Detectives Investigate Indecent Exposure on Ride On Bus in Rockville Area; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect in Indecent Exposure on Ride On bus

Suspect in Indecent Exposure on Ride On bus

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate an indecent exposure that occurred on a Ride On bus in the Shady Grove area of Rockville.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Wednesday, August 31 at approximately 1:00 p.m., 6th District officers responded to Piccard Drive and Gaither Road in Rockville for the report of an indecent exposure that had just occurred.   The adult female victim told officers that as she was traveling on a Ride On bus, the adult male suspect, who was seated near her, grabbed his groin area over his clothing and then exposed himself to her.  The victim reported the indecent exposure to the bus driver and the bus driver made an unplanned stop at Redland Road and Piccard Drive so that the victim could call police and officers could respond.  The victim reported to officers that both she and the suspect exited the bus after it stopped and that the suspect was last seen on foot in the area of Redland Road and Piccard Drive.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information about this incident is asked to contact the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.  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. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Surveillance Video of Indecent Exposure Suspect On the Ride On Bus

Surveillance Video of Indecent Exposure Suspect On Ride On Bus

 

Detectives Investigate Kemp Mill Area Bank Robbery; Photographs of Suspect Released

Suspect in SunTrust Bank robbery

Suspect in SunTrust Bank robbery

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a bank robbery that occurred yesterday at a SunTrust Bank in the Kemp Mill area of Wheaton.

On Tuesday, September 6 at approximately 9:34 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the SunTrust Bank located at 1371 Lamberton Drive for a report of a bank robbery.  The investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, and passed a note that demanded money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Detectives have released photographs of the bank robbery suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the bank robbery 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.

Suspect in SunTrust Bank robbery

Suspect in SunTrust Bank robbery

Suspect in SunTrust Bank robbery

Suspect in SunTrust Bank robbery

Youth Minister Charged With Sexual Offenses Involving a Minor

brian-werthDetectives with the Special Victims Investigations Division have been investigating allegations of sexual abuse of a teenage parishioner of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (located at 917 Montrose Road in Rockville) by the church’s youth minister.  Today, the youth minister, identified as Brian Patrick Werth, age 32, of the 19900 block of Drexel Hill Circle in Montgomery Village, was arrested by investigators on the strength of a warrant.  He has been charged with one count of fourth-degree sexual offense, one count of sexual abuse of a minor, and second degree assault.

In late August of this year, detectives were notified by Child Protective Services (CPS) that Werth had inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old female parishioner on or about May 20 during a youth event at the church.  Investigators interviewed the victim, her parents, and gathered other evidence during the last two weeks.  They also learned that Werth had been texting the victim since the summer of 2014, and that the texts Werth sent to the victim were graphic and sexual in nature.

Werth was arrested this morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. at his residence.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims who have not come forward.   Detectives are urging anyone with information regarding inappropriate contact involving Brian Patrick Werth to contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240.773.5400.

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Concern For Rockville Man

Gregory GernertUpdate: September 12, 2016 – Gregory Gernert returned to his residence this morning.  Thank you for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police, 1st District  Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Rockville man.

Gregory Gernert, 53, of the 1600 block of Bradley Avenue in Rockville, walked away from his residence on Monday, September 5 at approximately 4:30 p.m.  Gernert is described as a white male who is 6′ 2″ and weighs approximately 250 pounds.  He has brown eyes and brown hair.  At the time of his disappearance, Gernert was wearing a blue tank top and blue jeans.  Gernert is familiar with public transportation.

Police and family are concerned for his physical and emotional welfare as he is without his medication.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gregory Gernert is asked to call the Rockville Investigative Section at 240-773-6084 or the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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Detectives Investigate Partnership Road Fatal Collision

Update: 9/3/2016: The driver is being identified as Leland Thomas, age 61, of Annandale, Virginia. He was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle, single-occupant fatal collision that occurred this evening.

At approximately 7:38 p.m., 1st District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area of 16001 Partnership Road for the report of a collision.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that the driver of a vehicle was traveling south on Partnership Road.  For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway in the area of 16001 Partnership Road and struck a tree.  The adult male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.  His identity and the description of the vehicle will be released once his family members are notified.

This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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