Detectives Investigate Assault of Ride On Bus Driver; Photographs Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the March 7 assault and pepper spraying of a Ride On bus driver that occurred in the North Bethesda area.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

The investigation determined that the three suspects boarded the Ride On bus in the area of Nicholson Lane and Nicholson Court in Bethesda.  The driver reported that during the bus ride, the suspects were disorderly and disturbing the other passengers.  The driver asked the suspects to stop but the suspects ignored him and continued being disruptive.  The driver stopped the bus on Westlake Drive near Arizona Circle and told the suspects to exit the bus.  As they exited, one suspect spit on the driver.  The driver exited the bus and was immediately assaulted, and pepper sprayed by one of the suspects.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the bus’ location and transported the driver to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or who has information about this assault is urged to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

RLG

Suspect #1 in Ride On bus driver assault

Rear view of Suspect #1 in Ride On bus driver assault

Rear view of suspect #2 in Ride On bus driver assault

Suspect #2 in Ride On bus driver assault

Update: Wanted Armed Robbery and Assault Suspect Arrested

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section have located and arrested Damien Jared Fox, Jr., age 16, of an unconfirmed address.  Fox was wanted for the shooting of a 17-year-old male that occurred on February 26 in the 13900 block of Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville.  

On Monday, February 26 at approximately 8:50 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike for the report of a 17-year-old male who walked into the fire station and reported that he had been shot.  The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation by detectives determined that the victim, a student at Paint Branch High School had been at the high school, located at 14121 Old Columbia Pike.  At some point in the morning, the victim left the school and went to visit friends who were outside of a residence in the 13900 block of Old Columbia Pike.  Fox, whom the victim knew, was also outside of that residence.  Fox repeatedly demanded the victim’s cell phone but the victim refused.  The victim began walking back to the school when he heard a gunshot and realized that Fox had shot him.  The victim’s friends walked him to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike to seek medical treatment for his gunshot wound.  Fox fled the area prior to police arriving.

On March 1, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Fox charging him as an adult with first-degree assault, attempted armed robbery, and the use of a handgun during a crime of violence.

On March 9, detectives released information to the media and public and asked for help in locating Fox. 

Today (March 12), investigators located Fox at a family member’s home in the 4200 block of Tazewell Terrace in Silver Spring.   Fox was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant and transported to the Central Processing Unit.

Bond information for Fox is not yet available.

**Note: a photo for Fox is not available due to his age**

RLG

Detectives Ask for Public’s Help in Locating Wanted Armed Robbery and Assault Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted suspect: Damien Jared Fox, Jr., age 16, of an unconfirmed address.

Detectives have obtained a warrant for Fox’s arrest for the February 26 shooting of a 17-year-old male victim that occurred in the 13900 block of Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville.  The warrant charges Fox with first-degree assault, armed robbery, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

On Monday, February 26 at approximately 8:50 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike for the report of a 17-year-old male who walked into the fire station and reported that he had been shot.  The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation by detectives determined that the victim, a student at Paint Branch High school had been at the high school, located at 14121 Old Columbia Pike.  At some point in the morning, the victim left the school and went to visit friends who were outside of a residence in the 13900 block of Old Columbia Pike.  Fox, whom the victim knew, was also outside of that residence.  Fox repeatedly demanded the victim’s cell phone, the victim did not give him his phone.  The victim began walking back to the school when he heard a gunshot and realized that Fox had shot him.  The victim’s friends walked him to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike to seek medical treatment for his gunshot wound.  Fox fled the area prior to police arriving.

Damien Jared Fox, Jr. is described as an African American male who is 5’7” tall and weighs 150 pounds.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and braces on his teeth.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Damien Jared Fox Jr. to please call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 or to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

**Note: a photo for Fox is not available due to his age**

Update: Suspect Arrested and Charged for Briggs Chaney Area Pellet Gun Assaults

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit have arrested and charged Tyler Neal18, of the 3800 block of Angleton Court in Burtonsville, for pellet gun assaults that he committed in the Briggs Chaney area.

On Tuesday, January 30, MCPD released video surveillance of the unknown suspect to the media and public.  Investigators received a tip which led to the identification of Tyler Neal as the suspect. Yesterday, detectives arrested Neal at Paint Branch High School, where he is a student.  School administration located a pellet gun in Neal’s backpack. During a police interview, Neal made partial admissions of guilt.  Neal was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with committing the following crimes:

  • January 16 – The front windshield of a vehicle parked in the 13800 block of Castle Boulevard was damaged by pellet gun rounds.
  • January 17 – A 31-year-old man was driving his vehicle on Columbia Pike in the area of Briggs Chaney Road when his front passenger door window was shattered by a pellet gun round.
  • January 23 – Exxon Gas Station located at 3050 Briggs Chaney Road.  A 38-year-old man was shot in the cheek with a pellet gun as he pumped gas.  The victim’s vehicle was also damaged by pellet gun rounds.
  • January 23 – Parking lot of shopping center located in the 13800 block of Outlet Drive.  A 53-year-old man was shot at by a pellet gun.   The victim was not injured.  His vehicle was damaged by pellet gun rounds.
  • January 29 – Parking lot of shopping center located in the 13800 block of Outlet Drive.  A 39-year-old female was shot in the leg with a pellet gun and a 37-year-old female was shot in the upper body.
  • January 29 – In the 14100 block of Aldora Circle.  A 41-year-old male was shot in the arm by pellet gun rounds as he loaded items into his vehicle.  The victim’s vehicle was also struck multiple times by rounds from the pellet gun.

Neal has been charged with first-degree assault, four counts of second-degree assault, dangerous weapon on school property, and four counts of felony malicious destruction of property. Neal is being held at the Montgomery County Detention facility without bail.

 

Tyler Neal

 

 

 

 

Pellet Gun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOH/RLI

 

Detectives Investigate Two Pellet Gun Assaults in the Briggs Chaney area; Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating two reports of people being struck by a projectile from a pellet gun. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Monday, January 29, 3rd District officers responded to the 14100 block of Aldora Circle for the report of an adult male who had been struck by pellets shot at him while he was outside of his home. Approximately six minutes later, officers responded to the 13800 block of Outlet Drive for the report of two adult females who had also been stuck by pellets. The three victims were not injured in these shootings.

Detectives obtained surveillance video from a business also located on Outlet Drive which revealed that the suspect entered the business prior to the Outlet Drive assault.  Detectives believe the January 29 incident is related to a January 23 incident where a victim was also struck by pellets in the 3050 block of Briggs Chaney Road.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6800. 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 crime. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

 

 

 

TOH