Concern For Missing Twinbrook Woman

UPDATE: Tercorria Cox was located by police earlier this evening.  She is safe and unharmed.  Police and family thank the public and media for their assistance in publicizing this case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 1st District Investigative Section are asking the public for assistance in locating a missing Twinbrook woman.

Tercorria Rhineca Cox, 22 years old, of the 2000 block of Gainsboro Road in the Twinbrook area of Rockville, was last known to be in the 2300 block of Good Hope Road SE, in the District of Columbia.  Cox is described as an African American female, 4′ 11″ tall, and weighing 145 pounds.  She has gray hair with red braids as depicted in the photographs.  It is not known what clothing Cox may be wearing.  Cox has a condition that restricts her ability to walk; she primarily uses a non-motorized wheelchair to increase her mobility.  Cox is also known to operate a blue, 2016 Dodge Dart with Maryland tags, 3CY2302.

Tercorria Rhineca Cox

Tercorria Rhineca Cox

Police and family are concerned for Cox’ welfare.  Anyone with information regarding the location of Cox or her blue Dodge Dart is asked to call 9-1-1.





Detectives Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Credit Card Theft Suspect; Residents Reminded to Keep Wallets and Purses Close at all Times

Suspect who attempted to fraudulently use the victim’s stolen card

Detectives from the 6th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating the June 28 theft of credit cards from the victim’s purse at a Gaithersburg restaurant and the subsequent fraudulent use of those cards at a store.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify her.

Investigation revealed that on June 28 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., the victim was dining at the Ruth’s Chris Steak House located at 106 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg.  At approximately 8:30 p.m. that evening, the victim was contacted by her bank and notified that someone had attempted to use her bank card at a Target store located at 25 Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg; the transaction was declined by the store.  The victim stated to investigators that she had hung her purse, which contained her wallet and credit cards, on the back of her chair while she was dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.  After being contacted by the bank, the victim checked her wallet and discovered two credit cards missing.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify the female suspect who was captured on store surveillance attempting to use one of the victim’s stolen credit cards.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the 6th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5789 or 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

The Montgomery County Police Department reminds residents to keep safe while shopping by following these tips:

  • Carry a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
  • Carry your closed purse as close to your body as possible.
  • Do not become distracted by your shopping.  Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Park in well-lighted parking lots and park as close to the mall or store as possible.
  • Lock your car doors and keep packages hidden in the trunk or under the seats of your vehicle.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash with you – pay with checks or credit cards when possible.
  • Try to avoid carrying a large number of bags. Make trips back to your vehicle to store packages in the trunk as you continue to shop.



Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Bethesda Apple Store Theft Suspects; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspects who stole 9 iPhones from Bethesda Apple Store

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the August 4 theft of multiple Apple iPhones from an Apple Store located in Bethesda. Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

On August 4 at approximately 9:10 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Apple Store located at 4860 Bethesda Avenue for the report of a theft that had just occurred. The investigation by detectives determined that the three suspects entered the Apple Store shortly after the business opened at 9:00 a.m. The suspects briefly walked around the store and then stole nine iPhones from display cases.  The suspects fled from the store and were last seen on foot in the area of Bethesda Lane at Elm Street.

Anyone who has information about the suspects or this theft is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710. 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 who stole iPhones from Bethesda Apple Store

Suspects who stole 9 iPhones from Bethesda Apple Store

Suspect who stole iPhones from Bethesda Apple Store

Suspect who stole iPhones from Bethesda Apple Store

Suspect who stole iPhones from Bethesda Apple Store

Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Man

Matias Jose Bobenrieth

Update: September 19, 2017 – Matias Jose Bobenrieth has been located safe and unharmed. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Aspen Hill man.

Matias Jose Bobenrieth, age 49, was last seen by family when he left his Birchtree Lane home on foot at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 14.  Family members have been unable to contact him since that time.  Detectives believe that Mr. Bobenrieth may be in the Dupont Circle area of Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Matias Jose Bobenrieth is described as a white male who is 6 foot tall and weighs 230 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.

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

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Matias Jose Bobenrieth is asked to call the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.


Boyfriend Arrested and Charged with Murder of Missing Olney Woman Laura Wallen

Tyler Tessier

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Tyler Tessier, age 32 of Holsey Road in Damascus, with the first-degree murder of 31-year-old Laura Wallen of Rolling Meadow Way in Olney.

On the evening of Monday, September 4, Wallen’s sister reported Wallen as a missing person to the Montgomery County Police Department. Wallen’s sister stated that she last saw Laura on the evening of Friday, September 1, and despite numerous attempts, she and her parents had been unable to contact her since having a brief text conversation on Saturday, September 2. Wallen’s sister also informed detectives that Laura had a boyfriend, Tyler Tessier, and that Wallen was four-months pregnant with his child.

Investigators confirmed that Wallen, a teacher at a high school in Columbia, Maryland, did not arrive for the first day of school on September 5. They determined that the last known transaction on Wallen’s financial accounts was a debit card purchase at the Safeway store in Olney on September 2 between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. A review of store surveillance by detectives showed Wallen and Tessier making a purchase together. This was the last known sighting of Wallen. The last known message from Wallen’s phone was to her sister on the morning of Monday, September 4; detectives have determined that Tessier sent that text (a fact Tessier admitted during police questioning).

On Thursday, September 7, the Howard County Police Department informed MCPD that an employee of the Gramercy Place apartment complex in Columbia had located Wallen’s license in front of an apartment dumpster on September 4. After viewing a Facebook post regarding Wallen’s missing status, the employee realized he had located her license and called police. MCPD officers responded to the apartment complex, where they located Wallen’s vehicle, a 2011, black Ford Escape. The SUV was backed into a space and the front license plate had been removed. MCPD investigators seized the vehicle for forensic testing.

Between September 5 and 11, detectives interviewed Tessier multiple times. In each interview, he provided conflicting statements regarding Wallen’s disappearance. Tessier did make some admissions. He admitted that he is engaged to another woman. He also admitted that he drove Wallen’s vehicle to the apartment complex in Columbia, that he disposed of her phone and driver’s license in a dumpster, and that he had removed her license plate from her vehicle. Detectives located an acquaintance of Tessier who stated that Tessier had called her to give him a ride from the apartment complex where Wallen’s vehicle was located. Tessier asked the friend to lie if the police ever asked her about picking him up in Columbia.

On September 13, MCPD officers executed a search warrant on property located in the 12400 block of Prices Distillery Road in Damascus. The property, belonging to Tessier’s friend, includes a farm surrounded by acres of open fields and woods. Investigation had revealed that Tessier had been spending a great amount of time at the property after Wallen’s disappearance. During this search, the MCPD Search and Rescue team, assisted by cadaver dogs, located a freshly dug area of the ground in a field adjacent to the friend’s property; Wallen’s body was located buried in the ground. Her remains were recovered and sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy. Investigators noted that a text conversation between Wallen and her sister on Saturday, September 2, included mention that Tessier was currently taking Wallen on an “adventure” in the country. Wallen texted a photo of a field that appears to be the same field where Wallen’s body was located.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, Tessier was arrested by MCPD officers in Hyattstown on the strength of a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. He was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Tessier is currently being held without bond.