Detectives Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Olney

Update: February 16, 2017 – The driver is being identified as John Ernest Cator 3rd, age 58, of Maple Ridge Court in Rockville.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred this afternoon in Olney.

Today at approximately 3:57 p.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to eastbound Olney Laytonsville Road (Route 108) and Olney Mill Road for the report of a single-vehicle collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a white 2007 Honda Accord was traveling east on Route 108.  For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway in the area of Olney Mill Road and struck a traffic signal control box.  The adult male driver (and sole occupant of the vehicle) was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The driver’s identity will be released once his family is notified.

This fatal collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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The Montgomery County Police Department Joins Nextdoor

The Montgomery County Police Department is joining Nextdoor (www.Nextdoor.com), a free, private social network for your neighborhood.  Nextdoor is an additional platform that the Department, District Commanders, and other Department personnel will use to improve communication with residents.

Police Department personnel will be able to post important information, to include crime alerts, safety information, and community events, to Nextdoor.  Residents can reply to Department posts, forward information, and send private messages to Police Department representatives.

In Nextdoor, each neighborhood has its own webpage, accessible only to residents in that neighborhood.  Police department representatives cannot view the content of neighborhood webpages in Nextdoor.

Please note that Nextdoor is not to be used to request police or emergency services.  Residents need to call 9-1-1 in emergency situations or call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 to report non-emergencies.

Residents can sign up with Nextdoor by visiting the Nextdoor website at www.Nextdoor.com or by downloading the Nextdoor application.  For questions with the Nextdoor website, please visit: www.help.nextdoor.com.

Residents are also encouraged to follow the Police Department on Facebook and on Twitter.  Police Department press releases can be found at www.mymcpnews.com.

 

 

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Kensington Serious Collision Investigated

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious personal injury collision that occurred yesterday (February 11) in Kensington.

Yesterday at approximately 5:25 p.m., officers from the 4th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Denfeld Avenue for the report of a personal injury collision. Upon arrival first responders observed a black Volvo S80 and a silver Chevrolet Camaro in the intersection; the two vehicles had been involved in a crash.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the Camaro was traveling north on Connecticut Avenue approaching Denfeld Avenue.  At the same time, the Volvo S80 was attempting to turn left onto Denfeld Avenue from the southbound turn lane on Connecticut Avenue.  The two vehicles collided leaving both drivers injured.

The driver of the Volvo is being identified as Carlos Enrique Hernandez, 64 years old, of Heathfield Court in Rockville.  He was transported to Suburban Hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.  The driver of the Chevrolet is being identified as Miguel Angel Ramirez, 23 years old, of the 2400 block of Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring.  He was also transported to Suburban Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

PRS

Germantown Shooting Investigated; Police Request Help From Community

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 5th District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred last night (February 11) in the area of Summer Oak Drive and Waring Station Road.

Yesterday, at approximately 9:54 p.m., officers from the 5th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the report of one person shot in the area of Waring Station Road and Summer Oak Drive.  Upon arriving to the area, first responders located two males, 18 and 20 years old, each suffering from a gun shot wound; one victim had been shot in the foot and the other victim had been shot in the leg.  Both victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that there was a party at a Summer Oak Drive residence.  At some point, multiple individuals who had not been invited to the party arrived to the residence but were turned away by the host.  The uninvited group of approximately 30 young people remained on foot in the area of Waring Station Road and Summer Oak Drive.  During this time, a vehicle, described as a white Chevrolet Impala or silver sedan, drove through the intersection and shots were fired from the vehicle.  The two victims were struck.

Investigators are urging anyone with information about this shooting, the suspect(s), or the suspect(s)’ vehicle, to contact them immediately at 240.773.6237.  Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward for up to $10,000, may contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Montgomery Village Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a homicide that occurred yesterday afternoon on Hawk Run Terrace in Montgomery Village.  At this time, investigators do not believe that this shooting was a random event; investigators believe that the victim had agreed to meet the suspect(s) at that location.

The homicide victim is being identified as Wassi Harron Raheem Young, age 20, of Vermont Avenue in Hyattsville.

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

This homicide investigation is continuing and detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released at this time.

RLI