Media Advisory: Four-Year-Old Resident to Receive 5th District Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation

WHAT:

5th District Commander Mark Plazinski and 5th District Lieutenant Jae Hwang will present a Germantown boy, accompanied by his mother, with the Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the 4-year-old’s efforts to go find help for his mother when she was in medical distress.  Sergeant Peter Johnson, who nominated the boy for this award, will also be in attendance.

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 14, at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:

5th District Police Station

20000 Aircraft Drive

Germantown, Maryland 20874

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: 

On December 20, 2019, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a concerned resident called 911 to report that he had located a small child who was crying and walking unaccompanied on Thunderhead Way in Germantown.  Officers responded and spoke with the child, who was able to state his name and show officers where he lived on Thunderhead Way.  No one was in the child’s residence, so officers began attempting to locate a parent/guardian.  The child made statements that made the officers believe that his mother was experiencing a medical emergency.

Through investigation, officers were able to locate the boy’s mother in a nearby school parking lot; she was found unconscious.  Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the location and transported the mother to a local hospital for treatment.

Detectives Investigate Early Morning Shooting in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning (January 13) in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.  At this time, this incident does not appear to be random in nature.

At approximately 3:05 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for the sound of shots fired in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue.  Officers responded and spoke to multiple witnesses.

The preliminary investigation has determined that two groups of individuals were involved in a verbal altercation on the sidewalk in front of 8229 Georgia Avenue.  One of the individuals involved in the altercation entered the driver’s side of a black sedan that was parallel parked on Georgia Avenue and drove away.  As the vehicle traveled north on Georgia Avenue, several shots were fired from the vehicle.  Several businesses in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue were damaged by the shots.

No injuries were reported to police.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about the shooting or the identities of the suspect(s) contact the 3rd District Investigation Section at 240-773-6870. 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.  Callers may remain anonymous.

Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Shooting in Silver Spring; Video Surveillance Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a shooting that occurred at approximately 5:50 p.m. on January 5 on Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring.  At this time, this incident does not appear to be random in nature.

Today, investigators are releasing video surveillance of the suspects believed to be involved in the shooting and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

The investigation thus far has determined that two groups of males, believed to be teenagers and young adults, encountered one another in the area of 933 Ellsworth Drive; the victim was with one of the groups.  The groups became involved in a verbal altercation and during this dispute, one of the suspects from the opposing group produced a firearm and shot the victim.  A suspect from the victim’s group then produced a firearm and exchanged gunfire with the first shooter.  Multiple rounds were exchanged between the two shooters but no additional injuries were reported to police.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about the shooting or the identities of the suspects in the video contact the 3rd District Investigation Section at 240-773-6870. 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.  Callers may remain anonymous.

 

Detectives Ask for Public’s Help in Identifying Westfield Wheaton Mall Assault Suspects; Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the 4th District are investigating the first-degree assault of a store employee and a theft committed by two female suspects at the Westfield Wheaton Mall.  Today, the Police Department is releasing surveillance video of the two suspects and is asking anyone with information about the suspects or this crime to come forward to police.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, 4th District officers were called to the Westfield Wheaton Mall located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road for the report of a theft and assault that had just occurred.

Investigation determined that the two female suspects went to the Smart Fix shop to have a cellular phone screen repaired.  When the male employee completed the repair, one of the female suspects asked to see the phone so she could make sure that it worked.  The employee gave the suspect the phone and both suspects fled from the business without paying for the service.

The employee ran after the suspects and became involved in an altercation with them.  During the altercation, one of the suspects swung a knife at the employee and told him to “back away.”  The suspects were last seen running from the mall.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.  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.

 

 

Suspect with knife

Two suspects

 

Update: Suspect Charged with Theft and Assault of Four Victims at Wheaton Mall

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigation Unit have charged Remy Haynes, age 21, of South Carey Street in Baltimore, for the September 23, 2019, theft and the assault of four victims committed at the Westfield Wheaton Mall.  One of the other suspects, a juvenile, has been identified and charges are forthcoming.  Detectives continue to work to identify the third suspect.

During the investigation, the police department released surveillance video of the suspects to the media and public and asked for help in identifying them.  Detectives received multiple tips identifying Haynes as one of the suspects.

On November 27, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Haynes charging her with two counts of armed robbery, four counts of second-degree assault, four counts of theft under $1,500, and one count of malicious destruction of property.

On December 19, Haynes was arrested in Fairfax, Virginia, on unrelated charges.    Haynes remains in custody in Virginia pending extradition to Montgomery County.

Anyone with information about the remaining unidentified suspect is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Patrol Investigation 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 the arrests of the suspects in this case.

The police department thanks the tipsters who provided the information that led to Haynes’ identification.

Remy Haynes