Police Ask for Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Silver Spring Juvenile

Justice Page

Justice Page

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Family Crimes Division are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile from Silver Spring.

Justice Page, age 14, of the 13000 block of Sherwood Forest Drive in Silver Spring, was last seen by family at approximately 12:00 p.m. on February 18.

Page is described as an African American female, approximately 5’3” tall, and weighing approximately 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair worn in long braids. Page was last seen wearing a light colored jogging suit.

Police and family are very concerned for Page because of her age.  She has not had any contact with her family.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Justice Page is asked to immediately contact the Montgomery County Police- Family Crimes Division at 240-773-5400 or call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000. Callers may remain anonymous.




Update : Missing Leisure World Man Located – Silver Alert Cancelled

Arthur Lee Dixon of Leisure World was located safe and unharmed this morning in North Carolina.  The Silver Alert has been cancelled.

Police and family thank the public for sharing the initial missing person information.




Missing Leisure World Man Sought – May be Driving Gold Cadillac

Arthur DixonDetectives from the 4th District Investigative Section are asking the public for assistance in locating a 84-year-old Leisure World man.

Arthur Lee Dixon was last contacted by phone at approximately 7:00 p.m., on Thursday. During the conversation, Dixon stated his intention to drive to Clinton, MD to visit his son.  He did not reach his son’s residence and his whereabouts remain unknown.

Dixon is described as an 84-year-old male weighing approximately 150 pounds.  His dark hair is graying and he wears glasses.  He may be wearing a jogging suit and hat.

Dixon may be operating a gold, 2003 Cadillac bearing Maryland tag 1ELP14.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dixon or the gold Cadillac is asked to contact police immediately.


Update: Suspect Vehicle Information in Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Collision

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate the fatal pedestrian hit and run collision that occurred on February 26 in Wheaton.

Based on vehicle evidence left at the scene, detectives have developed a description of the suspect vehicle.  The suspect vehicle is described as a late 1990’s to early 2000’s Toyota Corolla with an unknown color.  Damage should be to the right front corner of the vehicle to include (but not limited to) the headlight assembly.

Investigators continue to ask for information from the public regarding this collision.  Anyone who witnessed the collision, anyone who saw something suspicious in the area around the time of the collision, or anyone who has information about the suspect vehicle (location, repairs made, etc.) is asked to call police at 301-279-8000.

Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Collision – Suspect Vehicle Information by Montgomery County Police Department


Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run – Suspect Vehicle Information (Spanish) by


Arrest Made in Series of Commerical Robberies

Duane James

Duane James

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section have arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for 10 commercial robberies and two street robberies that occurred throughout the county between December 27, 2012 and February 17, 2013.

On February 17, 6th District officers responded to two reports of armed robberies that occurred within a short time in the same area.  At 9:23 p.m., officers responded to the Chinese Express located at 849 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg, and at 9:27 p.m., officers responded to the Exxon gas station located at 24A Montgomery Village Avenue in Gaithersburg.  At the Chinese Express, a suspect entered the restaurant, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.  The suspect did not obtain any money and fled.  At the Exxon, the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.  The suspect obtained money and cigarettes and fled.  In both incidents, the suspect was described as a black male wearing a black ski mask and a black and gray jacket.

A short time later, a 6th District officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Christopher Avenue and Hellingly Place.  The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and recognized the driver as matching the suspect description for the robberies.  Based on surveillance video obtained from the robbery locations and evidence located in the vehicle, including a handgun, the suspect was placed under arrest for the earlier robberies.

The suspect was identified as Duane James, age 52, of the 18600 block of Mustard Seed Court in Germantown.  Further investigation by detectives determined that James was also responsible for the following commercial robberies:

  • December 27 – Tienda Sula Musica at 11409 Georgia Avenue in Wheaton
  • January 21 – Gold Spot at 11935 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring
  • January 29 – AT&T Unique Mobile at 13880 Georgia Avenue in Wheaton
  • February 2 – Liberty gas station at 623 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg
  • February 5 – Shell gas station at 260 North Washington Street in Rockville
  • February 8 – Wheaton Deli at 11413 Georgia Avenue in Wheaton
  • February 10 – Shell gas station at 2240 Viers Mill Road in Rockville
  • February 12 – Bel Pre Beer and Wine at 2251 Bel Pre Road in Wheaton

On February 18, James was charged with two counts of armed robbery for the Chinese Express and the Exxon robberies as well as having a handgun in a vehicle and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  Following his arrest, robbery detectives obtained a warrant charging James with an additional nine armed robbery charges and three first-degree assault charges for the above listed robberies.

Detectives from the 4th District and the 5th District also obtained warrants for James charging him with an armed street robbery that occurred on January 13 at the Glenmont Metro station and an armed street robbery that occurred on February 10 in the Gaithersburg Square shopping center.

James is currently being held without bond.