Third District Officers Locate Handgun and Drugs During Traffic Stop

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police-3rd District have arrested and charged Vision Lewis, age 27, of Lockwood Drive in Silver Spring, with crimes to include drug possession, drug distribution, and firearm-related offenses.

On August 16, at approximately 6:00 p.m., 3rd District officers were monitoring the White Oak area of Silver Spring when an officer observed what he believed to be a drug transaction between an individual on foot and a person in a vehicle.  The officer conducted a traffic stop of the SUV believed to be involved in the drug transaction.  The driver was identified as Lewis.

A K9 trained in the detection of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) conducted a scan of the SUV and indicated the presence of CDS.  Officers conducted a search of the inside of the vehicle as a result of the positive K9 scan and located a handgun, cocaine, suspected marijuana, and currency.

It was determined that Lewis is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a prior criminal conviction.

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

Vision Lewis

 

Officers Arrest Suspect Following Traffic Stop in Gaithersburg; Recover Two Handguns

Andre Duvall

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District have arrested and charged Andre Duvall, age 20, of Shady Spring Place in Gaithersburg, with firearm-related offenses following a traffic stop that occurred in Gaithersburg.

On Friday, August 16, at approximately 9:55 p.m., 6th District officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Frederick Road near Shady Grove Road.  The officer identified the driver of the vehicle as Duvall and observed three passengers in the vehicle.   Upon speaking with Duvall, officers immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside Duvall’s vehicle and had him exit his vehicle.  Shortly after exiting his vehicle, Duvall attempted to flee on foot from the officers but was quickly apprehended.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located marijuana and two loaded handguns.  One handgun was loaded with an extended magazine and the other handgun had an obliterated serial number.   It was determined that Duvall is prohibited from possessing firearms and/or ammunition due to prior criminal convictions.  Officers continue to investigate how Duvall came into possession of these handguns.

Duvall was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with firearm-related offenses.  He is currently being held without bond.

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Two loaded handguns recovered from Duvall’s vehicle.

Officers Arrest Two Suspects in Stolen Vehicle; Recover Three Guns

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police-3rd District have arrested and charged Kevin Salisbury, age 33, and Courtney Rucker, age 28, both of Fairfax, Virginia, with crimes to include vehicle theft, firearm-related offenses, and possession of controlled dangerous substances (methamphetamine and heroin).

On August 6, 3rd District officers were monitoring the downtown Silver Spring area when one officer observed a male and female rummaging through a vehicle parked at the 7-Eleven located at 7980 Georgia Avenue.  The officer checked the status of the vehicle’s registration and determined that the car had been reported as stolen from Franklin County, Virginia.  Additional officers responded to the location and the male and female were placed under arrest.  The male presented officers with a fraudulent driver’s license which listed a fake name.  Officers determined that the male’s true identity was Salisbury and that there were six felony warrants for his arrest.  The female was identified as Rucker.

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located three firearms: a loaded revolver, a rifle, and a shotgun, and ammunition.  Methamphetamine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia were also located in the car.

It was determined that both Salisbury and Rucker are prohibited from possessing firearms and/or ammunition due to prior criminal convictions.  The firearms and some property located in the vehicle are believed to be stolen and that part of the investigation is ongoing.

Salisbury and Rucker were transported to the Central Processing Unit and are being held without bond.

Recovered firearm

Recovered firearms

Kevin Salisbury

Courtney Rucker

Weekend Update: Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest of Prohibited Persons

Tracy Jerome Fogle Jr.

Tracy Jerome Fogle Jr

The Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section and Firearms Investigation Unit continue to investigate an arrest that occurred over the weekend where prohibited persons were arrested with a firearm in their possession.

An officer from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District, was on patrol when he made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Westfield Plaza Wheaton.  Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of marijuana and upon identifying the driver, found he had an open warrant.

 

Mustafa Campbell

Mustafa Ali Campbell

During a search of the vehicle, a loaded and chambered Glock 22 was found.  A significant quantity of marijuana was also found in the vehicle.

The driver was identified as Tracy Jerome Fogle Jr, age 30, of Washington DC.

The passengers were identified as Mustafa Ali Campbell, age 20, and Kortez Malik Tresvant, age 21, both from Washington DC.  Tresvant and Campbell were identified as a prohibited persons due to prior felony convictions.

All were arrested and charged appropriately.

Kortez Tresvant

Kortez Malik Tresvant

Commander Yamada of the 4th District stated:

“This traffic stop is just one example of the dangerous nature of policing.  The actions of our vigilant officers have taken yet another gun off the streets of Montgomery County that was in the possession of those who would possibly intend to do harm or commit violent crimes in our communities.”

 

 

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Arrests Made in Rockville Gun Store Burglary; Deceased Suspect Identified

The Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division and the Firearms Investigations Unit, continue to investigate an incident that occurred in the early morning hours in Rockville where an officer responded to a burglary-in-progress at the United Gun Store located in the 5400 block of Randolph Road.

On June 13th, at approximately 2:35 am, the Emergency Communications Center (911) was notified the United Gun Store in Rockville was being burglarized.  The caller provided a lookout for five suspects, described as black males, to the call taker.

An officer from the 1st District responded to the scene, arriving at 2:39 a.m., and encountered a white SUV in front of the store.  As the officer exited his police cruiser, the white SUV accelerated towards the officer and struck the officer’s police cruiser, disabling it.  During the encounter, the officer discharged his service weapon.

The white SUV traveled down Randolph Road approximately a quarter mile where it became disabled.  Four suspects exited the white SUV and fled on foot into the surrounding area.  Additional responding officers encountered the white SUV in the travel lanes of Randolph Road. A fifth suspect was located unresponsive in the vehicle with a gunshot wound.  Officers removed the unresponsive suspect from the vehicle to take life-saving actions that were ineffective.  The suspect was deceased on the scene.

The deceased suspect has been identified as Marquis Weems, age 17, of Anne Arundel County.

The officer involved has been identified as Officer John Gloss, a 20-year veteran, assigned to the Patrol Services Bureau.  Per standard procedure, Officer Gloss has been placed on administrative leave pending review.

Following the established procedure, once Major Crimes detectives complete their investigation of the officer-involved shooting, the findings will be submitted to the Howard County’s State’s Attorney’s Office for review.*

Detectives investigating the case, in cooperation with both the Howard County Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), have now linked the burglary in Rockville to the Fox’s Firearms gun store burglary in Howard County.

Today, detectives are announcing the arrest of the following individuals:

Brandon Allen Jackson, age 17, of Anne Arundel County (charged as an adult – picture not released per our policy)

Terrence Massey, Jr., age 21, of Anne Arundel County (picture below)

Juvenile Suspect, age 15, of Anne Arundel County (charged as a juvenile)

As of this writing, 17 guns have been recovered, with 10 firearms still outstanding from the Rockville burglary incident.  Investigators continue to work with the ATF to develop further information regarding the stolen firearms from both the Montgomery County and Howard County gun store burglaries. Howard County Police are continuing their investigation and anticipate filing similar charges in the near future.

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify additional suspects in this incident.  Anyone with information should contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. 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.

{*An established agreement between the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office stipulates that when an officer-involved shooting involving injury or death occurs in one county, the other county’s State’s Attorney’s Office will review the event.}

Terrence Massey, JR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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