Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Man

Miguel Rendon

Miguel Rendon

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Gaithersburg man.

Miguel Rendon, age 34, of an unconfirmed address, last spoke to someone this afternoon at approximately 4:00 p.m., when he made statements that may indicate that he wanted to harm himself.

Miguel Rendon is described as a Hispanic male, 5’06” tall, weighing approximately 195 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

Police and family members are concerned for Rendon’s emotional and physical welfare.

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


Concern for Missing Potomac Area Woman

Nancy Lux

Nancy Lux

Update 5/15/16: Nancy Lux has been located.  Thank you to everyone who shared this missing person case.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Potomac area woman.

Nancy Lux, age 43, from the 9900 block of Autumnwood Way, last spoke to a family member on May 10 at approximately 10:15 p.m., and said that she was on her way home.  She did not return home that night nor has made contact with family.

Nancy Lux is described as a white female, 5’09” tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds, with blonde hair.  She was last seen wearing blue jeans and black boots.  She may be driving a black, 2015 Hyundai Elantra with MD tag: 7BV7197.

Police and family members are concerned for Lux’s emotional and physical welfare.  No foul play is suspected.

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


Update: Two Suspects Arrested for Red Roof Inn Homicide

Arbra Arnie Bethea, age 17, of the 4900 block of East Capitol Street, SE in Washington, D.C., and Keith Christopher Renier, age 21, of the 4200 block of Fort Dupont Terrace, SE in Washington, D.C., are in custody on the strength of Montgomery County warrants for the first-degree murder of Keyonna Blakeney.  Bethea has been charged as an adult.  Both suspects are in the custody of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections and are awaiting extradition to Montgomery County.

On Saturday, April 16 at approximately 11:49 a.m., Fire and Rescue personnel and officers from the 1st District and Rockville City Police Department responded to the report of a death at the Rockville Red Roof Inn.  Upon arrival, first responders located the victim deceased in a hotel room.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide by multiple sharp force injuries.  The victim was initially identified as Kenneth Anthony Blakeney, age 22.  Detectives learned that the victim identified herself as a transgender female named Keyonna.

Investigation determined that the victim and several acquaintances were renting rooms at the Red Roof Inn to engage in prostitution.  During the early morning hours of Saturday, April 16, there was a confrontation between the two suspects and the victim in her hotel room and the victim was stabbed multiple times.  She succumbed to her injuries in her room.

Detectives developed Bethea and Renier as suspects.  Warrants were issued for Bethea and Renier, charging them with first-degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Yesterday, Montgomery County Police – Repeat Offender Section officers, with the assistance of U.S. Marshals, arrested Bethea and Renier in Washington, D.C.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released regarding this homicide.


*A photo of Bethea will not be released because he is a juvenile.

Keith Renier

Keith Renier






Update: Detectives Arrest Suspect for February Home Invasion Robbery in Rockville

051016 photo of Demeris NickensDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section announce the arrest of the suspect wanted for a home invasion robbery of senior victims that occurred on February 17 in Rockville.

Demeris Macon Nickens, age 22, of the 8000 block of Tiffany Lane in Lanham was charged with home invasion, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Robbery detectives have been actively investigating the home invasion robbery which occurred at a residence in the unit block of Arlive Court in Rockville.

On February 17 at approximately 1:20 p.m., 1st District officers and officers from the Rockville City Police Department responded to the residence for the report of a home invasion robbery. The preliminary investigation determined that two suspects, described as black males and wearing masks, knocked on the door to the residence. The 77-year-old male victim opened the door and the suspects then forced their way into the home. His 86-year-old wife was also in the home at the time. The suspects displayed handguns, physically restrained and beat the male victim, and told both of the victims to remain in a downstairs laundry room. The home was ransacked; and cash, jewelry and other items were taken before the suspects fled.

Through the course of the investigation, witnesses were able to provide general suspect and vehicle descriptions. A neighbor reported to police that a man matching the suspect’s description knocked on his door prior to the home invasion robbery. It was also learned that two other similar-style home invasion robberies had occurred in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties.

The regional detectives worked cooperatively to identify Nickens as the suspect responsible for the Montgomery County incident. He was arrested on May 6 and is currently being held in Montgomery County on a $300,000 bond.

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Detectives Seek Help to Locate Man Missing from Olney

050916 photo of missing man CopmanUPDATE: (5/10/16 10:15 a.m.) Harrison Franklin Copman has been located safe and unharmed. The police and family thank the media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 4th District Investigative Section are asking the public for help to locate a man missing from Olney.

Harrison Franklin Copman, age 28, from the 18000 block of Queen Elizabeth Drive was last seen at his residence the morning of Sunday, May 8.

He is described as a white male, 5’6” tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has short dark-brown hair and a thick beard. He was last seen wearing a black tee shirt with the graphic of a “crazy clown” on the front, and blue jeans. He has several tattoos: “RIP Carl” on left arm, two skulls on both upper arms, “Anijah” on the inside of his left arm, a marijuana leaf on his right shoulder, and two stars on both shoulder blades that are red, white and green in color.

Detectives and family members are concerned about his safety, knowing that he left in an agitated emotional state after a personal-relationship dispute. Copman is diagnosed with Conduct Disorder but does not take medication.

Copman does not drive and may be traveling by bus. He is known to go to the Westfield Wheaton Mall on a regular basis.

Anyone who may have information about Copman’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number 301-279-8000. Callers may remain anonymous.

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