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

Detectives Investigate Assault and Attempted Armed Carjacking in Silver Spring Area; Composite of Suspect Released

Composite sketch of suspect who was armed with a handgun and attempted to carjack a vehicle in the Silver Spring area.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police- Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the September 17 assault of a 46-year-old female and the attempted armed carjacking of her vehicle that was committed by two male suspects and occurred in the Silver Spring area.  Today, investigators are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect who was armed with a handgun and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives determined that at approximately 9:00 p.m. on September 17, the victim had just entered her car, which was parked in the 600 block of University Boulevard East, when the two suspects approached her and forcibly entered her vehicle.  One suspect assaulted the victim while the second suspect displayed a handgun.  The suspects stole the victim’s car keys and attempted to flee in the victim’s vehicle while she was still in her car.   The suspects stole property from the victim and fled on foot from her vehicle when they noticed residents approaching the victim’s vehicle.  Both suspects were last seen fleeing in a white Toyota 4-door vehicle which was parked nearby.

The suspect who displayed the gun is described as an approximately 30 to 35-year-old African American male who is approximately 5’ 7” tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. (see composite sketch)

The suspect who assaulted the victim is described as an African American male in his 40s who is approximately 5’ 9” tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds

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).   Tips may also be submitted online.

Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Suspect Charged with Vehicle Theft and First-Degree Assault After Foot Pursuit in Fairland Area Neighborhood

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police- 3rd District have arrested and charged Ahmad Sulaiman, age 22, of North Adams Street in Rockville, with offenses to include vehicle theft and possession of counterfeit United States (US) currency.  Sulaiman was also charged with first-degree assault for attempting to run over a Montgomery County police officer as the officer tried to stop the vehicle (later determined to be stolen) that Sulaiman was driving.

On September 30 at approximately 12:30 a.m., 3rd District officers were dispatched to the 14200 block of Angelton Terrace in the Fairland area for the report from a resident that suspects were checking to see if vehicle doors were locked or unlocked.

The first officer who arrived in the area observed a Jeep Grand Cherokee driving slowly through the neighborhood and noted that the vehicle matched the description of a vehicle possibly involved in thefts from vehicles the previous night.  The officer also observed a Toyota Camry, later determined to be driven by Sulaiman, traveling at a high rate of speed without its headlights illuminated.  The Toyota drove on the sidewalk to avoid the officer’s cruiser.

The second arriving officer observed the Toyota driving on the sidewalk and attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his vehicle lights and siren at the intersection of Angelton Court and Angelton Terrace.  The officer exited his vehicle and was standing at the driver’s side when the Toyota accelerated and drove toward the officer.  The officer quickly moved as close as he could to the rear vehicle door so that he would not be struck.

As the Toyota continued to flee and officers attempted to stop it, the vehicle crashed into a street sign and then a tree; Sulaiman then ran from the vehicle.

A K9 team was called to assist in locating Sulaiman.  The K9 team located him hiding in a resident’s backyard and he was taken into custody.

Sulaiman was found to be in possession of property believed to have been stolen and counterfeit US bills.

The Toyota that Sulaiman was driving was determined to have been stolen recently from a resident in the Fairland area; the owner had not yet realized it had been stolen.  The Jeep involved in this incident was located abandoned in the area and it was determined to have been stolen from Prince George’s County.

Officers spoke to residents and obtained home video surveillance of Sulaiman trying vehicle door handles to determine if they were locked.

Sulaiman was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.

Thank you to the resident who observed the suspicious activity in her neighborhood and called MCP!

Ahmad Sulaiman

Suspect Arrested for Shooting and Attempted Murder in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Allen L. Price Jr, age 41, of Gaithersburg, with the attempted first-degree murder of his 45-year-old wife.

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 the adult female victim in the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers immediately performed life-saving measures on the victim. Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim 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 the victim suffering from a gunshot wound and observed 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.

Price Jr. was also charged with additional handgun-related offenses after it was determined that he was prohibited from possessing a firearm from a previous conviction.

Price Jr. is being held without bond.

Allen L. Price Jr.

Shoplifting Suspect Arrested for Assaulting Police Officer and Possessing Gun at Grocery Store in White Oak

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police-  3rd District have arrested and charged David Granados, age 22, of Silver Spring, with offenses to include possession of a loaded handgun, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (due to prior felony criminal convictions), and second-degree assault for assaulting an officer.

On September 1 at approximately 10:05 p.m., officers responded to the Giant grocery store located at 11221 New Hampshire Avenue in White Oak for the report of a shoplifting suspect in possession of a gun.

Officers spoke to a security employee at the store who stated that he believed the suspect, later identified as Granados, had a gun in his pants waistband.  The security employee stated that he had observed Granados in the store and observed Granados attempting to steal store items by concealing them in his pants.  As the security guard walked over to Granados to confront him, Granados removed the items from his pants and it was at that time that the security employee observed a gun in Granados’ waistband.  The security guard called 911.

The security guard pointed out Granados, who had just made a purchase, and officers stopped him.  Officers did not find a gun on Granados, but while officers spoke with him, a store employee informed them that Granados had left the store for a brief time between the time police were called and officers responded.  Officers searched the area and located a loaded handgun on the ground outside the store.

As officers attempted to place Granados under arrest, he began to fight and physically assault the two responding officers as he attempted to run away.  As the two officers continued to attempt to place Granados under arrest, one of the officers activated his radio’s emergency button to alert other officers that they needed immediate assistance. With the help of additional responding officers, Granados was taken into custody.

Granados was transported to the Central Processing Unit and released on a $2,000 bond.

One officer was treated at a local hospital for injuries he sustained while placing Granados under arrest.

David Granados