Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Man

Aaron Jaller

Update 08/15/17: Aaron Lee Jaller has been located safe and unharmed.  

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Aspen Hill man.

Aaron Lee Jaller, age 23, of the 4800 block of Rim Rock Road, was last seen leaving his residence on foot today at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Jaller is described as an Asian male, approximately 5’7″ tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.  He was last seen wearing jeans and a blue shirt and was carrying a black backpack.

Police and family are concerned for Jaller’s physical and emotional welfare as he is without his medication.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Aaron Jaller is asked to call the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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Concern For Missing Gaithersburg Woman

Guanchu Cai

Update:  Guanchu Cai has been located in Gaithersburg.  Police and family thank the media and residents for their assistance in publicizing this case.

Detectives from the 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg woman.

Guanchu Cai, an 80-year-old female, left her King James Way apartment on Sunday, August 13 at approximately 6:30 p.m.  Cai is described as an Asian female, 5′ 2″ tall, and weighing 150 pounds.  At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a pink button-up shirt over a blue t-shirt and black pants.

Cai, who uses a walker, frequently walks in her neighborhood but reportedly can become confused about her surroundings and loses her way home.

Police and family are concerned for her welfare.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Guanchu Cai is urged to dial 911.

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Concern For Missing Silver Spring Man

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring man.

Samly Keosiphanseang is 34 years old, functions at a level of an 8-year-old, and is considered non-verbal.  Yesterday, July 31 at approximately 1:30 p.m., he was visiting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum located at 600 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.  During the visit, Keosiphanseang became separated from his chaperone.  Family has not been able to contact him since that time.

Samly Keosiphanseang is described as an Asian male who is 5′ 6″ tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.  At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a white shirt with orange stripes, white shorts, and red Nike shoes.

Third District investigators are coordinating with law enforcement in the District of Columbia.  Police and family are concerned for Samly Keosiphanseang’s welfare and are urging anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call 9-1-1.

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Detectives Investigate Serious Personal Injury Collision in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious single-vehicle collision that occurred in Wheaton this morning (July 27).

At approximately 6:54 a.m., Montgomery County officers from the 4th District and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to University Boulevard West at Amherst Avenue for the report of a personal injury collision.

The preliminary investigation developed that a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling westbound on University Boulevard when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a light pole in the parking lot of the Wheaton Manor Shopping Center.

The vehicle driver and sole occupant, Chukwuemeka Nnamdi Onokala, age 59, of the 1800 block of Greenwich Wood Drive in Silver Spring, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of this collision. Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Update: Three Suspects Arrested for July 19 Homicide in Silver Spring Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Re’Quan Kasim Hopson, age 21, of the 1900 block of South Kenmore Street in Arlington, Virginia, Oliver Waltz Farley, age 19, of the 1500 block of South Randolph Street in Arlington, Virginia, and Brian Anthony Mackall, age 20, of the 4100 block of Suitland Road in Suitland, Maryland for the homicide of 20-year-old Jon-Christian Kemachet-Webster.  The homicide occurred on July 19 in the home where Kemachet-Webster and his family lived in the 1600 block of Belvedere Boulevard in the Forest Glen area of Silver Spring.

On Wednesday, July 19 at approximately 9:51 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from an occupant of a residence in the 1600 block of Belvedere Boulevard who reported that a suspect had entered the home and had shot one of the other occupants of the house.  The caller further stated that the suspect had fled from the home after the shooting.  Third District officers responded to the residence and located the victim on the upper level of the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the house and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators have confirmed that this homicide is related to the illegal distribution of marijuana.  Detectives determined that Hopson, Farley, and Mackall arrived at the victim’s home to purchase a large quantity of marijuana shortly before the homicide.  The victim invited Farley and Mackall into the home while Hopson waited in a vehicle that was parked on Belvedere Boulevard.  After entering the home, Farley and Mackall proceeded upstairs with the victim to the victim’s bedroom.  Once they were upstairs, the victim was shot.  Farley and Mackall then fled from the home.  Mackall entered the vehicle being driven by Hopson and these two suspects then fled from the area.  Farley fled from the home and was later driven from the area by an Uber driver.

On July 20, Hopson was arrested by Arlington County, Virginia, Police Department officers for offenses that occurred in Arlington and were unrelated to this homicide.  Montgomery County Police detectives responded to Arlington County and interviewed Hopson regarding the Kemachet-Webster homicide investigation.  During the interview, Hopson admitted to driving both Farley and Mackall to the victim’s home to purchase marijuana and then to driving Mackall from the home after the homicide.  Montgomery County Police investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Hopson, charging him with first-degree murder.  Hopson is currently being held in the Arlington County Jail pending extradition to Montgomery County.

Subsequent to Hopson’s arrest, Farley was arrested that afternoon at his place of employment in Northwest, Washington, D.C., by Metropolitan Police Department officers on the strength of a Montgomery County first-degree murder warrant.  Farley is currently being held in Washington, D.C., pending extradition to Montgomery County.

On July 24, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Mackall charging him first-degree murder.  He was arrested on July 25 by Metropolitan Police Department officers in Washington, D.C.  Mackall is currently being held in Washington, D.C., pending extradition to Montgomery County.

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Re’Quan Kasim Hopson

Oliver Waltz Farley

Brian Anthony Mackall