Officers Encounter Suspect Armed with a Gun after Responding to a Disorderly/Noise Complaint

David Leroy Bruce

Yesterday, August 29 at approximately 8:13 p.m., 3rd District officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 3300 block of Parkford Manor Terrace for a disorderly/noise complaint in progress.

Once on scene, responding officers could hear that the volume of the television was set at a very high level. Officers verbally announced their presence toward an open balcony door but got no response. They could see that someone was inside. One of the three officers, all in full uniform, then knocked on the front door and again announced that they were police. When the door slowly opened, a handgun was pointed directly at the officer while the suspect attempted to conceal himself behind the door.

The officers took cover and continued to shout commands to drop the gun. The suspect came out to his balcony and maintained control of the gun for several minutes as officers continued to give clear verbal commands to drop the weapon. Eventually the suspect dropped his gun but officers could not be certain if he would pick it back up or if he had any other weapons on him.

After backup officers arrived, the officers forced entry into the apartment and the suspect followed their commands to leave the apartment and was taken into custody without further incident.

Responding detectives from the Firearms Investigations Unit recovered a handgun loaded with six .32-caliber rounds that the suspect had pointed at the officer. Additional firearms were located and seized. A surveillance camera monitor was observed inside the apartment which could make it possible for the suspect to observe officers approach prior to them knocking on the front door.

David Leroy Bruce, age 59, of the above block address, was charged with one count of first-degree assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime. Bond Information is not yet available.

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Suspect Arrested for Gaithersburg Park Attempted Rape

Jeffrey Michael Uy

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested and charged Jeffrey Michael Uy, age 22, of Tall Pine Lane in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, with the assault and attempted second-degree rape of a 24-year-old female.  Uy committed these offenses yesterday afternoon in a Gaithersburg area park.  Detectives are concerned that Uy may have assaulted additional victims.  Anyone with information regarding Uy or a victim is urged to call the police 24-hour non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

On Monday, August 14 at approximately 10:42 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call for the report of an assault that had just occurred in the area of Great Seneca Stream Valley Park located near Frederick Road and Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg.

The investigation by officers revealed that the victim had been walking her dog on a trail in the park when she was approached by the suspect.  The suspect started to talk to her about her dog and then asked her twice to have sex.  When the victim refused, the suspect then grabbed her by her arms and attempted to restrain her.  The victim freed herself from the suspect’s grasp and fled on foot into the park with the suspect chasing her.  Once the victim determined that the suspect was no longer behind her, she immediately called 9-1-1.

6th District officers responded to the park and as they spoke to the victim, she observed the suspect walking on a nearby trail and pointed him out to the officers.  Officers stopped the suspect and identified him as Uy.

During a police interview, Uy admitted to grabbing the victim and stated to investigators that he intended to have sex with her. Uy further told detectives that he went to the park for the specific purposes of finding someone with whom to engage in sexual intercourse.  Uy further said that he did not care if the victim refused his requests and that he was going to have intercourse with her regardless.

Uy was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with one count of attempted second-degree rape and one count of second-degree assault.  He was ordered to be held without bond.

Montgomery County Police offer the following safety tips when recreating in the parks:

  • Notify family and/or friends of your plans – where you will be and what time that you expect to return.
  • Know the name and location of the park/facility that you are using
  • Always carry a cell phone with you and ensure that it is fully charged
  • Should you need emergency services, knowing your exact location at all times will help rescue personnel locate you quicker
  • Be observant and aware of your surroundings at all times
  • Avoid poorly lit or desolate areas
  • If you feel uncomfortable in someone’s presence, trust your feelings and take measures to distance yourself from him or her


Detectives Investigate Hate-Based Assault in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section are investigating the hate-based assault of an adult male that occurred yesterday afternoon in Rockville.

On Sunday, August 13 at approximately 3:53 p.m., 1st District officers responded to the report of an assault.

The investigation by detectives has revealed that at approximately 2:15 p.m., the victim was walking with his wife on the sidewalk of Rollins Avenue near East Jefferson Street.  The victim stated to detectives that he and his wife were conversing in Arabic and walked past a male standing on the sidewalk.   The victim stated that the suspect made derogatory remarks to the couple regarding Muslims.  The suspect then threatened the victim and assaulted him.  The suspect fled from the area on foot toward Rockville Pike and the victims reported the assault to the police.  The victim suffered minor injuries during the assault and declined medical treatment.  No weapon was used during the assault.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 37 to 43 years old, 5’10” tall, and with a muscular build.  He was wearing a black vest over a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.   Callers may remain anonymous.


Detectives Investigate Rape in Gaithersburg; Composite of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are investigating the early morning July 26 rape of a 26-year-old female that occurred after she exited a restaurant/bar in Gaithersburg.

On Wednesday, July 26, officers were called to investigate the report of a sexual assault.  SVID detectives spoke with the victim, who reported that at approximately 2:30 a.m., she had exited Quincy’s Bar and Grille (616 Quince Orchard Road) in Gaithersburg with a male that she had met in the establishment.  Once outside, the male forced her to a grassy area adjacent to the Quince Orchard Plaza shopping center.  The victim stated that she freed herself from the suspect’s grasp as he was forcing her to the field but he was able to reestablish a hold on her.  The suspect then raped the victim.  After the assault, the suspect fled and the victim drove to her home to report the assault to police.

Detectives are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5′ 3″ tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds.  He was wearing glasses and had facial hair.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect or who may have information about this rape to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.  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.

Composite of Suspect


Detectives Investigate Gunshots Fired Into Residence

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Third District have been investigating a July 17 shooting where gunshots were fired into an occupied home from a moving vehicle.  The Department is releasing video surveillance from the area of the suspect vehicle and are asking anyone with information to call investigators.

On July 17 at approximately 3:25 a.m., MCPD responded to a residence in the 9400 block of Avenel Road in Silver Spring for the report of a possible shooting that had just occurred.  The residents of the home reported to police that they were awakened by the sounds of possible gunshots.  Officers located numerous spent rounds that had traveled from the outside into the home and also found numerous shell casings in the roadway in front of the home. Area video surveillance captured the suspect vehicle at approximately 3:18 am (note that the time on the actual video is not correct).  No one was injured during this assault.

Anyone with information regarding this assault is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  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 them that leads to an arrest in this case.


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