Concern for Missing Fairland Area Teenager

Iyahna Shamael Johnson

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 the Fairland area.

Iyahna Shamael Johnson, age 17, of Old Columbia Pike, was recently reported as missing by her family.

Johnson is approximately 5’ 5” tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds. She has brown eyes, her hair is dyed blue, and she has two nose piercings.

Police and family are concerned for Johnson’s welfare.

Anyone with information about Iyahna Shamael Johnson 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.

Concern for Missing North Bethesda Man (LOCATED)

Dane Caleb Flyger

Update: May 21, 2020 – Dane Caleb Flyger 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 North Bethesda man.

Dane Caleb Flyger, age 20, of the 9400 block of Rockville Pike, was last seen on Tuesday, May 12, while he was visiting a friend’s home in Upperville, Virginia. Flyger was recently reported as missing after friends and family have been unable to contact him since May 12.

Flyger is 5’ 11” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.  He has brown eyes and long brown hair.  Detectives believe that Flyger may be operating his 2008 silver Toyota Scion with Maryland tag: 9DM2269.

Police and family are concerned for Flyger’s welfare.

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

Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery of Buffalo Wild Wings in Gaithersburg; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Gaithersburg Buffalo Wild Wings armed robbery suspects

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the armed robbery of a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant that occurred yesterday evening in Gaithersburg.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the three male suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Tuesday, May 19 at approximately 10:05 p.m., 6th District officers and Gaithersburg Police Department officers responded to the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant located at 668 Clopper Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation by detectives determined that the suspects entered the restaurant armed with handguns and their faces concealed.  The suspects threatened multiple store employees, including the store manager, and demanded that the manager open the safe to the business.  The manager complied with the suspects’ demands.  The suspects stole cash from the safe, stole property from several employees who were inside the restaurant, and then fled the area.

Anyone with information regarding this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  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.

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Detectives Investigate Robbery of Taxi Driver in Viers Mill Area; Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the May 12 robbery of a taxi driver that occurred in the Viers Mill area.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives revealed that at approximately 7:50 p.m., a Riatero taxi service driver arrived at the 2100 block of Glenallen Avenue in Glenmont to pick up a customer who was requesting to be taken to the 12400 block of Connecticut Avenue in the Viers Mill area.  During the ride, the suspect instructed the driver to stop at the intersection of Fairly Street and Feldon Street.  Once the taxi vehicle stopped, the suspect stole a container in the vehicle which contained the proceeds from the taxi service.  The suspect fled from the vehicle and was last seen on foot on Fairly Street.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery or the suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  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.

Update: Victim Identified in Balmoral Drive Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the May 11 homicide of a 23-year-old female that occurred on Balmoral Drive in the White Oak.  The homicide victim has been identified as Linh Ngoc Thai Pham.  Pham had been temporarily staying in Florida prior to visiting the house on Balmoral Drive.   Investigators continue to work to determine her home address.

On Monday, May 11, at approximately 3:22 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a resident in the 900 block of Balmoral Drive reporting a possible stabbing at a neighboring home.  3rd District officers who arrived at the scene located Pham, another adult female victim, and an adult male victim inside a home on Balmoral Drive.  Pham and the additional female victim were suffering from injuries related to a stabbing.  The male victim was suffering from assault-related injuries.  Biet Van Tran, age 63, of the 900 block of Balmoral Drive was located at the scene and immediately arrested.

Pham was declared deceased at the scene.  The second female victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  The male victim was treated by Fire and Rescue personnel at the scene for his injuries.

The preliminary investigation determined that Pham and the two additional victims are Florida and had been staying at that residence on Balmoral Drive for the past few days.

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