Concern for Missing Potomac Juvenile

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Potomac juvenile.

Zymirah McGill, age 15, of the 14700 block of Latakia Place in Potomac, has been reported as missing by her family.  McGill is described as a black female, 5’05” tall, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and long, black hair with blonde highlights.

Police and family are concerned for Zymirah McGill’s emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Zymirah McGill is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victim’s Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).

MCGILL, Zymirah


Former Employee Charged in Potomac Hate Incident

8/27/14 Update:  Amber Denise Edmond turned herself in to police officers last night (August 26).


Detectives from the 1st District have issued a warrant for Amber Denise Edmond, age 30, of Beltsville, for obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs by threat of force and telephone misuse for an incident that occurred on August 7.

On August 6, the owner of Benny’s Bar and Grill located at 7747 Tuckerman Lane in Potomac, hung an Israeli and American flag outside of his restaurant. On August 7 at approximately 2:41 a.m., the owner of the restaurant received a phone call on his cell phone from a blocked number. The owner stated that the anonymous caller made several threats to harm the owner and made anti-Semitic remarks. The suspect also told the owner to take his Israeli flag down from the restaurant. The suspect again called the victim at approximately 2:45 a.m. but the victim did not answer.

Using phone records, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Edmond. She is a former employee of Benny’s Bar and Restaurant.  Detectives have obtained for warrant for Edmond’s arrest.  Edmond has knowledge of the warrant and investigators are attempting to make arrangements with her to turn herself in to police.


Amber Edmond

Amber Edmond


Police Investigate Germantown Fatal Collision

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision that occurred Sunday evening in Germantown.

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 at approximately 6:23 p.m., 6th District officers and Fire/Rescue units responded to a personal injury collision in the 11000 block of Brink Road near Treva Court. Arriving officers observed a silver Infiniti QX4 overturned and a black 1996 Harley Davidson Road King off the road. The 52-year-old male motorcycle operator was located in the wooded area adjacent to the roadway. He was unconscious and Fire/Rescue units pronounced him deceased. The driver of the Infiniti was transported to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates the Infiniti was travelling eastbound on Brink Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Infiniti crossed the double yellow lane markings, traveled into the westbound lanes, and struck the Harley Davidson, which was travelling westbound on Brink Road. Due to the collision the operator of the motorcycle was separated from the motorcycle.

The driver of the black, 1996 Harley Davidson Road King has been identified as 52-year-old Kevin Roger Kanke of the 20400 block of Lindos Court in Montgomery Village. The driver of the Infiniti QX4 has been identified as 34-year-old Juan Salvador Morales Duarte of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg.

The circumstances of this collision remain under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.



Three Suspects Charged with Burglary and Theft of Utility Poles – Total Value of $25,000

Detectives from the 6th District have arrested and charged Marvin W. Frazier, age 33, of the 13400 block of Whitechurch Circle in SealGermantown, and a 13 and 15-year old, with burglary and theft for breaking into a construction site and stealing five PEPCO utility poles having a total value of approximately $25,000.

This morning at approximately 1:40, officers were called to the area of Omega Drive and Research Boulevard in Rockville for a suspicious situation. The Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) had received a call for subjects placing utility poles in a U-Haul truck in the area and the caller was concerned the poles had been stolen.

Officers responded to the area and located a minivan backing up to a U-Haul box truck in the Extended Stay America hotel parking lot located at 2621 Research Boulevard. As officers attempted to obtain information from the driver of the minivan, they observed three males, wearing gloves and dark clothing, run away from the area of the U-Haul truck. Officers were able to detain the three males in the Sleep Inn parking lot located at 2 Research Court. The first male was identified as Frazier. The other two males were identified as Frazier’s family members and are 13 and 15 years old.

Officer observed that the rear of the U-Haul truck was open and the length of the utility poles prevented the U-Haul door from completely closing. Signs for Interstate 270 were attached to the poles. Investigation by detectives revealed that the poles were stolen from Paradigm Companies’ construction site located at 9435 Key West Avenue. The construction site is bordered by two fences.

The driver of the minivan was identified as Frazier’s family member. She had been called by Frazier to pick him and the two juveniles up when Frazier realized that the poles would be visible and that it would appear suspicious if he drove the stolen property using the truck. Frazier stated that he had decided to park the U-Haul in the hotel parking lot and planned to return the next day.

Frazier was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, and felony theft. The two juveniles were arrested and transported to the 6th District station.  They were charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, and felony theft, and were released to the custody of a parent. The driver of the minivan was determined not to be involved in the burglary and theft and was not criminally charged.

Marvin Frazier

Marvin Frazier


Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Man

Update: 8/25/2014: Detectives have received information that Martin Rogers was last seen on Thursday, August 21, in the area of Cumberland, Maryland at approximately 11:00 a.m.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg man.

Martin John Rogers, age 54, of the 12900 block of Riffle Ford Court in Gaithersburg, was last seen yesterday at approximately 7:30 a.m. as he left his residence to go to work in Poolesville.  Rogers was driving a blue 2001 Audi A4 with Maryland tags:  1BF6739.

Rogers is described as a white male, approximately 5’10″ tall, 150 pounds, with gray/white hair and blue eyes.  He wears glasses and was last seen wearing brown khaki pants and a green and tan checkered, collared shirt.

Police and family are concerned for Rogers’ emotional well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Martin Rogers is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).



Martin Rogers

Martin Rogers