2015 National Night Out Events

080315 2015 NNO logoThe 2015 National Night Out annual observance will take place on Tuesday, August 4. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is designed to generate neighborhood support and participation in crime prevention efforts and to enhance police and community relations. Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, many communities celebrate with a variety of events to help neighbors get to know one another and to build community spirit. This is the 32nd year of National Night Out observances that demonstrate a community’s commitment to keep their neighborhood free from crime.

The following communities have provided their respective itinerary of events as of 7/24/2015:

1st District:

Open to the public:

1. Stoneymill Square shopping center (near the Korean Korner store) – 12207 Veirs Mill Rd.; 7 – 9 p.m. (This event is held jointly with the 4th District command staff and officers also attending)
Community event only:
1. Quince Orchard Knolls Park at 11900 Quince Mill Dr.; 6:30 – 8 p.m.
2. Twinbrook Baptist Church at 1001 Twinbrook Pkwy.; 6 – 8:30 p.m.

2nd District:

Community events only:

1. Lyttonsville/Rosemary Hills/Rock Creek communities – held at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center at 2450 Lyttonsville Rd.; 6:15 – 8:30 p.m.
2. Scotland community in Potomac at the intersection of Seven Locks Rd. and Scotland Dr.; 6 – 8 p.m.

3rd District:       

Open to the public:

1. Briggs Chaney Community Event at East County Regional Services Center at 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd.; 6 – 9 p.m.

Community events only:
1. Forest Estates General Getty Park, 10000 Woodland Ave.; 6:30 – 8:30pm
3. South Four Corners: South Four Corners Neighborhood Park (renamed), 900 Forest Glen Rd.; 7 – 8 p.m.
4. McKenney Hills / Carroll Knolls Kohler Ct.; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
5. West Hillandale Swim Club 915 Schindler Dr.; 5 – 7 p.m.
6. Hampshire West Apts.1432 Hampshire West Ct. (pool area); 5 -8 p.m.
7. Sligo Branview neighborhood — 6 locations 9125 Eton Rd.; 6-8pm
E. Schuyler Rd. between Flower Ave. and Sudbury Rd.
Fire Engine Park
9200 block Saybrook Ave.
9208 Bradford Rd.: block party and dog contest
9000 block Bradford Rd.
9125 Eton Rd.
8. Fairland Estates 13000 block of Colefair Dr.; 6 – 8:30 p.m.

4th District:

Open to the public:
1. Olney Community at Fair Hill Plaza Shopping Center – at 18169 Towncenter Dr.; Olney; 5 – 8 p.m.
2. Mid-County Community Recreation Center 2004 Queensguard Rd.; 5 – 8 p.m.

5th District:

Open to the public:
1. Germantown Park near community pool, 18400 Cinnamon Dr.; 4 – 5:30 p.m.
2. The Hamptons community near community pool at 19757 Crystal Rock Dr.; 5 – 6:30 p.m.
3. The Plantations II community near the pool at 23686 Rolling Fork Way (Damascus); 6 – 7:30 p.m.

6th District:

Community events only:
1. Walnut Hill – at Washington Grove Elementary School, 8712 Oakmont St.; 6 – 8 p.m.
2. Saybrooke – at community pool, 702 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd.; 6 – 8 p.m.
3. Quince Orchard Park – at the community center, 500 Highland Ridge Ave.; 6 – 9 p.m.
4. Brighton Village Apartments – at the community pool, 345 West Side Dr.; 6 to 8 p.m.
5. Kentlands community at the community center, 485 Tschiffely Square Rd.; 6 – 10 p.m.
6. Herons Cove, at the pool at 19101 Mills Choice Rd.; 6 – 9 p.m.
7. Whetstone Run, Falling River Dr. block party; 6 – 8 p.m.
8. Shady Grove Village, tot lots at Story Dr., Gold Kettle, & Red Kiln; 6 – 8 p.m.
9. Potomac Oaks pool party, 780 Quince Orchard Blvd.; 6 – 8 p.m.
10. Summit Crest Apartments Club House, 38 N. Summit Dr.; 6 – 8 p.m.

Police Continue Investigation into the Murder of Montgomery Village Resident; Detectives, Family and Friends Make Plea for Witnesses to Contact Police

072815 Bradley Colmes photoDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the homicide of Bradley Colmes. The incident began as a physical assault in Montgomery Village on Friday June 12. The injuries he sustained during the assault later resulted in his death on June 17.

The victim, Bradley Colmes, age 60, of the 10300 block of Ridgeline Drive in Montgomery Village, died in the hospital where he was receiving treatment for the assault. The Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

The incident began on Friday, June 12 at approximately 10:40 p.m., when 6th District officers along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded for the report of an assault in the 10300 block of Ridgeline Drive.  Responding officers located Colmes with injuries to his head and face. He was transported to a local trauma center for treatment.

The preliminary investigation indicated that Colmes had left his home and was walking on Ridegline Drive when he was assaulted by an unknown black male. Due to statements from Colmes and others, detectives have determined that the physical assault was witnessed by a group of as many as 20 people who were described as fleeing toward the Montgomery Village Shopping Center after the assault. Detectives need witnesses to come forward to bring the person(s) responsible to justice.

Anyone with information about the suspect or further details of this homicide is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Anyone who wishes to be eligible for a monetary reward should call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s) responsible. Tipsters remain anonymous when they call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).



072815 Colmes homicide information flyer

Media Advisory – Unsolved Homicide Press Conference

crime alert Press Conference for June 2015 Unsolved Homicide in Montgomery   Village

 WHEN: Tuesday, July 28, 1:00 p.m.

Director of the Major Crimes Division Captain Darren Francke, detectives and the  victim’s family and friends urge witnesses to come forward to help identify the suspect responsible for the homicide of 60-year-old Montgomery Village resident Bradley Colmes. Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect responsible for this homicide.

The residential community where the physical assault that caused his death occurred – the 10300 block of Ridgeline Drive in Montgomery Village.

Detectives will be handing out information fliers in the neighborhood immediately after the press event.                                                                                                                                                            

Directions: Take I 270 to exit 11. Merge onto Montgomery Village Avenue. Follow Montgomery Village Avenue past the shopping center on the left. Make a left turn on Club House Road and then take the second right turn onto Ridgeline Drive.

For more information: Lucille.Baur@montgomerycountymd.gov or 240-773-5030.



Update – Suspect Arrested after Police Asked for Public’s Help to Identify Theft from Vehicle Suspect in Silver Spring –

072415 photo Oliver, Pa EbouMontgomery County Police detectives from the 3rd District Patrol Investigative Section announce the arrest of a suspect responsible for stealing items from vehicles belonging to volunteer firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) working at the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Eight incidents of thefts from the vehicles of volunteer firefighters and EMTs working at the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department occurred between April 18 and June 10, 2015. The vehicles were all parked in the parking lot of the Fire Station 15, located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike in Briggs Chaney.

On July 10, police released surveillance photos of the suspect and asked anyone who recognized him to call police detectives. Firefighters also distributed flyers with the suspect’s photo throughout the residential and commercial portions of the neighborhood. Area media outlets broadcast the story providing even greater publicity. The combined efforts of the distribution of the suspect photo ultimately lead to the identification and arrest of the responsible suspect.

Pa Ebou (aka Paebou) Oliver, age 19, of the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring, was charged on July 24, with theft $1,000 to under $10,000, theft less than $1,000, rogue and vagabond (possessing a burglary tool to break into a vehicle), theft less than $100, malicious destruction of property, and theft scheme $1,000 to under $10,000.

Montgomery County Police and the staff of Fire Station 15 would like to thank the community and media for the crucial roles they played in solving this case. It is hoped that the publicity surrounding this case will also serve as a reminder to all drivers of the importance of locking their vehicles and not leaving anything in view inside of a vehicle to lessen the chances of becoming a victim of this all too common crime.




MCP Modifies Requirements for Police Officer Applicants – Military and Law Enforcement Experience Now Accepted

The Montgomery County Police Department is proud to announce that the education eligibility requirement for the position of police officer candidate has been modified to recognize prior, active duty military and law enforcement experience.
Effective today, an applicant, to meet the police officer candidate education/experience requirement, must:
  • Have earned 60 college credits or 90 college quarter hours at time of application – OR
  • Have three (3) years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge – OR –
  • Have three (3) years of full-time law enforcement officer experience recognized by the Department, i.e., work as a sworn, government agent with full arrest powers eligible for rehire.
The application process for police officer candidate will open tomorrow, Saturday, July 25 (EDT) at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on July 25.  These new education/experience criteria will be honored when the application process opens.  For more information on the job of a Montgomery County Police Officer and to apply for a position, please visit www.joinmcp.com