Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Man (LOCATED)

Joshua Lamont McCombs

Update: August 20, 2019 – Joshua Lamont McCombs has been located safe and unharmed.

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

Joshua Lamont McCombs, age 30, of Keating Street, was last seen at approximately 6:27 this evening (Monday, August 19) when he left Suburban Hospital (located at 8600 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda) on foot.

McCombs is described as an African American male, 6’ 1” tall and weighing 160 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black shirt and dark-colored jeans.

Police are concerned for McCombs’ physical and emotional welfare.

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

Suspect Arrested for Silver Spring Rape and Attempted Second-Degree Murder of Victim

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Kevin Mendoza, age 26, of the 8500 block of 16th Street in Silver Spring, with the first-degree rape and attempted second-degree murder of an adult female that occurred at an apartment building in Silver Spring.

On August 16 at approximately 11:55 p.m., officers responded to the report of a rape that had just occurred at an apartment building in the 8500 block of 16th Street.  Investigation by SVID detectives has determined that the victim was carrying items from her vehicle parked in the parking lot to the apartment building when she noticed a male that appeared to be following her.  As she unlocked the door to the building, the male suspect grabbed her from behind and threw her to the floor.  The victim attempted to yell and resist but the suspect began to strangle her with his hands.  As the victim continued to attempt to escape the suspect struck her multiple times in the face and head with a closed fist.  The suspect then raped the victim.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of multiple injuries sustained during the attack. Doctors advised detectives that the severity of the strangulation the victim suffered could have resulted in her death.

Through investigation, Mendoza, who is a former resident of the apartment building in which he committed the rape, was developed as a suspect.

Today, at approximately 10:34 a.m., officers arrested Mendoza on Ross Road in Silver Spring.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree rape, attempted second-degree murder, and first-degree assault.  Bond information is not available at this time.

Kevin Mendoza


Officers Arrest Suspect Following Traffic Stop in Gaithersburg; Recover Two Handguns

Andre Duvall

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District have arrested and charged Andre Duvall, age 20, of Shady Spring Place in Gaithersburg, with firearm-related offenses following a traffic stop that occurred in Gaithersburg.

On Friday, August 16, at approximately 9:55 p.m., 6th District officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Frederick Road near Shady Grove Road.  The officer identified the driver of the vehicle as Duvall and observed three passengers in the vehicle.   Upon speaking with Duvall, officers immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside Duvall’s vehicle and had him exit his vehicle.  Shortly after exiting his vehicle, Duvall attempted to flee on foot from the officers but was quickly apprehended.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located marijuana and two loaded handguns.  One handgun was loaded with an extended magazine and the other handgun had an obliterated serial number.   It was determined that Duvall is prohibited from possessing firearms and/or ammunition due to prior criminal convictions.  Officers continue to investigate how Duvall came into possession of these handguns.

Duvall was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with firearm-related offenses.  He is currently being held without bond.


Two loaded handguns recovered from Duvall’s vehicle.

Detectives Investigate Silver Spring Area Beer and Wine Store Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the August 3 armed robbery of a beer and wine store in the Silver Spring area. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of two of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Saturday, August 3, at approximately 10:40 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Spring Beer & Wine store located at 9330 Georgia Avenue for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that two suspects entered the store with their faces concealed and armed with handguns.  The suspects assaulted an adult male employee, stole an undisclosed amount of currency from the business, and fled in a dark-colored SUV which was being driven by the third suspect.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. 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.


Suspect #2 in commercial armed robbery

Suspect #1 in commercial armed robbery

Update: Mother of Newborn Baby Identified; Investigation Continues

Detectives from the Special Investigations Division have identified and located the mother of the newborn baby left in a wooded area in Silver Spring.

At this time, the mother is receiving medical care at a hospital.

The female baby remains in stable condition at a hospital and is currently under the care and custody of Montgomery County Child Welfare Services.

This investigation is ongoing and therefore no additional information will be released at this time.