Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted Saturday Night; Always Choose a Sober Driver

The Montgomery County Department of Police is again reminding motorists to have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver.

On Saturday evening, August 24, officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.

This enforcement is a component of Montgomery County law enforcement’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.

The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.

What: Sobriety Checkpoint

Where: Undisclosed Location

When: Saturday night – August 24 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m. and weather permitting)

**The media is encouraged to attend. Please contact the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030 (option 4) for more information.**

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Montgomery Village Armed Robbery Suspects; Surveillance Photographs of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the July 27 armed robbery of two residents that occurred on Ridgeline Drive in Montgomery Village.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the two male suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On July 27 at approximately 12:33 a.m., 6th District officers responded to the 10100 block of Ridgeline Drive for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The adult male victim and the adult female victim stated to officers that they were walking on Ridgeline Drive when the two suspects confronted them. One suspect displayed a weapon, assaulted the male victim, and demanded cash.  The second suspect assaulted the female victim and stole her purse which contained the victim’s credit cards.  The suspects then fled the area.

Detectives later learned that the female victim’s credit cards had been used at the Shady Grove Metro Station located at 15903 Somerville Drive in Rockville and at multiple locations in Suitland, Maryland.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspects or this armed robbery to call the 6th District Investigative Section 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 and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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Update: Suspect Charged in Silver Spring Carjacking and Kidnapping

Daivon Marquez Belt

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested Daivon Marquez Belt, age 20, of the 100 block of Ingraham Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., for the July 18 carjacking and kidnapping of three juveniles that occurred on Arliss Street in Silver Spring. Belt has been charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking.

On July 18 at approximately 2:00 p.m., a woman parked her car and accompanied by her daughter, entered the Capital One Bank located at 8740 Arliss Street. Three additional family members: a two-year-old female, a nine-year-old male, and a 15-year old female, remained in the back seat of the vehicle. The suspect entered the vehicle and began driving out of the parking lot. (The car was running and the keys were in the ignition). The 15-year-old female victim observed what appeared to be a black handgun in the suspect’s pocket. The suspect drove to an apartment complex parking lot located in the 8600 block of Piney Branch Road. He told the oldest victim to give him money and she complied. The suspect let the children out of the vehicle and then fled from the area in the stolen vehicle. The victims were not injured during the incident.

Two days later (July 20), the victim’s vehicle was located unoccupied on Greenlawn Drive in Hyattsville. Personnel from the MCP Crime Scene Unit processed the vehicle for physical evidence, including latent fingerprints and DNA. Prints believed to belong to the suspect were obtained from the victim’s vehicle and sent to the Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System database (RAFIS). On July 23, detectives received a fingerprint match to Daivon Marquez Belt and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

On Monday, August 19, Belt was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant in Washington, D.C. Belt was extradited to Montgomery County on August 20 where he is currently being held without bond.

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Concern for Missing Rockville Woman (LOCATED)

Nikima Slaughter

Update: August 20, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. – Nikima Slaughter has been located safe and unharmed. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Rockville woman.

Nikima Slaughter, age 41, of the 5300 block of Marinelli Road, was reported as missing on Friday, August 16.

Slaughter is described as an African American female who is 5’ 6” tall and weighs 150 pounds.  She has brown hair and brown eyes. Slaughter was last seen wearing a T-shirt and jeans.

Police are concerned for Nikima Slaughter’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding Nikima Slaughter’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Man (LOCATED)

Joshua Lamont McCombs

Update: August 20, 2019 – Joshua Lamont McCombs has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police -2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Aspen Hill man.

Joshua Lamont McCombs, age 30, of Keating Street, was last seen at approximately 6:27 this evening (Monday, August 19) when he left Suburban Hospital (located at 8600 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda) on foot.

McCombs is described as an African American male, 6’ 1” tall and weighing 160 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black shirt and dark-colored jeans.

Police are concerned for McCombs’ physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Joshua Lamont McCombs is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.