Traffic Collision in Rockville Now Fatal

Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit detectives are investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday afternoon in Rockville. The driver of one of the involved vehicles succumbed last night to injuries she received during the crash.

On Monday, May 21 at approximately 1:36 p.m., 1st District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded for the report of a traffic collision on Randolph Road at Rocking Horse Road.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Honda Civic, driven by Sylvia Jones was making a left turn from westbound Randolph Road onto southbound Rocking Horse Road. The Honda was struck by a 2009 Acura TSX, driven by Giovanni Vigil, age 18, of the 4400 block of Gridley Road in Silver Spring, who had been traveling eastbound on Randolph Road.

Ms. Jones, age 81, of the 3400 block of Island Creek Court in Silver Spring, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries from which she later died.

Vigil and a 16-year-old female passenger, also from Silver Spring, were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Detectives Investigate Peeping Tom Incident in Rockville; Surveillance Photograph Released

suspect who took photographs underneath an adult female’s dress while she shopped inside a department store in Rockville.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 1st 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 Rockville.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On April 26 at approximately 1:45 p.m., the victim was shopping at the Marshalls department store located at 12051 Rockville Pike in Rockville when she was approached by another customer who told her that she had witnessed the suspect using a cell phone to take pictures underneath the victim’s dress.  The victim then confronted the suspect and he fled out of the store.

Anyone who has information about the suspect or this incident is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477). 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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Montgomery County Law Enforcement Agencies and DHHS to Participate in DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day; An Opportunity to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse by Safe Disposal of Unused Opioid Prescriptions

 

On Saturday, April 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., community members can drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs, as Montgomery County once again participates in the Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Understanding the prevalence of opioid overdoses and abuse, this event is a particularly important means for the public to safely dispose of unused and unwanted opioid prescriptions and prevent their life-threatening abuse.

County law enforcement agencies and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse Prevention Office are co-sponsoring the effort. This is a safe, free and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs and is part of a national effort to prevent the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft that continues to occur nationwide.

Drop-off locations will be open to the general public throughout Montgomery County. These locations will accept prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications only. Liquids, illicit drugs, needles, sharps and syringes cannot be accepted as part of this take-back program. Officers will staff collection boxes in the parking lots of the following facilities or in facility lobbies:

  • Bethesda

MCP 2nd District Police Station – 4823 Rugby Avenue

Walt Whitman High School – 7100 Whittier Blvd.

  • Chevy Chase:

Village of Friendship Heights Community Center – 4433 S. Park Avenue

Chevy Chase Village Police Station5906 Connecticut Avenue

  • Gaithersburg:

MCP 6th District Station – 45A West Watkins Mill Rd.

Gaithersburg Police Station – 14 Fulks Corner Avenue

Asbury Methodist Village – Apartment Center Lobby  – 301 Odendhal Ave, Bldg. 405

Senior Living at Kentlands Manor – 217 Booth St., Kentlands

  • Germantown:

MCP 5th District Station – 20000 Aircraft Drive

  • Rockville:

Rockville City Police/Montgomery County Sheriffs – Rockville City Police Station 2 W. Montgomery Avenue (Lobby of Rockville City Police building)

Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack – 7915 Montrose Road

Bender Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Washington – 6125 Montrose Road

  • Silver Spring:

MCP 3rd District Station – 1001 Milestone Drive

Fire Station 1 – 8110 Georgia Avenue

  • Takoma Park:

Takoma Park Police at Takoma Park City Building Lobby – 7500 Maple Avenue

  • Wheaton:

MCP 4th District Station – 2300 Randolph Road                                                             

Residents are encouraged to bring in medications containing controlled substances but will accept any medications brought for disposal. All sites will take pills and medication patches of all kinds. If possible, prescription labels should be removed or personal information should be blacked out; however, pill bottles will still be accepted if the labels are attached. No questions will be asked. This is an opportunity to safely empty out a medicine cabinet of drugs that are no longer needed.

Disposing of prescription drugs through a drug take-back day is the safest option. If it is safe to dispose of a drug by flushing it down a toilet, the drug label or prescription information will indicate that option is an appropriate means of disposal. Otherwise unused drugs should not be poured down a sink or flushed for disposal.

Drugs should not be thrown in the trash unless specific safety precautions for safe disposal are followed. The County’s Division of Solid Waste Services offers these suggestions:

  1. Place unwanted or expired medication into a plastic bag (with a seal) or other empty container with a lid to prevent liquid medications from leaking out.
  2. Mix with kitty litter, coffee grounds or sawdust. (Liquid medications can be solidified using kitty litter or sawdust.)
  3. Seal the bag and/or container.
  4. Crush pills or tablets.
  5. Put the container and/or bag containing the medication into your regular household trash.
  6. Remove the label with the patient’s name from the original medicine vial or bottle.
  7. Place the empty plastic vial or bottle into your blue County recycling bin. Empty aerosol inhalers can also be recycled in recycling bins.

Unused and/or expired medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. According to the DEA, rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

The returned medications on Drug Take-Back day will be incinerated according to federal and state environmental guidelines.

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Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain Retires from the Montgomery County Department of Police to Become Chief of Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division

Montgomery County Department of Police Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain is retiring from the department to accept a new appointment as Chief of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division. He will assume his new law enforcement leadership role on May 7, 2018.

Assistant Chief McSwain joined the department in 1988 and completes 30 years of service, retiring from his current position as the Chief of the Field Services Bureau. That position oversees the Animal Services Division, the District Court Liaison, Public Information Office, Security Services Division, Special Operations Division, the Crisis Support and Response Division, and the Traffic Division.

Prior to becoming Assistant Chief in March of 2013, McSwain had served as a Patrol Sergeant, Community Outreach Unit Supervisor, Investigative Services Bureau Administrative Sergeant, Honor Guard Commander, Montgomery County Law Enforcement Gospel Choir Coordinator, Deputy Commander of the 3rd District, Commander of the 1st District, Director of the Internal Affairs Division, Director of the Special Operations Division, and also served as the Patrol Services Bureau Chief.

“Chief McSwain brings integrity and experience to his new job,” said Chief Tom Manger. “He will ensure that the law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County continue to work together effectively for the benefit of all of our residents. The Commission made a great selection.“

“I am honored to have been chosen by the Commission to serve in the capacity of Police Chief,” said McSwain. “I have always been impressed with the professionalism of the Park Police staff and look forward to leaving one great team to join another.”

Assistant Chief McSwain earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. He later earned a Master of Arts Degree in Administrative Management from Bowie State University. He is a graduate of the 240th Session of F.B.I.’s National Academy, National Executive Institute, and the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

He and his wife Sallye have four young-adult children and reside in Silver Spring.

The men and women of the Montgomery County Department of Police have greatly benefited from Assistant Chief McSwain’s enduring examples of dedication to service, loyalty to staff, and advancement of Department mission. With his new position still in this area, he can continue his esteemed legacy of service to Montgomery County.

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Concern for Missing Child from Silver Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE – 4/5/18, 9:40 pm – Maeva Domche-Nono has been located safe and unharmed.  Thank you to everyone who shared this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help to locate a missing child.

Maeva Domche-Nono, age 11, from the 9700 block of Mt. Pisgah Road in Silver Spring, was last seen today, April 5, at 5:00 a.m. at her residence. She is described as a black female, 5’0” tall, and weighing 100 pounds. She has brown eyes, and black hair which she frequently wears in shoulder-length braids. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, and gray leggings/pants.

 Police and family are concerned for Maeva’s welfare due to her age and because she has not been seen or heard from since she left home early this morning.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Maeva Domche-Nono is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24-7). Callers may remain anonymous.

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