Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the January 9 robbery of a 43-year-old female that occurred in Gaithersburg. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the female suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying her.
On January 9, at approximately 9:35 p.m., the victim and suspect were passengers on a Ride On bus and were involved in a verbal dispute while on the bus. The victim exited the bus on Contour Road at Tunstall Drive and the suspect followed the victim off the bus. Once off the bus, the suspect assaulted the victim, stole the victim’s purse, and fled on foot.
Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this robbery is asked to call the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770. 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.
Officers from the 3rd District have arrested and charged Yeyson Alexis Salgado-Umana, age 23, of the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle in Wheaton, for vehicle theft and assault offenses that occurred yesterday afternoon. These charges are related to Salgado-Umana fleeing from 3rd District officers while he was operating a stolen vehicle and then later assaulting officers who pursued him on foot.
Yesterday afternoon (Sunday, January 26), at approximately 2:18, a 3rd District officer who was at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Arliss Street in the Silver Spring area, observed a GMC Yukon that had been recently reported as stolen out of Gaithersburg. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver of the Yukon failed to stop for the officers and fled in the vehicle. Officers pursued the stolen Yukon onto northbound New Hampshire Avenue, then onto Southampton Drive and then onto Beacon Road. While on Beacon Road, the driver of the Yukon struck a marked police vehicle causing the cruiser to become disabled. After the collision, the suspect fled on foot from the Yukon and officers continued to pursue him on foot.
Officers pursued the suspect on foot as he fled to the area of the Northwest Branch Anacostia River bed. Officers caught up with the suspect as he fled along the river bed and attempted to place him under arrest. The suspect assaulted multiple officers as they attempted to take him into custody. Officers eventually placed the suspect under arrest and identified him as Salgado-Umana.
Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area and transported two 3rd District officers to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. They were treated at the hospital and both officers were later released.
Fire and Rescue personnel also transported Salgado-Umana to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Salgado-Umana was subsequently released from the hospital and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with assault-related charges, resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle, and destruction of property. Salgado-Umana is being held without bond.
MCP cruiser damaged during pursuit of stolen GMC Yukon driven by Salgado-Umana
Where Stolen GMC Yukon was left after Salgado-Umana fled from the car on foot.
Detectives from the 4th District are investigating the first-degree assault of a store employee and a theft committed by two female suspects at the Westfield Wheaton Mall. Today, the Police Department is releasing surveillance video of the two suspects and is asking anyone with information about the suspects or this crime to come forward to police.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, 4th District officers were called to the Westfield Wheaton Mall located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road for the report of a theft and assault that had just occurred.
Investigation determined that the two female suspects went to the Smart Fix shop to have a cellular phone screen repaired. When the male employee completed the repair, one of the female suspects asked to see the phone so she could make sure that it worked. The employee gave the suspect the phone and both suspects fled from the business without paying for the service.
The employee ran after the suspects and became involved in an altercation with them. During the altercation, one of the suspects swung a knife at the employee and told him to “back away.” The suspects were last seen running from the mall.
Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530. 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.
During the investigation, the police department released surveillance video of the suspects to the media and public and asked for help in identifying them. Detectives received multiple tips identifying Haynes as one of the suspects.
On November 27, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Haynes charging her with two counts of armed robbery, four counts of second-degree assault, four counts of theft under $1,500, and one count of malicious destruction of property.
On December 19, Haynes was arrested in Fairfax, Virginia, on unrelated charges. Haynes remains in custody in Virginia pending extradition to Montgomery County.
Anyone with information about the remaining unidentified suspect is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Patrol Investigation Unit at 240-773-5476. 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 the arrests of the suspects in this case.
The police department thanks the tipsters who provided the information that led to Haynes’ identification.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting incident that took place last night in Silver Spring.
On Sunday evening, January 5, 2020, at approximately 5:50 pm., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received calls reporting a shooting in the area of 933 Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring. Officers from the 3rd District responded to the area and were able to locate a 15-year old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The juvenile male was transported by Montgomery County Fire/Rescue personnel to a local hospital for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was with a group of males that became involved in a dispute in the area of 933 Ellsworth Drive. According to witnesses, the altercation resulted in shots being fired and the victim being injured. This incident does not appear at this time to be random in nature.
Detectives ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact 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. Callers may remain anonymous.