Update: Detectives Seek Help from Public to Locate Ethiopian Man Missing from Silver Spring

062416 I. Haile photoUpdate June 24: Mr. Haile was found safe and unharmed in Westminister, Maryland. Police and his family thank all those who assisted in publicizing this missing person case.

Montgomery County Police 3rd District Detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate a senior Ethiopian man who walked away from his residence in the 1900 block of Agate Drive in Silver Spring yesterday, June 23 at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Ingidashet Haile, age 75, has been in the United States for approximately four months. He has been diagnosed with Dementia and he does not drive.

He is described as a black male, 5’9″ tall and weighing 170 pounds. He has graying black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray and blue jacket and gray pants.

Anyone who has information about Mr. Haile’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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UPDATE: Detectives Make an Arrest for Investigation of June 21 Residential Burglaries and Stolen Vehicles

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 4th District Investigative Section have been investigating incidents of two burglaries and two stolen vehicles that occurred on June 21, in the Olney area.

Through the course of the investigation a suspect was developed and located in Washington, D.C. today. Gregory Maurice Holland, age 22, from the 2700 block of 10th Street in NE Washington D.C., is currently being held in Washington, D.C., pending extradition to Montgomery County.

The 2007 Toyota Camry stolen from the Crystal Spring Drive residence, was also located in Washington, D.C.

Yesterday, June 21 at 12:24 p.m., a call came in to the 9-1-1 call center from the 16000 block of Lehigh Drive to report a suspicious person and vehicle in the area. When officers responded they found a vehicle that didn’t belong at a residence in the 16800 block of Excaliber Way. It was later developed that vehicle had been stolen. Responding officers witnessed a suspect exit from the rear of the residence and flee on foot. A perimeter was established but the suspect was not located.

Also on June 21 at 3:00 p.m. a 9-1-1 call came in from the 100 block of Crystal Spring Drive to report a residential burglary. Forced entry was made to the residential garage and a teal 2007 Toyota Camry with Maryland tag 2BZD33 was stolen.

Due to the fact that there have been other residential burglaries in the Olney area, including one in which firearms were stolen, area residents witnessed a large police response on June 21, which included the use of a helicopter and K-9.

It has been determined that Holland was the suspect wanted in seven other residential burglaries that also recently occurred on Fulford Street in Olney, Cashell Road in Rockville, Thornhurst Drive in Olney, Briars Road in Olney, Old Baltimore Road in Olney, and Bloomfield Road in Brookville. This includes the residential burglary where firearms were stolen. He remains under investigation for an attempted burglary on Willow Lane in Rockville.

(A mug shot of Holland is not available because he is currently in custody in D.C.)

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Detectives Investigate Vandalism to Poolesville Middle School; Surveillance Photos Released

Suspects in vandalism to John Poole Middle School

Suspects in vandalism to John Poole Middle School

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section continue to investigate a vandalism that occurred to the John Poole Middle School located at 17014 Tom Fox Avenue in Poolesville.  Today, investigators are releasing photographs of two suspects and a suspect vehicle that was seen in the area and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Monday, May 16, 1st District officers responded to the John Poole Middle School for the report of a vandalism.  The investigation revealed that on May 16 at 7:30 a.m., school employees arrived to the school and discovered that several areas of the exterior of the school building, along with areas on the tennis court had been spray-painted with graffiti and profanity.

Officers checked the school’s surveillance system and observed the two suspects walking from the rear area of the school on Sunday, May 15 at 1:33 a.m.  Officers also saw a black Jeep Wrangler on the surveillance cameras driving on school property at the same time the two suspects are seen at the school.

Anyone with information about this vandalism, the suspects, and/or the black Jeep Wrangler is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.  Callers may remain anonymous.

RLG

Vandalism to John Poole Middle School

Vandalism to John Poole Middle School

Jeep seen on school property at the time of the vandalism

Jeep seen on school property at the time of the vandalism

Detectives Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents in Rockville; Suspect Also Seen in Derwood Area – Photo of Suspect Released

Close-up picture of shirt that detectives believe the suspect is wearing

Close-up picture of shirt that detectives believe the suspect is wearing

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section and detectives from the Rockville City Police Department are asking the public to help identify a suspect who was involved in two indecent exposure incidents in Rockville and seen in the Derwood area on three other occasions.

Incidents on New Mark Esplanade in Rockville:

  • On September 21, 2015 between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m., in the 800 block of New Mark Esplanade, the suspect followed a female resident along the sidewalk and exposed himself.
  • On May 26, 2016 between 4:45 p.m. and 5:13 p.m., in the 100 block of New Mark Esplanade, the suspect sat on a lake side wall and exposed himself while watching a group of young girls.

Suspect seen in the 9000 block of Shady Grove Court in Derwood:

  • On March 30, 2016 at approximately 4:00 p.m., the suspect was loitering and sitting on a curb with his hands in his pants.
  • On March 31, 2016 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the suspect was seen loitering and sitting on a curb with his hands in his pants.
  • On April 1, 2016 at approximately 12:30 p.m., the suspect was again seen loitering and sitting on a curb with his hands in his pants.

Suspect Description:

  • Black Male
  • Described as being in his early to mid 20’s
  • In every incident he is seen wearing a gray T-shirt and black shorts
  • In the 2016 incidents he was seen carrying a gray drawstring backpack

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or who has information about these incidents is asked to contact the following:

  • 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770
  • Detectives with the Rockville City Police Department at 240-314-8938.
  • 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).
Suspect Seen on Shady Grove Ct

Suspect Seen on Shady Grove Ct

Suspect in Indecent Exposure Incident on New Mark Esplanade

Suspect in Indecent Exposure Incident on New Mark Esplanade

Suspect in Indecent Exposure Incident on New Mark Esplanade

Suspect in Indecent Exposure Incident on New Mark Esplanade

 

Detectives Investigate Theft of “Ghost Bike” in Bethesda

Ghost BikeDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating the theft of what is commonly referred to as a Ghost Bike, an all-white bicycle that is left as a memorial at a collision site where a bicyclist was killed as result of being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle.  Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) who committed the theft.

On June 3, 2nd District officers responded to the 6100 block of Massachusetts Avenue for the report of a theft.  The investigation revealed that sometime between May 26 and May 30, an unknown suspect(s) stole the Ghost Bike from the memorial to Timothy Aloysius Holden, the bicyclist who was struck and killed on that roadway on August 28, 2015.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information about this theft to please call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip.  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 for this crime.

RLG