Concern for Missing Juvenile from North Potomac

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing North Potomac juvenile.

Cierra Hardy, age 15, of the 14400 block of Pebble Hill Lane in North Potomac, has been reported as missing by her family.  Cierra is described as a black female, 5’08” tall, 110 pounds, with brown eyes and short, brown hair.

Police and family are concerned for Cierra Hardy’s emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Cierra Hardy is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).


Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian Collision in North Bethesda

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle that occurred last night in North Bethesda.

Yesterday, at approximately 11:15 p.m., after an on-duty officer witnessed the collision, 2nd District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Rockville Pike and Executive Boulevard for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle.  Investigation revealed that the pedestrian had been crossing the southbound lanes of Rockville Pike when he was struck by a Toyota Venza that was traveling southbound on Rockville Pike.   The driver of the Toyota remained on the scene.

The pedestrian is a 24 year old Bethesda man.  He was transported to Suburban Hospital where he remains with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Toyota Venza has been identified as Madani Diallo, age 57, of the 1800 block of Metzerott Road in Adelphi, Maryland.

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 or call the police non-emergency number at 301.279.8000.  Callers may remain anonymous.


2014 National Night Out Events

072514 2014 NNO logo!The 2014 National Night Out annual observance will take place on Tuesday, August 5. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is designed to generate neighborhood support and participation in crime prevention efforts and to enhance police and community relations. Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, many communities celebrate with a variety of events to help neighbors get to know one another and to build community spirit. This is the 31st year of National Night Out observances that demonstrate a community’s commitment to keep their neighborhood free from crime.

The following communities have provided their respective itinerary of events to the MCPD as of 7/31/2014. (There have been two changes made (in bold type) after this release was originally posted on 7/25/14.):

1st District:

Open to the public:

Stoneymill Square shopping center at Randolph Rd. and Veirs Mill Rd.; 7 – 9 p.m.

Community event:

Quince Orchard Knolls Park at the intersection of Quince Mill Dr. and Peach Leaf Dr.; 6:30 – 8 p.m.

2nd District:

Community events:

Lyttonsville/Rosemary Hills/Rock Creek communities at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center at 2450 Lyttonsville Rd.; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Scotland community at 7700 Scotland Dr., Potomac, in the parking lot near the Recreation Center construction site.; 6 – 8 p.m.

Magruder’s Discovery Apts. at 10508 Westlake Dr. in community room and front courtyard.; 4-7 p.m.

3rd District:

Community events:

Forest Estates community at General Getty Park, 10000 Woodland Avenue; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Indian Springs Terrace Community Center, at 9717 Lawndale Dr.; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

McKenney Hills at Kohler Court; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Northwood/North Four Corners at Forest Knolls Pool, 11105 Foxglove Ln.; 7 – 9 p.m.

South Four Corners at Dallas Ave. Neighborhood Park, 900 Forest Glen Rd.; 7 – 8 p.m.

Manchester Manor Apts. in rear parking lot at 8401 Manchester Rd.; 6 – 8 p.m.

Hampshire West Apts. at pool, 1432 Hampshire West Ct.; 5 – 8 p.m.

Hillandale community located at one  pool at 915 Schindler Dr.; 5 – 7 p.m.  (Event originally scheduled at 10116 Green Forest Dr. pool was cancelled after original posting of this release.)

Violet Place community at 812 Violet Pl.; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

CASA event at University Manor Apts. at the playground, 828 University Blvd. E; 5 – 8 p.m.

Sligo Branview community at 9125 Eton Rd.; 6 – 8 p.m.

Clifton Park community at Montgomery Knolls Elementary, 807 Daleview Dr.; 7 – 8 p.m.

Calverton community at Galway Elementary, 12612 Galway Dr.; 8:30 p.m.

4th District:

Open to the public:

Olney community, Fair Hill Shopping Center (formerly known as Olney Town Center), 18100 Town Center Dr.; 5 – 8 p.m.

Mid County Community Recreation Center at 2004 Queensguard Rd.; 5 – 8 p.m.

Community event:

Flower Valley Community at North Lake Center Elementary at 15101 Bauer Dr.; 5 – 8 p.m.

5th District:

Open to the public:

Captain J. Daly Elementary at 20301 Brandermill Dr.; 4:30 – 6 p.m.

American Legion Post at 10201 Lewis Dr.; 6 – 7:30 p.m.

6th District:

Community events:

Emory Grove Village and Washington Square communities at 8201 Emory Grove Rd.; 6 – 9 p.m.

Walnut Hill at Washington Grove Elementary, 8712 Oakmont St.; 6 – 8 p.m.

Saybrooke community at community pool, 702 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd.; 6 – 9 p.m.

Quince Orchard Park at the community center, 500 Highland Ridge Ave.; 7 – 9 p.m.

Brighton Village Apartments at the community pool, 345 West Side Dr.; 6 – 9 p.m.

McKendree I & II communities, Forest View Pl. (off Shadow Oak); 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Cider Mill community at 18205 Lost Knife Cir.; 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Kentlands community at Community Center, 485 Tschiffely Square Rd.; 6 – 9 p.m. (Added after original press release was posted.)

The Montgomery Meadows community will also observe National Night Out by turning on porch lights.



Photos from the 2014 event:  click here.

Concern for Missing Rockville Man

image004Detectives from the 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Rockville man.

Gerald Donald Peake Jr. AKA “Chip”, age 64, of the 9700 block of Overlea Drive in Rockville, was last heard from by family members on Sunday, August 3 at approximately 5:00 p.m., when he stated he was walking home from the area near Suburban Hospital.  Mr. Peake is described as a white male, 5’10″ tall, and weighing 165 pounds.  He was wearing a white T-shirt and khaki shorts.

Police and family are concerned for Mr. Peake’s physical welfare and emotional well-being, as he may have memory trouble.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gerald Donald Peake is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.