Detectives Investigate Single Vehicle, Fatal Collision in Damascus

MCPSealBestDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle collision involving three deaths, that occurred late last night in Damascus.

At approximately 11:36 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 25300 block of Burnt Hill Road for the report of a serious single-vehicle collision involving a vehicle that had left the roadway.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a black, 1989 Ford F-250 was traveling southbound on Burnt Hill Road approaching Kingstead Road when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  The driver, identified as Jacob Tyler Dennis, age 17, of the 15400 block of Barnesville Road in Boyds and a passenger, identified as Patrick Andrew Shifflett, age 18, of the 9100 block of Charlie Farm Court in Laytonsville were deceased at the scene.  An additional passenger, identified as Cary Mauri’ce Greene, age 17, of the 22500 block of Muscadine Drive in Clarksburg was transported to Suburban Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Rockville Bank Robbery; Video of Suspect Released

SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect

SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on June 2 at a bank in Rockville.

On June 2 at approximately 11:55 a.m., 1st District officers responded to the SunTrust Bank located at 14939 Shady Grove Road for a report of a bank robbery. Investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, and passed a note that threatened the teller.  The suspect’s note also implied that he had an explosive device and would detonate it if he did not receive any money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Today, detectives are releasing photographs and surveillance video of the bank robbery suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.  The suspect has a tattoo on his right forearm that can be seen in the video and a photograph.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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.

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Video of SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect

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Photo of SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect

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Close-up of Tattoo on Suspect’s Right Forearm

Concern for Missing Aspen Hill Area Man

UPDATE: June 6, 2016, Jon Bik Arze has been located safe and unharmed.  The police and family thank the media and public for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police- 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Aspen Hill area man.

Jon Bik Arze is 26 -years-old and from the 3900 block of Wendy Lane.  He left his residence yesterday (June 4) at approximately 1:30 p.m. and stated to family that he would return that night.  Arze has not returned home and has not been in contact with family.

Jon Arze is described as a Caucasian male, 5’08” tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds, with brown eyes and is bald.  He was last seen wearing a navy blue North Face jacket, black jeans, and brown boots.

Police and family members are concerned for Arze’s emotional and physical well-being.

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

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Jon Arze: Please note that Jon Arze is currently bald (has shaved his head).

Detectives Investigate Theft of “Ghost Bike” in Bethesda

Ghost BikeDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating the theft of what is commonly referred to as a Ghost Bike, an all-white bicycle that is left as a memorial at a collision site where a bicyclist was killed as result of being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle.  Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) who committed the theft.

On June 3, 2nd District officers responded to the 6100 block of Massachusetts Avenue for the report of a theft.  The investigation revealed that sometime between May 26 and May 30, an unknown suspect(s) stole the Ghost Bike from the memorial to Timothy Aloysius Holden, the bicyclist who was struck and killed on that roadway on August 28, 2015.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information about this theft to please call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip.  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 for this crime.

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Police Investigate Fatal Bicycle Collision in Gaithersburg

MCPSealBestDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a bicyclist that occurred this afternoon.

Today at approximately 2:34 p.m., Montgomery County Police (6th District officers), Gaithersburg Police officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to South Frederick Avenue (Route 355) and Fulks Corner Avenue for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the bicyclist was traveling northbound on the sidewalk of the southbound side of South Frederick Avenue.  The bicyclist struck a commercial sign that had been placed on the sidewalk and fell into the travel lanes of South Frederick Avenue.  He was struck by a 2004 Toyota Highlander.  The bicyclist, identified as Santos Escobar-Villatoro, age 16, of the 100 block of North Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  The driver of the Toyota Highlander, identified as Atiana Shailise Sarkis, age 18, of the 500 block of Reading Avenue in West Reading, Pennsylvania, was not injured.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this fatal collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773- 6620. Callers may remain anonymous.

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