Concern For Missing Gaithersburg Man – Silver Alert Initiated

Young Shik Han

Update: October 16, 2017 – Young Shik Han was located in his vehicle by Calvert County Sheriff deputies this morning. He is safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the 6th District are asking the public for assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg man.  Maryland State Police have also issued a Silver Alert for him.

Young Shik Han was with family members at 5:30 p.m. this evening at Seneca Creek State Park located at 11950 Clopper Road in Gaithersburg.  Han stated he needed to use the restroom and entered his vehicle to drive to that part of the park but never returned.  Family members believe that Han may be in the initial stages dementia.

Young Shik Han is described as 69-year-old Asian male.  He is 5′ 6″ tall and weighs 130 pounds.  He has brown eyes and grey hair.  He was last seen wearing a purple shirt, a black jacket, light blue pants, and glasses.

Most importantly, Han is thought to be operating a dark red Honda Pilot with Maryland tags, 6CJ8753.  This vehicle was seen in the area of Addison and Ronald Roads in Capitol Heights at approximately  9:00 p.m. this evening.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Young Shik Han or the dark red Honda Pilot is urged to call 9-1-1.

This photograph is a representation and is not the actual Honda Pilot.


Chief Manger Announces New Acting Assistant Chief and New District Commanders

Chief Manger has announced the following promotion and transfers:

Acting Assistant Chief – Captain Laura Lanham

Chief Manger has announced that effective October 1, Captain Laura Lanham, former Commander of the 4th District, is acting Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau.  Captain Lanham has been nominated by the County Executive to be an Assistant Chief of Police.  Her nomination has been sent to the County Council for confirmation.  The date of the confirmation hearing has not been finalized.

Captain Laura Lanham, Acting Assistant Chief










Fourth District Commander – Captain Marc Yamada

Chief Manger has announced that effective October 15, Captain Marc Yamada, former Director of the Community Engagement Division, will be the Commander of the Fourth District.

Captain Marc Yamada, Commander of the Fourth District











Second District Commander – Captain Paul Liquorie

Chief Manger has announced that effective October 15, Captain Paul Liquorie, former Director of the Special Investigations Division, will be the Commander of the Second District.

Captain David Falcinelli, the current Commander of the Second District, will take the role of Duty Commander.

Captain Paul Liquorie, Commander of the Second District










Please note that the Commanders of the other four police districts will remain in their positions.

Update: Suspect Arrested for Burtonsville Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division have arrested Lloyd Patrick Walters, age 51, of Bradbury Manor Court in Silver Spring, for the Wednesday, September 6 homicide of 63-year-old Todd Mcdonough Pruitt.  Walters has been charged with first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

On September 6 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Walters entered the lobby of the MCPD 3rd District Police Station (located at 1002 Milestone Drive in Silver Spring) suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Officers began to administer first aid and called for Fire & Rescue services to respond to the police station.  Walters stated that he had shot a man in a trailer and provided officers with a description of the area where the trailer was located.  Walters was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Officers immediately responded to the area where Walters said the shooting had occurred and located a recreational vehicle (RV) parked on the property of a residence located in the 14000 block of Old Columbia Pike.  In the RV, officers located a deceased male, identified as Pruitt, with multiple gunshot wounds.  The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy was performed.  The Medical Examiner ruled the manner of death a homicide and the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.

Walters was arrested on the strength of a criminal warrant on Friday, October 6, and was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He is being held without bond.

Detectives have determined that the encounter between Walters and the victim was not a random event.

This homicide remains under investigation and no additional details will be released at this time.  Anyone with information about this shooting and homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.


Lloyd Walters


Chief Manger Receives Keeper of the American Dream Award

On October 5, the National Immigration Forum (N.I.F) presented its Keeper of the American Dream Award to Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department. The N.I.F., founded in 1982, recognizes, “Heroes who embody the spirit of immigrant achievement and the American dream and contribute to the well-being of immigrants in America.”

Chief Manger, along with fellow honoree Chief Art Acevedo of Houston, Texas, head up the forum’s Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force (LEITF). This task force includes police chiefs and sheriffs from all over the United States who are dealing, every day, with public safety in immigrant communities. Chief Manger has influenced well-thought out positions that balance law enforcement’s duty to uphold the rights of all, work with federal partners, earn and maintain the community’s trust, and most of all, keep everyone in the community safe.

Previous award winners include J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., Chairman of the Marriott Corporation, Mr. Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO of Western Union, José Andrés, President/Chef at ThinkFoodGroup, and Ms. Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.

Michael Gonda – Chobani Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Chief Art Acevedo – Houston Police Department, Dr. Jo Anne Lyon – Ambassador, General Superintendent Emerita, The Wesleyan Church, Chief J. Thomas Manger – Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department

Officers Respond to Call for Man with Knife Acting Erratically at Germantown Store; Suspect Arrested

On Sunday, October 1 at approximately 4:31 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from a employee at the Michaels store located at 20902 Frederick Road in Germantown.  The caller stated that a man wearing a costume was acting “strange” in the store.

Officers arrived at the store and was met by the manager, who stated that she had seen a male wearing what she believed to be a dog costume, walking repeatedly in and out of the store; she said he seemed disoriented and possibly had a knife in his possession.

Officers began to attempt to locate the male in the business.  While they were doing so, numerous customers and the manager informed the officers that the male was now in the rear of the store, carrying a knife and causing a disturbance.  Witnesses were able to provide a description of the male and said that he had removed the costume he was previously wearing.

The suspect was found in the back of the store by an officer.  His hand was drawn in a fist and he was holding a fold-out knife.  The officer began to give commands to the male to put the approximately four-inch knife down.  The male did not comply and began advancing on the officer.  The officer drew his firearm and created distance but the male disregarded numerous commands and continued to move closer to the officer.  The suspect then turned down an aisle in the direction of the store exit and in the path of customers.  At that time, a second officer was able to tase the suspect and the suspect, actively fighting, was placed into custody.

The suspect, identified as Ludwin Joel Godoy-Mantar, age 26, of an unconfirmed address, was transported to the hospital by Fire &Rescue personnel for a mental health evaluation.  While in the hospital, he remained in the custody of the Montgomery County Police Department.  Once medically released from the hospital on Tuesday, October 3, Godoy-Mantar was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with crimes to include reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.  Godoy-Mantar is being held without bond.

Ludwin Joel Godoy-Mantar