Germantown Homicide Investigation Continues – Additional Reward Offered

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the April 16 homicide of 18-year-old Tray Dawkins from Germantown.  Today, the Victims’ Rights Foundation announced that the foundation is offering an additional reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Tray Dawkins.  Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is already offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects.

On April 16, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred in the 18700 block of Curry Powder Lane in Germantown.

Responding officers from the 5th District arrived on the scene to find an adult male and a juvenile male suffering from gunshot wounds.  They were subsequently transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Two additional adult male victims were identified who left the scene in an attempt to get to a local hospital.  One of the adult males had non-life-threatening injuries of a non-specified nature.  The second adult male, identified as Tray Dawkins, succumbed to his injuries.

Preliminary investigation by detectives has determined that the four victims were standing in the parking lot of the 18700 block of Curry Powder Lane when an unknown suspect or suspects began shooting at the group.  The suspect or suspects fled the scene prior to the arrival of responding officers.  At this time, it is not believed this incident is a random event.

Detectives urge anyone with information regarding the incident or information about the suspect or suspects involved with this incident to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Man

Michael C. Maduka

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Missing Persons Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Aspen Hill man.

Michael C. Maduka, age 31, was last seen in late November 2018, when he left his Hydrus Road home in Aspen Hill.   Maduka was only recently reported as missing.

Maduka is described as an African American male who is 5’ 6” tall and weighs 170 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for Gregory Maduka’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding Michael C. Maduka ’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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Suspect Charged During Theft Scheme After Stealing over $6,300 from Home Improvement Store

Jaime R. Teledo

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit have charged Jaime R. Teledo, age 51, of the 12200 block of Dalewood Drive in Silver Spring, with multiple counts of theft after he stole merchandise from a home improvement store during a theft scheme that began in February of this year.

In June of 2019, detectives were notified by loss prevention personnel from the Home Depot store located on Broadbirch Drive in the Fairland area, that a suspect was making numerous suspicious refunds after almost every purchase.   Loss prevention personnel stated to detectives that the suspicious activity began in February of 2019 and had continued through May.

MCP detectives, working in coordination with the store’s loss prevention personnel, identified the suspect as Teledo.   Investigators conducted an audit of Teledo’s purchase history at the store and then reviewed store surveillance video during the dates of Teledo’s purchases.  The investigation revealed that between February 15, 2019, and May 4, 2019, Teledo stole approximately $6,300 worth of merchandise from the Home Depot store and then returned the stolen merchandise for a full cash refund.

On July 31, 2019, MCP detectives arrested Teledo as he attempted to commit an additional theft at that Home Depot store.   Later that day, MCP investigators obtained a Montgomery County search and seizure warrant for Teledo’s residence.  During the search of Teledo’s home, detectives recovered property (valued at approximately $20,000) that indicated Toledo may have been involved with additional thefts in the area.  The investigation into these additional thefts is ongoing.

Teledo was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with multiple counts of theft and theft scheme: $1,500 to under $25,000.  Toledo was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

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Detectives Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Credit Card Fraud Suspect; Residents Reminded to Keep Purses and Wallets Close at All Times

Credit card fraud suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 1st District Patrol Investigations Unit continue to investigate at least three reports in the County of wallet thefts and subsequent fraudulent use of the victim’s credit cards at local stores in Montgomery County.   Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

The investigation by detectives determined that between the months of March and May in 2019, at least three victims reported that his or her wallet, which contained credit cards, had been stolen.  The investigation further determined that the suspect would then use the stolen credit cards to fraudulently purchase merchandise and gift cards at multiple retail stores in Montgomery County and in Washington, D.C.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the 1st District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6070 or 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 in this case.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters must call Crime Solvers.  Callers may remain anonymous.

The Department urges residents to follow these tips to help prevent having their purse and/or wallet stolen:

  • Carry your purse as close to your body as possible and keep it in sight at all times.
  • Carry your wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
  • Do not become distracted.  Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

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Credit card fraud suspect

Concern for Missing Wheaton Man (LOCATED)

Gregory Douglas McGuthrie

Update: August 16, 2019 – Gregory Douglas McGuthrie has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Missing Persons Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Wheaton man.

Gregory Douglas McGuthrie, age 38, was last seen in late April of this year when he left his Georgia Avenue home on foot.  McGuthrie was only recently reported as missing. McGuthrie is known to frequent the Westfield Wheaton shopping mall located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.

McGuthrie is described as an African American male who is 5’ 8” tall and weighs 140 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.

Police are concerned for Gregory McGuthrie’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding Gregory Douglas McGuthrie’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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