Concern for Missing Germantown Teenager

Kaylee Castillo

Kaylee Arlene Castillo

Update: October 25, 2016 – Kaylee Arlene Castillo has been located safe and unharmed.

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

Kaylee Arlene Castillo, age 17, of the 1900 block of Staleybridge Road, has been reported missing by her family.  Kaylee is described as a Hispanic female, 5′ 2” tall, and weighing 146 pounds.  She has long, dark brown hair with copper colored highlights and brown eyes. Kaylee was last seen wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, and brown boots.

Police and family have reason to believe that Kaylee remains in the Germantown area and they are concerned for her emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kaylee Arlene Castillo 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.


Detectives Investigate Bethesda Fatal Bicycle Collision

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a bicyclist that occurred today in Bethesda.

On Monday, October 17 at approximately 11:28 a.m., 2nd District officers, Maryland-National Capital Park Police officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Little Falls Parkway and the Capital Crescent Trail, which is located on Little Falls Parkway between the intersections of Arlington Road and Hillandale Road, for the report of a collision involving a vehicle and a bicycle.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that the operator of the three-wheeled recumbent bicycle was travelling eastbound on the Capital Crescent Trail and was crossing Little Falls Parkway in the area of a marked crosswalk.  A 2002 Mercedes E320 that was travelling southbound on Little Falls Parkway collided with the bicycle.

The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The bicyclist is identified as Ned Gaylin, age 81, of the 4600 block of Norwood Drive in Chevy Chase.

The driver of the Mercedes was not injured.  He is identified as Nils Carl Axel Rudelius, age 78, of the 5900 block of Rolston Road in Bethesda.

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


Father Charged with Murder of Five-Month-Old Son

Austin Ahimbisibwe

Austin Ahimbisibwe

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Austin Ahimbisibwe, age 22, of the 19500 block of Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown, with the June 23 murder of his infant son.

The investigation by detectives revealed that on June 23 at approximately 10:40 a.m., the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) received a 9-1-1 call from Austin Ahimbisibwe who stated that he was performing CPR on his 5-month-old son, Hudson Ahimbisibwe, who was not breathing.  5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home.  Hudson Ahimbisibwe was transported to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he was pronounced deceased.

On June 24, an autopsy was performed by the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  On October 9, the medical examiner ruled Hudson’s death a homicide caused by head, neck, and upper body trauma.

Investigators learned that Hudson’s mother and Ahimbisibwe did not reside together and that on June 23 at approximately 6:25 a.m., Hudson’s mother left him in the care of Ahimbisibwe at his home while she was at work.  Hudson’s mother further stated that Hudson was in good health when she left him in Ahimbisibwe’s care.

On October 14, detectives interviewed Ahimbisibwe and he stated to investigators that he became frustrated when Hudson would not stop crying.  Ahimbisibwe further stated to detectives that he grabbed Hudson by the neck and face, covered Hudson’s mouth with his hand, and shook Hudson, all in an effort to stop Hudson from crying.

Ahimbisibwe was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with 2nd degree murder and 1st degree child abuse, resulting in death.  Amimbisibwe is currently being held on a 2.5-million-dollar bond.



Serious Pedestrian Collision Investigated; Police Ask For Help in Identifying Pedestrian

Update: October 18, 2016 (11:10 a.m.) – The pedestrian has been identified as Pedro Mendoza, age 54, of Gilbert Road in Rockville.  Mendoza remains in grave condition at a local hospital.

Detectives with the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious personal injury collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in Rockville last night.  Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the pedestrian.

On Sunday, October 16, at approximately 8:50 p.m., 4th District officers and  Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Norbeck Road (Route 28) and Baltimore Road in Rockville for the report of a pedestrian collision.  Preliminary investigation has revealed that Jum Soon Kim of Burtonsville, was operating a 1999 Acura Integra eastbound on Norbeck Road.  As Kim was traveling through the intersection of Baltimore Road, she struck a pedestrian crossing Norbeck Road on the east side of the intersection.  The adult male pedestrian, who has yet to be identified, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  The pedestrian remains unconscious.

Detectives continue to investigate this collision and need the public’s assistance in identifying the pedestrian, described as a Hispanic male who is possibly 35 – 45 years old.  Anyone with information regarding this collision or the pedestrian’s identity is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.


Call for Shots Fired in Germantown Results in Arrest

Nassir Eggleston

Nassir Eggleston

5th District officers from the Montgomery County Police Department have charged Nassir Eggleston, age 20, of the 21900 block of Ivy Leaf Drive in Boyds, with possession of a handgun.

On October 13 at approximately 4:29 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received multiple calls reporting the sounds of gunfire coming from a residential street in Germantown.   5th District officers responded to the area of the 19300 block of Midridge Road and spoke with witnesses who reported that the occupants of a blue Toyota Corolla and the occupants of a blue or grey colored Dodge passenger vehicle had been shooting at each other.   Officers searched the area of Midridge Road and were able to locate evidence that shots had been fired in that area.  No victims were located.

A short time later, a witness reported to the officers on the scene that the Toyota Corolla was now on a street near where the original shooting had occurred.  Officers responded to the area of Ashworth Court and located the Corolla as it was backing out of a parking space in front of a residential home.  Officers stopped the Corolla and spoke with the occupants of the vehicle.  Officers determined the home that the Corolla’s occupants had been in and spoke with the owner of that home.  Officers determined that Eggleston was currently inside the home.  Officers spoke with Eggleston and ultimately recovered a Ruger .40 caliber handgun inside of a bag that was in his possession.  Officers located additional evidence in Eggelston’s bag that was determined to be related to the shooting that had occurred on Midridge Road.

Eggleston was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor (persons under 21).  He is currently being held on a $35,000 bond.

Officers continue to investigate this crime and are urging anyone who may have additional information about the shooting or information about the blue or grey colored Dodge passenger vehicle to contact them at 240-773-6200.