Police Seek Public’s Help to Identify Suspect in Two Commercial Burglaries; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect in Two Commercial Burglaries

Suspect in Two Commercial Burglaries

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate two commercial burglaries that were committed in Hillandale by the same suspect.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On Saturday, October 22 at approximately 11:29 a.m., the suspect forced entry into the Action Systems Incorporated office located at 1734 Elton Road.  The suspect stole property and fled from the business.

On Saturday, November 5 at approximately 8:13 a.m., the same suspect forced entry into the Banneker Ventures office located at 1738 Elton Road.  The business alarm activated causing the suspect to flee from the business without obtaining any property.  Less than an hour later, the suspect again forced entry into the Banneker Ventures office.  Detectives have reason to believe that this burglary was interrupted when a Banneker Ventures employee entered the business to deactivate the alarm from the earlier burglary.  The suspect once again fled from the business without obtaining any property.

Anyone who has information about the suspect or these burglaries is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Surveillance Video of Burglary Suspect

Surveillance Video of November 5 Burglary

Concern for Missing Woodstock Man

Achydam Monestime

Achydam Monestime

Update: December 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. – Achydam Monestime has been located safe and unharmed in Alexandria, Virginia.  Police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Woodstock man.

On December 4 at approximately 11:00 a.m., Achydam Monestime, age 24, left his father’s home on Beaker Court in Burtonsville to take a bus from Greenbelt to Woodstock.  At approximately 9:27 p.m. that evening, Monestime spoke with his father on the telephone and told his father that he missed the bus. Monestime’s father nor any family members have heard from him since that time.

Achydam Monestime is described as an African American male, 5’2” tall, and weighing 160 pounds.  He has short black hair, brown eyes, and a mustache.

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

Anyone with information in reference as to the whereabouts of Achydam Monestime is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours).  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Tips to Prevent Package Theft this Holiday Season

During the holiday season, many people will choose to purchase gifts online and have them delivered to their home.  This often means that there will be more packages on doorsteps and more opportunities for thieves to steal these deliveries. The Montgomery County Police Department reminds residents of ways to ensure that packages are delivered to them safely and securely:

Choose A Delivery Address Wisely

  • Choose to Have Package Delivered to An Attended Location
    • When you order something online, consider sending the package to a place where you know someone will be available to receive it – your workplace or a friend or neighbor’s home.
  • Choose to Have Package Delivered to Carrier Location
    • Have your deliveries sent to the nearest shipping company center. Many shipping carriers will hold the package for up to five days.
  • Choose In-Store Pick Up
    • Many retailers provide the option of purchasing an item online and picking it up at the nearest retail location.

Know When Your Package Will Be Delivered – Sign Up For Notification Services

  • Many shipment companies offer services to help you track your deliveries by receiving text messages or an e-mail. You can then plan on being home at the time of delivery or ask a trusted friend or neighbor to stop by the delivery location and retrieve the package.
  • After receiving a notification alert and you determine that you won’t be home, many carriers allow you to re-route your shipment to another location or to the carrier’s facility for later pick-up.

Require A Signature

  • Many shipping companies offer a service that requires a signature for a package to be released.

Provide Delivery Instructions

  • Many carriers allow residents to provide instructions on where the deliveries should be placed at the home (side porch, garage door, etc.)

Insure Your Package

  • Consider insuring your package. Contact your chosen mail carrier for coverage policies and requirements.

The Department urges residents who shop online to follow these guidelines to help ensure their packages arrive safely.

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Detectives Investigate Possible Biased-Based Vandalism in Burtonsville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a possible biased-based vandalism that occurred at a residence in Burtonsville.

On Wednesday, November 30 at approximately 6:25 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a home in the 3000 block of Spencerville Road for the report of a vandalism.  The preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that earlier that morning, the homeowner awoke and discovered that swastikas, the word “racist”, and other derogatory words related to the homeowner’s possible political affiliation, had been spray-painted multiple times on all three of the family cars that had been parked in the driveway.  Detectives believe that the homeowner’s political affiliation may be the motive for this vandalism.

Anyone with information about this vandalism is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to home

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Concern for Missing Montgomery Village Man

Herve Fonkoua Fohom

Herve Fonkoua Fohom

Update: November 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. – Herve Fonkoua Fohom has been located safe and unharmed in Washington, D.C.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

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

Herve Fonkoua Fohom, age 23, of Crested Iris Court, was last seen by his mother at approximately 11:30 a.m. yesterday morning when she dropped him off at the Lakeforest Mall located at 701 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg.

Herve Fonkoua Fohom is described as an African American male, 5’9” tall, and weighing approximately 190 pounds.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos that cover both of his arms.

Police and family are concerned for his emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information to the whereabouts of Herve Fonkoua Fohom is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours).  Callers may remain anonymous.

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