Suspect Arrested After Early Morning Carjacking in Downtown Silver Spring

Demarco J. Allen

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Demarco J. Allen, age 21, of the 4700 block of Foote Street in Northeast, Washington, D.C., with carjacking and assault-related offenses for a carjacking that occurred early yesterday morning in front of a residence in downtown Siler Spring.

On Monday, March 9 at approximately 3:40 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 1500 block of East Falkland Lane for the report of a carjacking that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that a 58-year-old male was standing outside of his Honda CRV while the car was warming up on East Falkland Lane.  The victim reported that the suspect walked past him and entered the driver’s side of the Honda.  The victim confronted the suspect and the suspect assaulted the victim.  After the assault, the suspect re-entered the victim’s Honda and fled in the stolen car.  The suspect struck a parked car on East Falkland lane as he fled the area in the victim’s stolen vehicle.

A short time later, a 3rd District officer observed the stolen Honda in the 1100 block of Bonifant Street in downtown Silver Spring.   After observing the officer, the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot.  Additional officers who had responded to the area observed the suspect running on Georgia Avenue.  The suspect was eventually arrested in the 8300 block of Georgia Avenue and identified as Allen.

Allen was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with carjacking, robbery, second-degree assault, and motor vehicle theft.  He is being held without bond.


Suspect Arrested for Offenses to Include Possession of Drugs with Intent to Distribute and Attempted Carjacking

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 1st District Special Assignment Team (SAT) have arrested and charged Dante Craven, age 28, of Baltimore, with offenses to include attempted carjacking, theft, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute it, and two counts of second-degree assault of an officer.

On October 1, First District SAT officers were investigating a community complaint when they observed a drug transaction.  One suspect left the area in a vehicle.  An officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle but the driver fled in the vehicle.  The suspect stopped the car a short distance and then fled on foot.

Through investigation, SAT officers identified the suspect as Craven.  Officers determined that Craven was also a suspect in a domestic violence incident that occurred approximately two weeks prior in Germantown.  During that incident, Craven fled from police by jumping from a second story balcony of an apartment.

On October 2, First District SAT officers located Craven in Germantown.  As officers attempted to arrest Craven, he assaulted two police officers and fled on foot.  He attempted to carjack a vehicle to get away.  Craven was arrested with the assistance of a K9.  He was found to be in possession of a knife and appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.

He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.

Commander Darren Francke of the First District stated, “Special Assignment Teams are highly trained officers that work to keep our neighborhoods and businesses safe by disrupting illegal activities that occur outside the sight of uniformed officers. This is a good outcome as Mr. Craven is prevented from endangering our community for the time being and may get more help with his problems. The community should feel safer because of these police professionals.”

Dante Craven

Suspect Arrested at Scene of Attempted Armed Carjacking

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Allan Muhizi, age 18, of Modrad Way in Silver Spring, with attempted armed carjacking, first-degree assault, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

On September 18 at approximately 7:37 p.m., a 67-year-old male was sitting in his vehicle in an office building park lot located at 15245 Shady Grove Road when the suspect (later identified as Muhizi) approached the victim’s vehicle.  Muhizi attempted to open the driver’s door and then produced a handgun.  The victim was able to drive away from Muhizi and call 911.  As the victim attempted to seek assistance from a passerby, the suspect, from a distance, again pointed the gun at the victim.  Officers arrived and began to investigate.  Muhizi fled the scene prior to police arrival.

At approximately 8:15 that evening, a 51-year-old male was repairing a vehicle in a parking lot located at 2400 Research Boulevard when he was approached by Muhizi.  Muhizi pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the keys to the vehicle that the victim had arrived to the parking lot in.  During the encounter, a struggle between the victim and Muhizi ensued and a round was fired from the gun.  No one was injured.  The victim got the gun from Muhizi and asked a woman exiting a building to call 911.  Officers arrived and arrested Muhizi for both crimes.

Muhizi was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.

The gun used in the crimes was recovered.

Allan Muhizi

Two Suspects in Germantown Carjacking Arrested in North Carolina

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Kenneth Darnell Davis, age 18, of an unconfirmed address, with carjacking and assault offenses for the September 6th carjacking that occurred in front of a convenience store in Germantown.   Detectives have also charged 16-year-old Kimberly Morales of Montgomery Village as an adult with carjacking and assault offenses related to this incident.

The investigation by detectives determined that on Friday, September 6th, at approximately 1:15 a.m., the adult male victim parked his vehicle in front of the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 19700 Frederick Road.  After parking, the victim left his vehicle unlocked and running while he entered the store to make a purchase.  While standing in line for the registers, the victim observed a male suspect enter the driver’s side of his vehicle and a female suspect enter the rear seat area of his vehicle.   After seeing this, the victim ran outside, opened the passenger door to his vehicle and attempted to remove the suspects.  After being confronted by the victim, the male suspect who was in the driver’s seat of the victim’s car backed the vehicle out the parking space at a high rate of speed.  The victim was struck by the open passenger-side door of his car and thrown to the pavement as the suspect back out of the parking space and fled in the victim’s car from the area.    Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 7-Eleven and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

During the initial investigation, detectives entered the victim’s vehicle into a national law enforcement database as being stolen from Montgomery County.   The next morning (Saturday, September 7th), at approximately 10:06 a.m., MCP detectives were contacted by officers from the Hope Mills Police Department in North Carolina who stated that they had located the carjacked vehicle from Montgomery County at a convenience store in Hope Mills.   The Hope Mills officers further stated that a male and female suspect, now identified as Kenneth Davis and Kimberly Morales, were found in the stolen car and were now in custody.   Further investigation by MCP detectives determined that Davis and Morales were the same suspects who committed the September 6th carjacking in Germantown.

MCP detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Davis charging him with carjacking, first-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit carjacking.  MCP detectives also obtained an arrest warrant for Morales, charging her as an adult with carjacking, first-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit carjacking.  Davis and Morales remain in custody in North Carolina pending extradition to Montgomery County.

**Note a mugshot of Davis is not yet available and a mugshot of Morales will not be released due to her age**


Suspect Arrested and Charged for Attempted Carjacking in Silver Spring Area

Shaquana Kendricks

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Shaquana Kendricks, age 28, of the 4400 block of Green Rose Lane in Baltimore, for an attempted carjacking that occurred in the Silver Spring area on September 4.

On Wednesday, September 4 at approximately 4:45 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 9500 block of Georgia Avenue for the report of an attempted carjacking that had just occurred.  The investigation by detectives determined that the adult female victim had parked her car in the 9500 block of Georgia Avenue and had exited her vehicle when the suspect approached her.  The suspect demanded the victim’s car keys and then assaulted the victim.  During the assault, the suspect stole the victim’s car keys.   While the assault continued, the victim managed to enter her car and hold the car’s doors shut, which prevented the suspect from entering the vehicle.   Once inside her car, the victim called 9-1-1.   The suspect then fled the area on foot.  Fire and Rescue personnel responded and treated the victim at the scene for her injuries.

Officers who had responded for the attempted carjacking located the suspect at a bus stop on Georgia Avenue at Seminary Road.   Upon seeing the officers, the suspect fled on foot northbound onto Georgia Avenue and into traffic.  Officers pursued the suspect on foot and eventually apprehended her in the 9500 block of Georgia Avenue.  The suspect was subsequently identified as Kendricks.

Kendricks was arrested and transported to MCP headquarters where she was interviewed by detectives.  During the police interview, Kendricks made admissions of guilt.   Kendricks was transported to the Central Processing Unit where she was charged with one count of an attempted carjacking.  Kendricks is being held without bond.