Critical Missing Silver Spring Woman Sought

Angela Dee Cantrall

Angela Dee Cantrall

Update October 19:  Angela Dee Cantrall has been located safe and unharmed.  Police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public’s help to locate a missing 47-year-old female.

Angela Dee Cantrall left her residence in the 500 block of Burnt Mills Avenue near the White Oak area of Silver Spring at approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning.  At that time she was wearing a black tank top and lavender and white pajama pants.  She was not wearing shoes, did not bring her phone, and has no access to a vehicle.

Cantrall is described as a white female, 5′ 4″ tall, and weighing approximately 135 pounds. She has shoulder-length brown haIr.

Cantrall is without her medication and police and family are concerned for her welfare.  Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000.


Concern for Missing 85-Year-Old Man

Tesfamichael Yohannes

Tesfamichael Yohannes

UPDATE – LOCATED: A resident located Mr. Yohanness walking in the area of East Randolph Road and Smith Village Road at approximately 11:57 p.m.; Mr. Yohannes was reunited with family.  K9s and a Maryland State Police helicopter were used during the search.  A house-to-house search was also conducted by officers.


Detectives from the 4th District are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 85-year-old man from the Cloverly area.

Tesfamichael Yohannes of the 14300 block of Twig Road was last seen at his residence at 6:15 p.m. this evening.  Mr. Yohannes does not speak English (speaks Tigrigna) and may have dementia. He has no known access to a vehicle and is not familiar with using public transportation. He is known to walk to the Good Hope Park (located at 14715 Good Hope Road).

Mr. Yohannes is described as a black male, 5’10” tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes and balding gray hair.  He was last seen wearing a long black coat, brown shirt, and khaki pants.

Anyone who sees Mr. Yohannes or has information on his whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.


Single Vehicle Fatal Collision in Rockville Investigated

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred in Rockville early this morning.

At approximately 12:05 a.m., 4th District officers were responding to a call for service when they observed a vehicle traveling south on Georgia Avenue approaching Maryland Route 200 or the Inter-County Connector (ICC).  The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and did not have the headlights on.  Before officers could take action, the vehicle, for reasons still under investigation, left the road and struck a traffic pole at Georgia Avenue and the ICC.

Officers summonsed Fire/Rescue personnel who arrived and transported the adult female driver to Suburban Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.  She is being identified as Penelope Ann Garland, 68 years old, of the 3500 block of Daisy Lane in Woodbine.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620

Update: Arrest Made in Transgender Homicide

Rico Leblond

                        Rico Leblond

On Friday, October 16 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Montgomery County police arrested a 20-year-old male for the October 15th homicide of DeAndre Smith, also known as Zella Ziona.  Ziona was shot while in a service alley to the rear of a Montgomery Village shopping center.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled her death a homicide caused by multiple gunshot wounds.

Rico Hector Leblond, of the 12700 block of Wisteria Drive in Germantown, was arrested at the Germantown Transit Center located at 19945 Aircraft Drive in Germantown.  He was taken into custody without incident.

Investigation by detectives from the Major Crimes Division lead to the identification of Rico Leblond.  Investigators learned that Ziona and Leblond knew each other and had some degree of friendship prior to Ziona’s murder. .

Rico Leblond has been charged with 1st degree murder.  He is being held without bond.  A bond review is scheduled for Monday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville.


Update: Suspect Charged With Attempted Rape

Christian Sarria

Christian Sarria

Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigation Division have charged Christian Sarria, age 40, of the 20100 block of Hob Hill Way in Montgomery Village, with attempted rape.

On October 8 at approximately 8:47 p.m., 6th District officers responded to a residence on Drexel Hill Circle for the report of a sexual assault.

Investigation revealed that the 46-year-old female victim parked her car in the neighborhood and was walking to her home when she noticed the suspect, now identified as Sarria, following her. The victim started opening the front door to her home when Sarria approached her from behind and sexually assaulted her. She screamed for him to stop and the victim’s brother, who was inside the home, came to the front door after hearing the noise. Sarria fled from the area once the victim’s brother came to the door.

On October 15, police released photographs of the suspect to the media and public. That same evening, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Sarria walked into the 5th District station and told officers that he saw his picture on the news and wanted to turn himself in.

Sarria was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with one count of attempted second-degree rape.  He was ordered to be held on a $25,000 bond.