Concern for Missing Colesville Area Juvenile

Update: March 14, 2019 – Genesis Sims has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Colesville area juvenile.

Genesis Sims, age 16, of the 12900 block of Autumn Drive, was reported missing on Monday, February 4.  Sims was last seen leaving her home at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2.

Genesis Sims is described as an African American female, 5’07” tall and weighing 130 pounds.  She has shoulder length black hair with red coloring (see photograph), brown eyes, and wears glasses.  Sims has been active on social media but her whereabouts are unknown.

Police and family are concerned for Sims’ welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Genesis Sims is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).


Genesis Sims


Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Silver Spring; Surveillance Photographs and Video of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District are investigating the commercial burglary of The Daily Dish restaurant located at 8301 Grubb Road in Silver Spring.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video and photographs of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

Investigators have determined that on March 4 at approximately 12:11 a.m., the burglary suspect kicked a glass panel located on the front of the business.  The suspect entered the building through the broken glass panel and stole money.  The restaurant’s video surveillance system captured the suspect on camera.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710. 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 suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.



Suspect Arrested for Carjacking in North Potomac

Update: March 7, 2019 (8:33 am):  The suspect is identified as Awa Rahman, age 19, of Central Park Circle in Alexandria, Virginia.  Rahman was released from the hospital on the evening of March 6 and was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  She has been charged with armed carjacking and making a false statement to a peace officer.

Rahman’s photograph has been added to this release.


Detectives from the Major Crimes Division have arrested a 19-year-old female from Alexandria, Virginia, with a carjacking that occurred in North Potomac just after midnight.

At approximately 12:03 a.m. on March 6, the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from a person who reported that he had just been carjacked at the intersection of Amberlea Farm Drive and Dufief Mill Road.

Officers met with the victim, who stated that he was driving to work and as he approached the intersection, he observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway with its driver’s door partially open.  A female exited the driver’s side of that vehicle and began to walk to the victim’s vehicle.  The female waved to get the victim’s attention and the victim lowered his vehicle window. The female stated that she needed a ride.  She then got in the victim’s passenger seat and demanded to be driven to Washington, D.C.  The female suspect then put an object, which the victim believed was a gun, to the victim’s head and ordered him to exit his vehicle.  The suspect then drove off in the victim’s Subaru Outback.

At approximately 12:15 a.m., an on-duty Montgomery County police officer, in his marked cruiser, located the Subaru Outback traveling east on Darnestown Road and Muddy Branch Road and attempted to stop the vehicle using his vehicle lights and siren.  The vehicle did not stop and officers pursued the vehicle.  The vehicle crashed into trees on Clara Barton Parkway in the area of Lock #7 in Montgomery County.

Fire & Rescue personnel transported the suspect to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries that she sustained in the collision.  She has been arrested for armed carjacking and at this time, remains in the hospital in the custody of the Police Department.

Officers located the suspect’s Ford Fusion in the roadway at the intersection of Amberlea Farm Drive and Dufief Mill Road.

The suspect’s name and her photograph will be released once she has been brought before a Court commissioner.


Awa Rahman

Montgomery County School Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Today, the detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division, Child Exploitation Unit, arrested Daemon Alan Dartouzos, of the 20300 block of Sandsfield Terrace in Germantown, charging him with ten counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Dartouzos is employed by the Montgomery County Public Schools as a Physical Education teacher at Ashburton Elementary School in Bethesda.  Inquiries regarding Dartouzos employment status should be directed to MCPS.

These charges are a result of an extensive investigation by detectives from the Child Exploitation Unit in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Detectives do not believe that the images of child pornography related to this investigation involved any MCPS students.

Detectives are urging anyone who has information regarding Daemon Dartouzos or these incidents to contact the Child Exploitation Unit at 240-773-5400.

Bond information is currently unavailable.

Daemon Alan Dartouzos













Detectives Continue to Investigate Bethesda Homicide; Photos Released of Victim

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are continuing to investigate the death of a male whose body was found in the 10000 block of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda on February 25, 2019.

The victim has been identified as Francisco De La O De La Cruz, age 25, of an unconfirmed address. Today, detectives are releasing photos of De La Cruz in the hopes that the public may recognize him and contact investigators with additional information.

This investigation remains active and ongoing.  Detectives are urging anyone who has information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

Francisco De La O De La Cruz

Francisco De La O De La Cruz