Concerning Social Media Postings Regarding Schools Investigated in Bethesda

On November 8, 2018, social media posts of a concerning nature were made by a former student referencing Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Westland Middle School. The postings were brought to the attention of a school resource officer and the schools’ administrators. As a result, additional security precautions were taken at the schools and an investigation was immediately initiated by the 2nd District Investigative Section. Detectives have made contact with the subject who had posted the concerning comments and conducted a thorough interview. After a complete evaluation of the circumstances, the department has completed its investigation and concluded criminal charges did not apply in this case. Additional intervention efforts, of a non-criminal nature, were initiated by the detectives.

Concern for Missing Silver Spring Area Juvenile

Dulce Salazar

Update: November 10, 2018 – Dulce Salazar has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department -Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Silver Spring area juvenile.

Dulce Salazar, age 14, was last seen by family when she left her Corwin Drive home on foot at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.  Salazar is described as a Hispanic female, 5’02” tall and weighing 154 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.  Salazar was last seen wearing a maroon hoodie with blue or white letters written on it, dark grey sweatpants, and gray Nike tennis shoes.  Salazar may also be carrying a purple backpack.  She is known to frequent the Woodside Skatepark located at 8818 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring and the Takoma Park Skatepark located at 15 Darwin Avenue in Takoma Park.

Police and family are concerned for Dulce Salazar’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Dulce Salazar is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).


Community Members Honored for Life-Saving Efforts during Two Separate Dog Attacks

The Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division honors two community members for separate incidents in which their life-saving efforts prevented further injury and possible death during dog attacks. Each recipient will receive a “Chief’s Certificate of Appreciation” for their heroic deeds.

WHEN:   Friday, November 9 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center – Lobby           7315 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood, MD 20855

WHAT:    Community members honored with Presentation of Chief’s Certificates of Appreciation

The first incident occurred in July of 2018 in Gaithersburg when two pit bull-type dogs attacked an adult male workman who had come to a residence to provide gutter repair service. He had asked the pet owner to put his tethered dogs inside, but the owner refused. The dogs broke free of their tethers and attacked the workman as he walked to his work van. Had it not been for the intervention of a driver who saw the dogs attacking the workman, and stopped to come to his aid, the victim’s already very serious injuries would have been much worse. By using a broom, the community member was able to get the dogs to release their grips on the victim’s arm and leg, and both men were able to retreat into their vehicles for protection from further attack.

The other incident occurred in May of 2018 in Bethesda when an adult male was in this front yard with his dog. Two pit bull-type dogs came onto his property and began to attack him. A passing motorist heard the victim’s wife screaming for help. This Good Samaritan also had a broom which he used to fend off the attack on the victim. The pit bulls then attacked the victim’s dog. The community member then tried to protect the dog. The attacking dogs then went after the victim’s wife and the community member stepped in a third time to provide protection for her. The male victim believes that without this stranger’s help, the victim’s dog would have been killed, and the male victim might have been killed as well.

The victims from both incidents and attacked dog from the May incident are expected to join the award recipients at the ceremony.

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Update: Suspect Arrested in Shady Grove Area Rape; Charged with Additional Sexual Offenses

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Mahoumon Todomaey, age 34, of an unconfirmed address, with the first-degree rape of an adult female that occurred in the professional corridor of Shady Grove Road in Rockville yesterday morning (November1).  Todomaey is also being charged with the attempted second-degree rapes of two female victims; those assaults occurred last night in Gaithersburg.

On November 1 at approximately 6:10 a.m., officers responded to the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred along Shady Grove Road between Key West Avenue and Blackwell Road.

The investigation by SVID detectives determined that as the victim was walking to work on the sidewalk of Shady Grove Road, Todomaey approached her from behind, charged her, and knocked her down into a grassy area near Blackwell Road. He placed his hands around the victim’s neck and began to strangle her.  Todomaey sexually assaulted the victim as she fought him and screamed for help.  Two people in an office complex parking lot heard the victim’s screams.  One witness called 911 while the other witness came to the victim’s aid.  The suspect fled.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained during the assault.

Property left by the suspect, to include a soda bottle, was collected as evidence and tested for fingerprints.  Police Department Latent Print Examiners identified the fingerprints on the suspect’s property as belonging to Todomaey.

Investigators obtained a warrant for Todomaey’s arrest charging him with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault.  Todomaey was arrested today (November 2) at approximately 1:40 p.m. as he walked in the area of Route 28 and Muddy Branch Road.  During questioning, Todomaey admitted to committing the rape.  He also admitted to committing two assaults that occurred last night (November 1) and had been reported to the Police Department.

The two assaults occurred in an apartment building parking lot located in the 9800 block of Mahogany Drive in Gaithersburg at approximately 10:07 p.m. on November 1.  The first adult female victim was in the driver’s seat of her locked car when Todomaey repeatedly tried the door handle in an attempt to gain entry to the vehicle.  Todomaey then ran after an adult female who was disposing of her trash in the apartment dumpster and grabbed her. He then fled the area.  During questioning, Todomaey stated that it was his intention to have sexual intercourse with the two victims on Mahogany Drive.  Todomaey has been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree rape and second-degree assault for the Mahogany Drive incident.

Todomaey was transported to the Central Processing Unit for processing.  Bond information is not available at this time.


Mahoumon Todomaey

Germantown Shooting Investigated as a Homicide

UPDATE: (October 23, 2018 – 12:05 pm) – The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Stephen Alexander Frazier of Germantown.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Division – Homicide Section are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Churchill Ridge Circle in Germantown as a homicide.

On Tuesday, October 23, at approximately 12:32 a.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a shooting that had just occurred in the 12900 block of Churchill Ridge Circle.  First responders located a 20-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound outside that address.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim’s identity will be released once family has been notified.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.  As additional information can be confirmed, it will be released.  Anyone with information regarding this death investigation is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.