Detectives Investigate Serious Collision in Barnesville

Update: Monday, October 14, 2019 – Mr. Saltsman’s family members have been located.  MCP thanks the media and the public for their assistance.

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious collision that occurred this afternoon in Barnesville and are asking for the public’s help in locating family members of the driver of one of the vehicles.

On Saturday, October 12 at approximately 2:30 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Barnesville Road at Peachtree Road for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred.

Preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle was traveling north on Peachtree Road and a 2015 Jeep Cherokee was traveling west on Barnesville Road.  For reasons still under investigation, the Beetle and the Cherokee collided in the intersection.

The driver of the Beetle, 68-year-old Gary Douglas Saltsman of Cathedral Avenue in Northwest, Washington, D.C., was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Detectives have been unable to locate Mr. Saltsman’s family and are asking that a family member call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

The 16-year-old male driver of the Cherokee and the adult female passenger in the Cherokee were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.  Anyone who is a family member of Mr. Saltsman is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Detectives Investigate Theft from Bitcoin ATM in Montgomery Village; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the 6th District continue to investigate the October 6 theft of currency from a Bitcoin Automated Teller Machine (ATM) located inside a gas station in Montgomery Village.  Today, the Police Department is releasing surveillance video of the two suspects and is asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Sunday, October 6, at approximately 7:10 a.m., 6th District officers responded to the Sunoco located at 20050 Goshen Road for the report of a theft that had just occurred from the Bitcoin ATM.

The investigation by detectives determined that two suspects entered the store with their faces concealed and carrying pry tools.   The suspects immediately went to the ATM and began prying the machine open.  The clerk fled from the store and called the police.  The suspects were successful in obtaining an undisclosed amount of money from the machine before fleeing in a gray Chevrolet Impala.

Anyone with information about the suspects or this theft is asked to contact the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770. To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 arrest and/or indictment of these suspects. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Robbery of Two Juveniles Inside Mall in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the October 2 robbery of two juvenile females that occurred inside the Ellsworth Place mall in downtown Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the six female suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Wednesday, October 2, at approximately 3:23 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Ellsworth Place mall located at 8661 Colesville Road for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that a 16-year old female and a 17-year-old female were inside a fourth-floor mall restroom when they were confronted by the six suspects.  The suspects began to assault the two victims and when the victims attempted to exit the bathroom, the suspects continued the assault and stole property from the victims. The suspects then fled from the mall.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or this robbery 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.

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Police Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Westfield Wheaton Mall Assault Suspect; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Surveillance photograph of suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the October 1 assault of three female employees who were working inside a store located inside the Westfield Wheaton Mall.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives determined that on Tuesday, October 1, three adult female employees were working at the Brow Art 23 salon located inside the Westfield Wheaton mall located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.  The suspect entered the store and began a conversation with two of the employees at the front counter.  During the interaction, the suspect forced the two victims into a rear storage area of the store where the third victim was working.  The three victims struggled with the suspect and were eventually able to flee from the store.   The suspect fled from the mall prior to responding officers’ arrival.

The suspect is described as an African American male who is approximately 6-foot tall with a medium build.  He has dark skin and a full beard and mustache.  The suspect was last seen wearing a black ball cap with a white skull printed on it, a black jacket over a white shirt, black jogger pants, and gray shoes.  The suspect was also carrying a pair of brown shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

Detectives Investigate Bank Robbery in Rockville; Surveillance Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the robbery of an Old Line Bank that occurred this morning in Rockville.  Investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

This morning (Wednesday, October 9), at approximately 10:04 a.m., 1st District officers and officers from the Rockville City Police Department responded to the Old Line Bank located at 1801 Rockville Pike for the report of a robbery.  The investigation by detectives determined that the suspect approached a teller and passed a note announcing the robbery.  The suspect demanded cash and implied that he was armed with a weapon.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency and fled from the bank.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this bank robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect who robbed Old Line Bank in Rockville – wearing Washington Redskins shirt

Suspect who robbed Old Line Bank in Rockville