Police Investigate Assault Following Traffic Altercation in Germantown; Surveillance Photographs of Suspect Released

Suspect in Germantown assault

Fifth District officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police continue to investigate the March 18 assault that occurred inside a Germantown grocery store.  Investigators believe that this assault may have been as a result of a traffic altercation that occurred earlier in the store’s parking lot.   Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On Monday, March 18 at approximately 6:16 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Shoppers grocery store located at 18066 Mateny Road for the report of an assault that had just occurred inside the store.

The 21-year-old male victim stated to officers that he was operating his vehicle in the parking lot of the Shoppers grocery store when he was involved in a traffic altercation with the female driver of a gold Lincoln MKZ.   The victim stated that after the altercation, he parked his vehicle and entered the Shoppers grocery store. After shopping, the victim was preparing to leave the checkout area inside the store when he was confronted by the male suspect.  The suspect referred to the prior traffic altercation that had occurred, assaulted the victim and then fled the store.  Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the Shoppers and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Anyone who may have information regarding the gold Lincoln MKZ or this suspect is asked to call 5th District officers at 240-773-6200.  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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Suspect in Germantown assault

Detectives Investigate Shooting Incident in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting incident that occurred early this morning in Germantown.

In the early hours of March 8, at approximately 1:15 a.m., the Montgomery County Department of Police – Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from an adult male victim stating that he had just been confronted by an unknown suspect who fired multiple shots at him from a handgun.  The victim stated he was not injured and the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle.  There was no suspect description provided.

Officers from the 5th District responded to the area of the 12600 block of Wisteria Drive and Laurel Grove Terrace where the victim was located. The victim was unharmed.  Evidence was found and collected on the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates this incident does not appear to be a random event.  The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.  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 and/or an indictment for this crime.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery and Assault as a Hate Crime

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating an armed robbery and assault committed by two suspects who appeared to target the victim based on the victim’s perceived sexual orientation.

On the evening of February 28, at approximately 10:17 pm, the victim was walking in the area of the 900 block of Navahoe Drive in Silver Spring.  Two suspects confronted the victim and demanded the victim’s money and belongings, referring to the victim using a slur referencing the perceived sexual orientation of the victim.  The two suspects proceeded to assault the victim then take the victim’s belongings.  The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.  The victim subsequently received medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspects are both described as black males, wearing black ski masks, blue or black shoes, dark pants and black hooded jackets.

This incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this incident 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 and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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Officers Intervene in Montgomery Village Residence Dog Attack

On February 2, at approximately 8:50 p.m., the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call for an assault at a residence in the 18000 block of Singing Pine Circle in Montgomery Village.

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District, responded to the address.  The preliminary investigation found that two dogs had attacked one adult female who was able to escape the house, but another adult female was still within residence being attacked.  Officers observed the two dogs attacking the woman and were able to gain entry to the residence to effect a rescue, in the process, the two dogs were shot by an officer.  The two dogs succumbed to their injuries.

The two adult females were transported to a local hospital with significant, but non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives from the 6th District Investigative Section are investigating the facts and circumstances of the incident.  It is considered an active and on-going investigation.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Detectives Investigate Death of Rockville Woman

At approximately 7:43 a.m. this morning, the Montgomery County Department of Police – Emergency Communications Center (911), received a request to check the welfare of a Rockville woman who had failed to show up for work.

Units from the 4th District as well as personnel from Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, responded to the 13600 block of Marianna Drive in Rockville to check the woman’s welfare.

Responding officers found the woman deceased at the residence.

The investigation into this woman’s death are still in the preliminary stages.  Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are working to ascertain all the facts and circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.  Updates will be made available as information becomes releasable.

Anyone who may be a witness or has information regarding this incident, is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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