Wheaton Man Charged After Leading Officers on a Pursuit in a Stolen Vehicle

Yeyson Alexis Salgado-Umana

Officers from the 3rd District have arrested and charged Yeyson Alexis Salgado-Umana, age 23, of the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle in Wheaton, for vehicle theft and assault offenses that occurred yesterday afternoon.  These charges are related to Salgado-Umana fleeing from 3rd District officers while he was operating a stolen vehicle and then later assaulting officers who pursued him on foot.

Yesterday afternoon (Sunday, January 26), at approximately 2:18, a 3rd District officer who was at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Arliss Street in the Silver Spring area, observed a GMC Yukon that had been recently reported as stolen out of Gaithersburg.  Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver of the Yukon failed to stop for the officers and fled in the vehicle.   Officers pursued the stolen Yukon onto northbound New Hampshire Avenue, then onto Southampton Drive and then onto Beacon Road.  While on Beacon Road, the driver of the Yukon struck a marked police vehicle causing the cruiser to become disabled.  After the collision, the suspect fled on foot from the Yukon and officers continued to pursue him on foot.

Officers pursued the suspect on foot as he fled to the area of the Northwest Branch Anacostia River bed.  Officers caught up with the suspect as he fled along the river bed and attempted to place him under arrest.  The suspect assaulted multiple officers as they attempted to take him into custody.  Officers eventually placed the suspect under arrest and identified him as Salgado-Umana.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area and transported two 3rd District officers to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.  They were treated at the hospital and both officers were later released.

Fire and Rescue personnel also transported Salgado-Umana to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Salgado-Umana was subsequently released from the hospital and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with assault-related charges, resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle, and destruction of property.  Salgado-Umana is being held without bond.

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MCP cruiser damaged during pursuit of stolen GMC Yukon driven by Salgado-Umana

Where Stolen GMC Yukon was left after Salgado-Umana fled from the car on foot.

 

 

Juvenile Suspect Arrested for Series of Commercial Burglaries and Auto Thefts in Wheaton

Officers from the 4th District have arrested and charged a 16-year-old male juvenile from Washington, D.C. for committing a series of commercial burglaries that occurred in Wheaton between November 13 and November 21.

  • On November 13, at approximately 2:52 a.m., officers responded for a burglar alarm at the Lindsay Ford, located at 11250 Veirs Mill Road. Surveillance video showed the suspect breaking a glass door and entering the showroom. The suspect stole a Mercedes vehicle that belonged to the business.
  • On November 13, at approximately 2:53 a.m., officers responded for a burglar alarm at the Target, located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. The same suspect is seen on surveillance video breaking the glass door and entering the business. Once inside, the suspect was not able to gain entry beyond a second door and fled.
  • On November 21 at approximately 2:56 a.m., officers responded to a burglar alarm at Lindsay Ford, located at 11180 Veirs Mill Road. The suspect from the previous burglaries is seen on surveillance video breaking the glass door and entering the business.
  • On November 21, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Officer Santos of the 4th District, was on patrol when he heard an alarm going off at the Dicks Sporting Goods, located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Responding officers discovered a broken store window at the business.
  • On November 21, at approximately 4:05 a.m., officers patrolling the downtown Wheaton area observe a subject matching the suspect description in both the Lindsay Ford and Dicks Sporting Goods burglaries. The suspect was subsequently arrested by the officers.

The suspect, a 16-year-old juvenile male from Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with burglary and auto theft related offenses. The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services declined to place the juvenile suspect in custody. The juvenile was turned over to Montgomery County Juvenile Services.

Four Juveniles Arrested for Series of Stolen Vehicles

Detectives from the 2nd District – Special Assignment Team (SAT) have arrested four juveniles for crimes to include the theft of three vehicles, the theft of two license plates, and credit card fraud.

Juveniles arrested:

  •           13-year-old male from Silver Spring
  •           13-year-old male from Silver Spring
  •           13-year-old male from Silver Spring
  •           14-year-old male from Silver Spring

On Thursday, November 14, at approximately 6:00 p.m., 2nd District SAT officers responded to the area of Montrose Road and Rockville Pike in Rockville for the theft of a Ford F-150 pickup truck that had just occurred.   The investigation determined that the keys had been left in the truck.  The stolen truck was located by officers at approximately 6:15 p.m. and was stopped at the intersection of Pershing Drive and Dale Drive in Silver Spring.  The 13-year-old driver and the 14-year-old passenger were placed under arrest.   Both juveniles were charged with auto theft and theft over $1,500.  The juveniles were released into the custody of their parents.

Through investigation, detectives developed two additional 13-year-old male suspects involved in the theft of the Ford F-150.  During the investigation, the third suspect was observed exiting the driver’s seat of a Hyundai Sonata and entering a Nissan Versa, being driven by the fourth suspect.   Both vehicles were determined to have been stolen from the Silver Spring/Takoma Park area.  The Sonata was displaying license plates that had been stolen from a vehicle in Olney and the Versa was displaying license plates that had been stolen from a vehicle in Silver Spring.  The two suspects were arrested on Seminole Street in Silver Spring in the stolen Versa.

It was determined that the two additional suspects had also committed theft from unlocked vehicles and credit card theft and fraud.   The two juveniles were transported to the Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center in Rockville where they were charged with vehicle theft, theft, and credit card fraud.

Detectives are investigating whether these four juveniles are involved in any additional thefts.

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Detectives Investigating Thefts from Vehicles in Olney; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the 4th District-Patrol Investigation Unit are investigating several thefts and attempted thefts from vehicles that have occurred in residential areas in the Olney area.  The Police Department is releasing home video surveillance of two suspects involved in these thefts and are asking anyone with information about them to please call investigators. 

On August 19 at approximately 3:58 a.m., a resident of Viburnum Place reviewed surveillance footage of a suspect unsuccessfully attempting to gain entry to his locked vehicle parked in his driveway.  The suspect left once a motion light was activated. 

On October 27, at approximately 2:37 a.m., home video surveillance revealed that a suspect stole cash from an unlocked vehicle at a residence on Singers Glen Drive. At approximately 2:39 a.m.,  surveillance footage shows the same suspect at another residence on Singers Glen Drive, attempting to open the locked front passenger door of a vehicle parked in the driveway. The suspect then entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the same driveway and stole change.     

On October 28, a third resident on Singers Glen Drive reported theft of cash from her unlocked vehicle that had occurred during the overnight hours. 

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspects to call the 4th District Patrol Investigative Unit at 240 773 5476. 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 and/or indictment for this crime. 

Four Suspects Charged in Series of Auto Thefts and Thefts from Vehicles Throughout Montgomery County

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Central Auto Theft Section and the 2nd and 4th District Patrol Investigations Units have charged three suspects for committing a series of auto thefts and thefts from vehicles between May and August in Montgomery County and a fourth suspect for his involvement in the theft from vehicles.

Detectives have charged:

  • Khristian Markeel Champ, age 20, of the 1400 block of Morris Road in Southeast, Washington, D.C.
  • Alaunte Scott, age 18, of the 1500 block of Newton Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • Christopher Taylor, age 19, of the 1400 block of S Street in Southeast,      Washington, D.C.

with auto theft and theft from vehicle-related offenses.

Detectives have also charged:

  • Duan Jones, age 20, of the 2100 block of Ridge Crest Court in Southeast, Washington, D.C.

with theft from vehicle.

Investigators believe that between May and August, Champ, Jones, Scott, and Taylor stole approximately 30 vehicles and committed approximately 100 thefts from vehicles throughout the County.

During this investigation, MCP detectives working in coordination with Metropolitan Police Department officers, located multiple vehicles in Washington, D.C. that had been reported as stolen from Montgomery County. Investigators identified the four suspects and determined that they were working together to commit a series of auto thefts and thefts from vehicles in the County.

On September 18, Jones was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with theft from vehicle-related offenses. Jones was released after posting a $2,500 bond.

On September 27, A district court summons was issued for Scott charging him with auto theft and theft from vehicle-related offenses.

On September 30, Champ was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with auto theft and theft from vehicle-related offenses. Champ was released after posting a $7,500 bond.

On October 1, Taylor was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with auto theft and theft from vehicle-related offenses. Taylor was released after posting a $7,500 bond.

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**Note: a mugshot for Scott is not available. **

Christopher Taylor

Duan Jones

Khristian Markeel Champ