A Montgomery County Police School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Montgomery Blair High School has charged a student who attends that school with making a false statement regarding a destructive device.
On Tuesday, September 20 at approximately 12:14 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call from a person identifying themselves as a Montgomery Blair school security officer. The caller stated to ECC personnel that a student told them that there was a bomb in Montgomery Blair High School located at 51 University Boulevard East in Silver Spring.
3rd District officers responded to the school. Based on the nature of the threat, administrative staff from the school made the determination to evacuate the students from the building. Police canines were called to assist in searching the building for possible explosive devices. At approximately 1:48 p.m., the school was determined to be safe and the students re-entered the building.
The Montgomery Blair SRO began investigating the bomb threat and during the investigation, a student made admissions regarding making the call to police reporting the threat. The SRO charged the student as a juvenile with one count of making a false statement concerning a destructive device, one count of making a threat to explode a destructive device, and one count of threats of bodily harm; disturbing classes and activities. The student’s parents will retain care and custody of their child.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division, with the assistance of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), have now positively identified all of the victims located deceased at the scene of an explosion and fire at apartment buildings located at 8701 and 8703 Arliss Avenue.
On Friday, August 19, investigators positively identified three victims as, Maria Auxiliadorai Castellon-Martinez, age 53, Augusto Jimenez Sr., age 62, and Saul Paniagua, age 65.
On Tuesday, August 23, investigators positively identified two victims as Deibi “David” Samir Lainez Morales, age 8, and Fernando Josue Hernandez Orellana, age 3.
On Thursday, August 25, investigators positively identified one victim as Aseged Mekonen, age 34.
Today, investigators are identifying the final victim as Saeda Ibrahim, age 40.
Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department – Police Community Action Team (PCAT) have charged Deandre Thomas, age 21, of the 23600 block of Willshaw Square in Ashburn, Virginia, with firearm, drug, and counterfeit currency charges, and have charged Marcus Harris, age 23, of the 20300 block of Farmgate Terrace in Ashburn, Virginia, with drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Colesville.
On September 14 at approximately 11:15 p.m., a PCAT officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding in the area of East Randolph Road and Kara Lane. Harris was identified as the driver and Thomas was identified as the front seat passenger. A K9 was called to assist and scan the exterior of the vehicle. The K9 alerted officers to the presence of drugs inside the car. During the search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded Ruger .45 handgun under the passenger seat where Thomas had been sitting. Officers found approximately a quarter pound of suspected marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle.
Harris and Thomas were arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU). While at CPU, officers found that Thomas was in possession of a counterfeit $100 bill. Officers notified agents from the United Stated Secret Service regarding the counterfeit currency. Thomas is being held on a $15,000 bond. Harris was released after posting a $2,600 bond.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section have charged Lazarrious Eugene Dew, age 25, of the 1300 block of Iverson Street in Oxen Hill, Jarred Deshaun Sanders, age 27, of the 3400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast, Washington, D.C., and Tykwon Boyd, age 22, of the unit block of Chesapeake Street in Southwest, Washington, D.C., for their involvement in the theft of prescription medication from the CVS Pharmacy in Poolesville that occurred on Friday, September 16.
On September 16 at approximately 2:02 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 9-1-1 call from an employee of the CVS Pharmacy located at 19594 Fisher Avenue in Poolesville initially reporting a robbery (this call was later determined to be a theft). The employee stated that two suspects, identified later as Dew and Boyd, entered the CVS, vaulted the counter, stole medication, and fled in a vehicle confirmed later to be driven by Sanders. The employee provided a description of Sanders’ vehicle and responding officers observed the described vehicle driving southbound on Darnestown Road at Germantown Road. Police attempted to stop the vehicle but the car failed to stop and continued driving southbound on Darnestown Road.
Officers pursued Sanders’ car until it struck a vehicle at the intersection of Darnestown Road and Dufief Mill Road in Darnestown. Sanders, Dew, and Boyd fled on foot from the vehicle and were arrested by officers a short time later in a nearby neighborhood. Dew and Sanders were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries that they sustained during the collision. Two occupants from the struck vehicle were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Boyd and Dew were charged with theft offenses. Boyd was released after posting a $2,500 bond. Dew was released after posting a $7,500 bond. Sanders was charged with theft and traffic offenses and is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.
Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division continue to investigate the Thursday, September 15 sexual assault of a teenager that occurred while she was walking in the Sandy Spring area. To protect the victim, the Department is not releasing the victim’s age. Additional information, to include the location of the rape and the suspect’s description, has been confirmed.
On September 15, officers were called to investigate the report of a sexual assault that had occurred between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Detectives spoke with the victim, who reported that she was walking to school and was in the area of the 17800 block of Auburn Village Drive when she was grabbed from behind by a male. The suspect, using no words, directed the victim to a grassy area located off of the 17800 block of Auburn Village Drive. The suspect then raped the victim. The victim returned home and reported the assault to her parents. Police were notified of the assault and responded to the hospital where the victim was receiving medical treatment.
The suspect is described as a non-white male, possibly Hispanic, 5’05” to 5’07” tall, with an average build and black hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and unknown color jeans.
Anyone with information about this sexual assault is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or 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 their line that leads to an arrest in this case. Residents are reminded to immediately call 911 if they observe suspicious activity.