Update: Fourth Suspect Arrested for Montgomery Village Homicide

Shiloh Young

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested a fourth suspect for the February 10 homicide of 20-year-old Wassi Harron Raheem Young from Hyattsville.

On Wednesday, April 5, Shiloh Young, age 18, of the 4200 block of Willshire Avenue in Baltimore, was arrested at his residence on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant for the homicide of Wassi Young.  Shiloh Young was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where he was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.  Shiloh Young is being held without bond.

Three suspects had been previously arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the homicide of Wassi Young.  The three suspects arrested were:

On February 10 at approximately 2:02 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple 9-1-1 calls for a shooting that had just occurred in the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace.  Officers from the 6th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area and located Wassi Young in the parking lot of the neighborhood suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Wassi Young succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

During the on-scene investigation, detectives learned that a 23-year-old male had arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.  Investigators spoke with this male and determined that he was shot during the same incident in which the homicide victim, Wassi Young, was shot.

Major Crimes detectives have determined that Shiloh Young, Davion Foster, Samuel Brown, Tierek Thomas, and Wassi Young wanted to rob a drug seller. The suspects, together at a residence on Hawk Run Terrace, called various people that they knew sold drugs.  Shiloh Young contacted a seller who agreed to drive to the area of Hawk Run Terrace and sell them marijuana.  This person was later identified as the 23-year-old male who arrived at the local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound.

The seller drove to the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace and parked his vehicle.  Wassi Young, Foster, Brown, and Thomas encountered the seller and attempted to rob him at gunpoint.  Shots were fired and Wassi Young and the seller were shot.

After the shooting, all parties fled.  Wassi Young succumbed to his injuries in the neighborhood parking lot.

On Tuesday, April 4, detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigate Section charged Shiloh Young with armed robbery, first-degree assault, and theft offenses related to a March 1 armed robbery that occurred in the area of Wheelwright Drive and Buhrstone Drive in Gaithersburg.

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Detectives Investigate Theft at Verizon Store; Surveillance Video Released

Surveillance Photo of Suspect who Committed a Theft and Assault at Verizon Store

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a February 21 theft and assault of a contractor at a Verizon store in Bethesda.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On February 21 at approximately 12:14 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Verizon store located at 6932 Wisconsin Avenue for the report of a theft and an assault that had just occurred.

The investigation by officers revealed that the suspect entered the Verizon store and immediately went to a display rack of headphones.  The suspect stole three boxes of headphones and ran toward the store’s front door.  A contractor, who was performing maintenance on the front door, was assaulted by the suspect as he fled from the store.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this crime is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  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 them that leads to an arrest for this crime.

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Surveillance Video of Theft and Assault at Verizon Store

Montgomery County Public School Security Team Leader Charged with Sex Offense

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Mark Christopher Yantsos, age 57, of the 600 block of Warfield Drive in Rockville, for having inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old female Richard Montgomery High School student while he worked as the security team leader at the school. The Montgomery County Public Schools system placed Yantsos on administrative leave as soon as it learned of these allegations.

On Monday, April 3, SVID detectives were notified by school officials that a Montgomery County Public Schools employee had engaged in an ongoing sexual relationship with a student at the high school where he worked.

SVID detectives interviewed the victim who told investigators that she met Yantsos while she was a student at Richard Montgomery High School and while he worked as part of the school security team at the school. The victim stated that Yantsos befriended her in 2016 and that he purchased multiple gifts for her since that time.  In March of 2017, Yantsos bought the victim a phone in order to communicate with her during and after school hours.

The victim further stated that on March 3, 2017 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Yantsos drove to her home, picked her up, and drove her to a hotel in Rockville where he engaged in inappropriate contact with her.

Investigators were provided with copies of inappropriate text messages that Yantsos had recently sent to the victim.

Yantsos was arrested this morning at his home on the strength of a Montgomery County criminal warrant, charging him with sexual abuse of a minor and a fourth-degree sex offense.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Bond information is not available at this time.

Detectives are requesting that parents of students who attend Richard Montgomery High School talk to their children about their interactions with Mark Christopher Yantsos and contact SVID detectives at 240-773-5400 if they believe their child was victimized.

Mark Yantsos

 

Update: Missing Bethesda Man Located Deceased

John Patrick Donohoe, age 36 when reported missing, of Bethesda, was located deceased in Warren County, Virginia on April 2.  Donohoe had been reported as a missing person to the Montgomery County Police Department on December 13, 2016.

Donohoe’s vehicle, a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, was located unoccupied in the town of Front Royal, Virginia on March 3.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is conducting this death investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office press release can be read here: http://www.warrencountysheriff.org/general-information/press-releases/730-remains-found-by-hiker

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Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary and an Attempted Commercial Burglary Believed to be Committed by Same Suspects; Surveillance Video Released

One of the Suspects Who Committed Commercial Burglary

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the March 4 commercial burglary of the European Market store in Derwood and the attempted commercial burglary of the Flower Hill Beer store in Gaithersburg that are believed to have been committed by the same suspects.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Saturday, March 4 at approximately 2:50 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call for an alarm at the Flower Hill Beer store located at 18253 Flower Hill Way.  6th District officers arrived to the business and observed that a rock had been used to break out the glass to the front door of the business.  Officers determined that the suspects did not gain entry into the business.

A few minutes later, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a call for an alarm at the European Market store located at 17605 Redland Road.  6th District officers arrived to the store and discovered that a rock had been used to break out the glass to the front door of the business.

The surveillance video being released shows the two suspects outside of the European Market before they committed the burglary.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about these commercial burglaries is asked to contact the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspects.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Surveillance Video of Suspects