Suspect in Peeping Tom Incident in Germantown
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 5th District Investigative Section continue to investigate a peeping tom offense that involved a suspect taking photographs underneath an adult female’s dress while she shopped inside a department store in Germantown.
On Wednesday, June 15 at approximately 1:12 p.m., the victim was shopping at the T.J. Maxx department store located at 20906 Frederick Road in Germantown when she noticed the suspect using a cell phone to take pictures underneath her dress. The victim confronted the suspect and he fled out of the store. Officers obtained surveillance photographs of the suspect in the T.J. Maxx and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.
Anyone who has information about the suspect or this incident is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip. 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.
Dollar Tree Store Armed Robbery Suspect
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate an armed robbery of a Dollar Tree store in Rockville. Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.
On Tuesday, July 5 at approximately 9:15 p.m., 1st District officers responded for the report of an armed robbery at the Dollar Tree store located at 1776 East Jefferson Street in Rockville.
The investigation revealed that an adult female employee opened the door to a restroom in the rear of the store where she was confronted by the male suspect who was inside the restroom. The suspect pointed a handgun at the employee, restrained her wrists, and used her keys to open the store’s office. The suspect then used the victim’s keys to open the office’s safe and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled out the front of the store.
The suspect is described as black male in his 30s, approximately 5′ 5″ to 5’ 8” with a heavy build. He was wearing a white fisherman’s style hat, black sunglasses, and a black mask that covered the lower part of his face. The suspect was also wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt and dark colored pants.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this crime is asked to call the Robbery Section at (240) 773-5070. 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 in this case.
Surveillance Video of Rockville Dollar Tree Armed Robbery
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision involving a bicyclist that occurred today on Veirs Mill Road at Turkey Branch Parkway.
At approximately 1:21 p.m., 4th District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to Veirs Mill Road at Turkey Branch Parkway for the report of a collision. Preliminary investigation has indicated that a bicyclist was attempting to cross Veirs Mill Road at Turkey Branch Parkway in a northerly direction in the area of the marked crosswalk. A 2003 Honda Accord that was traveling eastbound on Veirs Mill Road collided with the bicycle.
The bicyclist was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The bicyclist is identified as Oscar Mauricio Gutierrez Osorio, age 31, of the 12800 block of Teaberry Road in Silver Spring.
The driver of the Honda was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is identified as Williams Alfo Cordova Siguenza, age 42, of the 13000 block of Carney Street in Silver Spring.
This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division and officers from the Alcohol Initiatives Section (A.I.S.) are jointly investigating the death of a 25-year-old male who was attending an underage drinking party and later found unresponsive in the home’s swimming pool. No foul play is suspected in the male’s death. The cause of death remains undetermined pending the results of an autopsy by the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore.
On July 17 at approximately 2:38 a.m., 6th District officers, along with Fire and Rescue personnel, responded to the 5800 block of Winegrove Court for the report of a possible drowning.
The investigation revealed that Diego Padilla, from the 100 block of Spring Street in Gaithersburg, was present at the underage drinking party which was being hosted by two adult brothers who reside at the home. Persons at the party contacted 9-1-1 after Padilla was found unresponsive in the pool. Padilla was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The hosts of the party initially denied A.I.S. officers entry into the home to conduct the investigation into the underage drinking party. Officers contacted a relative of the homeowner who responded to the house and allowed officers to gain access to the home.
A.I.S. officers observed several extremely intoxicated people outside of the home and large quantities of alcoholic beverages on the rear deck of the house. A.I.S. officers charged ten adults (ages 18-20) and one juvenile with possession of alcohol by persons under 21. A.I.S. officers will continue to investigate the party and charges are pending against the party’s host.
The circumstances surrounding Padilla’s death and issues related to the underage alcohol party remain under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.
With the warmer weather and the celebrations that often occur in the summer months, the Montgomery County Police Department continues to remind motorists to drive responsibly and choose a sober driver.
Tonight, July 15, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.
The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance. The checkpoint times are approximate.
WHAT: Sobriety Checkpoint
WHERE: Undisclosed Location
WHEN: Friday – July 15 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m.)