(LOCATED) Silver Alert Issued for Missing Darnestown Area Man with Alzheimer’s

Shen Sung

Update: September 19, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. – Mr. Sung has been located safe and unharmed.  The Silver Alert has been canceled. 

The Montgomery County Department of Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Darnestown area man who has Alzheimer’s.  A Silver Alert has been activated for 86-year-old Shen Sung.

Mr. Sung was last seen by family at approximately 4:00 p.m. yesterday (Friday, September 19) when he left his Esworthy Terrace home driving his 2014 gray Honda CRV with Maryland tags: 6BN5594. Family reported that Mr. Sung ran a short errand and was expected to immediately return home.  Family has been unable to contact him since that time.

Mr. Sung is approximately 5’ 08” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has gray hair, brown eyes, and wears glasses. Mr. Sung was last seen wearing a dark blue long sleeve shirt and dark blue sweatpants.

Anyone with information regarding Shen Sung’s whereabouts or anyone who sees his vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.


Suspect Arrested for Shooting and Attempted Murder in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Allen L. Price Jr, age 41, of Gaithersburg, with the attempted first-degree murder of his 45-year-old wife.

On Thursday, September 17, at approximately 10:18 a.m., 6th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a residence on Sandy Lake Drive for the report of a shooting that just occurred. Officers located the adult female victim in the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers immediately performed life-saving measures on the victim. Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

An investigation by detectives determined that family members, who were inside the home, heard a gunshot and went to the victim’s bedroom. The family members found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound and observed Price Jr. jumping out of the second-story window and fleeing.

Responding officers, including K9 officers, officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, and the Maryland State Police helicopter, searched the surrounding areas for Price Jr. Approximately 90 minutes after the shooting, officers located Price Jr. hiding in a wooded area on Broadwater Drive in Gaithersburg. Price Jr. was arrested, and officers located a loaded handgun near where he was found.

Price Jr. was also charged with additional handgun-related offenses after it was determined that he was prohibited from possessing a firearm from a previous conviction.

Price Jr. is being held without bond.

Allen L. Price Jr.

(LOCATED) Concern for Missing Silver Spring Area Man

Simon Semere

Update: September 21, 2020 – Simon Semere has been located safe and unharmed. 

The Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Silver Spring area man.

Simon Semere, age 43, was last seen by family at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 17 when he left his Renfrew Road home driving his 1999 dark green Toyota 4Runner with Maryland tags: 1EA8041.  Family reported that Semere may be attempting to drive to the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Semere is described as approximately 6’ 1” tall and weighs approximately 250 pounds.  He has brown eyes and is bald.  Semere was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, and black slippers.

Family and police are concerned for Semere’s welfare.  Anyone with information regarding Simon Semere’s whereabouts or anyone who sees his vehicle is asked to call the Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24/7 phone line).

Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday Night

Have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver.

Tomorrow night, September 19, the Montgomery County Department of Police, Maryland State Police, the Gaithersburg Police Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.

This enforcement is a component of the department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.

The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.

What: Sobriety Checkpoint

When: Saturday, September 19, beginning at approximately 8:00 p.m (weather permitting)

Where: Undisclosed Location

**The media is invited to attend. Please email the Public Information Division at MCPD_PIO@montgomerycountymd.gov to RSVP.

Suspect Charged with Second-Degree Rape; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Detectives from the Montgomery Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have charged Douglas Clifton Stewart, age 35, of the 6200 block of Wilmette Drive, in Burke, Virginia, with the second-degree rape of an adult female that occurred on August 23 in Olney.

On August 23, the victim reported that she had been sexually assaulted.  SVID detectives began an investigation.

Detectives determined that the victim and Stewart, who the victim knew as “Clifton”, began talking via a dating application on August 22.  They arranged to meet at a public parking lot located in Olney.

In the evening of August 23, the victim and Stewart met at the parking lot.  Both the victim and Stewart exited their vehicles and Stewart offered to drive the victim to get food.  As Stewart drove he sexually and physically assaulted the victim.  He then returned to the parking lot where they had met and shoved the victim out of the vehicle.

Through investigation, Stewart was developed as a suspect.  A warrant was issued for Stewart’s arrest, charging him with second-degree rape, second-degree assault, and a fourth-degree sexual offense..  At approximately 9:15 yesterday morning (September 16), Stewart was arrested at his home.

Stewart was transported to the Fairfax County (Virginia) Detention Center and is awaiting extradition to Montgomery County.

Detectives are concerned Stewart may have sexually assaulted other victims.  Anyone who believes he/she was victimized by Stewart is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Douglas Clifton Stewart