Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division have identified two suspects in robberies of numerous businesses in Montgomery County. Dominique Banks, 18 years old, who has no fixed address, is currently being held in Prince George’s County on unrelated charges. Trayvon Sykes,16 years old, of Lanham, Maryland, is currently being held in Montgomery County on charges related to the robberies and has been charged as an adult.
On October 13, Takoma Park Police responded to Jolee Dry Cleaners at 6494 New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park for an armed robbery that had occurred at approximately 6:12 p.m. The victim provided descriptions of two suspects. An undisclosed amount of cash was obtained.
Also on October 13, 3rd District officers responded to Cameron’s Seafood at 8603 16th Street in Silver Spring for an armed robbery that had occurred at approximately 7:09 p.m. The victims provided descriptions of two suspects. An undisclosed amount of cash and personal items were obtained.
On October 17, 3rd District officers responded to Subway located at 8040 13th Street in Silver Spring for an armed robbery that had occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. The victims were able to provide descriptions of two suspects. An undisclosed amount of cash and personal items were obtained. Additionally, both suspects physically assaulted one of the victims.
Each of the suspects has been charged with several counts of armed robbery and use of a handgun during the commission of a felony.
Barrington Dean Watts
Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a shooting that occurred on Pear Tree Court last night.
On Sunday November 9th, at approximately 9:12 pm, 4th District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to an apartment in the 3500 block of Pear Tree Court in the Bel Pre area for the report of a shooting that had just occurred. Once officers arrived to the apartment they located a 26-year-old male who had been shot in the shoulder.
Preliminary investigation by detectives has revealed that two suspects, one armed with a handgun, forced entry through a door into the apartment, while a third suspect acted as a lookout. Five victims were at home, including two small children. The armed suspects demanded money from the occupants. During the robbery a struggle ensued between one of the suspects and the victims resulting in the 26 year old male victim being shot. The victims were able to restrain the suspect until the police arrived. The other two suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The victim was transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was transported to a local area hospital for injuries he received during the struggle with the the victims. He is identified as Barrington Dean Watts, age 30 of the 3000 block of Spaulding Avenue in Baltimore. Watts is being charged with attempt murder, armed robbery, 1st degree assault, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
At this time, detectives believe there may be some association between the suspects and residents.
Anyone who has information regarding this shooting and/or the suspects involved is asked to contact the Robbery Section at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. 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 felony crime.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a pedestrian collision that occurred on Saturday, November 8th.
The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and remains in critical condition. The pedestrian is identified as Scott Ira Magid, age 45 of the 200 block of Rollins Ave. in Rockville.
The circumstances of this collision remain under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.
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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a serious pedestrian collision that occurred this evening in Rockville.
At approximately 6:43 p.m., Montgomery County police officers, Rockville City police officers, and Fire&Rescue personnel responded to a pedestrian collision on Rockville Pike (Route 355) at Halpine Road. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 45-year-old male pedestrian was crossing Rockville Pike at Halpine Road when he was struck by a 2014 Nissan Versa that was traveling south on Rockville Pike.
The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. His name will be released once family is notified of his condition. The driver of the Nissan was not injured during the collision and remained at the scene. The driver is being identified as David Dennis Irving, age 75, of California.
The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620. Callers may remain anonymous.
Elizabeth Tucto-Poma and Claudia Martinez-Chavez, both 12-years-old, have returned to their homes after being reported as missing earlier today.
Police and family thank the public and media for publicizing these missing person cases.