(LOCATED) Concern for Missing Potomac Area Teenager with Autism

Micah Kriesberg

Update: November 10, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. – Micah Kriesberg has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Special Victim Investigations Division are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 17-year-old male with autism.

Micah Kriesberg was last seen by family at approximately noon today (Saturday, November 9 ) when he left his Dahlia Terrace home driving a blue Toyota Prius with Maryland registration 9ETT56.  The headlights on the Prius are inoperable. It is believed that Kriesberg may be attempting to drive to Canada.

Kriesberg is described as a white male who is 5’11” tall and weighs 130 pounds.  He has brown hair and brown eyes.  Kriesberg was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, gray sweat pants, and black tennis shoes.

Police and family are concerned for Micah Kriesberg’s welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Micah Kriesberg is asked to dial 9-1-1 or to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.


(LOCATED) Silver Alert Issued for Missing Potomac Area Man

Chung Kuang Cheng
(also goes by the first name of “Jack”)

Update: November 9 at 6:30 p.m. – Chung Kuang Cheng has been located safe and unharmed.  He has been reunited with family and the Silver Alert has been canceled.

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Potomac area man.  A Silver Alert has been activated for 87-year-old Chung Kuang Cheng.

Chung Kuang Cheng (who also goes by the first name of “Jack”) from Buckspark Lane, was last seen at approximately 11:10 this morning (Friday, November 8) when he left a business located in the 11900 block of Rockville Pike in North Bethesda driving his 2006 green Mercedes-Benz S430 with Maryland tags: 1BKR15.  His family has been unable to contact him since that time.

Chung Kuang Cheng is described as an Asian male who is 5’11″ tall and weighs 156 pounds. He has white hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a beige coat, dark green or gray pants, and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding Chung Kuang Cheng’s whereabouts or anyone who sees his vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.


Detectives Investigating Sexual Assault of Juvenile in Rockville Area; Composite of Suspect Released

Composite sketch of suspect who sexually assaulted a juvenile female in the Rockville area.

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) continue to investigate the October 31 sexual assault of a juvenile female that occurred in the Rockville area.  Today, investigators are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The victim reported to detectives that at approximately 5:30 p.m. on October 31, she was walking between apartment buildings in the 9700 block of Key West Avenue when the suspect sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a black male who is approximately 18 to 21 years of age and approximately 6-feet-tall.  He was wearing a black beanie cap, a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants, and dark-colored shoes.  The suspect spoke with an African accent.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect or who may have information about this sexual assault to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.  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 their line that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

October 17 Collision in Twinbrook Area Now Fatal

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a now-fatal collision that occurred on October 17 in the Twinbrook area involving a City of Rockville Department of Public Works refuse truck and a City of Rockville Public Works employee.

On October 17 at approximately 9:24 a.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City Police Department officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 1300 block of Ardennes Avenue for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that the public works employee, identified as Jesse William Freeman, age 45, of Hibiscus Street in Taneytown, was riding on the back of a 2014 Mack refuse truck while making refuse pickups on Ardennes Avenue.  For reasons still under investigation, he was ejected from the truck.

Freeman was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on October 28.

The driver of the truck, identified as David Cole, age 51, of Rothgeb Drive in Rockville, was not injured.

The collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


MCP Holds Quarterly Awards Ceremony

Today (November 6), the Montgomery County Department of Police held its Quarterly Awards Ceremony at the J. Thomas Manger Public Safety Headquarters. The awards ceremony featured the presentation of the following awards: Medal of Valor, Lifesaving, Commendation, Chief’s Award, Supervisor of the Year (sworn and civilian), Chief’s Certificate of Appreciation, and the Montgomery County Police Alumni Association Ethical Leadership Award.  Congratulations to all of the recipients!

The award recipients are as follows:

Medal of Valor Recipient:

Sergeant Scott Brooks

  • Medal of Valor – The Department’s highest award.  The Medal of Valor is awarded to an employee for heroism and distinction in extremely hazardous circumstances. In order to be considered for this honor, an employee must exhibit unusual bravery in the performance of duty while facing the threat of death or serious injury.

Lifesaving Award Recipients:

Police Officer I Jonathan Acevedo

Police Officer III Glenn Altshuler

Police Officer I Phillip Bolesta

Corporal Robert Farmer

Police Officer III Christopher Jordan

Police Officer III Andrew Synan

Police Officer III Marcy West

Police Officer III Samuel Yun

  • Lifesaving Award – Awarded to an employee who makes a major contribution toward saving the life of another by providing essential medical treatment prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel.

Commendation Recipients:

Police Officer III Ken Hahn

Police Officer III Charles Heffley

Police Officer II Toreno Herbert

Police Officer III Christopher Jordan

Sergeant Sunyoung Kim

Sergeant Eli Kinser

Police Officer III Helga Mathis-Negron

Police Officer I Paul McDonald

Police Officer II Benjamin Peluso

Police Officer III Jeff Rea

Police Officer III Andrew Richardson

Police Officer II Timothy Rueger

Corporal Romand Schmuck

Lieutenant Dave Smith

Sergeant Matthew Weidner

Police Officer II Brooks Wiggans

  • Commendation –  Awarded to an employee who makes a significant contribution to the mission of the department beyond the ordinary call of duty. It recognizes those incidents wherein the member’s courage, resourcefulness, tenacity, and/or perseverance in the performance of the employee’s duties have resulted in the protection of life or property, the prevention of a major crime, or the apprehension of an armed and dangerous criminal.

Chief’s Award Recipients:

Police Officer III Bradley Schmidt

  • Chief’s Award – The Chief’s Award will be awarded by the Chief of Police to employees who exemplify the highest standards of service to the community by virtue of their diligence, dedication, and character.

Supervisor of the Year Award:

Sworn: Sergeant Douglas Miller

Civilian: Mark Blackburn


Chief’s Certificate of Appreciation:

Lieutenant Wesley Owens (Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)


Montgomery County Police Alumni Association Ethical Leadership Award:

Police Officer III Steve Smugeresky