Detectives Investigate Bicycle-Involved Collision in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious bicycle-involved collision that occurred last evening in Bethesda.

On Friday, November 8, at approximately 5:45 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Old Georgetown Road at the entrance ramp for the inner loop of Interstate 495 (I-495) for the report of a collision involving a bicyclist and a vehicle.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2006 Toyota Camry, driven by Nanak Singh Manku, age 83, of McLean, Virginia, had exited the inner loop of I-495 onto southbound Old Georgetown Road and was attempting to re-enter the inner loop of I-495 on the northbound side of Old Georgetown Road.  During this attempt, the Toyota struck a 13-year-old female who was riding her bicycle in the crosswalk of northbound Old Georgetown Road at the entrance ramp to the inner loop of I-495.

The juvenile bicyclist was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Camry, Manku, was not injured.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773- 6620. Callers may remain anonymous.

(LOCATED) Silver Alert Issued for Missing Potomac Area Man

Chung Kuang Cheng
(also goes by the first name of “Jack”)

Update: November 9 at 6:30 p.m. – Chung Kuang Cheng has been located safe and unharmed.  He has been reunited with family and the Silver Alert has been canceled.

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Potomac area man.  A Silver Alert has been activated for 87-year-old Chung Kuang Cheng.

Chung Kuang Cheng (who also goes by the first name of “Jack”) from Buckspark Lane, was last seen at approximately 11:10 this morning (Friday, November 8) when he left a business located in the 11900 block of Rockville Pike in North Bethesda driving his 2006 green Mercedes-Benz S430 with Maryland tags: 1BKR15.  His family has been unable to contact him since that time.

Chung Kuang Cheng is described as an Asian male who is 5’11″ tall and weighs 156 pounds. He has white hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a beige coat, dark green or gray pants, and tennis shoes.

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


Detectives Investigating Sexual Assault of Juvenile in Rockville Area; Composite of Suspect Released

Composite sketch of suspect who sexually assaulted a juvenile female in the Rockville area.

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) continue to investigate the October 31 sexual assault of a juvenile female that occurred in the Rockville area.  Today, investigators are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The victim reported to detectives that at approximately 5:30 p.m. on October 31, she was walking between apartment buildings in the 9700 block of Key West Avenue when the suspect sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a black male who is approximately 18 to 21 years of age and approximately 6-feet-tall.  He was wearing a black beanie cap, a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants, and dark-colored shoes.  The suspect spoke with an African accent.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect or who may have information about this sexual assault to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.  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 their line that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

Media Advisory: Resident to Receive 4th District Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation for Lifesaving Actions


4th District Lieutenant Gerald McFarland will present a Rockville resident with the Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation for the resident’s lifesaving actions.  The person who received the lifesaving measures will also be in attendance to thank the resident and officers who came to his aid.

On October 3 at approximately 10:15 p.m., a 4th District officer was on patrol and driving his cruiser on Randolph Road near the 4th District police station when he observed a Mero bus stopped in the roadway and the driver of the bus flagging him down.

The driver explained that there was an unconscious male on the bus.  When the officer entered the bus, a passenger was performing CPR on the 24-year-old male.  The officer radioed for additional assistance to include Fire and Rescue personnel. The officer continued CPR and another officer used her automated external defibrillator (AED).  The male was transported to the hospital and has since been released.


Monday, November 11, at noon


4th District Police Station

2300 Randolph Road

Wheaton, Maryland 20902






October 17 Collision in Twinbrook Area Now Fatal

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a now-fatal collision that occurred on October 17 in the Twinbrook area involving a City of Rockville Department of Public Works refuse truck and a City of Rockville Public Works employee.

On October 17 at approximately 9:24 a.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City Police Department officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 1300 block of Ardennes Avenue for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that the public works employee, identified as Jesse William Freeman, age 45, of Hibiscus Street in Taneytown, was riding on the back of a 2014 Mack refuse truck while making refuse pickups on Ardennes Avenue.  For reasons still under investigation, he was ejected from the truck.

Freeman was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on October 28.

The driver of the truck, identified as David Cole, age 51, of Rothgeb Drive in Rockville, was not injured.

The collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.