Germantown Shooting Death Investigated as a Homicide

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division, Homicide Section, are investigating the homicide of an adult male that occurred today in Germantown.

On Saturday, December 16 at 4:36 p.m., the Emergency Call Center (911) received a call from the 12900 block of Falling Water Circle for a male subject shot.  First responders located a deceased male with an apparent gunshot wound.  At this time he is being identified as a resident of that address.

Anyone with information regarding this death is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.  Those tipsters who wish to remain anonymous and eligible for a reward of up to $10,000.00, may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Piney Branch Road Investigated

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Silver Spring.

On Saturday, December 16 at approximately 1:07 a.m., 3rd District officers along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Piney Branch Road at Garland Avenue for the report of a pedestrian involved personal injury collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a grey 2009 Toyota Corolla was traveling north on Piney Branch Road prior to Garland Avenue, when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle struck a pedestrian who was lying on the pavement in the roadway.  It is believed that the pedestrian suffered an injury prior to being struck by the Toyota.  The type and cause of injury remains under investigation.  The 30-year-old male pedestrian was transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced deceased.  The driver and passenger of the Toyota were not injured.

The pedestrian is being identified as Inmar Alejan Garmendez-Escobar, 30 years old, of an unconfirmed address.  The driver is being identified as Noellie Espinal Rosario, 40 years old, of the 1500 block of Overlook Drive in Silver Spring.

This remains an ongoing investigation and detectives are urging anyone with information regarding this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6200.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Concern For District of Columbia Woman

UPDATE:  Natasha Alexander Breyman has returned home and is safe and uninjured.  Police thank the public and media for publicizing this missing person case.    

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking the public for assistance in locating a missing 34-year-old woman.

Natasha Alexander Breyman of the 1600 block of Lamont Street NW in the District of Columbia left a family member’s residence on foot in the 10200 block of Frederick Avenue in Kensington on Friday, December 15 at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Breyman is described as a white female, 5′ 7″ tall, weighing 140 pounds, and has blue eyes and blond hair.  At the time she left the residence, she was under dressed for the weather, wearing a light grey sweater, dark pants, and black boots.  Police and family are concerned for her emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Natasha Breyman is urged to call 301.279.8000.

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Rockville Pedestrian Fatality Investigated

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Wednesday, December 13, in Rockville.

At approximately 11:22 p.m., MCPD officers from the 1st District, Rockville City police officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Rockville Pike and Church Street for the report of a pedestrian involved personal injury collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a silver 2017 Nissan Armada was traveling northbound on Rockville Pike, when for reasons that are still under investigation, struck an adult male pedestrian who was crossing westbound Rockville Pike at Church Street.  The pedestrian was transported to Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the Nissan was not injured.

The pedestrian’s identity will be released once family has been notified.  The driver of the Nissan Armada is being identified as Cupertino Unda, 83 years old, of Country Ridge Drive in Germantown.

This investigation remains ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.

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Concern for Missing Potomac Area Woman

Nancy Dietrich Lux

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Potomac area woman.

Nancy Dietrich Lux, age 44, left her Autumnwood Way residence on Friday, December 8 and did not return home.  Family last had contact with Mrs. Lux on Saturday, December 9, when she left a message on a family member’s telephone.  Family members have not had contact with her since that time.  Family members reported that when Lux left her home she was driving a dark gray 2010 Nissan Altima with Maryland tags: 6CW0960.

Lux is described as a white female, approximately 5’ 9” tall and weighs 140 pounds.  She has long blonde hair and brown eyes.  Lux was last seen wearing a gray jacket over a black sweater, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes.

Mrs. Lux is without her medication and police and family are concerned for her welfare.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nancy Dietrich Lux to call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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