Advisory: Sobriety Checkpoints This Weekend

CheckpointWHAT: 3 Sobriety Checkpoints

WHERE: Undisclosed locations

WHEN:   This Weekend


This weekend, officers from Montgomery County, Rockville City, and Gaithersburg, along with Montgomery County Deputy Sheriffs and Maryland State Police Troopers, will work together to conduct three sobriety checkpoints in the county.  This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.  In 2013, Montgomery County police officers arrested over 3, 300 people for driving under the influence.

The exact location of the checkpoints will not be disclosed in advance. Media wishing to cover these checkpoints should call the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030 for more information.


Police Investigate Stabbing on Piney Branch Road

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department continue to investigate a stabbing that occurred just after midnight.

At approximately 12:04 a.m., Montgomery County police officers responded to a second floor apartment in the 8200 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring for a stabbing that had just occurred. This apartment is located above the El Sitio Restaurant (located at 8210 Piney Branch Road).

Upon arriving to the scene, officers located an adult male victim in the second floor hallway suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. A witness, who had observed the suspect fleeing from the scene on foot, began to follow the suspect in a vehicle. The witness was able to flag down officers as they arrived to the call and provided officers with the suspect’s last known location.  Officers located the adult male suspect a short distance from the scene and took him into custody.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in serious condition.

Because this is a very active investigation, there is no more information available at this time.  When developments occur, updates will be provided.


Detectives Investigate Bank Robbery on Tech Road; Suspect Photos Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division have been investigating a bank robbery that occurred at a Capital One bank on Tech Road on June 10.

On June 10, at approximately 4:20 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Capital One bank located at 12293 Tech Road for a report of a bank robbery that had just occurred.  Investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, and passed a note demanding money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photos of the suspect involved in this bank robbery and asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect involved in this bank robbery is asked to contact 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.


Police Ask for Public’s Help To Identify Burglary Suspects; Suspects Entered Home Using Garage Door Opener While Homeowner Slept

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a burglary that occurred at a residence in the 1600 block of White Oak Vista Drive in White Oak on April 5.  Investigators have obtained video surveillance of a male and female suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify these suspects.

On April 5, officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of White Oak Vista Drive in White Oak for a burglary that had occurred in the early morning hours.  Preliminary investigation revealed that the homeowner had gone upstairs to bed at approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 5.  When he woke up later that day, he realized that his home had been burglarized while he was sleeping.  The suspects had entered the homeowner’s unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway and located a garage door opener.  The suspects then opened the garage door using the opener, entered the garage, and made entry into the home through the garage access door.  The suspects stole items from the first floor of the home and stole items from the unlocked vehicle in the driveway.

Items stolen from the home included electronics and the victim’s credit cards.  Investigators have determined that the stolen credit cards were used at stores in Kensington, Rockville, White Oak, and Laurel.  Video surveillance shows a male and female suspect using one of the stolen credit cards at a fast food restaurant.  Anyone with information about this burglary or the suspects involved is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of this suspect.  Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

The Police Department reminds residents to lock vehicle doors and windows, and remove or hide from view items of value (to include garage door openers).  Also, it is important to secure and lock all garage access doors to the home.  As warmer weather arrives, people tend to leave windows open to get fresh air and also are more likely to be using items in a garage (bicycles, lawn equipment, etc.).  When people forget to lock windows and doors after use, these unsecured vehicles and homes become easy accessible.


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Briggs Chaney Road Drug Investigation

The Montgomery County Police – Drug Investigative Unit has charged Robert Crocker, age 41, and Sandra Crocker, age 38, of the 1600 block of Briggs Chaney Road, with drug trafficking and firearm offenses.  During a search warrant executed at the home where the Crockers reside, detectives seized approximately 27 pounds of marijuana and 10 guns.

In early May, the Drug Investigative Unit began to investigate the possibility of illegal activity occurring at the residence after receiving numerous community complaints about drug trafficking occurring at that residence.  During their investigation, the Drug Investigative Unit, with the assistance of the Firearms Investigation Unit, executed a Circuit Court Search Warrant at the residence.  Investigators located approximately 27 pounds of marijuana, 10 guns, and approximately $3,000 inside of the home.  Several children, to include a ten-year-old, live inside of the home and had easy access to the loaded and unsecured guns.  Sandra and Robert Crocker were arrested at their home after the search of the home was complete.

Detectives obtained additional search warrants for two of the Crockers’ bank accounts and have seized approximately $11,800 associated with drug trafficking from those accounts.

Sandra and Robert Crocker were arrested on May 23 and charged with possession of a firearm during the crime of drug trafficking, storing a loaded firearm in a location where there is access to it by an unsupervised minor, possession of marijuana, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute the drug.  Both suspects have been released on bond.



Robert Crocker

Robert Crocker

Sandra Crocker

Sandra Crocker