Suspect Arrested on Open Warrants; Found to be in Possession of Gun and Drugs

On February 28 and March 25, officers from the 5th District – Special Assignment Team (SAT) arrested Shamauri Scott, age 19, of Crystal Hill Circle in Germantown, on the strength of separate Montgomery County criminal warrants for his arrest.  During the February arrest, Scott was found to be in possession of drugs and ammunition and during the latest arrest, Scott was found to be in possession of drugs and a loaded handgun.

On February 28, 5th District officers arrested Scott on an open warrant for charges to include participation in a criminal gang.  During that arrest, Scott was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana, narcotics, and ammunition.  The drugs were tested and confirmed to be marijuana and narcotics.  5th District officers then obtained a warrant for Scott’s arrest for drug-related charges to include possession of drugs with the intent to distribute them.

On March 25, 5th District officers were attempting to locate Scott and arrest him on the warrant for his arrest when they observed him walking in the area of his residence.  Scott attempted to flee from officers but was arrested.  Officers searched Scott’s book bag and located a loaded handgun, drugs, cash, and a digital scale.

Scott is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to his age and prior criminal convictions.

Scott was transported to the Central Processing Unit on the strength of the open warrant.  Scott was charged with additional drug-related crimes and firearm offenses and is being held on a no-bond status.

5th District Commander Mark Plazinski said of this arrest, “I am so proud of these officers.  In the midst of this pandemic they are still committed to accomplishing the mission of this police department and keeping our residents safe from a dangerous armed felon.  The sad fact is that we arrested this same suspect three weeks ago and he currently has four open felony cases.  Our criminal justice system needs to do better.”

Shamauri Scott

Third District Officers Arrest Suspect for Handgun and Drug Possession in Downtown Silver Spring

Zachary Scott

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police -3rd District have arrested and charged Zachary Scott, age 39, of the 5900 block of Surratts Village Drive in Clinton, with drug and firearm-related offenses.

On Monday, March 23, at approximately 5:59 p.m., 3rd District officers observed drug activity occurring outside a convenience store in the 7900 block of Georgia Avenue.  Officers approached a subject, later identified as Scott, and determined that Scott was in possession of approximately 11 grams of crystal methamphetamine, approximately 19 grams of MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy), marijuana, multiple needles, and a digital scale.

Further investigation determined that Scott was staying at a hotel located on 13th Street in downtown Silver Spring.  Officers obtained a search warrant for Scott’s hotel room and during the search, they located an Interarms .380 handgun.   It was determined that Scott is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to prior criminal convictions.

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

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Interarms .380 handgun located in Scott’s hotel room

MDMA (ecstasy) located on Scott

Crystal methamphetamine located on Scott

Additional drugs located on Scott

 

 

Four Arrested in Downtown Silver Spring for Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Central Business District (CBD) arrested and charged Anastasia M. Colucci, age 28, of the 1900 block of Wheatfield Terrace in Gaithersburg, Carlos Manuel Manzano, age 30, of the 1600 block of Roosevelt Avenue in Hyattsville, Kelyne Patrica Moore, age 29, of the 12100 block of Whippoorwill Lane in North Bethesda, and Jose Luis Ruiz-Rubio, age 40, of the 5800 block of 35th Place in Hyattsville, with drug-related offenses to include possession of crystal methamphetamine.

On Wednesday, January 29 at approximately 11:15 p.m., 3rd District CBD officers were conducting a check of the Cameron Street Garage (Garage 7) located at 8530 Cameron Street in downtown Silver Spring, when they observed four individuals sitting in a parked car.   Officers approached the vehicle, identified Moore as the driver, and detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.   Officers identified the passengers as Manzano, Colucci, and Ruiz-Rubio.  A K9 officer responded to the garage and conducted an outside scan of the vehicle.  The K9 gave a positive indication that there were narcotics in the vehicle.

During a subsequent search of the interior of the vehicle, officers located a small baggie containing marijuana and a loose assortment of prescription medication.  Additionally, officers located a small box inside the car which contained marijuana, cocaine, and four baggies of crystal methamphetamine.

During the investigation, officers determined that the combined weight of the crystal methamphetamine was approximately 37 grams.  The weight of the marijuana was approximately 28 grams, and the weight of the cocaine was less than one gram.  Moore, Manzano, Colucci, and Ruiz-Rubio were arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit.

Colucci was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana greater than 10 grams, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.  She is being held on a $5,000 bond.

Manzano was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana greater than 10 grams, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.  He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Moore was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.  She was released after posting a $5,000 bond

Ruiz-Rubio was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.  He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

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Anastasia M. Colucci

Kelyne Patrica Moore

Jose Luis Ruiz-Rubio

Carlos Manuel Manzano

Montgomery Village Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Handgun After Fleeing on Foot from Police

Devante Offutt

Officers from the 6th District have arrested and charged Devante Offutt, age 24, of the 19300 block of Keymar Way in Montgomery Village, for handgun-related offenses, to include possession of a stolen handgun. These charges are related to Offutt fleeing on foot from officers while police were investigating drug-related activity in Montgomery Village.

At approximately 12:30 yesterday afternoon (Thursday, January 30), 6th District officers observed two males smoking marijuana in the parking lot of the Montgomery Village Center located at 19201 Centerway Road. Officers approached the two males and began talking with them when one of the males suddenly took off running through the shopping center parking lot. Officers observed this male holding his waistband area as he fled. Officers pursued the male and apprehended him. The male was identified as Offutt. Officers located a loaded .380 handgun in Offutt’s waistband.

Through investigation, it was determined that the handgun had been reported as stolen from Anne Arundel County and that Offutt was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous conviction.

Officers located marijuana where Offutt and the second male were standing in the parking lot.

Offutt was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with offenses to include possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and possession of a stolen handgun. Offutt is currently being held without bond.

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Stolen handgun that Offutt was carrying

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