Concern for Missing Montgomery Village Juvenile

Andy Aviles-Munoz

Update: June 14, 2019 – Andy Aviles-Munoz has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Montgomery Village juvenile.

Andy Aviles-Munoz, age 14, was last seen by family on June 10 when she left her Club Lake Road home on foot.  Aviles-Munoz is described as a Hispanic female who is 5’ 7″ tall and weighs 140 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  Aviles-Munoz was last seen wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.  She is known to frequent Lakeforest Mall (located at 701 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg) and Gaithersburg Middle School (located at 2 Teachers Way in Gaithersburg).

Police and family are concerned for Aviles-Munoz’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Andy Aviles-Munoz 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 hours).

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Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Woman

Anuddhaya Mahamannage

Update: June 17, 2019 – Anuddhaya Mahamannage has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg woman.

Anuddhaya Mahamannage, age 43, of Shady Spring Place, was last seen by family on Friday, June 7th.  Family stated that they have been unable to contact her since that time.  Mahamannage is described as an Asian female who is 5-feet-tall tall and weighs 120 pounds.   She has black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for Mahamannage’s physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Anuddhaya Mahamannage 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 Investigate Police Involved Shooting; Burglary at Gun Store in Rockville

The Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division and the Firearms Investigations Unit, are investigating an incident that occurred early this morning in Rockville when an officer responded to a burglary-in-progress at the United Gun Store located in the 5400 block of Randolph Road.

On June 13th, at approximately 2:35 am, the Emergency Communications Center (911) was notified the United Gun Store in Rockville was being burglarized.  The caller provided a lookout for five suspects, described as black males, to the call taker.

An officer from the 1st District responded to the scene, arriving at 2:39 a.m., and encountered a white SUV in front of the store.  As the officer exited his police cruiser, the white SUV accelerated towards the officer and struck the officer’s police cruiser, disabling it.  During the encounter, the officer discharged his service weapon.

The white SUV traveled down Randolph Road approximately a quarter mile where it became disabled.  Four suspects exited the white SUV and fled on foot into the surrounding area.  Additional responding officers encountered the white SUV in the travel lanes of Randolph Road. A fifth suspect was located unresponsive in the vehicle with a gunshot wound.  Officers removed the unresponsive suspect from the vehicle to take life-saving actions that were ineffective.  The suspect was deceased on the scene.  The remaining four suspects are still outstanding.

Preliminary investigation into the events revealed that the suspects arrived at the United Gun Shop in two vehicles that were reported stolen out of Anne Arundel County.  One vehicle was used to ram through the front of the store in order to gain entry.  Once inside, the suspects stole numerous firearms, then attempted to flee the scene in the white SUV where they encountered the responding officer.

Following the established procedure, once Major Crimes detectives complete their investigation of the officer-involved shooting, the findings will be submitted to the Howard County’s State’s Attorney’s Office for review.*

Per standard procedure, the involved officer has been placed on administrative leave pending review.

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspects in this incident.  Anyone with information should contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may 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 of the suspect.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

{*An established agreement between the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office stipulates that when an officer-involved shooting involving injury or death occurs in one county, the other county’s State’s Attorney’s Office will review the event.}

 

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Media Advisory: Road Closures and Delays for Officer Kyle Olinger Celebration of Life Service Tomorrow (June 12)

Celebration of Life Service:

  • A funeral procession, which includes MCP motor officers and marked police cruisers, will escort Officer Olinger’s ashes from the Rockville Town Square beginning at 10 a.m. The procession will conclude at to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School at approximately 10:45 a.m.
  • The celebration of life service is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. Attendees will be arriving early at the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (located at 17301 Old Vic Boulevard in Olney). This will impact the morning commute.
  • From approximately 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., there will be heavier than normal traffic from Rockville Town Square to eastbound Norbeck Road (MD 28) to northbound Georgia Avenue (MD 97) to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Traffic on Olney Sandy Spring Road (MD 108) will experience significant congestion between 10 a.m. until noon.

The media and public are invited to attend the celebration of life service.

 

Previous Releases with Additional Information:

http://www.mymcpnews.com/2019/06/06/montgomery-county-department-of-police-announce-line-of-duty-death-of-officer-kyle-olinger/

 

Detectives Charge Suspect with Armed Carjacking

Dante Tyler-El

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Dante Tyler-El, age 53, of the 500 block of Little Hut Drive in Centerville, Maryland, with an armed carjacking that occurred on June 5th in Gaithersburg.

On Wednesday, June 5th at approximately 5:29 p.m., 6th District officers and Gaithersburg Police Department officers responded to the 18700 block of North Frederick Avenue for the report of an armed carjacking that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the 46-year-old female victim was in her parked car in the 18700 block of North Frederick Avenue when the suspect approached her.  The suspect, who was wearing a yellow construction vest, hard hat, and armed with a handgun threatened the victim and demanded money.  The suspect handcuffed the victim, moved her to the back seat of her vehicle, and began looking for property inside the car.  At one point, the victim screamed, and the suspect struck her with the handgun.  The suspect then moved to the driver’s seat of the victim’s car and drove approximately one hundred yards with the victim still handcuffed in the back seat.  The suspect stopped the car, exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot.   The victim freed one of her hands from the handcuffs and immediately contacted police.

Personnel from the Forensic Service Section (FSS) processed the crime scene for physical evidence, including latent fingerprints and DNA.  Prints believed to belong to the suspect were obtained from the victim’s vehicle and sent to a regional fingerprint database (RAFIS).  On June 7th, detectives received a fingerprint match to Dante Tyler-El and obtained an arrest warrant for him charging him with armed robbery, armed carjacking, kidnapping, the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and first-degree assault.

During the investigation, MCP detectives determined that early in the morning on June 6th, Tyler-El had been arrested by officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department (MDTA) while driving a stolen vehicle in the area of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.    During that arrest, MDTA officers located a handgun, a fluorescent construction vest, and construction hard hats inside the stolen vehicle.

Tyler-El is currently incarcerated in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center located in Centerville, Maryland related to the June 6th stolen vehicle and handgun charges.

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Handgun recovered from the stolen vehicle that Tyler-El was driving.