Female Who Used a Credit Card Belonging to Missing Bethesda Man
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a missing Bethesda man. Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of a female who used a credit card belonging to John Patrick Donohoe and are asking for the public’s help in identifying her.
John Patrick Donohoe, age 36, was reported missing on Wednesday, December 14 after he was last seen by family members at his Auburn Avenue home at approximately 10:30 a.m. on December 13. At that time, Donohoe was driving a black, 2011 Chevrolet Equinox with Maryland tag: 2AK8853. Donohoe’s vehicle has not been located.
Detectives have determined that on Thursday, December 22, a female used a credit card that belonged to Donohoe to purchase items at the Beauty Land beauty supply store located at 920 Shoppers Way in Upper Marlboro and at additional retail stores in the Hyattsville area. The female purchased items having a total value of approximately $700. Detectives would like to identify and speak with the female who was seen on the surveillance video using the credit card.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of John Patrick Donohoe or who has knowledge of the female seen in the surveillance video using Donohoe’s credit card is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.
John Patrick Donohoe
The vehicle shown in this photograph is a representation of the Donohoe’s vehicle.
Surveillance Video of Female Who Used Credit Card of Missing Bethesda Man
Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department’s 4th District charged Kabir K. Salami, age 20, of an unconfirmed address, with committing a kidnapping in Wheaton.
On March 29 at approximately 8:06 p.m., officers from the 4th District responded to the area of the 11400 block of Monterrey Drive in Wheaton for the report of a kidnapping that just occurred.
The investigation revealed that at approximately 7:50 p.m., a 6-year-old female was playing in the fenced area of the front yard to her home while her mother was present. A suspect, later identified as Salami, opened a gate and entered the yard. Salami grabbed the 6-year-old victim and attempted to carry her out of the yard. The victim’s mother witnessed Salami grab her daughter and intervened by placing herself between him and the gate. The mother was able to free her daughter from Salami’s grasp. Salami fled from the yard when the victim and her mother ran inside the home to call 9-1-1. Salami came back to that same residence a few minutes later and pounded his fists on the front door to the home before fleeing once again.
Responding officers located Salami in the 11200 block of Viers Mill Road where he was positively identified as the same suspect that grabbed the victim from the front yard on Monterrey Drive. Salami was arrested and during an interview told officers that he came back to the residence to talk to the victim and give her a hug.
Salami was transported the Central Processing Unit and charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of false imprisonment, and one count of second-degree assault. Salami was ordered held without bond.
The Montgomery County Police Department-Special Victims Investigations Division has been investigating allegations regarding an attempted abduction that occurred on Friday, March 11 in Chevy Chase and was reported by two children, ages four-and-a-half and seven. Based on the investigation thus far, there is no credible information that indicates that this incident was an attempted abduction.
Detectives have reinterviewed the children, who are the only known witnesses. At this time, many details remain unconfirmed.
Investigators continue to collect information and continue to follow possible leads.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call detectives at 240-773-5400.
The Department thanks the community for their ongoing assistance with this investigation and encourages residents to call police when suspicious behavior is observed.