Detectives Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Sunday, August 23 in Rockville.

On August 23 at approximately 1:53 p.m., 1st District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area of Gruenther Avenue and McAuliffe Drive for the report of a single-vehicle collision.
Preliminary investigation indicated that a black Toyota Avalon left the roadway, struck a fence, and then struck a tree. The driver of the Avalon was transported to Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The initial investigation indicated that the driver may have suffered a medical event prior to the collision. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has ruled the manner of death to be accidental from multiple Injuries suffered in the crash.

The driver of the Avalon is being identified as Arthur Levine, age 67, of the 300 block of Bradley Avenue in Rockville.

This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.


Update: Missing Olney Woman Located

nabizadeh Azar Nabizadeh, age 75, of the 18800 block of Heritage Hills Drive, has been located safe and unharmed.


Concern for Missing Olney Woman

nabizadehDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Olney woman who has Alzheimer’s.

Azar Nabizadeh, age 75, of the 18800 block of Heritage Hills Drive in Olney, was last seen yesterday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. at her residence in Olney.  Azar is described as a white female, 5’4” tall,150 pounds, with brown eyes and blonde, shoulder length hair.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Azar Nabizadeh is asked to immediately call the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24hrs).

Callers may remain anonymous.



Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Olney Verizon Store

Jamal Ronell Austin

Jamal Ronell Austin

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section have charged Jamal Ronell Austin, age 26, of the 5500 block of Yorkshire Drive in Temple Hills, with armed robbery and first-degree assault.

On August 24 at approximately 12:01 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Verizon Wireless store located at 3229 Spartan Road in Olney. The investigation revealed that Austin entered the store displaying a handgun and ordered the store employees and customers to the ground. Austin removed several items from the store and fled out of the back door and was seen entering a black Dodge Charger.

Officers responding to the robbery observed the black Charger fleeing the area and attempted to stop it. The driver of the Charger refused to stop for police and fled from the Olney area onto the Inter-County Connector (ICC) toward Interstate 95 in Prince George’s County. Officers were in pursuit of the vehicle when the driver of the Charger rammed a marked Montgomery County police car on the Inter-County Connecter at Georgia Avenue. Officers from several jurisdictions continued to pursue the vehicle into Prince George’s county where they ultimately lost sight of it.

Investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle is registered to Austin. A warrant was obtained for his arrest on August 24. Detectives located and arrested Austin that same evening in Temple Hills.

Austin has been charged with one count of armed robbery and four counts of first-degree assault. He is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.



Concern for Missing 50-Year-Old Montgomery Village Woman

Jennifer Susan Knight

Jennifer Susan Knight

Detectives from the 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 50-year-old woman.

Jennifer Susan Knight of the 9800 block of Lakeshore Drive Avenue in Montgomery Village was last heard from on the telephone on August 6.

Jennifer Susan Knight is described as a white female, approximately 5’7” tall, with a thin build. She has long brown hair and brown eyes. It is not known what clothing she was wearing at the time of her disappearance.  Police and family are concerned for her emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with any information regarding Ms. Knight’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department immediately at 301-279-8000.