Concern for Missing Silver Spring Man

Brice Byrd

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

Brice Byrd, age 35, of the 500 block of Thayer Avenue, was last seen by a caretaker at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, when he left his residence on foot.

Byrd is described as an African American male, 5’10” tall, and weighing approximately 130 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  Byrd is known to frequent the District of Columbia.

Mr. Byrd is without his medication and police and caretakers are concerned for his emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brice Byrd 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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Concern for Missing Wheaton Area Woman

Sandra Yaritza Diaz

Update: April 15 at 3:00 p.m. – Sandra Yaritza Diaz has 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 Department – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Wheaton area woman

Sandra Yaritza Diaz, age 25, of the 11800 block of Selfridge Road, was last seen by family members during the afternoon hours on Thursday, April 13, when she left her residence on foot.  Ms. Diaz, who owns a vehicle, left her car parked outside of her residence when she left.  Ms. Diaz’s vehicle remains parked in front of the home and family and friends have not heard from her since she left.

Sandra Yaritza Diaz is described as a Hispanic female, 5’7” tall, and weighing 150 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family members are concerned for Ms. Diaz’s physical and emotional well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sandra Yaritza Diaz 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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Detectives Investigate Hate-Based Vandalism in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section are investigating a hate-based vandalism that occurred at a residence in Wheaton.

On Thursday, April 13 at approximately 3:24 p.m., 4th District officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of McMahon Road for the report of a vandalism.  The preliminary investigation by officers revealed that the homeowner left the home in the morning and returned at approximately 3:20 p.m. that afternoon.  Upon returning to the home, the homeowner discovered that a derogatory word had been written in black marker across the front door of the residence.  The victim believes that her race may be the motive for this vandalism.

Anyone with information about this hate-based vandalism is asked to contact the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.  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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Concern for Missing Potomac Area Man

Thomas Warren Howes

Update: April 13, 2017 – Thomas Warren Howes has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Potomac area man.

According to medical staff at Suburban Hospital, Thomas Warren Howes, age 50, of Falls Road walked out of the hospital, located at 8600 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, this morning (April 12) at approximately 9:30 a.m. He has not been heard from since that time.

Howes is described as a white male, 6’1” tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds.  He has brown hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue shirt.  Howes is known to frequently travel by taxi.

Police and family members are concerned for Mr. Howes’ emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Thomas Warren Howes 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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Concern for Missing Fifteen-Month-Old Girl

UPDATE: 4/11/17, 9:00 p.m. – 15-month-old Janel Aaliyah Mercado has been located safe and unharmed.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 15-month-old girl.

Janel Aaliyah Mercado of Aston Manor Drive in the Fairland area was last seen at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, in the company of her father, 26-year-old Terrance Faison, at his residence located in the 5300 block of B Street, Southeast, Washington, D.C.  Family and detectives have been unable to contact or locate Faison since that time.

Janel Aaliyah Mercado is described as an African American female, weighing approximately 20 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Terrance Faison is described as an African American male, 6’3 tall, and weighing 258 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for Janel’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Janel Aaliyah Mercado or Terrance Faison is asked to call 9-1-1.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Janel Aaliyah Mercado

Janel Aaliyah Mercado