Concern for Missing Darnestown Man

John William Gentry

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

John William Gentry, age 58, resides in a group home located in the 14100 block of Darnestown Road and was last seen by caretakers at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29.

Mr. Gentry is described as an African American male, who is 5′ 8″ tall and weighs 230 pounds.  He has brown eyes and black hair. 

Mr. Gentry is without his medication and police and caretakers are concerned for his physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone with information regarding John William Gentry’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement – Week 3

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force have been devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.

  • During this past week’s Task Force (November 29 to December 2), task force officers arrested 24 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI).

 

  • During the past 3 weeks of the Alcohol Holiday Task Force, task force officers have arrested 86 people for DUI.

It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made by MCP officers during this time period is higher.

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Concern for Missing Germantown Woman

Jessica Lynn Figurel

Update: Jessica Lynn Figurel has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Germantown woman.

Jessica Lynn Figurel, age 32, of Middlebrook Road was last seen by co-workers at approximately 5:45 p.m. this evening when she left her place of employment located on Premiere Court in Gaithersburg.  Figurel left her workplace driving a dark blue 2007 Honda Accord with Maryland tags: 6DC7550.  Family and friends have been unable to contact her since that time.

Figurel is described as a white female, approximately 5’ 5” tall and weighs 170 pounds.  She has brown hair and brown eyes.  Figurel was last seen wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jessica Lynn Figurel to call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Concern for Missing 86-Year-Old Fairland Area Woman with Alzheimer’s

Anita Darisme

Update: December 2 – Anita Darisme has been located safe and unharmed. 

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 86-year-old Fairland area woman with Alzheimer’s.

Anita Darisme, of the 2900 block of Gracefield Road was last seen by family members at approximately 7:00 p.m. this evening when she walked away from her home. Family members report that Ms. Darisme has limited verbal communication.

Anita Darisme is described as an African American female who is approximately 4’6” tall, and weighs 160 pounds. She has gray hair and brown eyes. Ms. Darisme was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, multi-colored pajama pants, and black slippers.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Anita Darime is urged to immediately call 9-1-1.

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Update: Fourth Suspect Arrested for the June 5 Double Homicide of Shadi Adi Najjar and Artem S. Ziberov

Rony Alexander Galicia

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the June 5 homicides of 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem S. Ziberov that occurred while the victims were inside a blue Honda Civic parked in the 8200 block of Gallery Court in Montgomery Village.  On June 17, Edgar Garcia-Gaona, age 24, of the 100 block of Lamont Lane in Gaithersburg, Roger Garcia, age 19, of the 19500 block of Frederick Road in Germantown, and Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez, age 25, of the 18400 block of Cape Jasmine Way in Gaithersburg, were arrested and charged with the first-degree murders of the victims.  Today, Rony Alexander Galicia, age 25, of the 19500 block of Frederick Road in Germantown was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murders of the victims.

On Monday, June 5 at approximately 10:46 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from a resident reporting the sounds of shots fired in the 8200 block of Gallery Court.  6th District officers responded to the area and located Najjar and Ziberov inside of a vehicle that was parked in the street on Gallery Court.  Both victims appeared to be suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

The Montgomery County Forensics Services Section processed the crime scene and evidence was recovered to include DNA.  Investigators identified Galicia as a suspect and obtained a Montgomery County search and seizure warrant for a sample of Galicia’s DNA.  The Montgomery County Police Crime Lab has determined that the DNA at the crime scene belonged to Galicia.

Today (December 1), investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Galicia charging him two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.  Galicia was arrested at approximately 11:30 a.m. this morning, after he was stopped while travelling in a vehicle on Hungerford Drive (Route 355) near Mannakee Street in Rockville.  Bond information for Galicia is not yet available.

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