Detectives Charge Suspect with Carjacking

Anthony Shade

Anthony Shade

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Anthony Eugene Shade, age 41, of the 1100 block of Owens Road in Oxon Hill, with a carjacking that occurred yesterday evening in Wheaton.

On Monday, October 3 at approximately 9:00 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the W Express gas station located at 2204 University Boulevard West for the report of an armed carjacking.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the adult female victim was fueling her vehicle at the W Express gas station when the suspect, later identified as Shade, approached her at the gas pump.  Shade gestured that he had a weapon in his pocket and verbally threatened that he would harm the victim if she did not give him her vehicle.  The victim complied with Shade’s demands and gave him the car keys.  Shade fled from the gas station in the victim’s 2011 black Toyota RAV4.  The victim went inside the gas station and called 9-1-1.  She was not injured during the carjacking.

A lookout for the carjacked vehicle was immediately broadcast to MCP officers.  At approximately 9:16 p.m., a Montgomery County police officer located the carjacked vehicle traveling southbound on New Hampshire Avenue at University Boulevard East in Langley Park.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop.  MCP officers pursued Shade as he fled in the carjacked vehicle into Arlington County, Virginia.  Officers were in pursuit of Shade when he collided with a vehicle in the intersection of Lee Highway and North Highland Street in Arlington.

At the collision scene, Shade was arrested by Arlington County police officers and transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries that he sustained in the collision.  Shade was later released from the hospital and transported to the Arlington County Detention Center where he was charged with offenses that occurred in Arlington County, Virginia.

Montgomery County police investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Shade charging him with the carjacking that occurred in Montgomery County.  Shade is currently incarcerated in Arlington County, Virginia, and is awaiting an extradition hearing. Shade will be served with the Montgomery County arrest warrant upon his return to Maryland.


National Coffee with a Cop Day is Friday, October 7 – MCPD Events

National Coffee with a Cop Day is Friday, October 7.  The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) invites residents to join us for coffee and conversation on October 7 at any of the locations below.  At these events, there are no meeting agendas or planned speeches.  Feel free to ask questions, discuss concerns, and get to know your police officers.

National Coffee with a Cop Day, MCPD Events – Friday October 7:

First District

  • 10:00 am, The Gardens of Traville, 14431 Traville Gardens Circle, Building D, Rockville

Third District

  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am, Third District Police Station, 1002 Milestone Drive, White Oak

Fourth District

  • 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Dunkin’ Dounts, 13810 Connecticut Avenue, Aspen Hill

Fifth District

  • 7:30 – 9:00 am – Corner Bakery Cafe, 19820 Century Boulevard, Germantown
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am – The Music Cafe, 26528 Ridge Road, Damascus

Note: There will also be an event on Wednesday, October 5 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the Waters Landing Community Center, 20000 Farther Hurley Boulevard, Germantown

Sixth District

  • 7:00 am – 9:00 am – Panera, 598 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Starbucks, 12179 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg






Detectives Charge Man with Theft of Coins from County Parking Garage

Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section have charged Stephen Murray, age 46, of an unconfirmed address, with the September 27 theft of coins from parking meters that were located inside a Montgomery County owned parking garage in Silver Spring.

On September 28, 3rd District officers were contacted by a Montgomery County Department of Transportation employee who reported a theft of coins from parking meters in the county owned parking garage located at 8530 Cameron Street.

The employee stated to officers that the Department of Transportation noted discrepancies in the average anticipated revenue from the parking meters and what was actually being collected.  The Department of Transportation suspected someone was stealing change from the meters.  Officers reviewed video surveillance from inside the parking garage and observed that on Tuesday, September 27 at approximately 3:08 a.m., the suspect, later identified as Murray, opened several parking meters and removed coins.  The employee stated to officers that a special key is required to open the meters and that a separate key is then needed to open the coin boxes located inside the parking meters.  The employee further told officers that Murray was not an employee of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation and was not authorized to open the meters.

The surveillance video of the suspect stealing from the parking meters was then disseminated to other MCP officers in an effort to identify him.  On Friday, September 30 at approximately 3:05 a.m., a 3rd District officer observed Murray at 1101 Bonifant Street and recognized him from the surveillance video.  The officer stopped Murray and found that he was in possession of two large bags of quarters, totaling approximately $1000.00, and keys capable of unlocking the parking meters.

Murray was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where he was charged with theft offenses.  Murray was ordered held on a $1,500 bond.


Surveillance Video of Murray Stealing Coins from Parking Meters

Surveillance Video of Murray Stealing Coins from Parking Meters

Update: Continuing Investigation of Rape of Teenager in Sandy Spring Area

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division continue to investigate the Thursday, September 15 sexual assault of a teenager that occurred while she was walking in the Sandy Spring area.

At this time in the investigation, detectives have identified a suspect, have spoken to him, and have determined that this is not a random act.  The State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the facts of this case.

The Department does not believe that there is any threat to public safety in regard to this sexual assault.

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

Concern for Missing Takoma Park Man

Steven Aaron Jones

Steven Aaron Jones

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Takoma Park man.

Steven Aaron Jones, age 33, was last seen by his roommate during the morning hours of Wednesday, September 28 when he walked out of his Maplewood Avenue home.  The roommate stated that Jones is familiar with public transportation and did not know where he may have gone.

Steven Aaron Jones is described as an African American male, 5’07” tall and weighing 150 pounds.  He is balding with dark hair and has brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a white shirt and tan pants.

Mr. Jones is without his medication and police and family members are concerned for his physical welfare.

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