Update – Suspect Arrested after Police Asked for Public’s Help to Identify Theft from Vehicle Suspect in Silver Spring –

072415 photo Oliver, Pa EbouMontgomery County Police detectives from the 3rd District Patrol Investigative Section announce the arrest of a suspect responsible for stealing items from vehicles belonging to volunteer firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) working at the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Eight incidents of thefts from the vehicles of volunteer firefighters and EMTs working at the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department occurred between April 18 and June 10, 2015. The vehicles were all parked in the parking lot of the Fire Station 15, located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike in Briggs Chaney.

On July 10, police released surveillance photos of the suspect and asked anyone who recognized him to call police detectives. Firefighters also distributed flyers with the suspect’s photo throughout the residential and commercial portions of the neighborhood. Area media outlets broadcast the story providing even greater publicity. The combined efforts of the distribution of the suspect photo ultimately lead to the identification and arrest of the responsible suspect.

Pa Ebou (aka Paebou) Oliver, age 19, of the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring, was charged on July 24, with theft $1,000 to under $10,000, theft less than $1,000, rogue and vagabond (possessing a burglary tool to break into a vehicle), theft less than $100, malicious destruction of property, and theft scheme $1,000 to under $10,000.

Montgomery County Police and the staff of Fire Station 15 would like to thank the community and media for the crucial roles they played in solving this case. It is hoped that the publicity surrounding this case will also serve as a reminder to all drivers of the importance of locking their vehicles and not leaving anything in view inside of a vehicle to lessen the chances of becoming a victim of this all too common crime.




MCP Modifies Requirements for Police Officer Applicants – Military and Law Enforcement Experience Now Accepted

The Montgomery County Police Department is proud to announce that the education eligibility requirement for the position of police officer candidate has been modified to recognize prior, active duty military and law enforcement experience.
Effective today, an applicant, to meet the police officer candidate education/experience requirement, must:
  • Have earned 60 college credits or 90 college quarter hours at time of application – OR
  • Have three (3) years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge – OR –
  • Have three (3) years of full-time law enforcement officer experience recognized by the Department, i.e., work as a sworn, government agent with full arrest powers eligible for rehire.
The application process for police officer candidate will open tomorrow, Saturday, July 25 (EDT) at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on July 25.  These new education/experience criteria will be honored when the application process opens.  For more information on the job of a Montgomery County Police Officer and to apply for a position, please visit www.joinmcp.com

Concern for Missing Germantown Juvenile

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

Wadnisha Zephirin, age 17, is described as an African American female, 5′ 5” tall, and weighing 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Wadnisha was last seen by her family at her home in the 13800 block of Crosstie Drive in Germantown July 17. She is known to frequent the Montgomery Village area.

Police and Wadnisha’s family are concerned for her emotional and physical well-being.

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


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Wadnisha Zephirin

Wadnisha Zephirin

Wadnisha Zephirin

UPDATE: Missing Gaithersburg Juvenile Located

Jerome Lewis Jackson, age 11, of the 18000 block of Lost Knife Circle in Gaithersburg, has been located safe and unharmed.

The Department thanks the public and media for sharing this missing person case.



UPDATE: Missing Damascus Juvenile Located

Taya Nadine Eader, age 16, of the 28900 block of Kemptown Road in Damascus, has been located safe and unharmed and has been reunited with family.

The Department thanks the public and media for sharing this missing person case.