Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police-3rd District have arrested and charged Kevin Salisbury, age 33, and Courtney Rucker, age 28, both of Fairfax, Virginia, with crimes to include vehicle theft, firearm-related offenses, and possession of controlled dangerous substances (methamphetamine and heroin).
On August 6, 3rd District officers were monitoring the downtown Silver Spring area when one officer observed a male and female rummaging through a vehicle parked at the 7-Eleven located at 7980 Georgia Avenue. The officer checked the status of the vehicle’s registration and determined that the car had been reported as stolen from Franklin County, Virginia. Additional officers responded to the location and the male and female were placed under arrest. The male presented officers with a fraudulent driver’s license which listed a fake name. Officers determined that the male’s true identity was Salisbury and that there were six felony warrants for his arrest. The female was identified as Rucker.
Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located three firearms: a loaded revolver, a rifle, and a shotgun, and ammunition. Methamphetamine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia were also located in the car.
It was determined that both Salisbury and Rucker are prohibited from possessing firearms and/or ammunition due to prior criminal convictions. The firearms and some property located in the vehicle are believed to be stolen and that part of the investigation is ongoing.
Salisbury and Rucker were transported to the Central Processing Unit and are being held without bond.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd and 3rd District Investigative Sections continue to investigate two burglaries at office buildings that detectives believe were committed by the same suspect.
The Police Department previously released video of the suspect from a May 24 office building burglary. Since that time, the suspect has been captured on video committing another burglary. Detectives are re-releasing surveillance video and photographs of the suspect and are asking anyone with information about the suspect to come forward to police.
Summaries of the two burglaries follow:
On May 24, at approximately 4:15 p.m., the suspect pried open the door to the Penney Group Design office located at 8120 Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda. The suspect attempted to open locked cabinets and drawers before leaving. The suspect returned to the office at approximately 4:32 p.m. and realized that two employees were working in cubicles. The suspect walked to the opposite side of the office from where the employees were sitting and stole two laptop computers. The suspect fled on a bicycle that he had secured to a post in front of the building.
On July 25, at approximately 5:21 p.m., the suspect pried open the door to the Q Lux Spa located at 1111 Spring Street. He stole cash from the business.
Anyone with information regarding these burglaries or the suspect involved is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative 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.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Cold Case, Missing Persons Section continue to investigate the disappearance of Brenda Lee Hopkins. There is no evidence of foul play involved with Hopkins’ missing status at this time. However, the circumstances surrounding her disappearance have investigators concerned about her welfare. Investigators have exhausted possible leads and are again asking if anyone has information about this missing person case to please call the Police Department.
Brenda Lee Hopkins, now 69 (Hopkins was 68 at the time of her disappearance), of the 11700 block of Eden Road in Silver Spring, was reported as missing to police one year ago today – August 9, 2018. Hopkins is described as a black female, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing 110 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
During this investigation, detectives have been able to confirm the following information that may aid the public in assisting with this case:
Initially, Hopkins’ sister (with whom Hopkins resides) reported that Hopkins was last seen by her on August 8. However, that information has not been able to be confirmed by investigators. Investigators have been able to confirm that Hopkins was last seen outside of the home by numerous people on July 12 when she attended a funeral. Family members that live out-of-state believe they heard Hopkins in the background of a phone conversation they were having with Hopkins’ sister on or about August 1.
Hopkins has been known to walk from her Eden Road home to the White Oak Shopping Center located at 11200 New Hampshire Avenue. Officers responding to the initial missing person call, with the assistance of search canines, searched the shopping area and the route she normally walks to the shopping center. Those searches did not yield any clues to Hopkins’ disappearance.
At the time of Hopkins’ disappearance, Hopkins’ sister reported that all of her sister’s belongings, to include her wallet, were at home. (Investigators have been unable to confirm if Hopkins maintains any form of identification).
It has been reported by some family members that Hopkins was exhibiting signs of memory loss.
Hopkins is not known to drive.
Hopkins is not known to own any credit cards and there has been nothing of significance to note on her known financial accounts.
Hopkins is not known to own a cellular phone.
Police and family continue to be concerned for Hopkins’ emotional and physical welfare. Anyone with information regarding Hopkins’ whereabouts or any information about this missing persons case is urged to contact the Missing Persons Section at 240-773-5070 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).