2018 Holiday Alcohol Task Force Concludes

 

We Take it Seriously

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force devoted their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses during this holiday season.  The eight-week task force began on November 14, 2018, and concluded on January 5, 2019.

During this past week’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force (December 31,2018 to January 5, 2019), task force officers arrested 37 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).

During the eight weeks of the task force, task force officers arrested a total of 323 people for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs.

(It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made by MCP officers during this time period is higher).

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 7

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 6

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 5

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 4

2018 Alcohol Holiday Task Force Enforcement – Week 3

2018 Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement – Week 2

MCPD Alcohol Holiday Task Force Begins; Always Choose A Sober Ride

 

The Montgomery County Police Department reminds residents that they can assist in combating alcohol-related crime and collisions throughout the year:

If you plan on drinking, include a sober driver in your plans:

If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.

When you know you’ll be drinking, leave your keys at home or give them to someone else.

If you have been drinking, do not drive—even a short distance. Call a taxi, Uber, phone a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.

If you believe you are observing a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs:

Call 911.  If possible, and without putting yourself in danger, obtain the license plate of the vehicle, the direction of travel of the vehicle, and a description of the vehicle (make, model, color).

If you have information on establishments that are selling alcohol to youth under 21 or over-serving patrons:

If it is occurring at the present time, you can call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

If you believe it is an ongoing issue, you can call Crime Solvers toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous. Please provide as much information as possible.  Tips will be forwarded to the Alcohol Initiatives Section.

You can also call the Keeping it SAFE: Under Twenty-One Alcohol Prevention Coalition at 301-670-7233to report an ongoing issue of an establishment selling alcohol to minors.  Tips will be forwarded to the Alcohol Initiatives Section.

If you have information on an underage drinking party:

If it is occurring at the present time, you can call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

If you have knowledge of a party planned for a future date, you can call the Keeping it SAFE: Under Twenty-One Alcohol Prevention Coalition at 301-670-7233.  You can leave a message and remain anonymous.  You can also call Crime Solvers toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Please provide as much information as possible.  Tips will be forwarded to the Alcohol Initiatives Section.

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Detectives Investigate Auto Theft; Surveillance Photograph of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Centralized Auto Theft Section continue to investigate a December 6 theft of a Ford Escape that occurred in Downtown Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives determined that the adult male victim left his 2009 silver, Ford Escape unlocked and with the engine running in the 8700 block of Flower Avenue while he ran an errand in a nearby bank.  While at the bank, the victim observed the suspect enter the Escape and drive the vehicle from the area.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this stolen 2009 Ford Escape with Maryland license plate 1CC3812, is asked to call the Centralized Auto Theft Section at 240-773-6370.  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.

The Montgomery County Department of Police – Centralized Auto Theft Section has provided information and safety tips to assist residents in lowering their risk of becoming a victim of auto theft and theft from vehicle.  That information can be read here:

Community Reminder: Help Reduce Vehicle-Related Thefts

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Downtown Silver Spring Auto… by on Scribd

Concern for Missing Potomac Man

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing Potomac man.

Ricky Kapoor, age 24, was last in contact with family members on December 29, 2018.  Kapoor was last known to be in the area of Houston, Texas, but may have returned to the Montgomery County area.

Kapoor is described as a white male, 5′ 06” tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last observed driving a 2000 Nissan Xterra, silver in color, displaying Pennsylvania license plate, KFA8832.

Police and family members are concerned for Kapoor’s physical and emotional welfare.
Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Ricky Kapoor is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

 

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Ricky Kapoor by on Scribd

Detectives Investigate Burglary At Darnestown Area School

Detectives from the 1st District are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Butler Montessori School in the Darnestown area on Thursday, December 27.  Today, the Police Department is releasing video surveillance and photographs of the suspect and is asking anyone with information about the suspect to contact investigators.

On Thursday, December 28, officers responded to the Butler Montessori School located at 15951 Germantown Road for the report of a burglary that had occurred earlier at the school.  Investigators have determined that the burglary occurred on December 27 between 10:44 p.m. and 11:23 p.m.  The suspect arrived at the school in a vehicle.  It is believed that he entered the school through an unlocked classroom door and walked throughout the building.  At this time, it appears that the suspect did not steal anything.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this suspect and/or burglary to call them at 240-773-6084.  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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

Detectives Investigate Burg… by on Scribd

Detectives Investigate Burg… by on Scribd

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Note: 1/4/19 – Title changed to more accurately reflect that the location of the school is in the Darnestown area.

Two Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department  of Police – Major Crimes Division, continue to investigate an armed carjacking  that occurred this afternoon in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.

On Monday, December 31, at approximately 3:27 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call reporting an armed carjacking that had just occurred in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.

Responding officers located the victim who reported that two suspects had displayed a handgun and had taken her vehicle.  A lookout was placed for the stolen vehicle along with a description of the two suspects.

At approximately 3:44 p.m., officers responding to the call spotted the stolen vehicle and were able to perform a traffic stop in the area of Columbia Pike and Greencastle Road.  The two suspects were taken into custody without incident.  A replica handgun was retrieved on the scene of the traffic stop.

Suspect information will be released after suspects are charged accordingly.

This is an ongoing investigation.  Detectives are working to confirm additional details.  Updates will be provided as information is confirmed.  Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.

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