Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Montgomery Village

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred yesterday evening in Montgomery Village.

On Wednesday, February 12 at approximately 7:05 p.m., 6th District officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Midcounty Highway at Pier Point Place for a report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has determined that a 2014 Acura MDX was traveling southbound on Midcounty Highway approaching Pier Point place. For reasons still under investigation, the MDX struck an adult male pedestrian, who was attempting to cross Midcounty Highway at Pier Point Place. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The adult male driver of the MDX and an adult female passenger in the MDX were not injured in the collision.

The driver of the Acura MDX is identified as 44-year-old Joergen Jacala Noveras of Creeper Lane in Gaithersburg.

The pedestrian is identified as 62-year-old Adonias Gomez of the 400 block of Girard Street in Gaithersburg.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Teenager (LOCATED)

Taiveon Stephen Tyler

Update: 2/19/20 – Taiveon Stephen Tyler has been located safe and unharmed. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing teenage male from Gaithersburg

Taiveon Stephen Tyler, age 16, of Broschart Road, has been reported as missing by his family.

Tyler is approximately 6-foot-tall and weighs 155 pounds.  He has brown hair and brown eyes.  Tyler was last seen wearing a black jacket, green shirt, and blue shoes. Tyler has a tattoo of the ace of spades on his left arm.

Police and family are concerned for Tyler’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Taiveon Stephen Tyler is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Four Arrested in Downtown Silver Spring for Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Central Business District (CBD) arrested and charged Anastasia M. Colucci, age 28, of the 1900 block of Wheatfield Terrace in Gaithersburg, Carlos Manuel Manzano, age 30, of the 1600 block of Roosevelt Avenue in Hyattsville, Kelyne Patrica Moore, age 29, of the 12100 block of Whippoorwill Lane in North Bethesda, and Jose Luis Ruiz-Rubio, age 40, of the 5800 block of 35th Place in Hyattsville, with drug-related offenses to include possession of crystal methamphetamine.

On Wednesday, January 29 at approximately 11:15 p.m., 3rd District CBD officers were conducting a check of the Cameron Street Garage (Garage 7) located at 8530 Cameron Street in downtown Silver Spring, when they observed four individuals sitting in a parked car.   Officers approached the vehicle, identified Moore as the driver, and detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.   Officers identified the passengers as Manzano, Colucci, and Ruiz-Rubio.  A K9 officer responded to the garage and conducted an outside scan of the vehicle.  The K9 gave a positive indication that there were narcotics in the vehicle.

During a subsequent search of the interior of the vehicle, officers located a small baggie containing marijuana and a loose assortment of prescription medication.  Additionally, officers located a small box inside the car which contained marijuana, cocaine, and four baggies of crystal methamphetamine.

During the investigation, officers determined that the combined weight of the crystal methamphetamine was approximately 37 grams.  The weight of the marijuana was approximately 28 grams, and the weight of the cocaine was less than one gram.  Moore, Manzano, Colucci, and Ruiz-Rubio were arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit.

Colucci was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana greater than 10 grams, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.  She is being held on a $5,000 bond.

Manzano was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana greater than 10 grams, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.  He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Moore was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.  She was released after posting a $5,000 bond

Ruiz-Rubio was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.  He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

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Anastasia M. Colucci

Kelyne Patrica Moore

Jose Luis Ruiz-Rubio

Carlos Manuel Manzano

Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Bethesda; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Suspect in Commercial Burglary in Bethesda **Note: The room lighting affected the appearance of the color of the suspect’s jacket and hat in this photo**

Suspect in Commercial Burglary in Bethesda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the January 11 burglary of a business in Bethesda.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Monday, January 13, 2nd District officers responded to the Corewood Care office located at 5272 River Road for the report of a burglary that had just been discovered by an employee arriving to open the business.  A review of the business’ surveillance video revealed that on Saturday, January 11, at approximately 5:30 a.m., the suspect entered the office, stole property, and left the building.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this burglary is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710. 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.

Montgomery Village Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Handgun After Fleeing on Foot from Police

Devante Offutt

Officers from the 6th District have arrested and charged Devante Offutt, age 24, of the 19300 block of Keymar Way in Montgomery Village, for handgun-related offenses, to include possession of a stolen handgun. These charges are related to Offutt fleeing on foot from officers while police were investigating drug-related activity in Montgomery Village.

At approximately 12:30 yesterday afternoon (Thursday, January 30), 6th District officers observed two males smoking marijuana in the parking lot of the Montgomery Village Center located at 19201 Centerway Road. Officers approached the two males and began talking with them when one of the males suddenly took off running through the shopping center parking lot. Officers observed this male holding his waistband area as he fled. Officers pursued the male and apprehended him. The male was identified as Offutt. Officers located a loaded .380 handgun in Offutt’s waistband.

Through investigation, it was determined that the handgun had been reported as stolen from Anne Arundel County and that Offutt was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous conviction.

Officers located marijuana where Offutt and the second male were standing in the parking lot.

Offutt was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with offenses to include possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and possession of a stolen handgun. Offutt is currently being held without bond.

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Stolen handgun that Offutt was carrying