Two Suspects Arrested for Stolen Vehicle and Drug Offenses After Fleeing in Stolen SUV During Attempted Traffic Stop

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District have arrested and charged Humberto Guerra, age 25, of the 12000 block of Bronzegate Place in Calverton, and Chassadee Martin, age 20, of the 10400 block of Montrose Avenue in Rockville, with vehicle theft and drug-related offenses following a September 20 attempted traffic stop of a stolen vehicle in White Oak.

On Sunday, September 20 at approximately 11:52 p.m., a 3rd District officer observed a Honda CRV commit a traffic violation in the 12200 block of Tech Road.  A computer check of the Honda’s license plate revealed that the Honda had been reported as stolen from Montgomery County on September 7. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Honda, but the driver failed to stop and fled in the vehicle.   Officers pursued the stolen Honda onto Apple Grove Road where the Honda left the roadway.  Officers observed the male driver and the female passenger flee on foot from the Honda.  Two MCP K9 officers located and arrested both suspects, now identified as Guerra and Martin, hiding in a wooded area behind a residence on Apple Grove Road.  During a search of the Honda, officers located suspected crystal methamphetamine inside the car.

Guerra and Martin were transported to the Central Processing Unit and were charged with vehicle theft, theft: $1,500 to under $25,000, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Guerra was released after posting $750 (ten percent of a $7,500 bond).  Martin was released after posting $500 (10 percent of a $5,000 bond).

Chassadee Martin

Humberto Guerra

Fourth District Officers Charge Three Suspects with Theft and Stolen Vehicle Offenses at Home Depot in Aspen Hill

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District have charged Christopher Wells, age 34, and Marcus Wells, age 36, of the 5900 block of Rayburn Drive in Temple Hills, and Nitalia Rivera, age 31, of the 6200 block of Opus Avenue in Capitol Heights, with theft-related offenses and stolen vehicle-related offenses.  Christopher Wells was also charged with resisting arrest after he fled on foot from officers.

On Tuesday, August 25, 4th District officers responded to the Home Depot store located at 14000 Georgia Avenue for the report of a shoplifting that had just occurred.  Home Depot loss prevention personnel stated to police dispatchers that one suspect had stolen approximately $1,800 worth of merchandise from the store and that this suspect was currently inside a pick-up truck in the store parking lot.  Store personnel also provided police dispatchers with the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle.  A computer check showed that the vehicle that the suspect was in had been reported as stolen on July 25 from Anne Arundel County.

Upon arrival, officers located the suspect’s truck in the parking lot.   Officers observed two suspects sitting inside the truck and a third suspect placing property, that was later determined to have been stolen from the Home Depot, into the bed of the truck.  Upon seeing the police, the third suspect, later identified as Christopher Wells, immediately fled on foot from officers.  A short time later, officers located Christopher Wells hiding inside another store located nearby on Georgia Avenue.  Christopher Wells was transported to a local hospital by Fire and Rescue for treatment of injuries that he sustained after jumping a fence while fleeing from officers.

The other two suspects did not flee and were identified by officers as Marcus Wells and Rivera.  They were arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit. Marcus Wells was released after posting a $6,500 bond.  Rivera was released after posting a $2,500 bond.

Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Christopher Wells charging him with theft of a motor vehicle, theft: $1,500 to under $25,000, and resisting arrest.  On August 31, Christopher Wells was arrested on the strength of the warrant and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He is being held on a $5,000 bond.

Christopher Wells

Marcus Wells

Nitalia Rivera

Wheaton Man Charged After Leading Officers on a Pursuit in a Stolen Vehicle

Yeyson Alexis Salgado-Umana

Officers from the 3rd District have arrested and charged Yeyson Alexis Salgado-Umana, age 23, of the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle in Wheaton, for vehicle theft and assault offenses that occurred yesterday afternoon.  These charges are related to Salgado-Umana fleeing from 3rd District officers while he was operating a stolen vehicle and then later assaulting officers who pursued him on foot.

Yesterday afternoon (Sunday, January 26), at approximately 2:18, a 3rd District officer who was at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Arliss Street in the Silver Spring area, observed a GMC Yukon that had been recently reported as stolen out of Gaithersburg.  Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver of the Yukon failed to stop for the officers and fled in the vehicle.   Officers pursued the stolen Yukon onto northbound New Hampshire Avenue, then onto Southampton Drive and then onto Beacon Road.  While on Beacon Road, the driver of the Yukon struck a marked police vehicle causing the cruiser to become disabled.  After the collision, the suspect fled on foot from the Yukon and officers continued to pursue him on foot.

Officers pursued the suspect on foot as he fled to the area of the Northwest Branch Anacostia River bed.  Officers caught up with the suspect as he fled along the river bed and attempted to place him under arrest.  The suspect assaulted multiple officers as they attempted to take him into custody.  Officers eventually placed the suspect under arrest and identified him as Salgado-Umana.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area and transported two 3rd District officers to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.  They were treated at the hospital and both officers were later released.

Fire and Rescue personnel also transported Salgado-Umana to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Salgado-Umana was subsequently released from the hospital and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with assault-related charges, resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle, and destruction of property.  Salgado-Umana is being held without bond.

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MCP cruiser damaged during pursuit of stolen GMC Yukon driven by Salgado-Umana

Where Stolen GMC Yukon was left after Salgado-Umana fled from the car on foot.

 

 

Juvenile Suspect Arrested for Series of Commercial Burglaries and Auto Thefts in Wheaton

Officers from the 4th District have arrested and charged a 16-year-old male juvenile from Washington, D.C. for committing a series of commercial burglaries that occurred in Wheaton between November 13 and November 21.

  • On November 13, at approximately 2:52 a.m., officers responded for a burglar alarm at the Lindsay Ford, located at 11250 Veirs Mill Road. Surveillance video showed the suspect breaking a glass door and entering the showroom. The suspect stole a Mercedes vehicle that belonged to the business.
  • On November 13, at approximately 2:53 a.m., officers responded for a burglar alarm at the Target, located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. The same suspect is seen on surveillance video breaking the glass door and entering the business. Once inside, the suspect was not able to gain entry beyond a second door and fled.
  • On November 21 at approximately 2:56 a.m., officers responded to a burglar alarm at Lindsay Ford, located at 11180 Veirs Mill Road. The suspect from the previous burglaries is seen on surveillance video breaking the glass door and entering the business.
  • On November 21, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Officer Santos of the 4th District, was on patrol when he heard an alarm going off at the Dicks Sporting Goods, located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Responding officers discovered a broken store window at the business.
  • On November 21, at approximately 4:05 a.m., officers patrolling the downtown Wheaton area observe a subject matching the suspect description in both the Lindsay Ford and Dicks Sporting Goods burglaries. The suspect was subsequently arrested by the officers.

The suspect, a 16-year-old juvenile male from Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with burglary and auto theft related offenses. The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services declined to place the juvenile suspect in custody. The juvenile was turned over to Montgomery County Juvenile Services.

Four Juveniles Arrested for Series of Stolen Vehicles

Detectives from the 2nd District – Special Assignment Team (SAT) have arrested four juveniles for crimes to include the theft of three vehicles, the theft of two license plates, and credit card fraud.

Juveniles arrested:

  •           13-year-old male from Silver Spring
  •           13-year-old male from Silver Spring
  •           13-year-old male from Silver Spring
  •           14-year-old male from Silver Spring

On Thursday, November 14, at approximately 6:00 p.m., 2nd District SAT officers responded to the area of Montrose Road and Rockville Pike in Rockville for the theft of a Ford F-150 pickup truck that had just occurred.   The investigation determined that the keys had been left in the truck.  The stolen truck was located by officers at approximately 6:15 p.m. and was stopped at the intersection of Pershing Drive and Dale Drive in Silver Spring.  The 13-year-old driver and the 14-year-old passenger were placed under arrest.   Both juveniles were charged with auto theft and theft over $1,500.  The juveniles were released into the custody of their parents.

Through investigation, detectives developed two additional 13-year-old male suspects involved in the theft of the Ford F-150.  During the investigation, the third suspect was observed exiting the driver’s seat of a Hyundai Sonata and entering a Nissan Versa, being driven by the fourth suspect.   Both vehicles were determined to have been stolen from the Silver Spring/Takoma Park area.  The Sonata was displaying license plates that had been stolen from a vehicle in Olney and the Versa was displaying license plates that had been stolen from a vehicle in Silver Spring.  The two suspects were arrested on Seminole Street in Silver Spring in the stolen Versa.

It was determined that the two additional suspects had also committed theft from unlocked vehicles and credit card theft and fraud.   The two juveniles were transported to the Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center in Rockville where they were charged with vehicle theft, theft, and credit card fraud.

Detectives are investigating whether these four juveniles are involved in any additional thefts.

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