Concern for Missing Potomac Area Man

Thomas Warren Howes

Update: April 13, 2017 – Thomas Warren Howes has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Potomac area man.

According to medical staff at Suburban Hospital, Thomas Warren Howes, age 50, of Falls Road walked out of the hospital, located at 8600 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, this morning (April 12) at approximately 9:30 a.m. He has not been heard from since that time.

Howes is described as a white male, 6’1” tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds.  He has brown hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue shirt.  Howes is known to frequently travel by taxi.

Police and family members are concerned for Mr. Howes’ emotional and physical welfare.

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

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Concern for Missing Fifteen-Month-Old Girl

UPDATE: 4/11/17, 9:00 p.m. – 15-month-old Janel Aaliyah Mercado has been located safe and unharmed.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 15-month-old girl.

Janel Aaliyah Mercado of Aston Manor Drive in the Fairland area was last seen at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, in the company of her father, 26-year-old Terrance Faison, at his residence located in the 5300 block of B Street, Southeast, Washington, D.C.  Family and detectives have been unable to contact or locate Faison since that time.

Janel Aaliyah Mercado is described as an African American female, weighing approximately 20 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Terrance Faison is described as an African American male, 6’3 tall, and weighing 258 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for Janel’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Janel Aaliyah Mercado or Terrance Faison is asked to call 9-1-1.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Janel Aaliyah Mercado

Janel Aaliyah Mercado

Detectives Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Chevy Chase Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcycle that occurred this morning.

On Tuesday, April 11 at approximately 7:58 a.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Connecticut Avenue at Thornapple Street for the report of a serious collision involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2004 GMC Yukon was making a left turn from southbound Connecticut Avenue onto eastbound Thornapple Street and a 2008 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle was traveling northbound on Connecticut Avenue approaching Thornapple Street.  For reasons still under investigation, the Triumph motorcycle and the Yukon collided in the intersection.

The operator of the motorcycle is being identified as Dean Michael Rusciolelli, age 24, of the 3900 block of Washington Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia. Rusciolelli was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Yukon is being identified as Consuelo Y. Garcia-Trujillo, age 50, of the 5700 block of 29th Avenue in Hyattsville.  Garcia-Trujillo was not injured in the collision.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Detectives Investigate Indecent Exposure and Sex Offense on Ride On Bus In Wheaton; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who committed an indecent exposure and sex offense on a Ride On bus

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the March 30 indecent exposure and sex offense that occurred on a Ride On bus in Wheaton.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, March 30 at approximately 7:30 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the intersection of Randolph Road and Dalewood Drive for the report of an indecent exposure that had just occurred.  The 17-year-old female victim told officers that she boarded a Ride On bus at the Twinbrook Metro Station and sat at the back of the bus.  The victim further stated that the adult male suspect, who was already seated at the front of the bus, then moved to the back of the bus to sit next to her.  The suspect had a brief conversation with the victim and then touched her inappropriately and exposed himself to her.  The victim reported the incident to the bus driver when the bus stopped at Randolph Road and Dalewood Drive.  The bus driver then contacted the police.  As the bus remained stopped, the suspect exited the bus and retrieved a bicycle that he had brought on the bus with him.  The suspect was last seen riding that bicycle south on Dalewood Drive from Randolph Road.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information about this incident is asked to contact the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Detectives Investigate Clarksburg Pharmacy Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Thrive Pharmacy Armed Robbery Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the March 23 armed robbery of the Thrive Pharmacy in Clarksburg.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, March 23 at approximately 1:00 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Thrive Pharmacy located at 23213 Stringtown Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the pharmacy, announced the robbery, and vaulted the pharmacy counter.  The suspect then confronted an employee who was behind the counter, kept his hand in his jacket pocket, and demanded prescription medication and cash from the register.  The employee, who believed the suspect was armed, complied with the suspect’s demands and placed the medication and cash into a reusable shopping bag that the suspect had brought with him.  The suspect then fled from the pharmacy on foot toward Frederick Road (Route 355).

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Surveillance Video of Thrive Pharmacy Armed Robbery