Detectives Investigate Shooting Incident in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting incident that occurred early this morning in Germantown.

In the early hours of March 8, at approximately 1:15 a.m., the Montgomery County Department of Police – Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from an adult male victim stating that he had just been confronted by an unknown suspect who fired multiple shots at him from a handgun.  The victim stated he was not injured and the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle.  There was no suspect description provided.

Officers from the 5th District responded to the area of the 12600 block of Wisteria Drive and Laurel Grove Terrace where the victim was located. The victim was unharmed.  Evidence was found and collected on the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates this incident does not appear to be a random event.  The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.  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 and/or an indictment for this crime.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery and Assault as a Hate Crime

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating an armed robbery and assault committed by two suspects who appeared to target the victim based on the victim’s perceived sexual orientation.

On the evening of February 28, at approximately 10:17 pm, the victim was walking in the area of the 900 block of Navahoe Drive in Silver Spring.  Two suspects confronted the victim and demanded the victim’s money and belongings, referring to the victim using a slur referencing the perceived sexual orientation of the victim.  The two suspects proceeded to assault the victim then take the victim’s belongings.  The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.  The victim subsequently received medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspects are both described as black males, wearing black ski masks, blue or black shoes, dark pants and black hooded jackets.

This incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this incident 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 and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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Officers Intervene in Montgomery Village Residence Dog Attack

On February 2, at approximately 8:50 p.m., the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call for an assault at a residence in the 18000 block of Singing Pine Circle in Montgomery Village.

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District, responded to the address.  The preliminary investigation found that two dogs had attacked one adult female who was able to escape the house, but another adult female was still within residence being attacked.  Officers observed the two dogs attacking the woman and were able to gain entry to the residence to effect a rescue, in the process, the two dogs were shot by an officer.  The two dogs succumbed to their injuries.

The two adult females were transported to a local hospital with significant, but non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives from the 6th District Investigative Section are investigating the facts and circumstances of the incident.  It is considered an active and on-going investigation.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Detectives Investigate Death of Rockville Woman

At approximately 7:43 a.m. this morning, the Montgomery County Department of Police – Emergency Communications Center (911), received a request to check the welfare of a Rockville woman who had failed to show up for work.

Units from the 4th District as well as personnel from Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, responded to the 13600 block of Marianna Drive in Rockville to check the woman’s welfare.

Responding officers found the woman deceased at the residence.

The investigation into this woman’s death are still in the preliminary stages.  Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are working to ascertain all the facts and circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.  Updates will be made available as information becomes releasable.

Anyone who may be a witness or has information regarding this incident, is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Two Suspects Charged in Montgomery Village Robbery; Police ask for Public’s Help to Identify Third Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section have arrested and charged Abraham William Assemian, age 19, of the 9500 block of Horizon Run Way in Montgomery Village, and Joshua Aaron Moore, age 19, of the 9300 block of Taverney Terrace in Gaithersburg, for robbery-related offenses for assaulting and stealing property from the 18-year-old male victim in Montgomery Village.  Today, detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the third suspect.

On Wednesday, December 19, at approximately 5:08 p.m., 6th District officers responded to a home on Walkers Choice Road for the report of a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that Assemian and Moore are known to the victim and that they had approached him near his Walkers Choice Road home.  Assemian, Moore, and the victim left the Walkers Choice Road area and were walking on Montgomery Village Avenue near Midcounty Highway when they were joined by the third suspect.  The victim, along with Assemian, Moore, and the third suspect, then entered a drainage tunnel that runs under Midcounty Highway.  Once all four had entered the tunnel, Assemian, Moore, and the third suspect assaulted the victim, stole property from him, and fled.  The victim sustained minor injuries during the assault and robbery.

On December 21, Assemian and Moore were each arrested on the strength of Montgomery County arrest warrants charging them both with robbery, theft: $100 to under $1,500, and second-degree assault.  Assemian and Moore are being held without bond.

Investigators continue to work to identify the third suspect in this robbery.  Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this robbery or who has knowledge of this robbery to contact 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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