Detectives Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Layhill Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred early this morning in the Layhill area.

At approximately 1:08 a.m., this morning (Sunday, November 22) 4th District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to Norbeck Road at Whitehaven Road for the report of a serious collision.

Preliminary investigation by detectives has determined that a 2006 Mazda6 was traveling west on Norbeck Road near Whitehaven Road.  For reasons still under investigation, the Mazda6 left the roadway and struck several trees.

The driver and sole occupant of the Mazda6 is identified as 23-year-old Stefano Jorge Fernandes of MacDowell Street in Rockville.  Fernandes was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at 240-773-6620.

 

(LOCATED) Concern for Missing Germantown Man with Down Syndrome

Joseph Daniel Moubarek

Update: November 21, 2020 – Joseph Moubarek has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Germantown man.

Joseph Daniel Moubarek, age 23, was last seen at approximately 10:30 a.m. yesterday, (Friday, November 20), when he left his Winding Creek Way home on foot.  Moubarek is familiar with public transportation and is known to frequent the Washington, D.C. area and the Prince George’s County area.

Moubarek is 5’ 1” tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds.  He has long black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for Mourbarek’s welfare.

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

(LOCATED) Silver Alert Issued for Missing Gaithersburg Man with Dementia

Shankar N. Ghose

Update: November 21, 2020 – Mr. Ghose has been located safe and unharmed.  The Silver Alert has been canceled.

The Montgomery County Department of Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Gaithersburg man who has dementia.  A Silver Alert has been activated for 82-year-old Shankar N. Ghose.

Mr. Ghose was last seen at approximately 5:30 p.m. yesterday evening (Friday, November 20) when he left his Cherrywood Terrace home driving his 2007 blue Honda CRV with Maryland tags: 08504M5.  Family reported that Mr. Ghose was expected to run a short errand to a nearby store and then immediately return home.  Family has been unable to contact Mr. Ghose since he left his home.

Mr. Ghose is approximately 5’ 02” tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Shankar N. Ghose’s whereabouts or anyone who sees his vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

Detectives Investigate Attempted Armed Robbery of Verizon Store in Derwood; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Suspects in Verizon store attempted armed robbery

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the November 17 attempted armed robbery of a Verizon store located in Derwood.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the robbery and of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Tuesday, November 17, at approximately 2:24 p.m., officers responded to the report of an attempted armed robbery at the Verizon store located at 1750 Muncaster Mill Road. The investigation by Major Crimes detectives has determined that two suspects entered the store, assaulted an employee, and implied that they were armed with guns.  The suspects demanded property from a back room of the store.  The suspects were unable to gain access to that room and fled without obtaining any property.   The employee who was assaulted was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  The suspects were last seen fleeing the area in a black 2020 Volkswagen R-Line four-door sedan.

Anyone with information about these suspects or this attempted robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), online, or via the Crime Solvers app.  Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

2020 Volkswagen R-Line suspects fled in

2020 Volkswagen R-Line suspects fled in

2020 Volkswagen R-Line suspects fled in

Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in North Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred this morning in North Bethesda.

This morning (Friday, November 20) at approximately 5:09 a.m., 2nd District officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Rockville Pike at Grosvenor Lane for a report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has determined that a 2019 Nissan Sentra was traveling north on Rockville Pike approaching Grosvenor Lane.  The pedestrian, identified as James Eugene White Jr., age 74, of the 10200 block of Grosvenor Place in North Bethesda, was attempting to cross northbound Rockville Pike from Grosvenor Lane.  For reasons still under investigation, the Sentra struck White Jr. on Rockville Pike.  White Jr. was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Nissan Sentra is identified as Keisha Dannielle Francis, age 51, of the 500 block of Yale Avenue in Baltimore.  Francis was not injured in the collision.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.