(LOCATED) Police Seek Community’s Assistance in Locating Missing Man from Germantown

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David Alvarado Diaz

Update: January 27 – David Alvarado Diaz has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the community’s help in locating a missing Germantown man.

David ALVARADO DIAZ, age 39, was last seen at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24, when he left his Crystal Rock Drive residence in Germantown.  He was driving a dark blue 2017 Kia Forte with Maryland license plate:  4DP4092.

ALVARADO DIAZ is approximately 5’ 11″ tall and weighs approximately 215 pounds.  He has blue eyes, brown hair, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue Nike sneakers, and an unknown t-shirt.  He possibly may be in Washington, DC.

Police and family are concerned for the physical and emotional well-being of ALVARADO DIAZ.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of David ALVARADO DIAZ is asked to call the Montgomery County Department of Police at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).




Idaho Man Arrested for Parental Abduction of Child

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are announcing the arrest of Chase Zarek Rogers, age 25, of Pocatello, Idaho, for the parental abduction of his child in October 2019.

On September 14, 2019, it was reported to the Montgomery County Department of Police that Chase Zarek Rogers had left the State of Idaho with his son, Lucious Rogers, age 5 months, and failed to return.  It was believed by Idaho authorities that Rogers may be in the area of Montgomery County, MD.  A press release requesting the public’s assistance in locating Rogers was distributed in the hopes of finding Rogers and his son.

On October 18, 2019, detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division applied for a warrant on Chase Zarek Rogers charging him with Custodial Child Abduction and related charges under Family Law in the State of Maryland.

On January 17, 2020, Chase Zarek Rogers was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Tuscon, Arizona on the strength of the arrest warrant.  Lucious Rogers was located safe and unharmed.

Rogers will be awaiting extradition back to Maryland to face charges in Montgomery County at a later date.



Peeping Tom Arrested in Silver Spring

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Mario Verhage

The Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District is announcing the arrest of a Peeping Tom suspect in Silver Spring.

Mario Verhage, age 43, of the 8500 blocks of 16th Street in Silver Spring, was taken into custody on the strength of an arrest warrant on January 15, 2020, charging him with several counts of CR-3-901(c) Peeping Tom in violation of Maryland law.

The investigation leading to the arrest warrant being issued revealed that on several dates in November 2019, Verhage targeted a female resident living in the 8500 blocks of 16th Street by looking into her window while she was in various stages of undress.  Verhage would also set up his cell phone on the window to record the victim while she was within the residence.

Officers from the 2nd District, working with the community, were able to identify Verhage as the perpetrator and successfully apply for an arrest warrant that was subsequently served on January 15, 2020.  Verhage posted bond and was released the same day.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident or prior incidents involving Verhage is encouraged to contact the 2nd District Station at 240-773-6700.



Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision Involving Pedestrian in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred last night in Rockville.

On January 15, 2020, at approximately 8:41 pm, officers from the 1st District and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to the 12200 block of Rockville Pike for a personal injury collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Nissan Sentra, driven by Adam Moche Aseraph, age 28 of Rockville, was traveling southbound on Rockville Pike when his vehicle struck Michael Louis Gamboa, age 40 of Gaithersburg,  who was attempting to cross southbound Rockville Pike in an easterly direction.  Aseraph remained on the scene after the collision.

Michael Louis Gamboa was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Adam Moche Aseraph was not injured.

Detectives continue to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this collision.  Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has additional information is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.



Detectives Investigate Early Morning Shooting in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning (January 13) in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.  At this time, this incident does not appear to be random in nature.

At approximately 3:05 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for the sound of shots fired in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue.  Officers responded and spoke to multiple witnesses.

The preliminary investigation has determined that two groups of individuals were involved in a verbal altercation on the sidewalk in front of 8229 Georgia Avenue.  One of the individuals involved in the altercation entered the driver’s side of a black sedan that was parallel parked on Georgia Avenue and drove away.  As the vehicle traveled north on Georgia Avenue, several shots were fired from the vehicle.  Several businesses in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue were damaged by the shots.

No injuries were reported to police.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about the shooting or the identities of the suspect(s) contact the 3rd District Investigation Section at 240-773-6870. 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.  Callers may remain anonymous.