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Suspect Arrested in Silver Spring Sex Offense


Officers from the Montgomery County Police 3rd District have arrested a suspect for a sex offense that occurred on August 7 in Silver Spring. 

On Sunday, August 7th, at approximately 9:43 a.m., a 22-year-old female was entering the Giant Food store located at 1280 East West Highway.  As she was walking through the front doors of the store, a black male touched her inappropriately.  The suspect then fled the store.

Further investigation revealed that the incident had been caught on the store’s surveillance video, and officers were able to obtain a photo of the suspect.  Officers recognized the suspect from his involvement in prior unrelated incidents and were able to determine his identity.  A warrant was obtained for the suspect charging him with a fourth degree sex offense and second degree assault.

Suspect Sought in Silver Spring Stabbing

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-3rd District Investigative Section are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred in Silver Spring.

On August 9, at approximately 4:48 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 13000 block of Robey Road for a stabbing that just occurred.  They found the victim, a 57-year-old male, suffering from stab wounds.  The victim stated that he was walking on Robey Road near Briggs Chaney Road when a subject walked up behind him and stabbed him in the back. The suspect fled on foot toward Robey Terrace. Despite an intense search conducted by patrol and K9 officers, officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Friday, August 12th, detectives released a description of the assailant. The suspect is described as a 15-18- year-old black male, 5’5” tall and weighing approximately 120 pounds.

Bank Robbery in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Monday evening at the TD Bank located at 8661 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.

Montgomery County Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of Juvenile


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Cooper Kweme, 31, of Silver Spring, Md., pled guilty today to sex trafficking of a female juvenile, stemming from a prostitution business operated by Kweme earlier this year in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Neil MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; James  McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and M. Douglas Scott, Arlington County Chief of Policemade the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Anthony J. Trenga.

Missing Takoma Park Teen

Missing Takoma Park Teen

Detectives from the Takoma Park Police Department are investigating the disappearance of a critically missing Takoma Park juvenile. Yvette Funmilayo Animashaun, 13, was last seen on July 22, 2011 in the 7600 block of Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland.  Animashaun was last seen wearing a black head scarf, black shirt and shorts of an unknown color. 
Animashaun is a black female, 5’7 tall, 120 lbs., black hair in an afro-hair style, brown eyes with a fair complexion.  Animashaun has a tattoo on her chest – “7600.”  She may be at a friend’s house, but that is unknown.  She is a habitual runaway.  Animashaun is considered a critical missing person due to age.

Anyone who has information about Animashaun's whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Gaskin of the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #11035799.

Armed Robbery of Safeway Store


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division, Robbery Section are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Safeway grocery store.  Today, detectives are releasing photographs of the suspects.

On July 15 at approximately 10:22 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to the Safeway, 116 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  The preliminary investigation revealed that two suspects entered the store office and encountered an employee.  One suspect pulled out a handgun and the other suspect punched the employee in the face.  The suspects then removed an undetermined amount of currency from the cash drawers in the office.  The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

Reward Offered in North Bethesda Middle School Vandalism

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 2nd District continue to investigate a vandalism that occurred at North Bethesda Middle School over the weekend. Crime Solvers is now offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment in this case.