Concern For Missing Rockville Woman

Update: February 20, 2018 – Gabriela Lacayo has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 20-year-old woman from Rockville.

Gabriela Lacayo is a member of the FutureBound Independent Living program.  She left her E. Jefferson Street residence on Saturday, February 17, at 4:30 p.m. and was supposed to return on the evening of Sunday, February 18.  She has no cellphone.  Her program manager and police are concerned for her welfare.

Lacayo is described as a Hispanic female, 5′ 5″ tall, and weighing 200 pounds.  She has black medium length hair and brown eyes.  She has a heart tattoo on her right ring finger and additional tattoos on her left collarbone and left forearm.  She was last known to be wearing black leggings.  There is no photograph of Lacayo for this release.

Anyone with information with regard to the whereabouts of Gabriela Lacayo is asked to call the Montgomery County Police, non-emergency number, 301.279.8000.



Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Area Woman

UPDATE: (February 13, 2018, 9:18 p.m.) – Nguyen Tran Miller has been located safe and unharmed.


Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Aspen Hill area woman.

Nguyen Tran Miller, age 28, of the 12900 block of Dean Road, was last seen by family members at approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, when she left her residence driving her 2009 silver Hyundai Accent with California tags: 6KJC955. Family has been unable to contact her since that time.

Miller is described as an Asian female, 5’ 8” tall and weighs 125 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Police and family members are concerned for Nguyen Miller’s welfare.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nguyen Miller to call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

Nguyen Miller










Nguyen Miller












Detectives Investigate Death of Gaithersburg Teenager

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of 17-year-old Tyler Steven Terry of Gaithersburg.

On Monday, January 29, at approximately 7:48 a.m., Montgomery County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a community basketball court located in the area of Hillstone Road and Timber Rock Road in Gaithersburg for the report of a teenage male who appeared to be in cardiac arrest. Gaithersburg Police officers and Montgomery County Police officers also responded to the location. The patient, identified as Terry, was transported to the hospital. Montgomery County Police Department- Major Crimes Detectives began to investigate the circumstances surrounding this medical event as Terry was considered to be in grave condition.

Major Crimes Detectives have determined that on the morning of January 29, two groups of individuals met at the basketball court with the intention of fighting. Terry, from one group, and an adult male from the other group, fought first. The fight between Terry and the other male involved minimal physical contact. After approximately two to three minutes of fighting, Terry stopped fighting and walked away from his opponent, appearing as if he were tired. Two additional fights between individuals from the opposing groups occurred during the next five to ten minutes. While the third fight was occurring, Terry collapsed on the ground and became unconscious. Witnesses called 9-1-1. Several witnesses captured the three fights and Terry’s collapse on cell phone video.

Terry was transported to a local hospital and then to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Tests were conducted to determine if Terry sustained any injury during the fight; no injury was detected. Medical personnel determined that Terry had suffered a cardiac event and confirmed the presence of a pre-existing medical condition. On February 11, Terry was declared deceased at the hospital. It was determined that no autopsy would be conducted as the pre-existing condition had been identified.

Major Crimes investigators will review this case with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine if any criminal charges are warranted in this case.

No additional information will be provided by the Department about this event at this time.



Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Bethesda; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the commercial burglary of the Center for Ocular Reconstruction located at 4845 Rugby Avenue in Bethesda.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying her.

On January 26 at approximately 9:30 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Center for Ocular Reconstruction for the report of a burglary that had just been discovered by an employee arriving to open the business. Officers spoke with the employee who stated money was missing from a cash box.  A review of the business’ surveillance video revealed that on January 25 at approximately 6:39 p.m., the female suspect entered the business from the building’s elevator. The suspect left the office at approximately 6:59 p.m.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6700.  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 will remain anonymous.




Suspect Arrested for Hate Biased Incident in Kensington

Montgomery County Police 4th District Community Services Officers have arrested and charged Jerome Want, age 69, of the 1600 block of Langley Drive in Hagerstown, with telephone misuse and harassment of a person because of the person’s race.

On Tuesday, January 23, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers responded to the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) located in Kensington, for the report of a person making threatening phone calls. An employee stated an unknown person had called the office on multiple occasions between January 12 and January 18 and during these phone calls made sexual remarks and used racial epithets. This is being classified as a biased motivated incident.

Officers identified the suspect as Jerome Want. Officers obtained a warrant for Want’s arrest and he was taken into custody. He has been released on bond pending his next court date.


Jerome Want