Detectives Investigate Rape in Gaithersburg; Composite of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are investigating the early morning July 26 rape of a 26-year-old female that occurred after she exited a restaurant/bar in Gaithersburg.

On Wednesday, July 26, officers were called to investigate the report of a sexual assault.  SVID detectives spoke with the victim, who reported that at approximately 2:30 a.m., she had exited Quincy’s Bar and Grille (616 Quince Orchard Road) in Gaithersburg with a male that she had met in the establishment.  Once outside, the male forced her to a grassy area adjacent to the Quince Orchard Plaza shopping center.  The victim stated that she freed herself from the suspect’s grasp as he was forcing her to the field but he was able to reestablish a hold on her.  The suspect then raped the victim.  After the assault, the suspect fled and the victim drove to her home to report the assault to police.

Detectives are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5′ 3″ tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds.  He was wearing glasses and had facial hair.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect or who may have information about this rape to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.  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 their line that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

Composite of Suspect

 

Detectives Investigate Gunshots Fired Into Residence

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Third District have been investigating a July 17 shooting where gunshots were fired into an occupied home from a moving vehicle.  The Department is releasing video surveillance from the area of the suspect vehicle and are asking anyone with information to call investigators.

On July 17 at approximately 3:25 a.m., MCPD responded to a residence in the 9400 block of Avenel Road in Silver Spring for the report of a possible shooting that had just occurred.  The residents of the home reported to police that they were awakened by the sounds of possible gunshots.  Officers located numerous spent rounds that had traveled from the outside into the home and also found numerous shell casings in the roadway in front of the home. Area video surveillance captured the suspect vehicle at approximately 3:18 am (note that the time on the actual video is not correct).  No one was injured during this assault.

Anyone with information regarding this assault 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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Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

Detectives Investigate Assault of Ride On Bus Driver; Photographs Released

Suspect who assaulted a Ride On bus driver

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section continue to investigate the July 11 assault of a Ride On bus driver that occurred on a Ride On bus in Rockville.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Tuesday, July 11 at approximately 12:59 a.m., 1st District officers responded to the Shady Grove Metro Station located at 15903 Somerville Drive for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that several passengers, to include the adult male suspect, boarded the Ride On bus at the Shady Grove Metro Station.  After all the passengers had boarded, the adult male victim, drove the bus out of the Shady Grove Metro Station parking lot toward Frederick Road.  Shortly after the bus left the metro station, the suspect and the victim engaged in a verbal altercation.  During the verbal altercation, the victim attempted to call the police.  As the victim was contacting police, the suspect took the phone from him and began assaulting him with the phone.  The suspect continued the assault until the victim stopped the bus in the 15900 block of Frederick Road and opened the doors.  The suspect exited the bus and fled from the area on a bicycle that he had brought with him on the bus.

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

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information about this assault is urged to contact the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.  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).

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Suspect who assaulted a Ride On bus driver

Suspect who assaulted a Ride On bus driver

Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Suspects in Bethesda Area Stabbing

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the June 4 stabbing of a 23-year-old male that occurred in the 8300 block of Thoreau Drive in the Bethesda area.

On Sunday, June 4 at approximately 1:14 a.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Thoreau Drive for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.  Today, investigators are asking that residents who have home surveillance and who live on Thoreau Drive or surrounding streets review their video.  Investigators are asking any residents who observed any suspicious activity or the suspect’s vehicle, a small, silver colored SUV, on their video during the early morning hours of June 4 to contact detectives.

The investigation by detectives has revealed that at approximately 1:00 a.m., the victim was walking westbound on Wilson Lane between Old Georgetown Road and Bradley Boulevard when the two suspects, described as African American males who are possibly in their 20’s, stopped their small, silver colored SUV and offered the victim a ride.  The victim accepted and the two suspects drove him to a residence on Thoreau Drive.  Once the SUV arrived at the home, the victim exited the vehicle and walked toward the house. The victim stated that as he was walking, the two suspects exited the SUV, punched, kicked, and stabbed him multiple times.  The suspects then fled the area in the vehicle.

Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who has information about the suspects or stabbing is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710. 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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Two Suspects Charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder in Forest Glen Area Shooting

Montgomery County Police Department officers have charged Edward Jones, age 28, of Oxon Hill, and Jeremy Smith, age 25, of Upper Marlboro, with attempted second-degree murder and additional offenses associated with a shooting that occurred in the Forest Glen area on Wednesday afternoon.  Detectives do not believe this was a random incident.

On April 26 at approximately 4:19 p.m., 3rd District officers were dispatched to the sound of shots fired in the area of Woodland Drive and Myrtle Road in Forest Glen.  The caller observed three vehicles, to include a gold Cadillac SUV, traveling at a high rate of speed through the neighborhood. Minutes later, officers were dispatched to the sound of shots fired and cars driving away in the area of Belvedere Boulevard.  Officers located three shell casings on Belvedere Boulevard.

Around the time of these calls, an officer who was in a marked cruiser and stopped at a red light on southbound Colesville Road at Dale Drive, observed two vehicles traveling southbound on Colesville Road in the northbound lanes against traffic.  The officer initiated a traffic stop on the two vehicles. Occupants of the two vehicles exited the cars and stated that the driver of one of the cars had just been shot at by a suspect in a Cadillac Escalade.  (No one was struck by any of the bullets).  The officer observed multiple bullet holes in the driver’s area of one of the vehicles.  The occupants were able to provide a description of the shooter.

Residents in the area were able to confirm the suspect vehicle (an Escalade) and the shooter’s physical description (to include his carrying of a back pack).  One resident was able to provide a partial tag for the Escalade.

An officer circulating the area located the gold Escalade and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 8800 block of Colesville Road.  Two occupants, to include the driver who was identified as Smith, were detained by officers.

A resident in the 700 block of Dale Drive flagged down an officer who was driving in the area and stated that he had observed a male running through yards.  Officers located the subject, identified as Jones, hiding to the rear of a home on Dale Drive.  Jones’ book bag was located discarded in the area.  Officers located an amount of marijuana indicative of distribution, a handgun, a digital scale, plastic bags, and an empty gun magazine in the book bag.

Jones and Smith were transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Jones was charged with attempted second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, firearm-related charges, and drug-related charges.  Smith was charged with attempted second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

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Edward Jones

Jeremy Smith