call detectives at 240-773-5476.

 

Detectives Investigate Shots Fired in Downtown Crown Area in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police– 6th District Investigative Section are investigating the discharge of a firearm that occurred on the evening of Monday, March 30, in the area of the Crown neighborhood in Gaithersburg.

No victims were reported to having been struck by the gunfire and officers did not locate any damage to property.

On Monday, March 30, at approximately 10:07 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for the sound of shots fired in the Crown neighborhood (in the area of Crown Park Avenue, Fields Road, Hendrix Avenue, Goodall Street, and Baldwin Street).

6th District officers and Gaithersburg police officers responded to the area and located three spent shell casings in the 300 block of Baldwin Street.

During this investigation, detectives have spoken with homeowners whose video surveillance audio captured the sound of gunshots.  Detectives have also obtained home video surveillance that captures a vehicle driving in the area around the time of the gunshots.  At this time, investigators do not have any evidence to indicate that the vehicle is involved in the incident.

This remains an ongoing investigation. Investigators are asking those homeowners and businesses in the area who have not already reviewed their surveillance camera footage from that evening to please do so and contact investigators if their cameras captured anything pertinent to this investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspects involved is also asked to call 6th District investigators at: 240-773-5770.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

Declaración del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery sobre la Implementación de la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador Hogan

(English: Montgomery County Department of Police Statement on Enforcement on Governor Hogan’s Executive Order)

El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery está comprometido a servir a la comunidad durante la crisis del virus COVID-19. Debido a que la Orden Ejecutiva más reciente del Gobernador Hogan requiere que los residentes del Condado permanezcan en sus casas a menos de que deban salir por servicios esenciales o sean empleados de negocios que proporcionan servicios esenciales, hemos recibido muchos comentarios sobre nuestra respuesta.

 

El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery está tomando las siguientes medidas para la implementación de la orden del Gobernador, y en respuesta al crimen que esta pudiera ocasionar y a las solicitudes de servicio del público, por lo cual:

 

  • No vamos a detener a miembros de la comunidad al azar para asegurar el cumplimiento de las órdenes del Gobernador.
  • Vamos a investigar el cumplimiento de la Orden del Gobernador en situaciones individuales relacionadas con violaciones de tráfico, llamadas que requieran servicio de la policía y reuniones de personas.
  • Siguen ocurriendo actividades criminales en el Condado y estamos respondiendo e investigando estos incidentes. Los crímenes serios tienen prioridad y pedimos al público que tenga paciencia conforme investigamos crímenes menores, pero estamos trabajando en ellos. Siguen sucediendo accidentes de tráfico, por lo que les recordamos a los conductores que manejen con cuidado, disminuyan su velocidad y respeten a los peatones.
  • Hemos implementado un plan de manejo de personal que nos permitirá tener suficientes oficiales de policía listos para responder en todo momento (24/7) y vigilar nuestras calles para proteger al público y sus propiedades durante esta crisis.
  • Por política del Condado de Montgomery, los oficiales no exigirán prueba de su estatus migratorio a los miembros de la comunidad.

 

El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery continuará evaluando la situación y nuestro acercamiento, e implementará los cambios necesarios durante esta crisis para asegurar el cumplimiento de la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador Hogan.

 

Consulte la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador Hogan en:

Governor Hogan’s Executive Order 3-30-2020 (Spanish Language Version)