Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a home invasion robbery at a residence in Silver Spring that occurred during the overnight hours yesterday and into the early morning hours today.
On Wednesday, August 2 at approximately 8:12 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 8800 block of Manchester Road for the report of a home invasion robbery. An adult female victim, stated to officers that suspects entered the home, bound them, and held them there overnight before fleeing from the residence early this morning.
The investigation by detectives has determined that at approximately 9:00 p.m. yesterday evening (August 1), the home was occupied by two adult victims and a juvenile victim when the suspects knocked on the door to the residence. The suspects were able to have the victims let them into the home. A short time later, an additional victim arrived at the home while the suspects were still inside the residence. At approximately midnight, an additional adult female victim arrived at the home.The suspects bound the adult victims. Detectives are working to understand the suspect’s actions through the night as they held the victims captive.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, one suspect began to assault an adult male victim with a knife. During the assault, this victim disarmed the suspect which caused the three remaining suspects in the home to flee from the house. The victims were then able to contact 9-1-1 once the suspects had fled.
Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home and transported an adult male victim to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries that he received during the home invasion robbery and assault.
One suspect is described as African American male in his 20’s, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. A second suspect is described as African American male in his 20’s wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. The remaining three suspects are described as African American males in their 20’s.
Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspects or this home invasion robbery 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(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Ella Catherine Marstaller
Update: August 2, 2017 – Ella Catherine Marstaller was located safe and unharmed early this morning. The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.
Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 82-year-old White Oak area woman. A Silver Alert has been activated by the Maryland State Police.
Ella Catherine Marstaller was last seen by family members at approximately 5:30 p.m. this evening (August 1) when she left her Chiswick Court home driving her gray 2005 Honda Civic with Maryland tags 3BBY52. Family members report that Marstaller suffers from short-term memory loss and is without her medication.
Ella Catherine Marstaller is described as a white female, 5′ 2″ tall, and weighing 150 pounds. She has brown eyes and white hair. She was last seen wearing a white blouse with red polka dots and long pants.
A Silver Alert has been activated for Ella Catherine Marstaller and her Honda Civic. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ella Catherine Marstaller or her Honda Civic is urged to call 9-1-1.
Suspect who committed an armed robbery at the Golden China restaurant in Fairland
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the July 21 armed robbery of the Golden China restaurant in Fairland. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.
On Monday, July 21 at approximately 11:01 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Golden China restaurant located at 12719 Old Columbia Pike for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.
The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the restaurant displaying a handgun in his right hand and carrying pepper spray in his left hand. The suspect approached two employees, an adult male and an adult female, who were working behind the counter and immediately pepper sprayed the male employee. The suspect then pointed the handgun at the female and demanded money from the cash register. The female grabbed the handgun that the suspect was holding and began to struggle with him. During the struggle, the suspect struck the female on the head with the handgun and then pepper sprayed her. After assaulting the female, the suspect opened the cash register, stole currency, and fled from the restaurant. The suspect was last seen southbound on foot toward the Exxon gas station located at 12601 Old Columbia Pike.
Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the restaurant and transported both employees to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. 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 in this case.
Surveillance video of commercial armed robbery suspect
Suspect who committed a commercial burglary at a Jerry’s Subs and Pizza in Burtonsville
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the July 26 commercial burglary of the Jerry’s Subs and Pizza restaurant in Burtonsville. Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.
On Wednesday, July 26 at approximately 3:45 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Jerry’s Subs and Pizza restaurant located at 15547 Old Columbia Pike for the report of a commercial burglary alarm at the business. Responding officers discovered that the rear door to the restaurant had been forced open and that entry was made into the business.
Investigators reviewed restaurant video surveillance that showed the suspect inside of the restaurant at approximately 3:38 a.m. Detectives have determined that the suspect used a power tool to cut a hole in the restaurant’s safe. The suspect obtained cash from the safe and fled from the restaurant.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870. To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspects. Tipsters will remain anonymous.
Surveillance video of Jerry’s Subs and Pizza commercial burglary
Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring man.
Samly Keosiphanseang is 34 years old, functions at a level of an 8-year-old, and is considered non-verbal. Yesterday, July 31 at approximately 1:30 p.m., he was visiting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum located at 600 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. During the visit, Keosiphanseang became separated from his chaperone. Family has not been able to contact him since that time.
Samly Keosiphanseang is described as an Asian male who is 5′ 6″ tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a white shirt with orange stripes, white shorts, and red Nike shoes.
Third District investigators are coordinating with law enforcement in the District of Columbia. Police and family are concerned for Samly Keosiphanseang’s welfare and are urging anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call 9-1-1.