Three Suspects Charged for Vandalism to Walt Whitman High School

Officers from the 2nd District of the Montgomery County Department of Police have charged a 17-year-old male juvenile for the June 13 and the March 1 racially-themed vandalisms that occurred to Walt Whitman High School.  Officers have also charged Jake Foster Hoffman, age 18, of the 8700 block of Grant Street in Bethesda, and an additional 17-year-old male with conspiracy to commit the June 13 vandalism.  All the suspects are residents of Montgomery County.

On Saturday, June 13, at approximately 9:32 a.m., a 2nd District officer who was on patrol was flagged down by a resident who reported that racially-themed words and a racially-themed image had been spray-painted on property belonging to Walt Whitman High School located at 7100 Whittier Boulevard in Bethesda.

Upon checking the school, the officer located a utility shed near the front entrance of the school.  The officers observed that a noose along with a racial slur had been spray-painted on the shed.  The officer also observed a racial slur spray-painted on the pavement in front of the storage shed.

On Sunday, June 14, one of the juvenile male suspects and Hoffman (who were both accompanied by a parent) walked into the 2nd District station to speak with officers regarding the June 13 vandalism at the school.

During a police interview, the juvenile male took full responsibility for the June 13 vandalism and stated that he committed this racially-themed vandalism because he thought it would be fun to have something make the news given the current events occurring in the United States. This juvenile and Hoffman stated that they felt regret soon after the vandalism and that they wanted to turn themselves in.

During the investigation, officers identified a second male juvenile suspect in the June 13 vandalism.  Subsequent police interviews with the three suspects determined that the second juvenile male suggested to the first juvenile male suspect that if he wanted to commit a racially-themed vandalism to the school that he should do it to the front of the school.  Hoffman stated that he told the first juvenile male that he should vandalize the utility shed instead of the front of the school.

Second District officers have been investigating a similar racially-themed vandalism that occurred to the high school on March 1.   Officers determined that the language used, and the drawings made in both vandalisms were similar.  During a subsequent police interview regarding the June 13 vandalism, the first juvenile suspect admitted to committing the March 1 vandalism as well.

The first 17-year-old male was charged as a juvenile with two counts of destruction of property and released to the custody of his parent.

The second 17-year-old male was charged as a juvenile with conspiracy to commit destruction of property.  He was released to the custody of a parent.

Hoffman was charged via District Court Summons with conspiracy to commit destruction of property.

**Note: the names of juveniles and photographs will not be released because they are juveniles.  A photograph of Hoffman is not available because he was charged via District Court Summons**

(LOCATED) Silver Alert Issued for Missing Olney Man

Albert Darryl Williams

Update: June 13, 2020 – Darryl Williams has been located safe and unharmed.  The Silver Alert has been canceled. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Olney man.  A Silver Alert has been activated for 79-year-old Albert Darryl Williams.  Mr. Williams is showing signs of dementia

Mr. Williams was last seen at approximately 3:30 p.m. yesterday (Friday, June 12) when he left his Georgia Avenue home driving his 2007 blue Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck with Maryland tags: 71T784.

Mr. Williams is 5’ 3” tall and weighs 125 pounds.  He has brown eyes and gray hair.

Police and family are concerned for Mr. Williams’ welfare.

Anyone with information regarding Albert Darryl Williams’ whereabouts or anyone who sees his vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

Concern for Missing Germantown Woman (LOCATED)

Soibah Jalloh

Update: June 17, 2020 – Soibah Jalloh 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 in locating a missing Germantown woman.

Soibah Jalloh, age 32, was last seen by family at approximately 6:30 this morning (Friday, June 12) when she left her Quiet Oak Lane home on foot.

Jalloh is approximately 5′ 6″ in height and weighs approximately 120 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  Jalloh was last seen wearing a black Adidas jacket with white stripes on the sleeves.

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

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

Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Laytonsville Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision that occurred yesterday evening in the Laytonsville area.

On Thursday, June 11, at approximately 6:53 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to Woodfield Road near Deanna Drive for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred.

Preliminary investigation by CRU detectives determined that a 2009 Nissan Versa was traveling north on Woodfield Road near Deanna Drive and a 2018 Audi Q7 was traveling south on Woodfield Road near Deanna Drive.  For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan crossed the double yellow line on Woodfield Road and was struck by the Audi.

The driver of the Nissan, 29-year-old Edvin Agripin Sanchez-Martinez of Kingstead Road in Clarksburg, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Audi, Christopher Thomas Yorro, age 47, of Viridian Terrace in Monrovia was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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

Update: Five Suspects Arrested for Wheaton Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Carlos Andres Orellana, age 21, of the 2200 block of Greenery Lane in Silver Spring, Daniel E. Huezo Landaverde, age 19, of the 12300 block of Bush Drive in Silver Spring, Oscar Effrain Zavala-Urrea, age 19, of the 3400 block of Hampton Hollow Drive in Silver Spring, Romeo Almengor Oxlaj-Lopez, age 20, of the 2300 block of Glenallen Avenue in Silver Spring, and Victor Alfonso Cruz-Orellana, age 21, of the 2700 block of Randolph Road in Silver Spring, for the May 26 homicide of 29-year-old Francisco Anton Medrano-Campos.

On Tuesday, May 26, at approximately 7:07 am, officers from the 4th District were dispatched to a shooting that had just occurred in the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle in Wheaton.  Upon arriving on the scene, officers discovered Medrano-Campos suffering from gunshot wounds.  Lifesaving efforts were taken, but Medrano-Campos succumbed to his injuries on the scene.

During the investigation, detectives identified Orellana, Landaverde, Zavala-Urrea, Oxlaj-Lopez, and Cruz-Orellana as the suspects in Medrano-Campos’ homicide.

Investigators obtained arrest warrants for the suspects charging them with one count each of first-degree murder.

On June 5, the suspects were arrested and are being held without bond.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with additional information regarding Francisco Anton Medrano-Campos’ homicide is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

Carlos Andres Orellana

Daniel E. Huezo Landaverde

Oscar Effrain Zavala-Urrea

Romeo Almengor Oxlaj-Lopez

Victor Alfonso Cruz-Orellana