Concern for Missing Bethesda Area Man – Silver Alert Activated

William George Battaile

Update: October 5, 2017 – William George Battaile has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 92-year-old Bethesda area man.  A Silver Alert has been activated by the Maryland State Police.

William George Battaile was last seen by family members at approximately 6:45 p.m. this evening (October 3) when he left his Bulls Run Parkway home driving his gray 2013 Nissan Cube with Maryland tags: 146M396. Family members report that Battaile suffers from memory loss and may not be able to find his way home.

William George Battaile is described as a white male, 6′ 2″ tall, and weighing 140 pounds. He has green eyes and is bald with gray hair on the sides. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid short sleeve shirt, khaki pants, and white tennis shoes.

A Silver Alert has been activated for William George Battaile and his Nissan Cube. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of William George Battaile or his Nissan Cube is urged to call 9-1-1.

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Concern for Missing Kemp Mill Area Woman

Sharron Ellen Brooks

Update: October 3, 2017 at 9:15 p.m.- Sharron Ellen Brooks has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kemp Mill area woman.

Sharron Ellen Brooks, age 55, of University Boulevard West, was last seen by co-workers when she left her Falls Road work address on Friday, September 29 at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Ms. Brooks normally commutes to and from work using public transportation.  Family members have been unable to contact her since that time.

Sharron Ellen Brooks is described as an African American female who is 5’ 5” tall and weighs 185 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  Ms. Brooks was last seen wearing a red sweater over a white and black plaid shirt and dark pants.

Police and family members are concerned for Ms. Brooks’ welfare.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sharron Ellen Brooks to call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number, 301-279-8000.

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Suspect Befriends Adult With Autism; Fraudulently Withdraws Money From His Bank Account

Financial Crimes Section detectives are investigating a fraud case involving a 22-year-old male victim with Autism.  Investigators are releasing surveillance photographs and video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

Investigation has revealed that the suspect befriended the victim and gained his trust over a period of time.  The suspect asked the victim for the victim’s bank account information, which he provided.  The suspect then asked to see the victim’s ATM card and stole it.

On August 11, the suspect entered the Navy Federal Credit Union located at 12244 Rockville Pike and deposited a counterfeit (fake) check written to the victim.  The suspect then went to the branch’s ATM and using the victim’s bank card that he had stolen, withdrew $600.00 from the victim’s account.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330.  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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

Detectives Investigate Commercial Armed Robbery in Germantown; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect who committed armed robbery at the Pizza Hut in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the September 9 armed robbery of a Pizza Hut restaurant in Germantown.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Saturday, September 9 at approximately 2:26 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Pizza Hut restaurant located at 19733 Frederick Road for the report of the armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the restaurant displaying a handgun.  The suspect vaulted the front counter and demanded cash from an employee.  The employee complied with the suspects demands.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency from the register and fled from the restaurant on foot.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division; Robbery Section at 240-773-5100.  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 and/or an indictment for this crime.

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Suspect who committed armed robbery at the Pizza Hut in Germantown

Hat similar to the one that the suspect was wearing at the time of the armed robbery at the Pizza Hut in Germantown

Concern For Missing Fairland Area Man

Mack Rue

Update: October 3, 2017 – Mack Rue has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for assistance in locating a man missing from the Fairland area of Silver Spring.

Mack Rue, 82 years old and suffers from Dementia, left his Brackley Terrace residence at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 30. Rue has been missing in the past and is familiar with public transportation.  In two past incidents, Rue was located in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County.

Mack Rue is described as an African American male, 5′ 8″ tall, and weighing 145 pounds.  He has gray hair but is balding on the top of his head.  It is not known what type of clothing Rue was wearing when he walked away from his home.

Police and family are concerned for Mack Rue’s welfare.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mack Rue is urged to call 9-1-1.

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