2016 National Night Out Events – Tuesday, August 2

062016 NNO 2016 logoThe 2016 National Night Out annual observance will take place on Tuesday, August 2. 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 33rd 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 as of 7/24/16:

1st District:

Open to the General Public:

  1. Stoneymill Square shopping center (near the Korean Korner store) – 12207 Veirs Mill Rd.; 7-9 p.m. (This event is held jointly with the 4th District command staff and officers also attending.)

Community Events:

  1. Quince Orchard Knolls Park at 11900 Quince Mill Dr.; 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  2. Twinbrook Baptist Church at 1001 Twinbrook Pkwy.; 6 – 8:30 p.m.
  3. David Scull Community Center at 1251 First St.; 6 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. 6:15 – 8:30 p.m.
  2. Scotland community in Potomac at the intersection of Seven Locks Rd. and Scotland Dr.; approx. 6 – 8 p.m.
  3. Naval Support Activity Bethesda (formerly Navy Med) at 8901 Wisconsin Avenue 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  4. Wyngate Community at North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Dr.; 6 – 9 p.m.
  5. Kensington Fire Department, St. Paul Park at Plyers Mill Rd. and St. Paul St., 5 – 8 p.m.

3rd District:

Open to the General Public:

  1. Briggs Chaney Community Event at East County Regional Services Center at 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd.; 6 – 9 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Forest Estates General Getty Park, 10000 Woodland Ave.; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  2. South Four Corners at South Four Corners Neighborhood Park (renamed) Forest Glen Rd.; 7 – 8 p.m.
  3. McKenney Hills/Carroll Knolls at Kohler Ct.; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  4. West Hillandale Swim Club at 915 Schindler Dr.; 5 – 7 p.m.
  5. Hampshire West Apts. at 1432 Hampshire West Ct. (pool area); 5 – 8 p.m.
  6. Fairland Estates Civic Assoc. at 13000 block of Colefair Dr.; 6 – 8:30 p.m.
  7. Oakview Community at end of Braddock Rd. in the cul-de-sac, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  8. Tanglewood Apartments at 8900 block of Manchester Rd.; 6 – 8 p.m.

4th District:

Open to the General Public:

  1. Olney Community at the Fair Hill Plaza shopping center – 18169 Towncenter Dr. in the area of the Harris Teeter parking lot; 5 to 8 p.m.
  2. Veirs Mill and Randolph Rd. Community at the Stoneymill Square shopping center (near the Korean Korner store) 12207 Veirs Mill Road; 7 to 9 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; 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  2. The Hamptons community near community pool, 19757 Crystal Rock Dr.; 5 – 6:30 p.m.

6th District:

Community Events:

  1. Walnut Hill at Washington Grove Elementary School, 8712 Oakmont St.; 6 – 8 p.m.
  2. Saybrooke at community pool, 702 Saybrooke oaks Blvd.; 6 – 10 p.m.
  3. Brighton Village Apartments at the community pool, 345 west Side Dr.; 6 to 8 p.m.
  4. Kentlands community at the community center grounds, 485 Tschiffely Square; 6 – 10 p.m.
  5. Summit Crest Apartments Club House at 38 N. Summit Dr.; 6 – 8 p.m.
  6. Whetstone Run, Falling River Dr. block party; 6 – 9 p.m.
  7. Cider Mill community pool party at Lost Knife Circle; 6 – 8 p.m.
  8. Washington Grove & HOC, Community Center at 8201 Emory Grove Rd.; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Detectives Investigate Peeping Tom in Germantown

Suspect in Peeping Tom Incident in Germantown

Suspect in Peeping Tom Incident in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 5th District Investigative Section continue to investigate a peeping tom offense that involved a suspect taking photographs underneath an adult female’s dress while she shopped inside a department store in Germantown.

On Wednesday, June 15 at approximately 1:12 p.m., the victim was shopping at the T.J. Maxx department store located at 20906 Frederick Road in Germantown when she noticed the suspect using a cell phone to take pictures underneath her dress.  The victim confronted the suspect and he fled out of the store.  Officers obtained surveillance photographs of the suspect in the T.J. Maxx and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

Anyone who has information about the suspect or this incident is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237. 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.

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Detectives Investigate Undetermined Death at Underage Drinking Party in Derwood

MCPSealBestDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division and officers from the Alcohol Initiatives Section (A.I.S.) are jointly investigating the death of a 25-year-old male who was attending an underage drinking party and later found unresponsive in the home’s swimming pool. No foul play is suspected in the male’s death.  The cause of death remains undetermined pending the results of an autopsy by the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore.

On July 17 at approximately 2:38 a.m., 6th District officers, along with Fire and Rescue personnel, responded to the 5800 block of Winegrove Court for the report of a possible drowning.

The investigation revealed that Diego Padilla, from the 100 block of Spring Street in Gaithersburg, was present at the underage drinking party which was being hosted by two adult brothers who reside at the home. Persons at the party contacted 9-1-1 after Padilla was found unresponsive in the pool.  Padilla was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The hosts of the party initially denied A.I.S. officers entry into the home to conduct the investigation into the underage drinking party.  Officers contacted a relative of the homeowner who responded to the house and allowed officers to gain access to the home.

A.I.S. officers observed several extremely intoxicated people outside of the home and large quantities of alcoholic beverages on the rear deck of the house.  A.I.S. officers charged ten adults (ages 18-20) and one juvenile with possession of alcohol by persons under 21.  A.I.S. officers will continue to investigate the party and charges are pending against the party’s host.

The circumstances surrounding Padilla’s death and issues related to the underage alcohol party remain under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Police Mentor Area Students During 9th Annual Police Adventure Camp

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Campers, counselors, officers from the 1st District, and special guest former Washington Redskin wide receiver Charlie Brown, at today’s graduation for the 9th Annual Police Adventure Camp

The Montgomery County Police Department’s 9th annual Police Adventure Camp concludes today with a graduation ceremony for its 25 campers. The week-long camp, held at Maryvale Elementary School located at 1000 1st Street in Rockville, is a partnership between the Department, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Linkages to Learning program.

The day-camping experience provided the 3rd- through 5th-grade campers with a unique opportunity to better understand the work of police officers, but also allowed the campers to get to know some of the officers in supportive and mentoring roles. The campers received guidance in conflict resolution, team work and good-decision making. They viewed demonstrations by MCPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers, K-9 teams, and Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division Horse-Mounted Patrol.

Baltimore Blast soccer team member Levi Houapeu, also with the World Class Futbol organization, volunteered his time to run soccer drills and games. Former Redskins wide receiver Charlie Brown shared his life experiences, spoke about “Goals for Success” and conducted football drills. The campers also enjoyed field trips to FedEx Field and the Washington Smithsonian National Zoo.

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 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 Giuseppi’s Pizza Plus in Rockville Town Center the Chick-Fil-A in Mid Pike Plaza, the Chipotle in Wintergreen Shopping Center, the McDonald’s at Shady Grove and Crabbs Branch Way, the Subway in College Plaza and the Coughlin Inc. transportation company for their generous donations.

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1st District Commander, Captain Anderson, Deputy Commander, Lt. Dommel, and 1st District Office Service Coordinator, present a Certificate of Graduation to camper Victor Maldonado

1st District Commander Captain Anderson, Deputy Commander Lt. Dommel, and 1st District Office Service Coordinator Tammy Chaney, present a Certificate of Graduation to camper Victor Maldonado

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Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Charlie Brown speaking to the campers at today’s graduation ceremony.

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After Interruption of County’s 9-1-1 Service, County Residents Provided Alternatives if a 9-1-1 Busy Signal is Received

On Sunday, July 10 just after 11 p.m., the County’s 9-1-1 system experienced an interruption of service which caused community members who called the emergency 9-1-1 and non-emergency 301-279-8000 phone lines to receive a busy signal instead of a standard call taker response. The interruption lasted approximately two hours from 11:10 p.m. to 1:09 a.m. During those two hours, alternative plans to receive and dispatch emergency calls were put into operation. Alternative methods to report emergencies were provided to the public through public safety social media and the Alert Montgomery warning system. The County’s 3-1-1 call center was activated early this morning to assist.

Currently, Montgomery County’s 911 and non-emergency 301-279-8000 lines are functioning, but as corrective action is being implemented, there remains a possibility that a caller could receive a busy signal.

In the event of an emergency, any caller who hears a busy signal or is unable to reach a 911 operator, should contact the following:

• Call 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311. Police officers and Fire and Rescue personnel are on duty at the MC311 call center to assist with any emergency calls.

• Or call the closest local fire station or police district station.

Public Safety officials urge all residents and business owners to determine now which Fire and Rescue Station and Police District station are closest in the event of an emergency.

Police Stations:
1st District Rockville Station      240-773-6070
2nd District Bethesda Station    240-773-6700
3rd District Silver Spring            240-773-6800
4th District Wheaton                  240-773-5500
5th District Germantown            240-773-6200
6th District Gaithersburg            240-773-5700

Anyone uncertain as to which police district serves a particular community should see: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/districts/whatsmydistrict.html

Phone numbers for Fire Station Locations are available at:
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcfrs/connect/phone.html

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