Detectives Investigate Residential Burglary in Gaithersburg; Home Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Five suspects in Gaithersburg residential burglary

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District continue to investigate a May 23 residential burglary that occurred in the 18900 block of Impulse Lane in Gaithersburg.  Today, investigators are releasing home video surveillance of the five male suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

The investigation by detectives revealed that at approximately 7:30  p.m. on Saturday, May 23, home surveillance video captured the suspects entering the residence on Impulse Lane while the homeowners were away. The suspects stole property and fled.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary or the suspects is asked to call the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.  Callers may remain anonymous. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).   Tips may also be submitted online here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/howdoI/crime-solvers.html

Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Concern for Missing Takoma Park Teenager

Sarela Nely Lanza

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Takoma Park teenager.

Sarela Nely Lanza, age 15, of Garland Avenue, has been reported as missing by her family.

Lanza is approximately 5’ 5” tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds.  She has red hair and brown eyes.  Lanza was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gray pants.

Police and family are concerned for Sarela Lanza’s welfare.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Sarela Nely Lanza is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs). Callers may remain anonymous.

(LOCATED) Concern for Missing Germantown Man

Justin Douglas Braxton

Update: May 23, 2020 – Justin Douglas Braxton has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Germantown man.

Justin Douglas Braxton, age 34, was last seen at approximately noon today (Friday, May 22) when he left his Gunners Branch Road home on foot.

Braxton is approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.  Braxton was last seen wearing a white tank top, gray sweatpants, and black shoes.

Police and family are concerned for Braxton’s physical and emotional welfare.

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

Detectives Investigate Shooting in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred on May 20 in Germantown.  At this time, this incident does not appear to be random in nature.

On Wednesday, May 20 at approximately 11:00 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the area of the 19500 block of Gunners Branch Road for the report of a shooting.  Responding officers located a 29-year-old male in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound.   The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about this shooting or the identities of the suspect(s) contact the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).   Tips may also be submitted online here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/howdoI/crime-solvers.html

Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Concern for Missing Takoma Park Teenager (LOCATED)

Olivia Mouer

Update: May 27, 2020 – Olivia Mouer has been located safe and unharmed. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenage female from Takoma Park.

Olivia Mouer, age 15, was last seen by family at approximately 8:00 p.m. yesterday evening (Wednesday, May 20) when she left her Garland Avenue home on foot.

Mouer is approximately 5’ 7” tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.  Mouer was last seen wearing a blue shirt over a multi-colored tube top, brown pants, and white shoes.

Police and family are concerned for Mouer’s welfare.

Anyone with information about Olivia Mouer’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line) or the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.