Update: October 11, 2018 – Samuel Geatchew Liben has been located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Burtonsville man.
Samuel Geatchew Liben, age 30, left his Halton Hall Lane home on foot Saturday evening (October 6), and last contacted a family member via text message at approximately 3:21 p.m. this afternoon (Monday, October 8). Family have been unable to contact him since that time.
Liben is described as an African American male, 6′ 1″ tall and weighing 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.
Police and family are concerned for Liben’s welfare.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Samuel Geatchew Liben is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.
Suspect who stole a package from the porch of a home in Germantown
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit continue to investigate the September 25 theft of a package from the front porch of a home in Germantown. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him. Detectives believe that this suspect may have also committed a theft from a vehicle at a residence on the same street during the same time period.
The investigation by detectives determined that at approximately 2:45 a.m. on September 25, the suspect walked onto the porch of a home located in the 18900 block of Fountain Hills Drive. The suspect tried the handle of the front door of the home, found it locked, and then stole the package.
Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to call the 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6263. 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.
The Montgomery County Police Department reminds residents of ways to ensure that packages are delivered to them safely and securely:
Choose A Delivery Address Wisely
Choose to Have Package Delivered to An Attended Location
When you order something online, consider sending the package to a place where you know someone will be available to receive it – your workplace or a friend or neighbor’s home.
Choose to Have Package Delivered to Carrier Location
Have your deliveries sent to the nearest shipping company center. Many shipping carriers will hold the package for up to five days.
Choose In-Store Pick Up
Many retailers provide the option of purchasing an item online and picking it up at the nearest retail location.
Know When Your Package Will Be Delivered – Sign Up For Notification Services
Many shipment companies offer services to help you track your deliveries by receiving text messages or an e-mail. You can then plan on being home at the time of delivery or ask a trusted friend or neighbor to stop by the delivery location and retrieve the package.
After receiving a notification alert and you determine that you won’t be home, many carriers allow you to re-route your shipment to another location or to the carrier’s facility for later pick-up.
Require A Signature
Many shipping companies offer a service that requires a signature for a package to be released.
Provide Delivery Instructions
Many carriers allow residents to provide instructions on where the deliveries should be placed at the home (side porch, garage door, etc.)
Insure Your Package
Consider insuring your package. Contact your chosen mail carrier for coverage policies and requirements.
The Department urges residents who shop online to follow these guidelines to help ensure their packages arrive safely.
The passenger on the motor scooter, Maria Delmis Lemus-Nolasco, age 24, of Epping Road in Silver Spring, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. She succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday, October 3.
This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.
Update: October 9, 2018 – Christopher Loeb has been located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Germantown man.
Christopher Loeb, age 33, of Doxdam Terrace, was last seen at his residence on Saturday, October 6, at approximately 10:00 p.m.
Loeb is described as a white male, 5′ 7″ tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes. He has a short blond beard and wears glasses.
It is believed that Loeb is driving a red Ford mustang with a black stripe (see photographs) with Maryland tags: EVLMRTY.
Police and family are concerned for Loeb’s physical and emotional welfare.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Christopher Loeb is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.
UPDATE: William Jackson has been located and has been reunited with his family. The Silver Alert has been cancelled.
The Montgomery County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Laytsonville man who has Alzheimer’s. A Silver Alert has been activated for 74-year-old William Jackson of the 21300 block of Golf Estates Drive.
Mr. Jackson was last seen today at his residence at approximately 3:45 p.m. Mr. Jackson is believed to be driving a gray 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck with North Carolina tags: OBX84768. There are tool boxes installed in the bed of the truck. The vehicle also has numerous stickers affixed to the rear window to include two army stickers, 1 OBX sticker, and a NRA sticker.
Mr. Jackson is described as a white male who is approximately 5’8″ tall, weighs approximately 210 pounds, and has blue eyes and gray hair. Mr. Jackson has a short gray beard and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a tan and black plaid shirt and khaki pants.
Mr. Jackson may be attempting to drive to Williamston or Nags Head, North Carolina.
Anyone with information regarding William Jackson’s whereabouts or anyone who sees his vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.