Concern for Missing Man

Juanell Anton Turner

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man.

Juanell Anton Turner, age 32, who was last known to reside on Featherwood Drive in Fairland, was recently reported as missing by his family.

Turner is six-foot-tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds.  He has brown eyes, long black hair in dreadlocks, and a tattoo on his right forearm.

Police and family are concerned for Turner’s welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Juanell Anton Turner is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours a day).  Callers may remain anonymous.

Detectives Investigate Double Fatal Collision in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a double fatal collision that occurred in Gaithersburg last night.

On Wednesday, September 9, at approximately 6:37 p.m., 6th District officers, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Muddy Branch Road at West Deer Park Road for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2020 Toyota Supra was traveling north on Muddy Branch Road approaching West Deer Park Road.  A 2001 Honda Accord was traveling south on Muddy Branch Road and was attempting to turn left onto eastbound West Deer Park Road; the Supra and Accord collided in the intersection.  Three unoccupied vehicles parked on Water Street were also damaged as a result of this collision.  Investigators believe that the Supra’s speed may have contributed to this collision.

The driver of the Supra, identified as Stephanie Angelica Vasquez, age 25, of Plyers Mill Road in Kensington, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The front-seat passenger in the Supra, identified as Jonathan Charkas, age 35, of Garden View Way in Rockville, was also pronounced deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Accord is being identified as Heriberto Santos Gonzalez, age 40, of North Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg.  He was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.   Two adult male passengers in the Accord were also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this fatal collision is urged to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

 

(LOCATED) Silver Alert Issued for Missing Olney Man with Alzheimer’s

Kwang Hoon Kim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: 9/9/2020, 11:19 pm – Mr. Kim has been located and is being reunited with family.

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The Montgomery County Department of Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Olney man who has Alzheimer’s.  A Silver Alert has been activated for 79-year-old Kwang Hoon Kim.

Mr. Kim was last seen by family at approximately 3:30 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday, September 9) when he left his Olney Sandy Spring Road home driving his 2010 silver Mercedes-Benz GLK with Maryland tags: 51645M2.

Mr. Kim is approximately 5’ 08” tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds. He has gray hair, brown eyes, and wears glasses. Mr. Kim was last seen wearing a red vest over a black long sleeve shirt and was wearing white pants.

Anyone with information regarding Kwang Hoon Kim’s whereabouts or anyone who sees his vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

National Night Out Events Cancelled for 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Police Department’s annual National Night Out has been cancelled for 2020.

National Night Out is traditionally held the first Tuesday of August and is a national community-building campaign that encourages police-neighborhood relationships.  Neighborhoods and the Department organize events that help residents and officers get to know one another better, build community spirit, and demonstrate a community’s commitment to keeping their neighborhood free from crime.

This year, due to the pandemic, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), which sponsors National Night Out, encouraged police departments to postpone events until October.  For the continued well-being of Montgomery County residents, Chief Jones has made the difficult decision to cancel National Night Out for 2020.

The Department looks forward to the future when we can all safely come together again!

 

Update: Silver Spring Area Deaths Now Ruled Murder-Suicide

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division have been investigating the deaths of 70-year-old Donna Lewis and 71-year-old Arnold Ringgold, who were discovered deceased on September 3 inside their Silver Spring area home.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office (OCME) has ruled Lewis’ manner of death as homicide by gunshot wound.  The OCME ruled Ringgold’s manner of death as suicide by gunshot wound.

On Thursday, September 3, at approximately 9:13 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a residence in the 9200 block of Three Oaks Drive after a family member had responded to the home to check on the residents.  The family member entered the home and located Lewis and Ringgold deceased inside.  The family member then immediately called 9-1-1.  During the investigation, detectives learned that Lewis and Ringgold were divorced, and Ringgold had recently moved back into the home.