Concern for Missing Bethesda Woman

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Bethesda woman.

Police are concerned for the emotional and physical welfare of Kathleen Harrington, age 56, who was last seen in Rockville, Maryland on October 8th.

Kathleen is described as a white female, 5’ 7” tall, and weighs approximately 190 pounds.  She has dirty blonde hair and blue/green eyes.  It is unknown what type of clothing Kathleen may currently be wearing.

Family and police are concerned with Kathleen’s physical and mental well-being.

Anyone with any information regarding Kathleen Harrington’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).harrington

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Concern for Missing Rockville Woman

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Rockville woman.

Police are concerned for the emotional and physical welfare of Tonya Simms, age 45, of the 14200 block of Chadwick Lane in Rockville.  She was last seen yesterday at approximately 1:30 p.m. when she left her group home and told other residents that she was going to go for a walk.

Tonya Simms is described as a black female, 5’ 4” tall, and weighs approximately 181 pounds.  She has short black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing black pants, a red sweater, a blue hooded jacket, and black sneakers.

Tonya Simms has a diminished mental capacity.  She is familiar with public transportation and frequents shops in the Aspen Hill area.

Anyone with any information regarding Tonya Simms’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).

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Tip-A-Cop to Benefit Special Olympics Maryland

TipACopWHO: Police officers and deputies from the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Park Police, Rockville City Police Department, Gaithersburg Police Department and Montgomery County Police Explorers.

WHAT: As part of the national Tip-A-Cop event, officers will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD)

WHEN: This Saturday, October 18

TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Red Robin restaurant located at 20001 Century Boulevard in Germantown

 

This Saturday, October 18, Police officers and deputies from the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Park Police, Rockville City Police Department, Gaithersburg Police Department and Montgomery County Police Explorers, with the help of Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) and Red Robin, will participate in the national Tip-A-Cop event. Police officers will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests to raise funds to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. The event will take place at the Red Robin restaurant in Germantown from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and eat a great meal while supporting a great cause!

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School Crossing Guard Struck By Vehicle While Directing Traffic

On Wednesday, October 15, a school crossing guard was struck by a vehicle in front of Galway Elementary School in Silver Spring.School

Police investigation revealed that it was raining heavily at the time of the collision. The school crossing guard, wearing her crossing guard uniform and issued traffic safety vest, was in a marked crosswalk in front of the school and was directing traffic. At approximately 3:40 p.m., 1998 Ford Windstar, driving on Galway Drive, struck the guard from behind.

The driver of the vehicle spoke to officers and stated that his vehicle’s windshield wipers were not working properly and thus prevented him from seeing the crossing guard. He stated that when he realized a person was in the roadway, he applied his brakes. The driver of the vehicle was issued traffic citations to include failing to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian collision, failure to equip a vehicle with required windshield wipers and controls, negligent driving, and failure to stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

The crossing guard was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She remains in the hospital at this time.

The driver involved in the collision is identified as Brice Anthony Huff, age 20, of the unit block of Falcon Bridge Road in Berlin, Maryland. The crossing guard is identified as Rosetta Parisi, age 67, of the 600 block of Hobbs Drive in Silver Spring. Parisi has been a substitute crossing guard for the Police Department for 12 and one-half years.

Motorists are reminded that it is illegal to drive a vehicle unless all equipment is functioning properly. Additionally, when driving by or near schools, drivers are cautioned to slow down and drive with extra care-a person’s life may depend on it.

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Update: Woman Injured in Dog Attack

The officers who first responded to the dog attack and administered critical care to the victim have been identified as Officer Sherry Law, 13 years of service, Officer Kevin Correa, 6 years of service, and Officer David Schramm, less than a year of service, all assigned to the 4th District, Wheaton Station.  Officer Correa discharged his firearm one time, killing the dog.

On October 16 at approximately 12:10 p.m., Montgomery County Emergency Dispatch received a 911 call during which the caller stated that she was being attacked by a dog. The emergency call taker could hear dogs barking in the background. The call disconnected before any further information could be gathered from the victim. Using cell phone tower information, the call was believed to be originating from somewhere in the area of the 4600 block of Garrett Park Road in Silver Spring.

With this information, officers responded to the area and spoke with residents who stated that they had heard screaming but could not provide an exact location. Officers heard screaming themselves and were able to locate the house where the screaming was coming from. They entered the house and found a 40 pound male, terrier mix dog actively attacking a 54 year- old woman. As officers moved to remove the dog from the victim, the dog charged the officers. Officer Correa fired a single shot, killing the attacking dog. Officers then rendered critical care to the severely injured woman. Fire Rescue Services transported the woman to a hospital with serious injuries to the face and eye. The victim is a family member of the dog’s owner and was taking care of the dog while the owner was out of town.

Personnel from the Montgomery County Police-Animal Services Division responded to the house and found 10 additional dogs in the residence. Those dogs were removed from the house as part of the pending investigation. The dogs were taken to the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center where they will be cared for as the investigation goes forward.

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