Student Charged with Bomb Threat at Montgomery Blair High School

MCPSealBestA Montgomery County Police School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Montgomery Blair High School has charged a student who attends that school with making a false statement regarding a destructive device.

On Tuesday, September 20 at approximately 12:14 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call from a person identifying themselves as a Montgomery Blair school security officer.  The caller stated to ECC personnel that a student told them that there was a bomb in Montgomery Blair High School located at 51 University Boulevard East in Silver Spring.

3rd District officers responded to the school.  Based on the nature of the threat, administrative staff from the school made the determination to evacuate the students from the building.  Police canines were called to assist in searching the building for possible explosive devices.  At approximately 1:48 p.m., the school was determined to be safe and the students re-entered the building.

The Montgomery Blair SRO began investigating the bomb threat and during the investigation, a student made admissions regarding making the call to police reporting the threat.  The SRO charged the student as a juvenile with one count of making a false statement concerning a destructive device, one count of making a threat to explode a destructive device, and one count of threats of bodily harm; disturbing classes and activities.  The student’s parents will retain care and custody of their child.

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Update: Silver Spring Fire Investigation: Seventh and Final Victim Identified

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division, with the assistance of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), have now positively identified all of the victims located deceased at the scene of an explosion and fire at apartment buildings located at 8701 and 8703 Arliss Avenue.

On Friday, August 19, investigators positively identified three victims as, Maria Auxiliadorai Castellon-Martinez, age 53, Augusto Jimenez Sr., age 62, and Saul Paniagua, age 65.

On Tuesday, August 23, investigators positively identified two victims as Deibi “David” Samir Lainez Morales, age 8, and Fernando Josue Hernandez Orellana, age 3.

On Thursday, August 25, investigators positively identified one victim as Aseged Mekonen, age 34.

Today, investigators are identifying the final victim as Saeda Ibrahim, age 40.

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Suspect Arrested for Indecent Exposure in Montgomery Village

John Stovall

John Stovall

Montgomery County Police Officers from the 6th District have charged John Stovall, age 39, of the 19100 block of Stedwick Drive in Montgomery Village, with indecent exposure after he exposed himself to two 11-year-old girls.

On Wednesday, September 14 at approximately 2:30 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the 19100 block of Stedwick Drive for the report of an indecent exposure that had just occurred.  The victims told police that the suspect, now identified as Stovall, approached them and exposed himself to them as they were walking home from school.  Both victims ran home and reported the incident to a parent.

Officers were given a description of Stovall and found him at his residence.  He was identified by witnesses and arrested.  Stovall was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with two counts of indecent exposure.  Stovall was released after posting a $7,500 bond.

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Theft Suspects; Surveillance Video Released

Suspects in Theft at Sunglass Hut at Macy's

Suspects in Theft at Sunglass Hut at Macy’s

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit continue to investigate the July 15 theft that occurred at the Sunglass Hut at Macy’s located within the Westfield Wheaton mall at 11160 Veirs Mill Road.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On July 15 at approximately 9:25 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the Sunglass Hut at Macy’s for the report of a theft that had just occurred.  The investigation revealed that the two suspects entered the Macy’s department store and went to the Sunglass Hut located inside.   The suspects stole several pairs of sunglasses by concealing them in bags.  The total value of the stolen sunglasses was approximately $1,000.  The suspects were last seen fleeing from the Macy’s department store.

Anyone with information about this theft or these suspects is asked to call the 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5476.  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.

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Surveillance Video of Sunglass Hut at Macy's Theft Suspects

Surveillance Video of Sunglass Hut at Macy’s Theft Suspects

Detectives Investigate Indecent Exposure on Ride On Bus in Rockville Area; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect in Indecent Exposure on Ride On bus

Suspect in Indecent Exposure on Ride On bus

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate an indecent exposure that occurred on a Ride On bus in the Shady Grove area of Rockville.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Wednesday, August 31 at approximately 1:00 p.m., 6th District officers responded to Piccard Drive and Gaither Road in Rockville for the report of an indecent exposure that had just occurred.   The adult female victim told officers that as she was traveling on a Ride On bus, the adult male suspect, who was seated near her, grabbed his groin area over his clothing and then exposed himself to her.  The victim reported the indecent exposure to the bus driver and the bus driver made an unplanned stop at Redland Road and Piccard Drive so that the victim could call police and officers could respond.  The victim reported to officers that both she and the suspect exited the bus after it stopped and that the suspect was last seen on foot in the area of Redland Road and Piccard Drive.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information about this incident is asked to contact the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Surveillance Video of Indecent Exposure Suspect On the Ride On Bus

Surveillance Video of Indecent Exposure Suspect On Ride On Bus