Suspects Open Store Credit Card Accounts in Victims’ Names

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Financial Crimes Section are asking for the public’s help to identify three suspects who used information from five different victims to fraudulently open Target store credit cards in the victims’ names.  The suspects opened these accounts in person at the Laurel and Silver Spring Target locations and then used the cards to fraudulently purchase items.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 4, the three suspects used victim information to open a store credit card account at the Target store located at 3343 Corridor Marketplace in Laurel.  At approximately 1:40 p.m. that afternoon, the same suspects opened credit card accounts in the remaining victims’ names at the Target store located at 12000 Cherry Hill Road in Silver Spring.

Detectives continue to investigate how these suspects obtained the information necessary to open these store credit cards in the victims’ names.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects is asked to call the Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330.  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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Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement Results – Week Six

The Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force, comprised of officers from the MCP Alcohol Initiatives Section and patrol officers from the six police districts, as well as officers from the Gaithersburg City Police Department, the Maryland National Capital Park Police (Montgomery County Division), Maryland State Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Takoma Park Police Department, have been devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.  The task force began on November 16 and will continue through January 7, 2017.  Below are some of the results from week six of the Holiday Task Force.

December 21, 2016 – December 24, 2016

  • 27 – Arrests for Driving Under the Influence of  Alchohol and/or drugs (DUI)
  • 4 – Criminal Citations issued to adults for selling alcohol to a minor in a business.
  • During the past 6 weeks of the Alcohol Holiday Task Force, task force officers have arrested 204 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol offices in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made by MCP officers during this time period is higher.

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Detectives Investigate Hate-Based Vandalism to Sligo Creek Elementary School

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a hate-based vandalism to the Sligo Creek Elementary School located at 500 Schuyler Road in Silver Spring.

On Wednesday, December 21 at approximately 2:46 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Sligo Creek Elementary School for the report of a vandalism to the school.  School administrative staff stated to officers that a student reported to them that the words “kill all whites” had been written on the wall of a bathroom stall inside of a boys’ restroom.

Anyone with information about this vandalism and/or the suspect(s) is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  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(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477).

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Detectives Investigate Possible Biased-Based Vandalism in Burtonsville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a possible biased-based vandalism that occurred at a residence in Burtonsville.

On Wednesday, November 30 at approximately 6:25 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a home in the 3000 block of Spencerville Road for the report of a vandalism.  The preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that earlier that morning, the homeowner awoke and discovered that swastikas, the word “racist”, and other derogatory words related to the homeowner’s possible political affiliation, had been spray-painted multiple times on all three of the family cars that had been parked in the driveway.  Detectives believe that the homeowner’s political affiliation may be the motive for this vandalism.

Anyone with information about this vandalism is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  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(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to home

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Maryland Police Agencies’ Online Information

The Police Reform Bill (House Bill 1016) became a law in the State of Maryland on October 1, 2016.  The Police Reform Bill is intended to increase the accountability and the transparency of law enforcement agencies within the State of Maryland.  A portion of The Police Reform Bill requires that a law enforcement agency post its departmental policies, complaint processes, and collective bargaining agreements on the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC) website.

The MPTSC website containing an on-line listing of all the Maryland law enforcement agencies can be found by visiting:  http://mdle.net/agencies.htm

To obtain Montgomery County Police Department information directly, go to the following links:

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