Concern for Missing Takoma Park Teenager (Located)

Sarela Nely Lanza

UPDATE: 5/31/2020:

Sarela Lanza has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Takoma Park teenager.

Sarela Nely Lanza, age 15, of Garland Avenue, has been reported as missing by her family.

Lanza is approximately 5’ 5” tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds.  She has red hair and brown eyes.  Lanza was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gray pants.

Police and family are concerned for Sarela Lanza’s welfare.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Sarela Nely Lanza is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs). Callers may remain anonymous.

Detectives Investigate Package Thefts in Brookeville Area; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the 4th District – Patrol Investigation Unit are investigating two package thefts that occurred in the Brookeville area and were committed by the same suspects as home surveillance revealed.  The Police Department is releasing video of the suspects committing these thefts and is asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

The two thefts captured on video are as follows:

  • May 17, approximately 1:40 p.m., 2400 block of Epstein Court
  • May 17, approximately 1:47 p.m., 2400 block of Epstein Court

Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to call 4th District Patrol Investigation Unit detectives at 240-773-5476.  Tipsters can also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477 or submit a tip online.  Callers may remain anonymous.

 

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the homicide of a 29-year-old male that occurred yesterday morning in Wheaton.

On Tuesday, May 26, at approximately 7:07 am, officers from the 4th District were dispatched to a shooting that had just occurred in the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle in Wheaton.  Upon arriving on the scene, officers discovered an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds.  Lifesaving efforts were taken, but the victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene.

Witnesses described two men leaving the scene of the shooting just after it occurred.  Officers from the 4th District and the Maryland National Capital Park Police Department canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

The victim is being identified as Francisco Anton Medrano Campos, age 29, of the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle in Wheaton.  His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore for examination.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Callers may remain anonymous. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).   Tips may also be submitted online here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/howdoI/crime-solvers.html

Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Concern for Missing Clarksburg Woman (LOCATED)

Update: May 28, 2020 – Alexandra Faith Miller has been located safe and unharmed. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Clarksburg woman with high-functioning autism.

Alexandra Faith Miller, age 19, of Granite Rock Road was last seen yesterday (May 26) at approximately 4:45 p.m., leaving her residence on foot.  She may be attempting to travel to Salisbury, Maryland.

Miller is familiar with public transportation.  Police and family are concerned for her welfare.

Miller is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a maroon shirt, jean shorts, and was carrying a black backpack with a polka dot pattern.

Anyone with information about Alexandra Miller’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line).

Alexandra Faith Miller

 

 

 

Concern for Missing Man from Rockville (LOCATED)

Pic Lavonte O'Neil Hights

Lavonte O’Neil Hights

UPDATE: May 27, 2020 – Lavonte O’Neil Hights has been located safe and unharmed. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Rockville man.

Lavonte O’Neil Hights, age 25, of the 12300 block of Twinbrook Parkway, was last seen on Tuesday, May 26, around 11:00 pm, when he left his residence on foot after an argument with his girlfriend.

Hights is approximately 6’03” inches tall and weighs approximately 275 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and a short beard.  Hights was last seen wearing dark basketball shorts and dark t-shirt with white lettering on it.

Police and family are concerned for Hight’s physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone with information about Lavonte O’Neil Hights’ whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line).

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