Detectives Investigate Shooting in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting incident that occurred yesterday evening in Germantown.

On Thursday, May 30 at approximately 9:25 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 12600 block of Grey Eagle Court for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.   First responders located a 26-year-old male suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his upper body and a 21-year-old female suffering from a non-life-threatening injury to her lower body.  The male victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.  The female victim was treated by Fire and Rescue personnel at the scene.

The investigation by detectives determined that just prior to the shooting, an altercation between multiple subjects (which included the victims) took place in the parking area of the neighborhood.  The preliminary investigation indicates this incident does not appear to be a random event.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.  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 an indictment for this crime.  Callers may remain anonymous.


Detectives Investigate Stabbing in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Photograph of Suspects Released

Suspect #1 is wearing the black jacket over the grey shirt. Suspect #2 is wearing a red shirt.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the May 8 stabbing of a 34-year-old male that occurred on Bonifant Street in Downtown Silver Spring.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Wednesday, May 8 at approximately 5:06 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to Holy Cross Hospital located at 1500 Forest Glen Road in Silver Spring, after hospital personnel contacted the police regarding a stabbing victim who had just been dropped off at the hospital.

The investigation by detectives revealed that at approximately 4:00 a.m., the victim was involved in a confrontation with one of the suspects outside of a commercial establishment in the 900 block of Bonifant Street.  A few minutes later, the victim was approached by the original suspect and the second suspect, one or both of whom were armed with a weapon.  The suspects assaulted the victim and during the assault, the victim was stabbed by one or both suspects.  After the stabbing, the suspects fled the area.   The victim was then driven to the hospital by friends.

The first suspect is described as an African American male who was wearing a black jacket over a grey shirt.  The second suspect is described as an African American male who was wearing a red shirt.

Anyone who has information about the suspects or stabbing is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870. 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 in this case.




Sobriety Checkpoint To Be Conducted Tonight; Always Choose A Sober Driver

The Montgomery County Department of Police is again reminding motorists to have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver.


Tonight, May 31, officers from the Montgomery County Police and officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.


This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.


The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.


What: Sobriety Checkpoint


Where: Undisclosed Location


When: Tonight – Friday, May 31 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m. and weather permitting)


**The media is encouraged to attend. Please contact the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030 (option 4) for more information.**


Concern for Missing Kensington Woman (LOCATED)

Deborah Louis Bachman

Update: June 3, 2019 – Deborah Louis Bachman has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kensington woman.

Deborah Louis Bachman, age 36, was last seen by family when she left her Summit Avenue home on foot at approximately 1:30 this afternoon (May 30).

Bachman is described as a white female who is 5’8” tall and weighs 170 pounds.  She has auburn hair and blue eyes.  Bachman was last seen wearing a teal t-shirt, black pants, black tennis shoes, and carrying a black purse.

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

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


Aspen Hill Man Charged with Multiple Counts of Child Pornography

Henri Josue Guevara-Chicas

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Henri Josue Guevara-Chicas, age 22, of the 13300 block of Galvez Street in Aspen Hill, with multiple counts of child pornography-related offenses along with offenses related to sex abuse of a minor.  During this investigation, detectives also learned that on multiple occasions Guevara-Chicas had secretly recorded juvenile females while they were in his home.

In mid-October 2018, SVID detectives began an investigation regarding the possible distribution of child pornography occurring through a computer in Montgomery County.   During the investigation, detectives determined that multiple images depicting child pornography were being stored and then distributed from a computer located in a residence in the 13300 block of Galvez Street in Silver Spring.

On May 1, 2019, detectives executed a search warrant on that Galvez Street address.  During this search warrant, detectives identified Guevara-Chicas as a resident of the home.  During a police interview, Guevara-Chicas made statements acknowledging that child pornography existed on his computer. Guevara-Chicas also made statements to detectives regarding the existence of multiple secretly recorded videos that he had made of three juvenile females while they were in his home on various occasions.

Later that day, detectives executed a second search warrant at Guevara-Chicas’ home in an effort to locate the secretly recorded home videos.  During this search warrant, detectives located a Micro-SD card containing images of the juvenile females that Guevara-Chicas had secretly recorded in his residence.

On May 28, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Guevara-Chicas charging him with multiple counts related to the possession of child pornography along with three counts of sex abuse of a minor.

This morning (May 30), Guevara-Chicas was arrested at his place of employment in Gaithersburg on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant.  Bond information for Guevara-Chicas is not yet available.


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