Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Man

Update: 1/15/2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. – Missing Gaithersburg Man Located Deceased (please follow link)

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Gaithersburg man.

Frank Tuozzo, age 64, of the 700 block of Clopper Road, was last known to be at an appointment in the 600 block of E Diamond Avenue on Thursday, January 12 at approximately noon.  Tuozzo has dementia and additional medical conditions that require monitoring.

Tuozzo is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 190 pounds, with blue eyes and gray hair.  He was last seen wearing a lightweight black jacket and khaki pants.

Tuozzo does not drive.  He frequents old town Gaithersburg and fast food restaurants.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Frank Tuozzo is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours a day).


Frank Tuozzo

Frank Tuozzo

Concern For Missing Mother and Child

Zoe Polan

Zoe Polan

Maduba Polan

Maduba Polan

Update: January 13 at 10:00 a.m. – Maduba and Zoe Polan have been located safe and unharmed.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring mother and her infant daughter.


Maduba Polan, 34 years old, of the 2500 block of Spencer Road in Silver Spring, last had contact with family at 4:30 p.m on January 12.  Maduba Polan has her four-month-old daughter, Zoe Polan, with her.  They are believed to be in a silver, 2005 Dodge Caravan with Maryland registration 6CE6816.

Maduba is described as an African-American female who is 5’ 2” tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds.  She has short black hair and brown eyes.  Zoe Polan is a four-month-old female with short, curly, black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for the emotional and physical well being of Maduba Polan as well as the welfare of Zoe Polan.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Maduba Polan, Zoe Polan, or the silver Dodge Caravan should immediately call 9-1-1.

Note: The Dodge Caravan shown is only an example and is not the actual vehicle. Silver 2005 Dodge Caravan


Suspects Open Store Credit Card Accounts in Victims’ Names

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Financial Crimes Section are asking for the public’s help to identify three suspects who used information from five different victims to fraudulently open Target store credit cards in the victims’ names.  The suspects opened these accounts in person at the Laurel and Silver Spring Target locations and then used the cards to fraudulently purchase items.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 4, the three suspects used victim information to open a store credit card account at the Target store located at 3343 Corridor Marketplace in Laurel.  At approximately 1:40 p.m. that afternoon, the same suspects opened credit card accounts in the remaining victims’ names at the Target store located at 12000 Cherry Hill Road in Silver Spring.

Detectives continue to investigate how these suspects obtained the information necessary to open these store credit cards in the victims’ names.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects is asked to call the Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330.  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.


Suspect #1

Suspect #1


Suspect #1

Suspect #1

Suspect #2

Suspect #2

Suspect #3

Suspect #3

Suspect Arrested for Westfield Wheaton Mall Double Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Angelo Lamont Jackson, age 17, of Hawk Run Terrace in Montgomery Village, for the homicides of two victims that occurred yesterday at the Westfield Wheaton mall.  Jackson is being charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree murder.

On Tuesday, January 10 at approximately 3:17 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 9-1-1 call for an assault and possible stabbings that had just occurred inside of the Westfield Wheaton mall located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton. Officers from the 4th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the mall and located two males on the lower level of the mall suffering from apparent stab wounds.  Both victims were transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries and succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

One of the victims has been identified as Angel Alfredo Gomez-Pineda, age 24 *, of Silver Spring.  The second victim has been identified as Kevin Siloe Moya Cruz, age 22, of Wheaton.

During this investigation, detectives spoke with witnesses to the assault and reviewed mall video surveillance. Mall video shows a black male, armed with a knife, stabbing one victim and then while still armed, pursuing the second victim.  Detectives disseminated a still photograph of the suspect to County police officers.  Multiple officers were able to identify the suspect as Jackson from having prior contact with him.

Mall video surveillance also captured the suspect (Jackson) and the two victims engaging in a physical altercation in the lower level of the mall a short time before the stabbings occurred.  This altercation was broken up by mall patrons.

Investigators obtained a warrant for Jackson’s arrest shortly after midnight on today’s date (January 11).  Jackson was arrested this afternoon as he exited his Montgomery Village residence.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.

Investigators continue to work to confirm a motive for the stabbings.

The investigation of these homicides is ongoing.  Detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crimes Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

*Please note that Gomez-Pineda’s age has now been confirmed as 24 and his last has been confirmed as Gomez-Pineda.  A previous release identified him as Pineda-Gomez.

A mugshot of Jackson will not be released because he is a juvenile.