Route 29 Batman

We are saddened by the news that Lenny B. Robinson, otherwise known as “Route 29 Batman,” died yesterday in a collision.

Our officers had the opportunity to meet Robinson in March of 2012, when his Batmobile was stopped on Route 29 in Silver Spring to verify his registration.

It was an interaction that was captured on an officer’s in-car camera. The Department uploaded the video to social media and the video went viral.

The footage depicted a positive and humorous interaction between officers and Robinson. It was evident that the officers and Robinson had a mutual respect for each other and the job that each was trying to accomplish that day. The officers learned that Batman visited children at local hospitals and was on his way to a hospital in Washington, D.C. Robinson was a good sport about the traffic stop and took photos with the officers before he left. Good-old fashioned handshakes and laughter completed the roadside encounter and Robinson was on his way.

Robinson was not much for attention and wanted to remain low-key as news reports of his interaction with MCP hit national and international news.

When we replay the traffic-stop video, we smile and laugh, fondly remembering the day that MCP met a real superhero.

We hope that the Dark Knight’s bright light shines on.



Click video to view.


Concern for Gaithersburg Man


Eric TaibDetectives from the 6th District are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg man.
Eric Stephen Taib, 41 years old, was last seen at his residence on Centerway Road in Gaithersburg.  Prior to leaving the house, he had an argument with family members and threatened to harm himself.
Eric Taib is described as a white male who is 6′ 1″ tall, and weighing 210 pounds.  At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a black shirt and camouflage shorts.  Detectives believe he may be in the Arlington, Virginia area.
Police and family are concerned for his emotional well-being and physical welfare.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Eric Taib is urged to immediately contact the police.  Callers may remain anonymous.

“Dough Raiser” Event to be Held on August 27

logo-special-olympics-1Cici’s Pizza and Montgomery County law enforcement agencies (including MCP and Rockville City Police) are teaming up to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD).

The Rockville location (12111 Rockville Pike) of CiCi’s will be holding a “Dough Raiser” event on Tuesday, August 27.

Officers from Montgomery County Police and Rockville City Police will be at the restaurant and will be helping to sell icons stating that the purchaser supports SOMD.  Purchasers of the icons will then help “cover the cruiser” by placing the icons on police cruisers.

Additionally, Cici’s will donate a percentage of its proceeds for the day to SOMD.

Please come out and help support local law enforcement, Cici’s restaurant, and SOMD!!

Results of Montgomery County Regional Gun Turn-In Event

The organizers of the Montgomery County Regional Gun Turn-In event, held in cooperation with the Maryland Attorney General’s First Annual Statewide Gun Turn-In Day, are pleased to announce the results of today’s effort.

The event was held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at three locations in the County:  the Public Safety Headquarters located at 100 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg, the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg and at the East County Regional Services Center/ MCPD Satellite Facility at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring.

The preliminary numbers for the event are:

Total: 111 guns

69 handguns
27 rifles
15 shotguns
In addition 1 grenade, 11 BB guns, 1 sword, and approximately 10,000 rounds of ammunition were turned in.

Organizers of the event will be making a donation for each gun turned in to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s  R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

The Gun Turn-In event was co-sponsored by the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Gaithersburg Police Department, the Rockville City Police Department, the University of Maryland Shock Trauma, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission and the Victim’s Rights Foundation.