Concern for Missing 12 Year Old Twin Girls

Karen (left) and Blanca (right) Callejas

Karen (left) and Blanca (right) Callejas

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victim’s Investigation Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating twin girls last seen in the area of Veirs Mill and Randolph Roads.

Blanca Oliva Callejas and Karen Oliva Callejas were last seen yesterday at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16 near the Rite Aid store in the shopping center located at Randolph and Veirs Mill Roads.  They are 12 years old and each is described as a Hispanic female, 5′ 6″ tall, and weighing 115 pounds.  They both have brown hair with red highlights.

Blanca Callejas was wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans, and white Jordan sneakers.  Karen Callejas was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and white Jordan sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Blanca and Karen Callejas is asked to call the Montgomery County non-emergency number, 301.279.8000.  Callers may remain anonymous.


Police Investigate Bethesda Street Robbery; Video Surveillance of Suspects Released

Detectives from the 2nd District continue to investigate the robbery of a resident that occurred on February 26 in Bethesda.  Today, detectives are releasing two videos of three suspects and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.

On February 26 at approximately 6:15 p.m., the 58-year-old victim was walking his dog on Linden Avenue in the area of Pooks Hill Road. Two black males approached the victim, assaulted him, and stole his wallet and phone.  The suspects then got into a black sedan and fled from the area.  It is possible that a third suspect was the getaway driver and stayed in the vehicle during the robbery.

The victim was treated for multiple bruises and abrasions by Fire&Rescue personnel at the scene of the robbery.

Investigators determined that the victim’s stolen credit cards were used in Largo and Greenbelt to purchase merchandise.  Video surveillance from these stores captured three suspects.

Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of these suspects.  Callers will remain anonymous.

Advisory: Sobriety Checkpoint March 13

WHAT:         Sobriety Checkpoint

WHERE:       Undisclosed location

WHEN:         Friday, March 13, 2015 (10:00 p.m.) to Saturday, March 14 (3:00 a.m.)

Tonight through St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, Montgomery County Police will be deploying an additional 50 officers as a component of the department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking. This enforcement begins tonight as officers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.

The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.  The times of the checkpoint are approximate and the checkpoint will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Don’t push the luck of the Irish. If you’re drinking, designate a sober driver or take a taxi.