Officers Investigate Two Bicycle Thefts in Bethesda; Surveillance Video Released

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District continue to investigate the two thefts of two bicycles that occurred on March 27 from a secured apartment building parking garage in Bethesda.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the male and female suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On March 28, an adult male victim reported to police that on the previous day, his mountain bike had been stolen from a secured area of his St. Elmo Avenue apartment complex’s parking garage.  Officers reviewed surveillance video from the apartment building and observed the suspects stealing the bicycle at approximately 11:16 a.m. on Friday, March 27.  Surveillance video also revealed the suspects stealing a second bicycle from this secured area.  The owner of that second bicycle has not yet been located.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or this theft is asked to call the 2nd District at 240-773-6700.  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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Suspect #1 in Bethesda Bicycle thefts

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Officers Intervene to Prevent Tragedy in Silver Spring

On Saturday, March 28, at approximately 12:10 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from County garage security personnel that a male was sitting on the ledge of the seventh level of a parking garage in downtown Silver Spring.

While responding to the call, officers learned that the male had left the garage after being approached by security personnel.  Officers spoke to a security guard who was able to provide a description of the male.  Officers then began to check other parking garages in the area in an attempt to locate the individual and check his welfare.

An officer checking the garage located at 921 Wayne Avenue located the male sitting on the ledge of the seventh (top floor) of the garage. The officer attempted to approach the male and he fled and jumped down approximately three feet to a connecting roof of a building located in the 8500 block of Fenton Street.  The man then stood on the ledge of the building, facing Fenton Street.

Four officers followed the male onto the roof in an attempt to speak with him.  A 3rd District officer, who knew the male from previous interactions, and a crisis negotiator officer, spoke with the man as he stood on the ledge.   After approximately 90 minutes of communicating with the male, officers coaxed him off the ledge.

The male was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

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Detectives Investigate Shots Fired in Wheaton-Glenmont; Two Suspects Arrested After Pursuit Into Olney

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are investigating the discharge of a firearm that occurred in Wheaton-Glenmont.  No victims from the shooting were located and no victims were reported to have been struck by gunfire.  During the initial investigation, officers pursued a suspect’s vehicle into Olney where two suspects were taken into custody.  A third suspect from that vehicle remains at large.

On Friday, March 27 at approximately 7:12 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the area of the 12500 block of Georgia Avenue for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.  Witnesses reported that a red vehicle and a white vehicle fled from the area immediately after they heard the sound of shots.   Responding officers located multiple shell casings and broken glass in the area.

A few minutes after the call for the shooting, an officer traveling on Layhill Road observed a red Acura and a white vehicle driving north on Layhill Road at Norbeck Road.  Both vehicles matched the description of vehicles that fled from the earlier shots fired call.  Officers lost sight of the white vehicle but attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Acura.  The driver of the Acura failed to stop for police and officers pursued the Acura onto Norwood Road toward Rt. 108.   During the pursuit, officers observed the front seat passenger in the Acura throwing what appeared to be U.S. currency out of the car’s passenger side window.  Officers continued to pursue the Acura onto Buehler Court in Olney where the car stopped.  The adult male driver of the Acura and the adult male front seat passenger were immediately arrested.  A rear-seat passenger in the Acura fled from the vehicle and has not been located.

During the investigation, no weapon was located but officers did locate multiple counterfeit $100 bills in the area where officers saw the front seat passenger throwing money out of the car’s window.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.  Charges in this case are pending and the suspect’s names will be released once they are formally charged.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the initial call for the shooting in the 12500 block of Georgia Avenue to contact 4th District Investigative Section detectives at 240-773-5530.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Shooting in White Oak

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon in the 12300 block of Featherwood Drive in White Oak.  At this time, this incident does not appear to be random in nature.

At approximately 4:32 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for the sound of shots fired in the area of Featherwood Drive and Treetop Lane.

Responding officers located an 18-year-old male in a parking lot on Featherwood Drive suffering from a gunshot wound.   The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.   Officers also located multiple shell casings in the area.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about this shooting or the identities of the suspect(s) contact 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.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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(LOCATED) Concern for Missing Damascus Woman

Jennifer Renne Carroll

Update: March 27 – Jennifer Renne Carroll has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Damascus woman.

Jennifer Renne Carroll, age 39, was last seen by family on Friday, March 13 when she left her Hawkins Creamery Court home driving her 2017 gray Honda Fit with Maryland tag: 6CS1724.  Family reported that Carroll left her house to stay with friends but that she never arrived at her destination.

Carroll is 5’ 4” tall and weighs 140 pounds.  She has blue eyes and brown hair.

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

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jennifer Renne Carroll or her vehicle is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours).  Callers may remain anonymous.

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