Officers from the 2nd District of the Montgomery County Department of Police were dispatched around 10:45 pm last night to a group home located in the 6300 block of Greentree Road in Bethesda for the report of a missing person.
Officers were notified that an adult male was missing from the group home around 9:00 pm. Staff at the group home were actively searching for the missing man when they finally located him on the Union Arch Bridge located at 7934 MacArthur Boulevard.
Responding officer PO3 Marcella West along with PO2 Samuel Yun arrived at the Union Arch Bridge to discover the man had climbed the safety fence on the bridge and was getting ready to jump off the bridge and into traffic below. Officer West was able to grab the man and hold onto him, preventing him from jumping while Officer Yun climbed the safety fence and was able to secure the man from the other side. Additional officers arrived to assist and the man was eventually pulled to safety. The man was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.
If it were not for the quick thinking and disregard for their own safety by the officers, a tragedy would have occurred and a life would have most certainly been lost.
Commander Gagen of the 2nd District stated, “The quick and courageous actions taken by these officers helped save a life and avoid a tragedy from occurring. Their heroic efforts showed their dedication to public safety and it is a testament to who they are as Montgomery County Police Officers. I am truly thankful that the young man will be able to get the help that he needs and I couldn’t be more proud of our officers’ actions.”
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday in Germantown.
On Sunday, September 15, at approximately 6:20 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the area of the 12500 blocks of Milestone Center Drive for the report of a injured person in the field behind the Extended Stay Hotel. When officers arrived, they located an adult black male who was deceased. The victim had signs of trauma to the upper body. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the victim’s cause of death.
The identity of the victim will be released once family have been notified.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation. Detectives urge anyone with information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspects. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver.
Tomorrow night, September 14, the Montgomery County Department of Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.
This enforcement is a component of the department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.
The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.
What: Sobriety Checkpoint
Where: Undisclosed Location
When: Saturday night – September 14 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m., weather permitting)
**The media is encouraged to attend. Please contact the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030 (option 4) for more information.**
UPDATED: Chien Chiang has been located.
(Sept. 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm)
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing man from Germantown.
Chien Chiang, age 64, of the 13400 blocks of Fountain Club Drive in Germantown, was last seen by family at his residence today, September 7, around 7:30 am.
Chiang is described as a Asian male, age 64, who stands 5’ 11” tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Chiang was last seen wearing black pants and a blue long-sleeved shirt.
Police and family are concerned for Chien Chiang’s welfare and ask anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).
Update: September 10, 2019 – Jamie Valderrama has been located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing woman from Germantown.
Jamie Valderrama, age 31, of the 11600 blocks of Prince Albert Terrace in Germantown, was last seen by family at her residence on September 5, around 11:30 am. Family has indicated that Valderrama has an intellectual disability and they are concerned for her well-being.
Valderrama is described as a Hispanic female, age 31, who stands 5’ 0” tall and weighs 175 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Valderrama was last seen wearing blue jeans, red shoes, and a light colored shirt.
Police and family are concerned for Jamie Valderrama’s welfare and ask anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).