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Update: Missing Germantown Juvenile

21 Apr 2015 13:56:00 EST

Mervin Rivas-Chang, age 16, of the 13000 block of Millhaven Place in Germantown, has been located safe and unharmed. ...more



Concern For Missing Man

21 Apr 2015 12:47:00 EST

(image) Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult male.

On Monday, April 20 at approximately 4:20 p.m., Richard Nathaniel Brown, 39 years old, was being treated at Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville. He left against medical advice. He was last seen boarding a Ride On bus near the hospital.

Richard Brown is described as an African American male, 6’ 4” tall, and weighing 270 pounds. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a white shirt and white sweatpants. Police and family are concerned for his emotional well-being and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Richard Brown is asked to call 9-1-1. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Montgomery County Police Conduct Search for Hoggle Children

21 Apr 2015 14:27:00 EST

Montgomery County Police, in conjunction with several outside law enforcement agencies and trained volunteers, today conducted a search for Sarah and Jacob Hoggle.

Sarah and Jacob Hoggle were last seen on September 7, 2014.  Since that time, Montgomery County Police have conducted several dozen searches in hopes of locating the children.  Although there is no new information, Montgomery County Police’s Managed Search Operations Team coordinated a search today of areas in Darnestown, Boyds, and Clarksburg.  MCP was assisted by US Park Police, Department of Corrections, Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfax County Police’s Search and Rescue Unit, Natural Resources Police, Maryland National Capital Park Police, Charles County Volunteer Dive Team, Maryland State Police, and Gaithersburg Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department.  Also joining in the search were trained civilian volunteer K9 teams from Chesapeake Search and Rescue Dog Association, Dogs East, Mason-Dixon Rescue Dogs, Bay Area K9 Search and Rescue, and Pennsylvania Search Dogs.

For several hours, 102 searchers, including thirteen K9 teams, three boats, seven horses, five all-terrain vehicles, and ground teams worked in covering 600 acres, seven miles of roadside searching and railroad tracks, and completed a side sonar scan around Little Seneca Lake.  Several areas from the original search area were rechecked.  Although nothing significant was found, MCP will continue to search for Sarah and Jacob.  We greatly appreciate the assistance from outside agencies and the trained civilian volunteers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the non-emergency dispatch at 301-279-8000.  Callers may remain anonymous.

 

 

_DSC2217 Montgomery County Police Announce New Director of Animal Services Division

21 Apr 2015 14:30:00 EST

Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger today announced the hiring of Thomas Koenig as the new Director of the Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division (ASD). Koenig will manage the daily operations of the ASD and the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. He begins his new position on Monday, April 20.

“We are fortunate to bring Tom Koenig to Montgomery County,” said Chief Manger. “He brings experience, a great work ethic, and a love of animals.”

In his previous position as the Director of the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services, Koenig managed both the Loudoun County Animal Shelter and Animal Control operations, oversaw a number of large and complex animal-control cases and established public/private partnerships to provide food donations, spay/neuter support, and wellness programs.

“I am so honored and privileged for the opportunity to serve the residents of Montgomery County and to oversee an organization that is dedicated to being a leading animal resource in the community,” said Koenig. “Through my leadership, experience, enthusiasm and commitment, I will make every effort to ensure that the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center serves its community with compassion, integrity and professionalism.”

Koenig has also taken a leadership role in the Council of Governments (COG) National Capital Region efforts in developing emergency response plans and various other programs for animals.

“Mr. Koenig takes over from the very capable retired MCPD Captain Don Johnson,” commented Chief Manger. “Don agreed to serve as interim director and did a great job.”

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Detectives Investigate Commercial Robbery in Four Corners Area of Silver Spring

21 Apr 2015 13:59:00 EST

Detectives from Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial robbery that took place this morning in the Four Corners area of Silver Spring.

At 6:35 a.m., the Emergency Call Center received a call for an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Shell Gas Station located at 100 University Boulevard West in Four Corners. Officers from the 3rd District responded and found an adult male victim with an injury to the head.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect entered the business and produced a handgun. During the course of the robbery, the suspect struck the victim on the head with the handgun. He was last seen fleeing on foot to the right of the gas station after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers and K9 units began a search of the area for the suspect. Due to the proximity of the scene to Blair High School, officers responded to the school and coordinated with school administration to limit access to the school. As students and staff sheltered in place, officers conducted a thorough search of the building. The shelter in place order was lifted at approximately 10 a.m.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or white male, between 5’08” and 5’09”, wearing black pants and a black jacket, and armed with a black handgun. During the robbery he concealed his face.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Major Crimes at 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

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Missing Germantown Woman 5/8/12

08 May 2012 09:38:00 EST

            Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 23-year-old woman.

 

            Valerie Jaunice Bennett, of the 11400 block of Appledowre Way in Germantown, was last seen on a bus headed toward Lakeforest Mall yesterday at approximately 5 p.m.

 

            Valerie Bennett is described as a black female, approximately 5’7” tall and weighing 150 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.   She was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue or brown jeans and black and purpl ...more




Recent Crime Summary 4/26/12

26 Apr 2012 09:29:00 EST

Recent Crime Summary
 
April 26, 2012
 
** (Note: additional incidents may have occurred and the reports have not yet been received. The charts in this summary are based on calls for service and may not be indicated via the incidents detailed in this report. Some of the reports may not have been available, or the victim and suspect were known to each other; therefore the case closed. Notable arrests for crime trends will be provided via a press release)**

 

Montgomery County Department of Police

 
 

1st District: 04/09/12 to 04/17/12
 
A1 Beat:
 



Missing Baptista Located

19 Apr 2012 13:56:00 EST

Missing Man Located

 

                        Rodrigo Moraes Rego Baptista, age 20, of the 7600 block of Heatherton Lane in Potomac, has been located safe and unharmed.

 

            Police and family thank the public, media outlets, and local listservs for publicizing this missing person case.

 

 

Recent Crime Summary 4/19/12

19 Apr 2012 11:25:00 EST

Recent Crime Summary

 

April 19, 2012

 

** (Note: additional incidents may have occurred and the reports have not yet been received.  The charts in this summary are based on calls for service and may not be indicated via the incidents detailed in this report. Some of the reports may not have been available, or the victim and suspect were known to each other; therefore the case closed. Notable arrests for crime trends will be provided via a press release)**





Concern for Missing Man 4/19/12

19 Apr 2012 07:38:00 EST

Concern for Missing Man
 
            Detectives from the 1st District Investigative Section are asking for assistance from the public to locate a missing 20-year-old man. 
 
Rodrigo Moraes Rego Baptista, of the 7600 block of Heatherton Lane in Potomac, was last seen on Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 4 p.m. at his residence. He has not been heard from since sending a text message to family members at 5 p.m. 
 
            Mr. Baptista is described as a Hispanic male, 5’05” tall, and weighing 145 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a green t-shirt with “American Plant” printed on the front, blue jeans and sneakers (skater style).
 
            Mr. Baptista left his residence in a 2002 silver Hyundai Santa Fe with MD tag: 8AG5837.
 
            Family and police are concerned for his emotional well-being.