Father Charged with Child Neglect; PCP and Xanax Found in 20-Month-Old Daughter’s System

Jayson Hall

Jayson Hall

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division have charged Jayson Hall, age 38, of the 13600 block of Demetrius Way in Germantown, with child neglect and the reckless endangerment of his 20-month-old daughter after PCP and Xanax were found in the toddler’s system.

On Wednesday, October 19 at approximately 6:47 p.m., detectives were notified by medical personnel at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville that the 20-month-old victim was brought to the hospital in serious condition after becoming unresponsive at home.  Detectives were further told that a blood test completed at the hospital revealed that PCP and Xanax were in the child’s system.

Detectives spoke with the victim’s mother, who stated that she was at work when she received a call from her 13-year-old son stating that the victim was unresponsive.    The mother said that she immediately came home and found that her daughter was not breathing.  The mother called 9-1-1 while a neighbor performed CPR on the victim until Fire and Rescue personnel arrived.   The victim’s father, now identified as Hall, was home during this time.

The mother further stated to detectives that prior to leaving for work, she noticed a bottle of pills sitting on a coffee table.  The mother told investigators that she asked Hall to move the pills to a location where the victim would not have access to them.    The mother said she left the victim in Hall’s care, believing he would move the pill bottle, and went to work.

Hall was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with neglect of a minor, reckless endangerment, and contributing to a condition which rendered the victim in need of supervision.  Hall was released after posting a $10,000 bond.


MCP Detective Observes Police Impersonator While Driving; Suspect Arrested

John Vincent Angelini

John Vincent Angelini

4th District officers from the Montgomery County Police Department have charged John Vincent Angelini, age 51, of the 8300 block of Bear Creek Drive in Baltimore, with impersonating a police officer following a September 28 traffic stop on the Intercounty Connector (ICC) near the Layhill Road exit.

On Wednesday, September 28 at approximately 8:15 p.m., a Montgomery County Police detective was operating an unmarked Montgomery County Police vehicle eastbound on the ICC near Georgia Avenue. The detective observed a Ford Crown Victoria that appeared to be an unmarked police vehicle, traveling alongside him. The driver of the Crown Victoria positioned his vehicle behind the detective’s vehicle and activated a siren. The detective believed that the vehicle behind him was now attempting to pull him over. After activating the siren, the driver of the Crown Victoria abruptly changed lanes and accelerated his vehicle past the detective’s car. The detective activated his vehicle’s emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop on the driver of the Crown Victoria on eastbound ICC near Layhill Road.

After stopping the Crown Victoria, the detective approached the vehicle. On the exterior of the car, the detective observed red and blue grill lights, a push bumper, and multiple antennas. The detective also observed that the interior of the vehicle replicated a police car and contained items that included a center console with radio microphone, emergency lights and switches, a camera affixed to the windshield, siren, Stop Sticks, and flex cuffs. The detective determined that the driver, Angelini, was not a police officer and placed him under arrest.

Angelini was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with one count of impersonating a police officer. He was released after posting a $2,500 bond.

Detectives are asking that anyone who believes that he/she has come into contact with John Vincent Angelini representing himself as a police officer, to contact Detective Wells at 240-773-6370.


Student Charged with Bomb Threat at Montgomery Blair High School

MCPSealBestA Montgomery County Police School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Montgomery Blair High School has charged a student who attends that school with making a false statement regarding a destructive device.

On Tuesday, September 20 at approximately 12:14 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call from a person identifying themselves as a Montgomery Blair school security officer.  The caller stated to ECC personnel that a student told them that there was a bomb in Montgomery Blair High School located at 51 University Boulevard East in Silver Spring.

3rd District officers responded to the school.  Based on the nature of the threat, administrative staff from the school made the determination to evacuate the students from the building.  Police canines were called to assist in searching the building for possible explosive devices.  At approximately 1:48 p.m., the school was determined to be safe and the students re-entered the building.

The Montgomery Blair SRO began investigating the bomb threat and during the investigation, a student made admissions regarding making the call to police reporting the threat.  The SRO charged the student as a juvenile with one count of making a false statement concerning a destructive device, one count of making a threat to explode a destructive device, and one count of threats of bodily harm; disturbing classes and activities.  The student’s parents will retain care and custody of their child.


Update: Silver Spring Fire Investigation: Seventh and Final Victim Identified

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division, with the assistance of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), have now positively identified all of the victims located deceased at the scene of an explosion and fire at apartment buildings located at 8701 and 8703 Arliss Avenue.

On Friday, August 19, investigators positively identified three victims as, Maria Auxiliadorai Castellon-Martinez, age 53, Augusto Jimenez Sr., age 62, and Saul Paniagua, age 65.

On Tuesday, August 23, investigators positively identified two victims as Deibi “David” Samir Lainez Morales, age 8, and Fernando Josue Hernandez Orellana, age 3.

On Thursday, August 25, investigators positively identified one victim as Aseged Mekonen, age 34.

Today, investigators are identifying the final victim as Saeda Ibrahim, age 40.



Suspect Arrested for Indecent Exposure in Montgomery Village

John Stovall

John Stovall

Montgomery County Police Officers from the 6th District have charged John Stovall, age 39, of the 19100 block of Stedwick Drive in Montgomery Village, with indecent exposure after he exposed himself to two 11-year-old girls.

On Wednesday, September 14 at approximately 2:30 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the 19100 block of Stedwick Drive for the report of an indecent exposure that had just occurred.  The victims told police that the suspect, now identified as Stovall, approached them and exposed himself to them as they were walking home from school.  Both victims ran home and reported the incident to a parent.

Officers were given a description of Stovall and found him at his residence.  He was identified by witnesses and arrested.  Stovall was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with two counts of indecent exposure.  Stovall was released after posting a $7,500 bond.