Concern for Missing Silver Spring Woman

Update, January 13, 2016 at 10:42 a.m. – Evelyn Wang has been located and is safe and unharmed. Thank you to everyone who shared this missing person case.

Detectives from the 4th District are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Silver Spring woman.

Evelyn New Wang, age 41, of the 2300 block of Massanutten Drive in the Longmead area of Silver Spring, left a family member’s home in Olney on January 10 at approximately 2:00 p.m.  At that time, Evelyn Wang stated to family that she was going to drive to the Olney Library (located at 3500 Olney Laytonsville Road) and would return to the family member’s home in Olney that evening.  Evelyn Wang did not return to the family member’s home that night and has not returned to her own residence.  She has not been in contact with friends or family since January 10. Evelyn Wang was last seen driving a 2007, blue Honda Fit with Maryland tags: 8BG9298.

Evelyn Wang is described as an Asian female, approximately 5’02” tall, and 125 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants, and was also wearing eyeglasses.

Police and family are concerned for Evelyn Wang’s physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Evelyn Wang is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).

 

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Evelyn Wang

Update: Suspect Arrested for Germantown Robbery – Tipster Helped Close This Case

Timothy Washington

Timothy Washington

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section have arrested Timothy Charles Washington, age 36, of the 13000 block of Open Hearth Way in Germantown, for the January 3 robbery of an adult male in the parking lot of the Shoppers grocery store located at 18066 Mateny Road in Germantown.

On January 3 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Washington approached the victim in the parking lot of Shoppers, displayed a knife, and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the victim.

On January 4, detectives released photographs of the suspect and asked for the public’s help in identifying him. Detectives received a tip which led to the identification of Washington as the suspect. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Washington and arrested him in the area of his home on January 7.

Washington was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with one count of robbery, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of theft less than $1,000. Washington is being held on a $75,000 bond.

 

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Update: Third Suspect Arrested For Northwest Branch Park Homicide

Leonardo C Siguenza-Neiros

Leonardo C Siguenza-Neiros

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the homicide of Denis Vitalino Montufar-Bautista, age 18, of Adelphi. Montufar-Bautista’s body was located on December 22 in the area of the Northwest Branch Park in Silver Spring.

Two suspects were previously charged with first-degree murder for the homicide of Montufar-Bautista. On January 5, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for a third suspect, who is also being charged with first-degree murder. The suspect, Leonardo C Siguenza-Neiros, age 20, of the 7200 block of Riverdale Road in Lanham, was arrested in Lewisville, Texas, on January 11, on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant. Investigators believe Siguenza-Neiros fled Maryland in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Siguenza-Neiros is being held in the Denton County, Texas Detention center pending extradition to Montgomery County.

The homicide investigation revealed that Montufar-Bautista had been missing from Prince George’s County since December 16. The facts and circumstances surrounding what occurred prior to that date are still under investigation, but detectives believe Montufar-Bautista was murdered at the Northwest Branch Stream Valley location the same day he was reported missing.

Detectives believe that Montufar-Bautista’s murder is related to MS-13 gang activity. The area where Montufar-Bautista’s body was discovered is known to be frequented by MS-13 gang members.

The Department would like to thank the U.S. Marshals from the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force (JETFTF) for their assistance with this case and for their apprehension of Siguenza-Neiros.

This investigation remains open and detectives urge anyone who may have knowledge regarding additional suspects or any information related to this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County 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).

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Armed Robbery Suspects

MCPSealBestDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to identify three suspects involved in an armed robbery that occurred in a parking garage at the Westfield Montgomery Mall, located at 7101 Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda.  As a result of the ongoing investigation, detectives have recently obtained surveillance photographs of two suspects.

On November 27 at approximately 6:02 p.m., the adult female victim was robbed by three males in the parking garage near Macy’s. One of the suspects was armed with a weapon. The suspects stole property from the victim, to include her credit cards. The suspects fled the area in a grey Dodge Avenger with damage to the front passenger side tire rim.

The three suspects are described as black males, approximately 20 to 25 years of age.

At the time of the robbery the first suspect was wearing a blue hat, blue shirt and blue jeans.

The second suspect was wearing a black shirt and dark colored jeans.

Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of a male and female suspect who used the victim’s credit cards at two retail stores in NE Washington, D.C., approximately one hour after the robbery. Investigators believe that the male suspect in the photograph was also involved in the armed robbery.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects or this robbery is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710. 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 indictment for this felony crime.

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Male Suspect

Male Suspect

Female Suspect

Female Suspect

Suspect vehicle with damaged front passenger tire rim

Suspect vehicle with damaged front passenger tire rim

Man Arrested for Sexual Solicitation of Juvenile

Daniel Read

Daniel Read

On December 3, detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Vice and Intelligence Unit charged Daniel Read, age 30, of the 12400 block of Hickory Tree Way in Germantown, with sexual solicitation of a minor. Today, they are urging anyone with information about this event or Daniel Read to contact them.

In late October, a detective with the Vice and Intelligence unit created an undercover profile on a social media network posing as a 17-year-old, male high school student. An individual, later identified as Read and using the screen name of “Dan”, contacted the detective and exchanged messages with whom Read thought was a juvenile. The detective exchanged several messages with Read and advised him that the juvenile in the undercover profile was actually 15 years old. Read continued to send messages to the undercover profile and expressed his desire to have sex with, what he now believed to be, a 15-year-old boy. Read arranged for a meeting at a McDonalds restaurant in Germantown.

On December 3 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Read arrived at the McDonalds located at 12982 Middlebrook Road in Germantown for the meeting. Detectives met Read in the parking lot of the McDonalds and arrested him.

Read was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor. He was released after posting a $50,000 bond.
Detectives believe there may be additional juveniles that Read has contacted. Investigators are asking anyone who may be a victim or who has information regarding Read’s activities, to please call the Vice and Intelligence Unit at 240-773-5958.

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