Concern for Missing Montgomery Village Woman

UPDATE (LOCATED): June 10, 2016 at 5:21 a.m. – Victoria Harrison has been located safe and unharmed.  Victoria Harrison’s family and the Police Department thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Montgomery Village woman.

Victoria Lynne Harrison is 50 -years-old and from the 9800 block of Brookridge Court.  She was last seen at her residence on Monday (June 6) at approximately 11:30 a.m.  Police and family are concerned for Harrison’s emotional and physical well-being.

Harrison is described as a Caucasian female, 5’08” tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds, with brown eyes and graying, brown hair.

Harrison may be driving a 2005 blue Nissan Pathfinder with Maryland tag: 6CH1303.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Victoria Harrison is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.

RLI

Victoria Harrison

Victoria Harrison

MCP Awards Ceremony – Award Recipients

The Montgomery County Police Department held its Quarterly Awards Ceremony today at the Public Safety Headquarters.  The ceremony featured the presentation of awards in recognition of the outstanding work of department personnel.  The award recipients are as follows:

 

Life Saving Award

The Life Saving Award will be awarded to an employee who makes a major contribution toward saving the life of another by providing essential medical treatment prior to arrival of EMS personnel:

Sergeant Anthony Chuckerel
Sergeant Mark Poole
Corporal Joseph Carroll
Police Officer III Gary Finch
Police Officer III John Romack
Police Officer III Robert Skelton
Police Officer II Cody Fields
Police Officer II Dustin Fritz
Police Officer II Charles Heffley
Police Officer II James Lee
Police Officer II Ben Lo
Police Officer II Joshua Locke
Police Officer II Jonathan Morley
Police Officer II Kyle Santi
Police Officer II Ashley Urps
Police Officer II Gregory Walker
Police Officer I Veronica Delapine-Maner
Police Officer I Katherine Strnad
Police Officer I Joshua Watson
Police Officer I Michael Wengloski
 
 Commendation

A Commendation is awarded to the employee who makes a significant contribution to the mission of the department beyond the ordinary call of duty. It shall recognize those incidents wherein the member’s courage, resourcefulness, tenacity, and/or perseverance in the performance of the employee’s duties has resulted in the protection of life or property, the prevention of a major crime, or the apprehension of an armed and dangerous criminal:

Police Officer III George Boyce
Police Officer III Michael Brooks
Police Officer III Andrew King
Police Officer III Jesse Kroll
Police Officer III Alec Latifov
Police Officer III John Romack
Police Officer III Yves Didier-N’Kodia
Police Officer I Mark Hugi
Police Officer I Michael Murphy
Police Officer I Charles Ricucci
Community Service Award

The Community Service Award will be given to the employee who makes a significant contribution, above and beyond the ordinary call of duty, to the community service component of the department’s mission. The award is to recognize those instances, over a period of time, where the employee’s diligence, teamwork, and/or perseverance exemplified the highest standards of service to the community as a whole:

Police Officer II Amber Richard
 
Supervisor of the Year Award:
Sergeant Charles Loudermilk
Program Manager II Melissa Schulze
 
Montgomery County Police Alumni Association
Lieutenant Colonel Warren Horwes Ethical Leadership Award:
Captain David Anderson
Sergeant Gregory Chmiel
 

High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Minors; Took Photographs of Juvenile Girls During Class

Todd Scriber, age 38, of Gaithersburg, has been arrested and charged by Montgomery County Police – Special Victims Investigations Division detectives with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor.  At the time of the offenses, Todd Scriber was a Montgomery County Public School Teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC), located at 4301 East West Highway.  The three female victims were Scriber’s students.  During the incidents related to these charges, Scriber took photographs of fully-clothed female students while they were in his classroom.  Some of the photographs emphasized various areas of the female anatomy.  The photographs were taken without the victims’ permission or knowledge.

On October 5, 2015, a 14-year-old female reported to police that she was a student of Scriber’s.  She stated that on October 2, she was completing an exam in his classroom after school.  When the student approached Scriber to ask a question about the exam, she noticed that he was holding a cellular phone and appeared to be taking photographs underneath her skirt.  She jumped back and created distance between Scriber and herself.  She completed the exam and went home and told her family what had occurred.  This student’s report launched an investigation.

On October 6, a detective spoke with Scriber about the incident with the 14-year-old student.  Scriber agreed to allow the detective to view photographs on his cellular phone.  While looking at the photographs on the phone, the investigator observed photographs of juvenile females who appeared to be in a classroom; the subject of the photographs was specific areas of the females’ bodies.  Once Scriber realized that the detective was viewing those photographs, he attempted to grab the cellular phone.  At that time, the detective seized the phone and obtained a search warrant to search the phone for evidence.

Montgomery County Schools cooperated fully with Montgomery County Police during the investigation.  After this initial police interview with Scriber, Montgomery County Public Schools placed Scriber on leave and he is no longer employed with the school system.

Through investigation, detectives were able to identify three female students in the photos: two 17-year-olds and one 16-year-old.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Scriber’s arrest, charging him with three counts of child sexual abuse and earlier today, he turned himself in.

Anyone who believes she may have been victimized by Scriber in a similar way should call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

RLI

Todd Scriber

Todd Scriber

 

Detectives Investigate Single Vehicle, Fatal Collision in Damascus

MCPSealBestDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle collision involving three deaths, that occurred late last night in Damascus.

At approximately 11:36 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 25300 block of Burnt Hill Road for the report of a serious single-vehicle collision involving a vehicle that had left the roadway.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a black, 1989 Ford F-250 was traveling southbound on Burnt Hill Road approaching Kingstead Road when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  The driver, identified as Jacob Tyler Dennis, age 17, of the 15400 block of Barnesville Road in Boyds and a passenger, identified as Patrick Andrew Shifflett, age 18, of the 9100 block of Charlie Farm Court in Laytonsville were deceased at the scene.  An additional passenger, identified as Cary Mauri’ce Greene, age 17, of the 22500 block of Muscadine Drive in Clarksburg was transported to Suburban Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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

RLG

 

Detectives Investigate Rockville Bank Robbery; Video of Suspect Released

SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect

SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on June 2 at a bank in Rockville.

On June 2 at approximately 11:55 a.m., 1st District officers responded to the SunTrust Bank located at 14939 Shady Grove Road for a report of a bank robbery. Investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, and passed a note that threatened the teller.  The suspect’s note also implied that he had an explosive device and would detonate it if he did not receive any money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Today, detectives are releasing photographs and surveillance video of the bank robbery suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.  The suspect has a tattoo on his right forearm that can be seen in the video and a photograph.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – 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).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Video of SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect

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Photo of SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect

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Close-up of Tattoo on Suspect’s Right Forearm