Detectives Investigate Vandalism to Third District Police Station

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a vandalism to Montgomery County Police Department’s 3rd District Station located at 1002 Milestone Drive in White Oak.

On Monday, July 24 at approximately 10:00 a.m., Montgomery County Police personnel at the 3rd District Station discovered that an exterior window to the police station had been vandalized.  Detectives believe that this vandalism occurred last night (July 23) or prior to and/or over the past weekend.  The vandalism occurred to a room with limited traffic on the lower level of the police station and there were no injuries reported.  Detectives further believe that this vandalism was caused by a projectile from a BB or pellet gun.

Anyone with information regarding this vandalism and/or the suspect(s) is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  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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Vandalism to window at 3rd District Police Station

Vandalism to window at 3rd District Police Station

2017 National Night Out Events

The 2017 National Night Out annual observance will take place on Tuesday, August 1. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is designed to generate neighborhood support and participation in crime prevention efforts and to enhance police and community relations. Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, many communities celebrate with a variety of events to help neighbors get to know one another and to build community spirit. This will be the 34th year of National Night Out observances that demonstrate a community’s commitment to keep their neighborhood free from crime.

The following communities have provided their respective itinerary of events to the Montgomery County Police Department as of 7/20/17:

1st District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Montgomery County Recreation Department Administrative Offices at 4010 Randolph Rd.; 7 – 9 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Rockcrest/Rockland communities outside at 1106 Claggett Dr.; 6:30 – 9 p.m.
  2. Twinbrook Swimming Pool at 13027 Atlantic Ave.; 6 – 9 p.m.
  3. David Scull Community Center/Park at 1133 1st St.; 5 p.m. – no specified end time

2nd District:

Community Events:

  1. Lyttonsville/Rosemary Hills/Rock Creek communities – held at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center at 2450 Lyttonsville Rd.: approx. 6 – 8 p.m.
  2. Scotland community in Potomac at the intersection of Seven Locks Rd. and Scotland Dr.; approx. 6 – 8 p.m.
  3. Wyngate Elementary School at 9300 Wadsworth Dr.; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

3rd District:

Open to the Public:

  1. East County Regional Services Center at 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd.; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Long Branch community at CASA Multicultural Center at 8151 15th Ave., Hyattsville; time TBD
  2. Forest Estates at General Getty Park at 10000 Woodland Dr.; 6 – 8 p.m.
  3. South Four Corners at South Four Corners Park (near the playground), 900 Forest Glen Rd.; 7 – 8 p.m.
  4. McKenney Hills / Carroll Knolls at McKenney Hills Park (end of Brunswick Ave. at park) 2515 Hayden Dr.; 6 – 9 p.m.
  5. Hillandale community at West Hillandale Swim Club at 915 Schindler Dr.; 5 – 7 p.m.
  6. Fairland Estates Civic Assoc.at 13600 block of Colefair Rd.; 5 – 7 p.m.
  7. Tanglewood Apartments Community Room at 9002 Manchester Rd.; 5 – 7 p.m.
  8. Sligo Branview community, location and time TBD

4th District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Olney Community at the Fair Hill Plaza shopping center – 18169 Town Center Dr. in the area of the Harris Teeter parking lot; 5 to 8 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Bel Pre Community at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center 2004 Queensguard Rd.; 5 to 8 p.m.
  2. Northwood-Four Corners Civic Association, 11105 Foxglove Lane; 7 to 9 p.m.

5th District:

Community Events:

  1. Germantown Park near community pool, 18400 Cinnamon Drive; 5 – 7 p.m.
  2. Hamptons community near community pool, 19757 Crystal Rock Dr.; 5 – 7 p.m.
  3. Damascus Gardens near community pool, 9829 Bethesda Church Rd.; 6 – 8 p.m.

6th District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Upper County Community Recreation Center at 8201 Emory Grove Rd.; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Community Events: 

  1. Walnut Hill community at Washington Grove Elementary School, 8712 Oakmont St.; 6 – 8 p.m.
  2. Saybrooke community at the community pool, 702 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd.; 6 – 10 p.m.
  3. Flower Hill community at 8100 Mountain Laurel Ln.; 6 – 9 p.m.
  4. Montgomery Meadows community at the Travis Park playground, 391 Travis Ave.; 5 – 9 p.m.
  5. Quince Orchard Park community, 500 Highland Ridge Ave,; 5 – 9 p.m.

Additional National Night Out events in the County have been coordinated with other area police departments serving Montgomery County.

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Detectives Seek Help to Locate Woman Missing from Gaithersburg

missing person Jeanette Sullivan

Update: Shortly after this release went out, Ms. Sullivan was located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 6th District Investigative Section are asking for assistance from the public to locate a critically missing woman from Gaithersburg.

Sixty-year-old Jeanette Sullivan, who has dementia, is believed to have left home around 11 a.m. today. She was last seen in the area of Strath Haven Drive and Wightman Road in Gaithersburg.

She is described as a white female, 5’3” tall and weighing 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. It is believed that she is wearing a back top, jeans and tennis shoes, and may be carrying a purse.

Anyone who has information regarding Ms. Sullivan’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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Serious Pedestrian Collision in Aspen Hill

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious pedestrian collision that occurred in the Aspen Hill area on Tuesday, July 18.

At approximately 9:23 p.m., Montgomery County officers from the 4th District and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Connecticut Avenue at Georgia Avenue for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation developed that a 2006 Toyota Scion was traveling southbound on Connecticut Avenue when it struck an adult male pedestrian who was crossing the southbound lanes of Connecticut Avenue.

The vehicle driver, Mohamed Farzan Imtiyaz, age 21, of the 12000 block of Goodhill Road in Silver Spring; his passenger, Hunter Anne Zetscher, age 12, of the 3900 block of Bel Pre Road in Silver Spring; and the pedestrian, Trent Jerome Peterson, age 60, of the 1900 block of Rosemary Hills in Silver Spring; were all transported to area hospitals.

The driver and passenger were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The pedestrian remains in treatment for more serious injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of this collision.  Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Montgomery County Police 1st District Holds 10th Annual Police Adventure Camp

2016 Adventure Campers with a K-9 team

Montgomery County Police (MCP) 1st District officers and civilian staff will hold their tenth annual Police Adventure Camp. The week-long camp, held this year from Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, will take place at Maryvale Elementary School located at 1000 1st Street in Rockville.

The camp, serving approximately 35 campers, is a partnership between the police department, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Linkages to Learning program.

The day-camping experience will provide the 3rd- through 5th-grade campers with a unique opportunity to better understand the work of police officers, but also allow the campers to get to know some of the officers in supportive and mentoring roles. The campers will receive guidance in conflict resolution, team work and good-decision making.

Presentations will be provided by the 1st District Traffic Squad, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and members of the MCP Volunteer Section. The campers will also see demonstrations by MCP Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers and K-9 teams.

Camp attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Public Safety Headquarters and the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, as well as spend a day exploring Port Discovery in Baltimore.

Police Adventure Camp teaches young people that they can have a positive impact on their community, that their decisions matter, and that police care about them. During the camp, officers and non-sworn staff try to make a positive difference in the life of each child that attends the camp. The camp concludes with a special graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon.

The first annual Police Adventure Camp was held at Veirs Mill Elementary School in June of 2008. Since then, the camp program has been honored with a Maryland Governor’s Service Award and a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award.

The Police Adventure Camp is a community effort and donations have been crucial to its success. The department would like to thank the McDonalds in Twinbrook, the Chick-fil-A in the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center in Rockville, Branded ’72 in Rockville, the Twinbrook Deli, Giuseppi’s Pizza Plus in Rockville and Jersey Mike’s in the Wintergreen Shopping Center in Rockville, for their generous donations.

NOTE: Members of the media are encouraged to cover this unique camp experience. Excellent coverage opportunities include:
*Monday, June 26, 2 p.m., for the SWAT presentation to the campers
*Wednesday, June 28, 10 a.m., for K-9 demonstrations.
*Friday, June 30 at 3 p.m. for the culminating graduation ceremony.
Please call the Public Information Office, 240-773-5030 (option 4) to coordinate your coverage of the camp.
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