Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Keelan M. Sternklar, age 26, of an unconfirmed address, for committing a third-degree sexual offense and second-degree assault against a five-year-old female on December 15 at the Rockville Memorial Library located at 21 Maryland Avenue.
On Saturday, December 15, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Rockville City Police officers responded to the Rockville Memorial Library for the report of a suspect who had pulled down the victim’s pants and inappropriately touched her while she was in the children’s section of the library.
During the investigation, surveillance photographs of a person of interest were disseminated to law enforcement personnel within Montgomery County and then released to the media and public.
On Thursday, December 20, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a Rockville City Police officer observed a male inside a coffee shop in Rockville (located approximately one block from the Rockville Memorial Library) who looked like the person of interest in this investigation.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., MCP officers arrested the male at a homeless shelter facility located at 16911 Crabbs Branch Way in Derwood and identified him as Sternklar. During an interview with detectives, Sternklar stated that he was in the library during the time that the sexual offense occurred.
Sternklar was transported to the Central Processing Unit for processing. Bond information is not yet available.
Thank you to the Rockville City Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
Note: Currently, the mugshot of Sternklar is available on the Department’s social media. The mugshot will be added to this release at a later time.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) continue to investigate the report of a man inappropriately touching a five-year-old girl at the Rockville Memorial Library.
The incident occurred at the Rockville Memorial Library located at 21 Maryland Avenue on Saturday, December 15, at approximately 6:00 p.m. The suspect approached the child in the children’s section of the library, pulled down the girl’s pants, and touched her inappropriately. The child screamed and went and told her parents, who then called police.
Investigators reviewed library video surveillance and observed a man lingering in and around the children’s section for approximately thirty minutes before this incident occurred. This person is now being considered a person of interest in this case and photographs of him are being released to the public. Investigators would like to talk to this man.
Anyone with information about this crime or information about the male in the photographs is asked to call detectives at 240-773-5448.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Joao B Rodrigues, age 24, of the 8200 block of Amity Circle in Gaithersburg, with the attempted second-degree rape of an adult female that occurred at an apartment complex located at 8010 Gramercy Boulevard.
As part of this investigation, 1st District Special Assignment Team (SAT) officers, in plain clothes, conducted surveillance in the area where the attempted rape occurred in an attempt to locate the suspect. On December 7, SAT officers observed an individual matching the surveillance photographs of the suspect walking in the area of Crabbs Branch Way and Shady Grove Road and watched as he walked into the apartment building located at 8010 Gramercy Boulevard. The male then walked to the bathrooms where the attempted rape had taken place. SAT officers took the person into custody and identified him as Rodrigues.
During a interview with detectives, Rodrigues stated that he had entered the building on previous occasions to use the bathroom. Rodrigues made admissions of guilt during the interview.
Rodrigues was transported to the Central Processing Unit for processing and held without bond.
Joao B Rodrigues
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) continue to investigate the Friday, November 30, attempted rape of an adult female that occurred as the victim was working as a cleaner at an apartment complex in the Derwood area. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.
On November 30, officers from the 1st District responded to an apartment complex located at 8010 Gramercy Boulevard for the report of an attempted rape.
Investigation has determined that the suspect approached the victim in the first-floor hallway where bathrooms are located and stated that the men’s bathroom did not have any paper towels. The victim entered the men’s bathroom to replenish the paper towels and the suspect followed. The suspect grabbed the victim and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim was able to break free from the suspect and police were called.
Video surveillance captured the suspect walking near the bathrooms during the time of the attempted rape.
Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information about this attempted rape is urged to call the Special Victims Investigations Division-Sex Assault Unit at 240-773-5050. 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.
Photograph of Mario Obando-Rodriguez
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section have charged Mario Arturo Obando-Rodriguez, age 33, of the 7400 block of Brenish Drive in Gaithersburg, with three counts of a 4th Degree Sexual Offense and one count of 2nd Degree Assault, related to an incident that occurred on July 3, 2018.
On Tuesday, July 3, Obando-Rodriguez allegedly committed these offenses in his capacity as a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services (MCFRS) employee while providing treatment to an adult female within a MCFRS ambulance en route to a local hospital.
The investigation by detectives determined that Obando-Rodriguez was providing treatment to an adult female when he allegedly touched the victim inappropriately under the pretense of providing medical treatment. Obando-Rodriguez then gave his phone number to the victim.
On November 30, Obando-Rodriguez was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant charging him with one count of a 2nd Degree Assault and three counts of 4th Degree Sexual Offenses. He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and was released on Friday, November 30, after posting a $5000 bond.
Obando-Rodriguez has been with the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services since 2013. At the time of this offense, Obando-Rodriguez was stationed at Fire Station 8 located in Gaithersburg.
Detectives continue to investigate this incident. Anyone who has information regarding Obando-Rodriguez or this incident is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.