MCP and Family Justice Center Accept Donation of Teddy Bears from Collection Drive by Local Children’s Theater

The Montgomery County Police Department and Family Justice Center (FJC) will be accepting a donation of over 100 new plush teddy bears that were collected by local professional theater, Adventure Theatre MTC.

WHEN: Monday, November 26, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Community Room of the 2nd District Police Station, 4823 Rugby Avenue, Bethesda

WHAT: Donated teddy bears being received by Police Chief Tom Manger, FJC Director Thomas Manion, and Sheriff Darren Popkin from representatives of Adventure Theatre MTC. As well as an opportunity to learn more about the services offered to adults and children at the Family Justice Center.

For the duration of Adventure Theatre MTC’s fall world premiere musical production of “Blueberries for Sal,” the theater partnered with the Montgomery County Police Department and held a teddy bear drive with a goal to donate them to children dealing with abuse or trauma. Over 100 patrons donated. These bears will be used by the FJC and the police department to help support children going through traumatic events such as domestic violence and severe traffic collisions.

The Family Justice Center, located in Rockville, is a collaboration of public and private county agencies seeking to provide services to families impacted by domestic violence, in a family-friendly environment.

Adventure Theatre MTC is a professional theater company providing theater and musical productions geared primarily toward children. It has a long tradition of partnering to assist local nonprofits. 

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Update: Gaithersburg Undetermined Death Investigation

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate the undetermined death of 34-year-old Dammeon Terrell Powell, who was located deceased in the roadway of Cherry Laurel Lane in Gaithersburg on November 13. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore for an autopsy. The results of the autopsy are pending.

Investigators found Powell lying in the roadway and believe that the injuries that he sustained were a result of being struck by a vehicle. Investigators have located the vehicle and the driver involved in the collision. The driver has been cooperative with officers. The driver’s name will be released once detectives have concluded this investigation and the autopsy findings are complete.

Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Previous releases:

Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Undetermined Death in Gaithersburg
Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death in Gaithersburg

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Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred this morning in Gaithersburg.

At approximately 6:44 a.m., 6th District officers, Gaithersburg police officers, and Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to South Summit Avenue at Wells Avenue for the report of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2011 Nissan Rogue was traveling north on South Summit Avenue.  A 52-year-old female pedestrian was crossing South Summit Avenue at Wells Avenue in an easterly direction when she was struck by the Rogue.  The Rogue left the collision scene but the driver returned a short time later.

The pedestrian succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

The driver of the Rogue is identified as Abidemi Etabuno D Udah, age 29, of McCausland Place in Gaithersburg.  She was not injured in the collision.

The pedestrian is identified as Li Zhang of Settlers Landing Way in North Potomac.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Collision in Derwood

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a personal injury hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in Derwood this evening.

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, at approximately 10:09 p.m., officers from the 5th District along with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to Muncaster Road in the area of Beechdale Court for a single-vehicle collision with an additional collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling southbound on Muncaster Road when it became involved in a single-vehicle collision on the side of the road.  One of the occupants of the Cobalt exited the vehicle and was struck by a dark-colored Ford Mustang.  The Mustang did not remain on the scene and fled in the direction of Gaithersburg.  Both occupants of the Cobalt were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The striking vehicle is described as a dark-colored Ford Mustang.  The Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the striking vehicle.

The occupants of the Cobalt will be identified once the appropriate notifications are made.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian Collision in Rockville

Update: November 21, 2018: The pedestrian is identified as Kitti Tong, age 27, of the 4700 block of Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda.

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a personal injury collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in Rockville this evening.

On Monday, November 12, 2018, at approximately 5:20 p.m., officers from the Rockville City Police Department along with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to Beall Avenue at Gibbs Street for a collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2017 Dodge Charger was traveling westbound on Beall Avenue when it struck an adult female who was attempting to cross Beall Avenue from Gibbs Street. The adult female was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the 2017 Dodge Charger is identified as Anne Marie Sugrue, age 24, of Gaithersburg, who was not injured in the collision.

The pedestrian will be identified once family is notified.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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