Fatal Collision Investigated in Colesville Area

Fatal collision scene in the 200 block of Randolph Road

Fatal collision scene in the 200 block of Randolph Road

Scene of second collision at Randolph Road and New Hampshire Avenue that may be related to fatal collision in the 200 block of Randolph Road

Scene of second collision at Randolph Road and New Hampshire Avenue that may be related to the fatal collision in the 200 block of Randolph Road

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a single-vehicle, single-occupant, fatal collision that occurred early this morning in the Colesville area.  They are also investigating a second, single-vehicle collision that occurred in the same area at approximately the same time that may be related to the fatal collision.

At approximately 6:55 a.m. and then at 6:56 a.m., The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received 9-1-1 calls reporting two separate, serious single-vehicle collisions in the same area.  Officers from both the 3rd and 4th Districts along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 200 block of Randolph Road and to the area of Randolph Road and New Hampshire Avenue for the collisions.

At the Randolph Road scene, preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound in the 200 block of Randolph Road just prior to Locksley Lane when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  The vehicle came to rest in a residential yard.  The driver, identified as Victoria Millicent Hitchins, age 71, of the 14500 block of Barkwood Drive in Rockville, succumbed to her injuries at the scene.  

At the New Hampshire Avenue scene, a separate investigation revealed that a black 2005 Mercury Mountaineer was traveling eastbound on Randolph Road and attempted to turn south onto New Hampshire Avenue, when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.  The 20-year-old male driver, Ousmane William Mohamed Barry from Palmyra, Virginia, was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

These collisions remain under investigation. Anyone with information about either of these collisions is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Detectives Investigate Vandalism to Poolesville Middle School; Surveillance Photos Released

Suspects in vandalism to John Poole Middle School

Suspects in vandalism to John Poole Middle School

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section continue to investigate a vandalism that occurred to the John Poole Middle School located at 17014 Tom Fox Avenue in Poolesville.  Today, investigators are releasing photographs of two suspects and a suspect vehicle that was seen in the area and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Monday, May 16, 1st District officers responded to the John Poole Middle School for the report of a vandalism.  The investigation revealed that on May 16 at 7:30 a.m., school employees arrived to the school and discovered that several areas of the exterior of the school building, along with areas on the tennis court had been spray-painted with graffiti and profanity.

Officers checked the school’s surveillance system and observed the two suspects walking from the rear area of the school on Sunday, May 15 at 1:33 a.m.  Officers also saw a black Jeep Wrangler on the surveillance cameras driving on school property at the same time the two suspects are seen at the school.

Anyone with information about this vandalism, the suspects, and/or the black Jeep Wrangler is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Vandalism to John Poole Middle School

Vandalism to John Poole Middle School

Jeep seen on school property at the time of the vandalism

Jeep seen on school property at the time of the vandalism

Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Bethesda

Burglary Suspect Exiting the GAMMA Martial Arts Academy

Burglary Suspect Exiting the GAMMA Martial Arts Academy

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a commercial burglary that occurred at the GAMMA Martial Arts Academy in Bethesda in early May.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

On May 5 at approximately 12:17 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the GAMMA Martial Arts Academy located at 4833 Bethesda Avenue for a burglary that had just been discovered by an employee arriving to open the store for business.  The investigation determined that one of the front doors to the business had been forced open and that the suspect took four Dell tablets.

A surveillance camera from a neighboring business captured the suspect exiting the GAMMA Martial Arts Academy’s rear door at approximately 10:19 p.m.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  Tipsters can also call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. 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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Surveillance Video of GAMMA Martial Arts Academy Burglary Suspect

Surveillance Video of GAMMA Martial Arts Academy Burglary Suspect

 

Concern for Missing Potomac Man

Jeremy Wang Shaw

Jeremy Wang Shaw

UPDATE June 16, 2016: Jeremy Wang Shaw has been located safe and unharmed.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

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

Jeremy Wang Shaw, age 23, from the 10800 block of Nantucket Terrace left his residence this afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m. He is described as an Asian male, 5’8” tall, and weighing approximately 100 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and light colored pants.

Police and family members are concerned for Shaw’s emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Jeremy Wang Shaw 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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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Assault and Theft Suspect; Photographs Released

Suspect in Assault and Theft

Suspect in Assault and Theft

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 1st District Investigative Section continue to investigate the assault of a Safeway grocery store employee during the commission of a theft from that Safeway.   Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On Saturday, May 28 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the suspect entered the Safeway located at 1800 Rockville Pike in Rockville.  He went behind the counter, pried open a cigarette case, and stole approximately 60 packs of cigarettes.  The suspect threatened a Safeway employee with a knife and swung the knife at him.  The suspect then fled from the Safeway on a tan bicycle toward the Twinbrook Metro Station.

Anyone who has information about the suspect or this incident is asked to call the Montgomery County Police – 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084. 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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Suspect in Assault and Theft

Suspect in Assault and Theft