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Police ask for public’s help in identifying bank robbery suspect

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Montgomery County Police released photos of this suspect in multiple bank robberies throughout the County. COURTESY PHOTOSMontgomery County Police released photos of this suspect in multiple bank robberies throughout the County. COURTESY PHOTOSMontgomery County Police have released photos of a suspect in multiple bank robberies throughout the County, and are asking the public to help identify him.

According to police, the man is a suspect in two bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery in Montgomery County. The first took place on March 29, when the man entered a Capital One Bank in Wheaton, handed the teller a note and fled with cash, according to police.

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No gang-related murders in County this year

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moco police logoMontgomery County Police are saying that an increased effort to confront gang activity is working, as new funding has led to no gang-related homicides in 2018, after years of increasing gang-related murders.

According to statistics from Montgomery County Police, there have been no gang-related homicides in 2018. The numbers come after the County Council added $596,920 to the police department’s budget to suppress gang activity.

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Man dies after being shot by Montgomery County police officer

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The man that police said threatened his estranged girlfriend and three-year-old son died last week after a Montgomery County Police officer shot him in a Silver Spring home.

According to police, John Carlos Natera-Perez, also known as “Jean Perez,” threatened his estranged girlfriend with a knife and barricaded himself inside a Silver Spring home, before police entered and shot him. Paramedics transported Natera-Perez to a nearby trauma center, where he was in critical condition until his death hours later. Police say Natera-Perez was approximately 30 years old.

According to Montgomery County Police, officers responded to a 911 call from 2800 block of Mozart Drive in Silver Spring, where a woman was screaming over the phone, and a man in the background could be heard saying “I will kill you,” before the call was disconnected.

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Man charged with stabbing girlfriend in their home

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Dwight Perry 240x300 COURTESY OF POLICEPolice arrested and charged Dwight Perry, 35, of Gaithersburg with first- and second-degree assault in the stabbing of his girlfriend Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICEMontgomery County Police arrested and charged a 35-year-old man with first- and second-degree assault after he admitted to stabbing his girlfriend in their home Tuesday.

The commissioner placed Dwight Perry of the 700 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg, on no-bond status Tuesday night, said police spokesperson Officer Rick Goodale. Police transported him to Montgomery County Detention Center in Clarksburg. 

Police said Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel on Tuesday afternoon responded to the Gaithersburg home following a report of a domestic stabbing. They found the stabbing victim, who is Perry’s girlfriend, and transported her to a local hospital for treatment of a minor stab wound.

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Three suspects in custody in Silver Spring rape case

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Montgomery County Police have charged suspects (left to right) Martin “Fat Mo” Chery, 21, Jordan Cobbs, 20, and Tombong Saidy, 18, in connection with the rape and assault of a 19-year-old woman in Silver Spring. COURTESY PHOTOS Montgomery County Police have charged suspects (left to right) Martin “Fat Mo” Chery, 21, Jordan Cobbs, 20, and Tombong Saidy, 18, in connection with the rape and assault of a 19-year-old woman in Silver Spring. COURTESY PHOTOS  ROCKVILLE — District Court Judge John Moffett denied bond Monday for two men charged with the rape and first-degree assault of a 19-year-old woman who alleged that five men raped her at an apartment in Silver Spring.

"The nature of this crime is a heinous one, with the details being almost really too gory to be heard on television or in the news media,” said Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesperson Ramon Korionoff.

The survivor of the rape and assault was a 19-year-old woman whose name has been withheld, according to charging documents. She told police five men had raped and assaulted her in an apartment located on the 11400 block of Lockwood Drive in Silver Spring.

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Two Silver Spring men charged with murder of Germantown resident

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policecar1 300x200 1Police arrested and charged two Silver Spring men with the murder of 18-year-old Germantown resident Andrew Turner, who was killed at his home in December.

Police charged both Christopher Arthur Breeden Jr., 23, and Kairee Deyonte Dorsey, 27, with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for the Dec. 16 killing of Turner.

“We're working with police with this case, and we're going to go forward in this case to prosecute those individuals,” said Ramon Korionoff, public affairs director for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.

According to police charging documents, Breeden and Dorsey traveled to Turner’s house in Germantown to buy marijuana from Turner, but shot and killed Turner instead and fled the scene, according to witnesses.

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UPDATED: Man and woman found dead in parked car in Burtonsville

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MCPD car MCFRS rescue vehicleMontgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded Thursday evening to a 911 report of a man and a woman found dead in Burtonsville; they will be transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore and will undergo a scheduled autopsy Friday, a Montgomery County Police spokesman said.

A resident called 911 at approximately 9:56 p.m. Thursday after discovering the bodies in a parked car – with the engine still running – in a townhouse parking lot on Aldora Circle. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and confirmed the two occupants of the vehicle were deceased.

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Police find man murdered in his home in Germantown

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Montgomery County Police, responding to a report of a suspicious situation, found Maurice Cortez Mercer, 30, dead from a gunshot wound in his home in the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way in Germantown on Jan. 3. Police did not reveal who contacted authorities.

Maryland judiciary case records indicate Mercer had an extensive criminal history. He has pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled dangerous substance/conspiracy, possession of marijuana, malicious destruction of property and illegal gaming.

According to online records, Mercer also had a post office box registered in Olney.

Police are thus far unable to confirm whether a possible motive for Mercer's killing was related to his criminal history.

“At this point in Mercer’s [case], we’re unable to confirm motive,” Starks said. “Investigators are looking at it.”

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Police investigate Christmas Eve murder

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Montgomery County Police are still investigating the homicide of 18-year-old Jose Herrera, who was murdered in Silver Spring on Christmas Eve.

On Dec. 24, police responded to calls about an assault and sounds of gunshots at the 1000 block of Quebec Terrace in Silver Spring. When they arrived, police found Herrera dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Suspect convicted in murder of Gaithersburg teen

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A jury has convicted a suspect in connection with the assault and murder of a local teenage girl whom police found dead in February.

The jury convicted Wilmer Sanchez-Serrano, age 21, in connection with the assault and murder of 15-year-old Damaris A. Reyes Rivas, confirmed Chief Deputy Clerk Gerarda Culipher of Fairfax County Court.

Reyes Rivas attended Watkins Mill High School before her mother reported her missing in December.

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