Concern for Missing Germantown Area Teenager

Alexandra Maikelin Merino

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 Germantown.

Alexandra Maikelin Merino, age 16, was last seen by family at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 11, when she left her Skip Jack Drive home on foot.

Merino is approximately 5’ 5” tall and weighs approximately 114 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Police and family are concerned for Merino’s welfare.

Anyone with information about Alexandra Merino’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line).

Detectives Investigate Assault and Attempted Carjacking in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Photos of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police- Major Crimes Division are investigating an October 7 assault of a 28-year-old male and the attempted carjacking of his vehicle that was committed by three male suspects and occurred in downtown Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of two of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

The investigation by detectives determined that at approximately 8:49 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, the victim had exited his car, which was parked in the 8700 block of Cameron Street, when the three suspects approached him.  One suspect assaulted the victim and stole his property, to include car keys.  The suspects entered the victim’s vehicle and attempted to steal it.  However, they were unsuccessful because they did not know how to drive a manual car (stick shift).  The suspects then fled the area on foot.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or this attempted armed carjacking is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a Crime Solvers tip online or via the app.  Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Suspects #1 and #2 in Silver Spring assault and attempted carjacking

Suspects #2 in Silver Spring assault and attempted carjacking

Update: September 17 Shooting in Gaithersburg Now Homicide

Allen L. Price Jr.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are now investigating the September 17 shooting of a 45-year-old woman by her husband that occurred inside their home in the 19400 block of Sandy Lake Drive in Gaithersburg as a homicide.   The victim, identified as Natasha Price, succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital on October 9.

On Thursday, September 17, at approximately 10:18 a.m., 6th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a residence on Sandy Lake Drive for the report of a shooting that just occurred. Officers located Price in the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers immediately performed life-saving measures on her. Fire and Rescue personnel transported Price to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

An investigation by detectives determined that family members, who were inside the home, heard a gunshot and went to the victim’s bedroom. The family members found Price suffering from a gunshot wound and observed her husband, Allen Price Jr. jumping out of the second-story window and fleeing.

Responding officers, including K9 officers, officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, and the Maryland State Police helicopter, searched the surrounding areas for Price Jr.   Approximately 90 minutes after the shooting, officers located Price Jr. hiding in a wooded area on Broadwater Drive in Gaithersburg. Price Jr. was arrested, and officers located a loaded handgun near where he was found.

On September 17, Price Jr. was charged with attempted first-degree murder and was ordered held without bond.  Price Jr. will now be charged with first-degree murder.

Detectives Investigate Single Vehicle Double-Fatal Collision in Clarksburg Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle, double-fatal collision that occurred late last night in the Clarksburg area.

On Saturday, October 10, at approximately 11:43 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Ridge Road (Route 27) at Morning Star Drive for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2013 Jeep Wrangler was traveling south on Ridge Road near Morning Star Drive.  For reasons still under investigation, the Jeep left the roadway and rolled over several times.

The driver of the Jeep, identified as Dylan Bansi, age 20, of Sweetgum Circle in Germantown, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Bansi succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The passenger in the Jeep, identified as Marryann Hardesty, age 18, of Berryville Road in Germantown, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this fatal collision is urged to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

 

(LOCATED) Concern for Missing Cloverly Area Man

William Maduh

Update: October 11, 2020, at 5:00 a.m. – William Maduh has been located safe and unharmed.

The Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man from the Cloverly area.

William Maduh, age 22, of Holly Grove Road, was last seen by family at approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning (Saturday, October 10) when he left a family member’s home on Riggs Manor Drive in Hyattsville riding a bicycle.  Family reported that Maduh has medical concerns and functions at an elementary school level.

Maduh is described as approximately 5’11” tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  Maduh was last seen wearing a black shirt and orange pants.

Family and police are concerned for Maduh’s welfare.  Anyone with information regarding William Maduh’s whereabouts is asked to call the Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24/7 phone line).