Deceased Female Located in Wooded Area in Dickerson; Police Investigating Death as Homicide

Montgomery County Department of Police -Major Crimes Division detectives are investigating the death of a female who was located deceased in a wooded area in the Dickerson area as a homicide.

On Friday, November 29, at approximately 12:21 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a call from a passerby who discovered an individual who he believed was possibly deceased in woods located in the 25700 block of Old Hundred Road.

Officers responded to the area and located the deceased female not far from the roadway; there was an apparent gunshot wound on her body.

The victim was identified as 19-year-old Sara Gutierrez-Villatoro of an unconfirmed address in Washington, D.C.

The victim’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.  The Medical Examiner ruled the manner of death a homicide.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this murder to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime 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 in this case.

Detectives Investigate Domestic-Related Homicide in Montgomery Village

Major Crimes Division detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in a residence in Montgomery Village last night as a domestic-related homicide.

On Thursday, October 24, at approximately 9:58 p.m., 6th District offices responded to a home in the 10200 block of Wild Apple Circle for the report of a shooting.  Officers located two males, identified as Christopher Repp, age 43, and Michael Ewell, age 57, both suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in an upstairs bedroom.  Ewell was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  Repp succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Ewell and Repp are father-in-law and son-in-law, respectively, and both reside in the home on Wild Apple Circle.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Ewell charging him with first-degree murder.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

Update on the Death of Officer Thomas J Bomba

On October 14, 2019, Officer Thomas J. Bomba was found shot on the top level of a parking garage located at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in Silver Spring.  Officer Bomba was transported to the Washington Hospital Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Today, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the District of Columbia has ruled Officer Bomba’s death as the result of a self-inflicted injury.

Officer Bomba was wearing his body-worn camera, but it had not been activated.  We continue to evaluate evidence collected at the scene as part of our commitment to completing a thorough and exhaustive investigation.

The outpouring of support from the community has been greatly appreciated during this trying time.

Memorial service details are not available at this time.  More information regarding memorial services for Officer Thomas J. Bomba will be provided when available.

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Detectives Investigate Death of Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba

The Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division is currently investigating the death of Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba that occurred this morning in Silver Spring.

Today at approximately 8:49 a.m., Officer Thomas J. Bomba of the Montgomery County Police Department’s 3rd District was on routine patrol when he radioed to the dispatcher that he had been flagged down by someone regarding disorderly subjects in the public parking garage located on the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring. There was no additional communication from Officer Bomba. Additional officers responded to the area to assist him with the call.

The first assisting officer located Officer Bomba on the top level of the garage suffering from a  gunshot wound and immediately radioed for additional support to include Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services. Officers attempted lifesaving measures on the scene and Officer Bomba was subsequently transported to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Thomas Bomba, age 38, of Gaithersburg, was a 13-year veteran of the Police Department. He was assigned to the Patrol Services Division in the 3rd District. He is survived by his wife and two children.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.  Detectives urge anyone with information  to 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 suspects.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Update: Suspect Arrested for Germantown Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Kyle Martin Noble, age 27, of an unconfirmed address, with the first-degree murder of 31-year-old Efrain Arias of an unconfirmed address.

The investigation revealed that Arias (the victim) arrived at the Extended Stay America Hotel in a vehicle. Arias was confronted by Noble as he exited the vehicle.  Noble chased Arias into a field adjacent to the parking lot of the hotel where he assaulted him and fled the scene.  A witness located Arias deceased in the field with trauma to his upper body.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has ruled Arias’ manner of death as a homicide.

Yesterday, September 17, Noble was arrested by officers on the strength of a criminal warrant.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and is being held without bond.

Kyle Noble