Two Suspects in Germantown Carjacking Arrested in North Carolina

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Kenneth Darnell Davis, age 18, of an unconfirmed address, with carjacking and assault offenses for the September 6th carjacking that occurred in front of a convenience store in Germantown.   Detectives have also charged 16-year-old Kimberly Morales of Montgomery Village as an adult with carjacking and assault offenses related to this incident.

The investigation by detectives determined that on Friday, September 6th, at approximately 1:15 a.m., the adult male victim parked his vehicle in front of the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 19700 Frederick Road.  After parking, the victim left his vehicle unlocked and running while he entered the store to make a purchase.  While standing in line for the registers, the victim observed a male suspect enter the driver’s side of his vehicle and a female suspect enter the rear seat area of his vehicle.   After seeing this, the victim ran outside, opened the passenger door to his vehicle and attempted to remove the suspects.  After being confronted by the victim, the male suspect who was in the driver’s seat of the victim’s car backed the vehicle out the parking space at a high rate of speed.  The victim was struck by the open passenger-side door of his car and thrown to the pavement as the suspect back out of the parking space and fled in the victim’s car from the area.    Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 7-Eleven and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

During the initial investigation, detectives entered the victim’s vehicle into a national law enforcement database as being stolen from Montgomery County.   The next morning (Saturday, September 7th), at approximately 10:06 a.m., MCP detectives were contacted by officers from the Hope Mills Police Department in North Carolina who stated that they had located the carjacked vehicle from Montgomery County at a convenience store in Hope Mills.   The Hope Mills officers further stated that a male and female suspect, now identified as Kenneth Davis and Kimberly Morales, were found in the stolen car and were now in custody.   Further investigation by MCP detectives determined that Davis and Morales were the same suspects who committed the September 6th carjacking in Germantown.

MCP detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Davis charging him with carjacking, first-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit carjacking.  MCP detectives also obtained an arrest warrant for Morales, charging her as an adult with carjacking, first-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit carjacking.  Davis and Morales remain in custody in North Carolina pending extradition to Montgomery County.

**Note a mugshot of Davis is not yet available and a mugshot of Morales will not be released due to her age**

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Suspect Armed with Knife Assaults Store Employee After Committing a Shoplifting in Downtown Silver Spring

Dedric Owens

Montgomery County Department of Police officers from the 3rd District have arrested and charged Dedric Owens, age 21, of the 5700 block of 9th Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., with theft and assault charges after he stole merchandise from a retail store in Downtown Silver Spring.  After the theft, Owens then used a knife to assault a store employee who had confronted him about stealing from the store.

On Thursday, September 5 at approximately 2 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Marshalls store located inside the Ellsworth Place mall at 8661 Colesville Road, for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.   The investigation by officers determined that the suspect entered the Marshalls store and stole property.  As the suspect was attempting to leave the mall, a store loss prevention employee confronted the suspect.  The suspect pulled a knife from the backpack that he was carrying and threatened the employee.  A struggle between the suspect and the store employee then ensued over the knife.  During the struggle, the store employee was cut on the hand.  The suspect fled on foot from the mall after the employee had been cut on the hand. Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the mall and treated the employee at the scene for the cuts that he received to his hand.

Officers who were responding to the Marshalls observed the suspect running southbound on Georgia Avenue at Wayne Avenue.  Officers observed the suspect board a Ride On bus which was stopped in the 8400 block of Georgia Avenue.  Officers boarded the bus, identified the suspect as Owens, and placed him under arrest.

Owens was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, second-degree assault, and theft less than $100.  Owens was ordered to be held without bond.

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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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