Community Tips Led to Suspect’s Arrest, Police Say

County police credit community members for tips that resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old male suspect. Chase Gomez of Silver Spring has been charged as an adult for handgun-related offenses and for the possession and distribution of marijuana, according to a department release.

County Police Release Surveillance Video in Sunday Shooting

County police have released surveillance video of possible suspects as they continue to investigate a shooting on Ellsworth Drive on Jan. 5. Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to identify those believed to have been involved in the incident, which police say does not appear to be random.

Young Male Shot, Wounded Sunday Evening

A 15-year-old male was shot and wounded Sunday evening (January 5) in the 900 block of Ellsworth Drive, according to a county police department press release. Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating the incident, which was reported at about 5:50 p.m.

Council Passes Bill to Create Policing Advisory Commission

The Montgomery County Council yesterday unanimously adopted Bill 14-19 to create a Policing Advisory Commission. The commission’s goal is to improve council oversight of the county’s police department. In addition, it’s intended to increase the community’s trust in police by advising the council on certain police matters, including best practices, policies and programs.

Police Seek Public’s Help to Identify Burglary Suspects

Montgomery County police are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects in a burglary that took place in downtown Silver Spring, according to a department press release. The incident occurred at about 1:49 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Noon Store at 7902 Georgia Ave. Police responded to a 911 call that the glass front door had been shattered.

Wayne Avenue Incident an Auto Theft, No Shooting, Police Say

County police are investigating an incident that occurred on Wayne Avenue early this morning as an auto theft, according to a department press release. Officers responded at about 7:18 this morning to a report of a vehicle collision in the 300 block of Wayne, in front of the Silver Spring International Middle School.

Police Arrest Germantown Man in Silver Spring Burglaries

Police from the Third District arrested a Germantown man in connection with two residential burglaries in Silver Spring, according to a press release. Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 700 block of Pershing Drive at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning, Oct. 19, and arrested Steven Anderson, age 56, of Germantown.

Detectives Seek Help Identifying Suspect in September Incidents

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are still investigating two September incidents and are seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect, according to a press release. The department reports that about 1:27 a.m. on Sept. 17, the Children’s Hospital Foundation office located at 801 Roeder St. was burglarized.