Police Ask for Public’s Assistance in Identifying Found Woman

UPDATE: November 2, 2019 (10:48 pm) – The woman has been identified and is being reunited with family.  Thank you to those residents who called MCP with information!


The Montgomery County Department of Police is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a female who was located at the Westfield Wheaton Mall (11160 Veirs Mill Road) this evening so that she may be reunited with family/friends.  The woman is nonverbal.  It is believed that she has been at the mall since approximately 1:00 pm today.

The woman is wearing a blue tank top and paisley print pants.  She is wearing a gold ring on her right ring finger.

The Department is asking anyone who may have information about the identity of this woman to please call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.


Police Responded to Collision on Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring; Incident Now Being Investigated as Auto Theft

Detectives from the Central Auto Theft Section are investigating an auto theft that occurred earlier today in Silver Spring.

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 7:18 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the area of the 300 block of Wayne Avenue for the report of a vehicle collision. When officers arrived, they found a 1999 Subaru Impreza SW and a 2016 Honda Pilot involved in a collision. Officers located a juvenile male suffering from traumatic injuries in the Subaru, who was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. The Subaru was subsequently reported stolen.

Four additional victims from the other vehicle were also transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The initial assessment by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service indicated that the male’s injuries could have been the result of a shooting. After a medical examination at a local hospital, it was determined that all injuries were as a result of the traffic collision.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation. Detectives urge anyone with information to call the Central Auto Theft Section at 240-773-6370. Those who wish to remain anonymous 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 for this crime.



Montgomery County Law Enforcement Agencies and DHHS to Participate in DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, October 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., community members can drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs, as Montgomery County once again participates in the Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Understanding the prevalence of opioid overdoses and abuse, this event is a particularly important means for the public to safely dispose of unused and unwanted opioid prescriptions and prevent their life-threatening abuse.

County law enforcement agencies and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse Prevention Office are co-sponsoring the effort. This is a safe, free, and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs and is part of a national effort to prevent the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft that continues to occur nationwide.

Drop-off locations will be open to the general public throughout Montgomery County. These locations will accept prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications only. Liquids, illicit drugs, needles, sharps and syringes cannot be accepted as part of this take-back program. Montgomery County Police officers will staff collection boxes in the parking lots of the following facilities or in facility lobbies:

  • Bethesda:

Montgomery County Police 2nd District Station – 4823 Rugby Avenue

  • Chevy Chase:

Village of Friendship Heights Community Center – 4433 S. Park Avenue

  • Damascus

Damascus United Methodist Church – 9700 New Church Street

  • Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village:

Asbury Methodist Village – 301 Odendhal Avenue

North Creek Community Center – 20125 Arrowhead Road

**See Gaithersburg Police Department locations below.

  • Germantown:

Montgomery County Police 5th District Station – 20000 Aircraft Drive

Wegmans – 20600 Seneca Meadows Parkway

  • Leisure World

MedStar Pharmacy – 3305 N. Leisure World Boulevard

  • Rockville:

Bender Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Washington – 6125 Montrose Roa

Montgomery County Police 1st District Station (located within the Public Safety Headquarters) – 100 Edison Park Drive

** See Rockville City Police Department locations below.

  • Silver Spring:

Fire Station 1/ 3rd District Central Business District Satellite Station – 8110 Georgia Avenue

Montgomery County Police 3rd District Station – 1002 Milestone Drive

  • Takoma Park

**See Takoma Park location below.

  • Wheaton:

Montgomery County Police 4th District Station – 2300 Randolph Road

Other law enforcement agencies:

**Gaithersburg Police Department – The Gaithersburg Police Department is now accepting unused or expired prescription medications at its police station all year round. More information can be found here.

**Rockville City Police/Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office locations

**Takoma Park Police Department – The Takoma Park Police Department has a collection site that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.  More information here.

**To search for additional drop-off sites, please visit the DEA’s Drug Take-Back Day web page and use the collection site locator.

The Montgomery County Department of Police is joining the Neighbors App by Ring!

The MCPD is committed to working with the community to provide safer neighborhoods across Montgomery County.  By working in collaboration with the Neighbors App by Ring, we can address community concerns and increase our community engagement in fighting crime and addressing neighborhood concerns.

Download the free Neighbors app on iOS or Android, join your neighborhood, and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos, and text-based posts, and receive real-time safety alerts from your neighbors as well as the Montgomery County Department of Police and Ring team. Residents who do not own Ring products can still utilize the app and receive information from the MCPD and your neighbors. The police department will not have access to your cameras, we will only see what you choose to share on the app.

You can download the App by visiting http://download.ring.com.

Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Germantown Woman (LOCATED)

Pic of Matilda Wilson

Matilda Wilson

UPDATE: October 18, 2019 @ 12:50pm – Matilda Wilson 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 in locating a missing Germantown woman.

Matilda Wilson, age 73, is described as a black female, standing at 5’6″ tall, and weighing approximately 150 pounds.  She has brown/burgundy hair and brown eyes.  Wilson was last seen by family members today around 4:00 am in the 20400 blocks of Apple Harvest Circle in Germantown.  She was wearing a tan robe, black pants, and black dance slippers.  Wilson suffers from dementia.

Police and family are concerned for Wilson’s welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Matilda Wilson is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.