Oxon Hill Man Charged After Assault and Leading Officers on a Pursuit

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District have arrested and charged an Oxon Hill man yesterday after he assaulted officers, committed several thefts, fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, and rammed police vehicles.

On June 21, 2019, around 1:27 pm, officers were dispatched to the KMART located at 14014 Connecticut Avenue for the report of a shoplifter who had stolen several items then fled the scene in a Chevrolet Express van.  A lookout was broadcast for the suspect and the Chevrolet Express van.  A records check of the van came back as reported stolen out of Washington, DC.

Shortly after the first incident, another shoplifting call was dispatched to the CVS located at 12359 Georgia Avenue.  A description of the same suspect was provided, including the fact that he had fled the scene in the same stolen Chevrolet van.  The van was last seen heading southbound on Georgia Avenue.

Around 1:59 pm, plainclothes officers assigned to the 4th District Special Assignment Team (SAT) spotted the stolen van southbound on Georgia Avenue.  The driver matched the description provided in both prior events.

When the stolen van was stopped at the traffic signal of southbound Georgia Avenue at Forest Glen Road, the SAT officers attempted to stop the stolen van and arrest the suspect.  The suspect ignored the commands of the officers and rammed two police vehicles driven by the officers.  The stolen van then proceeded through the intersection striking a Volkswagon GTI then proceeding southbound on Georgia Avenue.  Additional officers assisted the driver of the GTI who was treated by MCFRS on the scene for minor injuries.

The stolen van then proceeded onto the 495 exit ramp going the wrong way then proceeded on eastbound 495 heading towards Prince George’s County.  The stolen van was driving on the right shoulder until it hit a large area of standing water causing the suspect to lose control and swerve into the main lanes of 495 striking a Tesla X just prior to University Boulevard East.  The suspect was taken into custody by officers as he attempted to exit the stolen van and flee on foot.  The driver and passenger of the Tesla X were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect arrested is identified as Alfred J. Reeves, age 48, of the 5100 block of Deal Drive in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Reeves has been charged with 1st Degree Assault (2 counts), 2nd Degree Assault (2 counts), Motor Vehicle Theft, Larceny, Destruction of Property, and several traffic violations.

Mugshot added to release: 6/24/19

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Alfred Reeves

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Detectives Investigate Stabbing in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Photograph of Suspects Released

Suspect #1 is wearing the black jacket over the grey shirt. Suspect #2 is wearing a red shirt.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the May 8 stabbing of a 34-year-old male that occurred on Bonifant Street in Downtown Silver Spring.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Wednesday, May 8 at approximately 5:06 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to Holy Cross Hospital located at 1500 Forest Glen Road in Silver Spring, after hospital personnel contacted the police regarding a stabbing victim who had just been dropped off at the hospital.

The investigation by detectives revealed that at approximately 4:00 a.m., the victim was involved in a confrontation with one of the suspects outside of a commercial establishment in the 900 block of Bonifant Street.  A few minutes later, the victim was approached by the original suspect and the second suspect, one or both of whom were armed with a weapon.  The suspects assaulted the victim and during the assault, the victim was stabbed by one or both suspects.  After the stabbing, the suspects fled the area.   The victim was then driven to the hospital by friends.

The first suspect is described as an African American male who was wearing a black jacket over a grey shirt.  The second suspect is described as an African American male who was wearing a red shirt.

Anyone who has information about the suspects or stabbing 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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Police Intervene in Knife-Wielding Man Incident in Bethesda

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District, responded to the intersection of Rockville Pike and Grosvenor Lane around 6:43 p.m. on May 12, 2019, for several reports of a man in the roadway wielding a knife.

Officers encountered the man who had a blanket wrapped around his head, swinging a knife and approaching motorists at the intersection.  It appeared the man was having a severe, possibly psychotic, episode and was extremely delusional.  Officers evaluated the situation, set up a perimeter and blocked traffic while the encounter unfolded.  Officers attempted to establish a dialogue with the man while maintaining a safe perimeter.

When several attempts to de-escalate the situation waned, the man was tased and taken into custody safely and without injury to both the man and the officers.  The man was taken to a local hospital for evaluation where he revealed to the officers he had a history of mental illness and had taken amphetamines prior to the incident.

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Son Charged with Abuse of 85-Year-Old Father

George McGrath IV

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Unit have charged George McGrath IV, age 55, of the 3000 block of Regina Drive in Silver Spring, with causing abuse to his 85-year-old father.

On Monday, April 15, detectives were contacted by Montgomery County Adult Protective Services (APS) about possible elder abuse that had occurred a week prior.  Investigators responded to a local hospital and met with the victim while he was being treated for injuries.

The investigation by detectives determined that McGrath IV is the primary caretaker for the victim and that several days prior, McGrath IV had assaulted the victim multiple times while the two were in the victim’s home.  During the assault, the victim sustained a head injury and was bleeding.  McGrath IV made no attempt to summon medical aid for the victim.

The investigation further determined that a few days after the assault had occurred, friends who were concerned for the victim had responded to his home to check on him.  The friends stated to detectives that they observed a cut on the victim’s head and that he had extensive bruising about his arms and head.  The victim told the friends that McGrath IV had assaulted him a few days prior.  The victim’s friends immediately took the victim to a local hospital for treatment.  The victim’s friends further reported to detectives that they observed that the interior of the victim’s home was not being maintained and that there was minimal food in the refrigerator.

On Tuesday, April 16, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for McGrath IV, charging him with one count of vulnerable adult abuse of a family member, reckless endangerment, and second-degree assault.  McGrath IV was arrested that same day and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

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Germantown Man Arrested after Officers Intervene in Attempted Murder Incident

Zain Imdad

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested a Germantown man  for Attempted 1st Degree Murder and additional charges related to an incident that occurred on April 15, 2019, in Germantown.

On April 15, the suspect, identified as Zain Imdad, age 28. of Germantown, entered a residence in the 14000 block of Jump Drive in Germantown, where the female adult victim was residing.  The victim had a protective order against Imdad, with whom she had a previous relationship.  Imdad proceeded to take the victim and other family members within the household hostage, threatening them with a handgun.  Imdad was allegedly distraught over the ending of the relationship with the victim, and informed the victim and other family members that he was going to kill everyone if the victim did not reconcile the relationship.  Imdad also told the victim and family that he would kill them if the police showed up and then shoot the police.  One of the family members was able to notify police of the incident via the Emergency Communications Systems (911).

Officers from the 5th District responded and evaluated the situation.  Though facing an armed suspect threatening to kill the victim and family, officers placed themselves in peril by making immediate entry and confronting Imdad, who was now holding the victim with a knife to her throat.  Officers were able to wrestle the weapon away from Imdad, arrest him, and free the victim and her family.

Zain Imdad Equipment

Further investigation found that Imdad had brought a backpack with him to the residence containing a suicide intention note, a black replica handgun, a fixed blade knife, duct tape, five pairs of handcuffs, para-cord, and bottles containing an unknown substance.  Imdad had told the victim and family that we was planning to kill them then drink poison.  The substance in the bottles was removed and being analyzed for their content.

Without the assistance of the family members and the immediate action by the responding officers, the outcomes achieved during this incident could have been very different.

Zain Imdad was charged with the following:

  • Attempted 1st Degree Murder (5 counts)
  • Attempted 2nd Degree Murder (5 counts)
  • 1st Degree Assault (5 counts)
  • 2nd Degree Assault (5 counts)
  • Home Invasion
  • Violation of a Protection Order
  • Reckless Endangerment (5 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Weapon
  • Possession of a Dangerous Weapon w/ Intent to Injure

Detectives are asking that anyone with additional information regarding Zain Imdad, should contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

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