Detectives Investigate Possible Biased-Based Vandalism in Burtonsville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a possible biased-based vandalism that occurred at a residence in Burtonsville.

On Wednesday, November 30 at approximately 6:25 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a home in the 3000 block of Spencerville Road for the report of a vandalism.  The preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that earlier that morning, the homeowner awoke and discovered that swastikas, the word “racist”, and other derogatory words related to the homeowner’s possible political affiliation, had been spray-painted multiple times on all three of the family cars that had been parked in the driveway.  Detectives believe that the homeowner’s political affiliation may be the motive for this vandalism.

Anyone with information about this vandalism is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  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).


Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to home

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Possible Biased-Based Vandalism to vehicle

Concern for Missing Montgomery Village Man

Herve Fonkoua Fohom

Herve Fonkoua Fohom

Update: November 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. – Herve Fonkoua Fohom has been located safe and unharmed in Washington, D.C.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Montgomery Village man.

Herve Fonkoua Fohom, age 23, of Crested Iris Court, was last seen by his mother at approximately 11:30 a.m. yesterday morning when she dropped him off at the Lakeforest Mall located at 701 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg.

Herve Fonkoua Fohom is described as an African American male, 5’9” tall, and weighing approximately 190 pounds.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos that cover both of his arms.

Police and family are concerned for his emotional and physical welfare.

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


Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred this morning in Gaithersburg.

On Tuesday, November 29 at approximately 11:15 a.m., 6th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Snouffer School Road and Centerway Road for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2000 Acura TL was making a left turn from northbound Snouffer School Road onto westbound Centerway Road and a 2000 Dodge Durango was traveling southbound on Snouffer School Road approaching Centerway Road.  The Acura and the Durango collided in the intersection.

The driver of the Acura, identified as Faisal Munir Dasti, age 42, of Brenish Drive in Gaithersburg, was not injured in the collision.  The front seat passenger, identified as Sultana Firdous Dasti, age 71, of Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg, was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Durango, identified as James Rudnick II, age 46, of Randolph Road in Wheaton, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


Give the Gift of Life at the Officer Noah Leotta Memorial Blood Drive on December 21

Please join the Montgomery County Police Department in giving the gift of life by donating blood in honor of Officer Noah Leotta.



Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, 20878
First floor conference room


8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Online at:

Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767

*All donors are urged to sign up so that the Red Cross can adequately staff the blood drive.
*Walk-in donors will be accepted but may have a longer wait time.

Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement Results – Week 2

The Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force, comprised of officers from the Alcohol Initiatives Section and patrol officers from the six police districts, as well as officers from the Gaithersburg City Police Department, the Maryland National Capital Park Police Department (Montgomery County Division), Maryland State Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Takoma Park Police Department, will be devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.  The task force began on November 16 and will continue through January 7, 2017.  Below are some results from week two of the Holiday Task Force.

November 22 (Tuesday), November 23 (Wednesday), November 25 (Friday), November 26 (Saturday):

  • 30 – Arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI)
  • 10 – Civil Alcohol Citations issued to adults for possession of alcohol under the age of 21
  • 1 – Criminal Citations issued to adults for selling alcohol to a minor in a business
  • 3 – Civil Alcohol Citations issued to juveniles for possession of alcohol under the age of 21