Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Police said the arrests are part of an investigation involving a street gang known as "Little R" or "La Raza."
Montgomery County police arrested three men from Aspen Hill, Rockville and Glenmont earlier this month as part of an investigation into a series of assaults and robberies in the Wheaton and Good Hope areas. According to a statement from police, the investigation involves a street gang known as "Little R" or "La Raza." On Nov. 4, Montgomery County police responded to the 1400 block of Silo Way in the Good Hope area of Silver Spring, where the victim, a 22-year-old man from Rockville, was attending a party. What had started as a verbal dispute over beer escalated into an assault, and multiple people struck the victim's head repeatedly with broken glass bottles. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment, …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A juvenile attempted to rob one juvenile and assaulted another on Saturday, Sept. 29, marking the third assault this year in the tunnel, which runs beneath Wisconsin Avenue. Police have stepped up surveillance in the area.
Update (Friday, Oct. 5): On Thursday, Oct. 4, Montgomery County Police Department "detectives arrested and charged a 16-year-old male from Rockville with the attempted robbery and 2nd-degree assault of the two juvenile victims," according to a county police statement. Police had received a tip from the community about a possible suspect, the statement added. In all, three juveniles were victims in this assault: "two 16-year-old males from Bethesda, and another juvenile," according to the police. They "were walking on the trail [on Saturday, Sept. 29, at about 8:50 p.m.] when they were approached by a group of approximately five to six teenage males. The male suspect grabbed one of the victims and demanded money. The other victim attempted …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Kyle A. Duppins has been charged with attempted murder, assault and armed robbery.
Rockville City Police arrested a 26-year-old Damascus man on Sunday after responding to a call for a burglary in progress at the Red Roof Inn. Kyle A. Duppins, of 9800 block of Bethesda Church Road, Damascus, has been charged with attempted murder, two counts of first degree assault, one count of armed robbery and one count of reckless endangerment. Police say Duppins robbed and stabbed a victim at the Red Roof Inn on Sunday. He was found in the parking lot and identified by the victim as the assailant. Duppins had a "hunting type knife covered in what appeared to be blood," a statement released by police said. Duppins is currently being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center without bail.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Authorities say recent publicity blitz has produced strong leads in the investigation.
Authorities say fewer than 10 men have volunteered to submit DNA samples for analysis after law enforcement officials began a blitz campaign last year to track down a suspect dubbed the "Potomac River Rapist." The Associated Press reports "investigators have met with some men," and analysis of the DNA is underway. Police are looking for a man they believe is connected to nine attacks against women between 1991 and 1998, most of which occurred in Montgomery County. He is also believed to be responsible for the Georgetown murder of Christine Mirzayan on Aug. 1, 1998. Mirzayan, 28, was walking home before she was sexually assaulted and murdered in a wooded area off of Canal Road. More information about the investigation and a composite sketch…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Montgomery County Police accuse the men of using a Taser-like device to rob cab drivers
Three men were charged with assault and robbery for using a Taser-like device to rob cab drivers in Clarksburg and Rockville, Montgomery County Police said Tuesday. The suspects — Jamel Lamar McInnis, 18, of the 13100 block of Commodore Lane in Clarksburg; Brandon Eugene Addison, 21, of the 7500 block of Filbert Terrace in Gaithersburg; and Kevin Olaniyi, 20, of no fixed address — were charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of first-degree assault, Montgomery County Police said. According to police, 5th District officers responded to Sutler Square Terrace and Brewers Tavern Road in Clarksburg for a report of a robbery at 1:15 a.m., Jan. 10. An investigation revealed that Regency Cab had dispatched a cab to an address on …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Daniel Floyd Lucas is charged with three counts each of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in connection with a Jan. 7 brawl during which a 19-year-old was shot in the face.
The 19-year-old fugitive charged in a Jan. 7 shooting in Gaithersburg is in custody and is headed to court next month facing charges that together carry up to 90 years in jail if convicted. Daniel Floyd Lucas, of Rockville, was arrested Jan. 13, a week after police say he got into an fight in a townhouse in the 1200 block of Knoll Mist Lane that ended with another 19-year-old man shot in the face as he tried to intervene. Montgomery County Police asked the public for help finding Lucas—who has a history of running from authorities—but have not announced his subsequent arrest. Charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court describe a prolonged early-morning brawl that started in the basement, spilled over to the living room, …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Police: Cash and phone taken in incident near the Rockville Skate Park.
Two teens were arrested and charged with robbery and assault on Thursday in connection with a Dec. 26 incident at the Rockville Skate Park, according to a City of Rockville news release. Rosa Randall, 19 of the 500 block of Elmcroft Boulevard, and an unnamed 16-year-old were charged with one count each of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, theft and second-degree assault, the release said. Rockville police received a call about 6 p.m. on Dec. 26. A girl said she had been robbed while visiting friends at the skate park at 355 Martins Lane. The victim, a juvenile, said that two suspects assaulted her, took her cash and phone, and fled on foot, the release said. The victim helped police identify the suspects, leading to an arrest warrant …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A Gaithersburg man is wanted on burglary, assault and several traffic charges in connection with the May 18 incident.
Montgomery County Police are still searching for the man linked to a hit-and-run car accident and several reported break-ins near the intersection of Shady Grove and Traville Gateway Drive on May 18. Police have identified a suspect, but would not release his name as the investigation is ongoing. Officer Amy Daum, spokesperson for Montgomery County Police, described the suspect as a 38-year-old white male from Gaithersburg. According to the police report, at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, the suspect fled the scene of a car accident involving two cars near the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Traville Gateway Drive. The suspect then broke into four nearby houses, police said. Break-ins were reported on Calabash Court, the …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Michael Zachery Barrack's trial postponed until April.
A Prince George’s County Sheriff's deputy faces three assault charges stemming from a fight at a Kentlands nightspot that started after he allegedly slapped a woman’s backside. Michael Zachery Barrack, 27, of Rockville is charged in Montgomery County District Court with two counts of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault as a result of the August brawl at the Star Diner. Barrack has been with the sheriff's office since July 2007. He has been reassigned to administrative duties, according to a spokeswoman. His trial was set to begin Friday but was postponed until April because of a procedural mix-up. Barrack’s attorney, Barry Helfand, declined to comment. Court documents describe the following scenario at Star …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Officials: No reports of similar conduct by Burke while at the Rockville school.
Susan Lee Burke, the first-grade teacher charged with assaulting nine students at Greencastle Elementary School in Silver Spring, previously worked at Meadow Hall Elementary School, the principal of the Rockville school said in a letter to parents on Wednesday. Burke, of Laurel, posted $75,000 bail and was released from jail on Wednesday, a day after she was charged with nine counts of second-degree assault stemming from the alleged incidents involving Greencastle students. Burke taught kindergarten at Meadow Hall from 2001 to 2009, before requesting a voluntary transfer to Greencastle, county schools spokesman Dana Tofig said, confirming details first reported on Wednesday in The Washington Post. The transfer was at Burke's request and …