Reminder: Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Night Out Is This Friday, May 20

Note: The event will be held rain or shine! If need be, we will move the event inside to the Public Safety Training Academy gym!

 

This Friday, May 20, the Montgomery County Police Department – Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Outreach Unit, Autism Speaks, Pathfinders For Autism, and the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) will host the fourth annual “Autism and Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Night Out” at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Rockville.  It is our hope that this event will provide valuable safety information to loved ones while also providing an opportunity for our officers to receive additional information from caregivers about these medical conditions.  We also plan on having a lot of fun!  There will be activities for the entire family.  Activities will include:

  • Specially trained search and rescue police officers (Montgomery County Police- Managed Search Operations Team) and fire & rescue personnel will demonstrate specialized equipment and answer questions
  • Resources and tools to help keep children with Autism safe
  • Fun for the kids! Temporary Tattoos, Moon Bounce, Face Painting
  • Meet our K9s and their handlers
  • Tour emergency vehicles (police cruiser, fire truck)
  • Tour school bus and talk with Montgomery County Public School Transportation personnel
  • Information on Special Olympics, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, and Swimming Lessons
  • FREE Autism Safety Kit for all attendees
  • Family fun zone with activities for children of all abilities

So that we can better plan, please let us know that you are coming to the event by signing up online.

Note: Although signing up is not required, knowing how many people may attend assists event planners in preparing for the event and bringing enough supplies! Thank you!

What

When

  • This Friday, May 20, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where

  • Public Safety Training Academy, 9710 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville 20850

For Who

  • Caregivers, Parents, Loved Ones, and Community Members Who Want to Learn More About Autism/ Intellectual Disabilites

Questions about the event?

  • Please contact Officer Laurie Reyes by email: laurie.reyes@montgomerycountymd.gov

To Sign Up Online:

 

Previous Release: April is National Autism Awareness Month – “Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Night Out” Planned for Friday, May 20

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These vehicle window clings will be handed out at the event. These window clings are intended to aid first responders in an emergency and also are meant to bring awareness of Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

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A preview of the t-shirt that will be given to attendees at the event!

 

Detectives Investigate Shooting on Layhill Road; Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Wheaton area on Friday, May 13.  Detectives are releasing photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On Friday, May 13 at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received several calls for a shooting that had just occurred on Layhill Road between Georgia Avenue and Glenallen Avenue. 4th District officers located the adult male victim in the area; he was unharmed. Officers also located and recovered multiple shell casings.

Investigation has revealed that the victim was walking on the southbound sidewalk of Layhill Road approaching Georgia Avenue when he and the suspect became involved in an argument. The male suspect backed away from the victim and began walking on the sidewalk toward Glenallan Avenue.  As the suspect walked, he removed a silver handgun from his person and began shooting at the victim. The suspect then ran north on Layhill Road, firing two more shots over his shoulder at the victim.  The victim was not struck.  The suspect was last seen running away in the area of Glenallan Avenue.

The suspect is described as an African American male, approximately 5’11”, with a skinny build and short black hair.  He was wearing a blue jean jacket over a white tank top that had the letters “Ocean City” written in dark writing on it, black pants, and white and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this crime is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at (240) 773-5530.

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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Detectives Investigate Theft in Germantown; Suspect Linked to Multiple Thefts

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit are asking the public for help to identify a suspect who committed a theft from a Wegmans grocery store in Germantown.

On April 24, 5th District officers responded to the Wegmans grocery store located at 20600 Seneca Meadows Parkway for the report of a theft that had occurred.

The investigation revealed that at approximately 1:15 p.m., the female victim was shopping in the Wegmans when her wallet was stolen out of her purse.  The victim’s credit card was later used at the nearby Target store.  Detectives obtained a surveillance photograph of the suspect from the Target.  Investigators believe this suspect committed a similar offense at this same Wegmans on March 2, 2015.  Detectives also have reason to believe this suspect committed similar offenses in Fairfax County, Virginia, Leesburg, Virginia, and Frederick, Maryland.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6245.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

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Update: Suspect Arrested for Bank Robbery and Carjacking

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Jhasir Marquis Devaux, age 18, of an unconfirmed address, with the April 9 robbery of the Sandy Spring Bank located at 14241 Layhill Road and the April 27 carjacking of a vehicle on Alderton Lane in the Layhill area.

On April 9 at approximately 10:45 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the Sandy Spring Bank located on 14241 Layhill Road for a report of a bank robbery. Investigation revealed that the suspect, now identified as Devaux, entered the bank, passed a note that demanded money, and implied that he had a weapon. Devuax obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

On April 27 at approximately 4:11 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the 1300 block of Alderton Lane for the report of a carjacking.  The victim stated that she had just returned home from running errands and parked her vehicle in her driveway.  The suspect, later identified as Devaux, approached her open, driver’s side door and ordered her out of the vehicle.  Devaux then grabbed the victim’s arm, pulled her out of the car, and drove off.

Major Crimes investigators continued to work on these two cases.  On May 2, a 4th District officer was driving on routine patrol and at approximately 1:10 p.m., observed a disabled vehicle with Texas plates on Georgia Avenue at Niles Street.  The officer stopped and spoke with the driver, who was outside of the car.  The driver, later identified as Devaux, stated that the vehicle was his and had run out of gas.  When the officer asked Devaux  for his license, he ran off.  Devaux was located by officers a short distance away and was taken into custody.  Officers determined that the vehicle had been carjacked on April 27 on Alderton Lane and that Devaux had replaced the vehicle’s Maryland plates with Texas plates.  When questioned, Devaux stated that he had stolen the vehicle.  He was charged with carjacking and transported to the Central Processing Unit.

Upon Devaux’s arrest for the carjacking, a search warrant was conducted at a residence where Devaux had been staying.  During the search, investigators found evidence linking him to the April 9 robbery of the Sandy Spring Bank.  Devaux was then charged with robbery.

Devaux remains in the custody of the Department of Corrections and is being held on a $25,000 bond for the carjacking case and a $100,000 bond for the bank robbery.

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Bank Robbery Surveillance Photo

 

 

 

 

Detectives Investigate Cab Driver Robbery in Gaithersburg – Composite Sketch Released

Composite sketch of the suspect in armed robbery of a Regency cab driver

Composite sketch of the suspect in armed robbery of a Regency cab driver

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the robbery of a Regency cab driver that occurred in March.

On March 21 at approximately 12:25 a.m., 6th District officers responded to the area of Bryan Avenue and Marshall Street in Gaithersburg for a robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation revealed that a Regency cab driver picked up the male suspect at the Shady Grove Metro station.  The suspect stated that he wanted to be driven to the Londonderry apartments in Gaithersburg.  While driving to the Londonderry apartments, the suspect redirected the cab driver to Bryan Avenue and Marshall Street.  When the cab arrived at that intersection, the suspect displayed a shotgun and demanded the cab driver’s money and cell phone.  The suspect fled the area on foot after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash and property from the cab driver.

Today, detectives are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25 to 30 years old, weighing approximately 140 to 150 pounds.  He has short black hair and scars or acne on the side of his face.  He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a black backpack.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect from the composite sketch or who may have information about this armed robbery 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 and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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