Police Foundation Donates Backpacks for “Back to School” Event

Recently, 3rd District Community Services Officer Glenda Joseph and officers from the MCP Community Engagement Division participated in the “Back to School Supply Drive” event held at the Silver Spring Civic Center located at One Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring.  MCP officers distributed approximately 200 backpacks to middle school-aged children.  The backpacks, which contained school supplies such as notebooks, folders, pens, and pencils, were donated by the Montgomery County Police Foundation.

The Montgomery County Police Foundation is a private, non-profit organization comprised of private business owners and residents, whose mission is to support and provide resources to the Montgomery County Police Department.

The Montgomery County Police Foundation assists with one-time purchases of items that are needed by MCP and that are not included in the County’s police budget.  Through the years, the police foundation has provided funding to MCP for training, facilities, and equipment.

We thank the Montgomery County Police Foundation and its partners for their contributions toward public safety.

For further information about the Montgomery County Police Foundation, please visit their web site at: http://www.mcpf-md.org

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3rd District Community Services Officer Glenda Joseph handing out backpacks during the “Back to School Supply Drive” at the Silver Spring Civic Center

 

Officers Encounter Suspect Armed with a Gun after Responding to a Disorderly/Noise Complaint

David Leroy Bruce

Yesterday, August 29 at approximately 8:13 p.m., 3rd District officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 3300 block of Parkford Manor Terrace for a disorderly/noise complaint in progress.

Once on scene, responding officers could hear that the volume of the television was set at a very high level. Officers verbally announced their presence toward an open balcony door but got no response. They could see that someone was inside. One of the three officers, all in full uniform, then knocked on the front door and again announced that they were police. When the door slowly opened, a handgun was pointed directly at the officer while the suspect attempted to conceal himself behind the door.

The officers took cover and continued to shout commands to drop the gun. The suspect came out to his balcony and maintained control of the gun for several minutes as officers continued to give clear verbal commands to drop the weapon. Eventually the suspect dropped his gun but officers could not be certain if he would pick it back up or if he had any other weapons on him.

After backup officers arrived, the officers forced entry into the apartment and the suspect followed their commands to leave the apartment and was taken into custody without further incident.

Responding detectives from the Firearms Investigations Unit recovered a handgun loaded with six .32-caliber rounds that the suspect had pointed at the officer. Additional firearms were located and seized. A surveillance camera monitor was observed inside the apartment which could make it possible for the suspect to observe officers approach prior to them knocking on the front door.

David Leroy Bruce, age 59, of the above block address, was charged with one count of first-degree assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime. Bond Information is not yet available.

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Detectives Seek Help from Public to Identify Commercial Armed Robbery Suspects; Surveillance Photographs Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section are today releasing surveillance photographs of two suspects involved in a commercial armed robbery that occurred on August 8 at approximately 9:45 p.m. at the CVS/Pharmacy located at 9520 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. The public is being asked for assistance in identifying the suspects.

The initial investigation revealed that a male suspect armed with a handgun entered the CVS. With him was another male suspect who served as a lookout while the armed suspect committed the robbery. The store cashier and manager were forced at gunpoint to provide the cash contents of the store’s safe. Both suspects fled in an unknown direction.

The armed suspect is described as a male with fair to medium complexion, wearing a gray baseball cap, a gray scarf which covered the bottom half of his face, black shirt, black pants, and white tennis shoes.

The suspect, who served as a lookout standing by the store’s entrance, is described as a black male with a dark complexion and black dreadlocks/twists, wearing a green construction helmet, a yellow reflective vest, black tee shirt, and tan cargo pants.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects and/or this commercial armed robbery is asked to call robbery detectives at 240-773-5100. 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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armed robber in black

 

armed robber

lookout suspect

lookout suspect

lookout suspect

 

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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