Detectives Conducting Death Investigation Following Forest Glen House Fire

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division and Fire Explosive Investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service are conducting a death investigation following a house fire that occurred early this morning in Forest Glen.

On Thursday, April 18 at approximately 6:36 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a house fire in the 2300 block of Dexter Avenue.

Fire and Rescue Service personnel located an adult male inside the residence suffering from life-threatening injuries.  The male, identified as the resident of the home, Warren Baugh III, age 43, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

At this time, there is no foul play suspected in Baugh III’s death.

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Suspect Arrested in January 2017 Double-Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the double-homicide that occurred on January 10, 2017, at the Westfield Wheaton Mall.  Today, detectives have arrested and charged a suspect in the double-homicide.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at approximately 3:17 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 9-1-1 call for an assault and possible stabbings that had just occurred inside of the Westfield Wheaton Mall located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton. Officers from the 4th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the mall and located Kevin Siloe Moya Cruz and Angel Alfredo Gomez-Pineda on the lower level of the mall suffering from apparent stab wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries and succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

After an extensive investigation, King Yassin Leigh-Conteh, age 19, of the 8700 Block of Colesville Road in Silver Spring, was developed as a suspect in the double-homicide.  A search warrant was executed at his residence and items of evidentiary value were recovered.  Detectives were granted an arrest warrant for Leigh-Conteh, who was arrested today on the strength of the arrest warrant.  Leigh-Conteh is being charged with two counts of 1st Degree Murder.

Leigh-Conteh was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU).  Bond information is currently unavailable.

This remains on ongoing and active investigation.  Detectives ask anyone with additional information regarding the double homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crimes 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 of the suspect. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Continue to Investigate Bethesda Homicide; Photos Released of Victim

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are continuing to investigate the death of a male whose body was found in the 10000 block of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda on February 25, 2019.

The victim has been identified as Francisco De La O De La Cruz, age 25, of an unconfirmed address. Today, detectives are releasing photos of De La Cruz in the hopes that the public may recognize him and contact investigators with additional information.

This investigation remains active and ongoing.  Detectives are urging anyone who has information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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Francisco De La O De La Cruz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bethesda Homicide Victim Identified

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are continuing to investigate the death of a male whose body was found in the 10000 block of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda on February 25, 2019.

Today, the victim has been identified as Francisco De La O De La Cruz, age 25, of an unconfirmed address.

The Montgomery County Department of Police wish to thank all those who provided information that led to the identification of the victim.

This investigation remains active and ongoing.  Detectives are urging anyone who has information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Homicide in Bethesda

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have initiated a homicide investigation into a body found yesterday in the 10000 block of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda.

Yesterday, at around 5:30 p.m., the Montgomery County Department of Police Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call reporting a deceased individual behind the bus stop located on the southbound side of Old Georgetown Road in the 10000 block.  The caller described the body as being covered by a tarp or some type of bag.

Officers from the 2nd District as well as Major Crimes Investigators responded to the scene and discovered the body of an unknown age male.  The decedent was transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for further examination and investigation.  The Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death to be homicide.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division do not believe the homicide occurred at the location where the body was found.  Further details regarding this investigation will be released as more information becomes available.

This homicide is actively being investigated by detectives from the Major Crimes Division.  Detectives urge anyone with information about this incident to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Callers may remain anonymous.

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