Montgomery County Police - Major Crimes Division

Montgomery County Police - Major Crimes Division If you have information on any of the cases featured on this website please call 240-773-5070. The page for the Major Crimes Division of the Montgomery County Police (Maryland) will provide the public with updates on various investigations handled by the division.

The Major Crimes Division consists of the Homicide Section, Robbery Section, Fugitive Section and Cold Case Squad

The Homicide Section Investigates all deaths or assaults where death is imminent, except traffic-related deaths or those occurring in a medical facility. The Robbery Section investigates bank, residential and commercial proceed robberies, carjackings, and all kidnapping for ransom cases. The Cold Case Squad investigates open homicide and sexual assault cases from years past. The Fugitive Section serves warrants within Montgomery County. The section also handles warrants from other jurisdictions, Governor’s Warrants, out-of-state transports and extradition hearings.

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Montgomery County Maryland
03/19/2021
Montgomery County Maryland

Montgomery County Maryland

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating the homicide of Derek James McBrayer, age 40, of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda.  McBrayer was shot on Wednesday, March 3, and succumbed to his injuries on the evening of Wednesday, March 10.  At this time, investigators do not believe t...

Montgomery County Police Department
03/14/2021

Montgomery County Police Department

🚨 Suspect Wanted for Bethesda Home Invasion Robbery of 81-Year-Old Resident Arrested in Fauquier County Virginia

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department - Major Crimes Division have charged Justin Easom, age 33, of Broad Run Church Road in Warrenton, Virginia, with the March 11 home invasion robbery of an 81-year-old Bethesda resident. On March 12, Easom was arrested at his home on the strength of a Montgomery County warrant with the assistance of the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office.

On Thursday, March 11 at approximately 2:24 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to a home located on Searl Terrace for the report of a home invasion robbery that just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that the male suspect forced entry into the home via the front door and threatened the victim. The suspect stole property from the victim and fled. The victim was not injured during the home invasion robbery.

During the investigation, Easom was developed as a suspect. Detectives determined that Easom had recently completed home improvement projects at the victim’s home.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Easom charging him with home invasion, armed robbery, first-degree assault, and first-degree burglary.

On March 12, deputies with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Montgomery County Police Department located Easom at his home and arrested him on the strength of the Montgomery County warrant. Easom is being held in Fauquier County pending extradition to Maryland.

(photo courtesy of the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office)

Montgomery County Police Department
03/09/2021

Montgomery County Police Department

Four Suspects Charged with Committing Multiple Armed Carjackings and Armed Robberies in Silver Spring:

During the investigations of recent robberies and carjackings that have occurred in Silver Spring and the greater DC area, Major Crimes detectives identified four suspects involved in these crimes in Montgomery County. Two handguns have been recovered from the suspects.

The following four suspects:

⏺Jeremiah Cox, age 17, of Washington, D.C., charged as an adult
⏺Elijah Day-Quan Greene-Parker, age 18, of Washington, D.C.
⏺Antonio Daylos Myles, age 21, of Washington, D.C.
⏺Rashaun Onley, age 21, of Washington, D.C.

Have been charged with the following crimes in Montgomery County:

(Note that not every suspect has been charged in every incident. The specific suspects charged are listed at the end of each crime description).

➡️Armed robbery of a customer at Bank of America ATM – 8788 Georgia Avenue, January 29, 4:54 pm – one suspect put handgun to victim’s head and demanded money. Cox, Greene-Parker, and Onley

➡️Armed robbery of Papa John’s – 1133 East West Highway - January 31, 2:22 pm – three suspects entered the business. One suspect displayed an assault-style rifle, another suspect carried a handgun. Greene-Parker

➡️Armed robbery of a customer at Bank of America ATM – 8701 Georgia Avenue, February 3, 9:56 pm – two suspects approached victim, one suspect pointed handgun at victim and demanded cash. Cox, Greene-Parker, and Onley

➡️Armed robbery of 7-Eleven – 7980 Georgia Avenue, February 5, 1:15 am – two suspects entered store, assaulted employee, stole cash. Greene-Parker (charges pending) and Onley

➡️Armed robbery of a customer at Capital One Bank ATM – 8676 Georgia Avenue, February 5, 2:39 pm – two suspects approached suspect, one suspected pointed a handgun, stole the victim’s wallet and cash. Cox, Greene-Parker, and Onley

➡️Armed Carjacking – 8700 block of Georgia Avenue, February 5, 6:00 pm – two suspects approached victim as he came back to vehicle from ATM. Suspects displayed handguns and demanded the victim’s vehicle and wallet. Cox, Greene-Parker, and Onley

➡️Armed Carjacking – 1400 block of East West Highway, February 5, 6:04 pm – two suspects approached victim as she was sitting in her parked vehicle. Suspects displayed handguns and stole her vehicle. Cox, Greene-Parker, and Onley

➡️Armed Carjacking – Exxon gas station located at 8301 Fenton Street, February 19, 6:57 pm – two suspects approached victim as he was pumping gas. The suspects displayed handguns and stole the victim’s vehicle. Greene-Parker and Myles

Suspects’ Current Status:

⏺Cox was arrested on February 5 in Washington, D.C., in a vehicle carjacked from a surrounding jurisdiction which he used to commit carjackings in Montgomery County. He is currently in custody in Washington, D.C.

⏺Greene-Parker and Onley were both arrested on February 27 in Arlington, Virginia. Greene-Parker had a warrant for his arrest from Montgomery County. Onley had warrants for his arrest from other jurisdictions. When Greene-Parker and Onley were arrested, officers located two handguns in their possession. Greene-Parker has been extradited to Montgomery County and will have bond review today. Onley was extradited to Prince George’s County to face criminal charges in that jurisdiction.

⏺Myles was arrested in Washington, D.C. on February 19, and extradited to Montgomery County, where he remains in custody.

🚨Detectives continue to work to determine if these suspects are involved in additional crimes in Montgomery County and are coordinating their investigations with law enforcement agencies in surrounding jurisdictions.

News release: https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail_Pol.aspx?Item_ID=33869

Montgomery County Police Department
03/09/2021

Montgomery County Police Department

Husband Arrested and Charged with Murder of Wife in North Kensington

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department - Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Reginald Dunlap Jr., age 43, of the 11600 block of College View Drive in North Kensington, for the first-degree murder of his wife, Lauren Elizabeth Charles, age 40, of the same address. Charles was discovered deceased in her home on March 7.

At approximately 1:40 p.m., on Sunday, March 7, the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call from Dunlap Jr. stating that he found his wife deceased in their home. Responding officers located Charles deceased inside the home with trauma to her body.

During the investigation, detectives identified Dunlap Jr. as the suspect.
Charles’ body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of her death.

Dunlap Jr. was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Facility where he was charged with one count of first-degree murder. Dunlap Jr. is being held without bond.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding Dunlap Jr. or Charles that may be related to this investigation to please call detectives at 240-773-5070

Montgomery County Police Department
03/02/2021

Montgomery County Police Department

Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery of McDonald’s in Burtonsville; Surveillance Photos of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the February 27 armed robbery of a McDonald’s restaurant located in Burtonsville. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the male suspect and are asking anyone with information about this suspect to come forward to the Police Department.

On Saturday, February 27, at approximately 9:07 p.m., the suspect entered the McDonald’s restaurant located at 15569 Old Columbia Pike. The suspect announced the robbery and threatened an employee with a handgun. The suspect stole a cash register drawer that contained cash from the business and fled.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Tipsters can also call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a Crime Solvers tip online or via the app. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

Montgomery County Police Department
02/22/2021

Montgomery County Police Department

🚨🚨 Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred in Gaithersburg on February 13 and are asking anyone with information to come forward to the Police Department. Detectives do not believe that this was a random event.

On Saturday, February 13, at approximately 11:43 p.m., 6th District officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of N. Summit Avenue for the report of a home invasion that just occurred.
he investigation determined that the male suspect entered the adult male victim’s apartment through a basement sliding glass door. The suspect assaulted the victim and stole property. Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and treated the victim’s injuries.

The victim described the suspect as a black male who is approximately 6’ 3” tall and weighs approximately 250 pounds. The suspect was wearing a face mask, gloves, and all dark clothing.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this incident to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.

Montgomery County Maryland
02/21/2021
Montgomery County Maryland

Montgomery County Maryland

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of an inmate at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) located at 22880 Whelan Lane in Boyds.  There is no foul play suspected in this death.On Friday, February 19 at approximat...

Montgomery County Police Department
02/19/2021

Montgomery County Police Department

🚨 UPDATE: Third Robbery of a Business Owner Last Night; Detectives Believe Suspects are Following Victim Home from Business

➡️Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are now investigating three robberies of business owners. Information about the first two robberies was released by the Department yesterday. Those two robberies are believed to be related. Detectives are investigating the possibility that the third robbery, that occurred last night, was also committed by the same suspects.

✳️Investigators believe that in all three incidents, the suspects followed the victims from their employment to their homes to rob them of business proceeds (cash).

Last night (February 18) at approximately 6:08 pm, officers responded to a residence in the Fairland area of Silver Spring (3rd District) for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

Preliminary investigation has determined that the male and female business owners left their restaurant in Hyattsville (Prince George’s County) and drove to their residence in Fairland. At the residence, two suspects, described as young Hispanic males, exited a dark-colored four door car and approached the owners. The suspects demanded the female’s purse in Spanish (both owners speak Spanish) and one suspect displayed a knife. The suspects stole the female’s purse that contained the restaurant’s proceeds and fled in their vehicle. This remains an ongoing investigation.

✳️Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773- 5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online or via the P3 Tips app.

Note: The Department is not releasing the names of the businesses to protect the victims’ identities.

MCP offers the following robbery prevention tips for business owners:

⏺Employees and employers should remain alert and observant. Take note of suspicious persons or vehicles around the business, especially at opening and closing time.
⏺Try to have at least two employees open/close the business, especially if it is dark.
⏺Try to use the most visible entrance to the business and avoid back/secluded entrances when opening/closing the business.

Bank Deposit Procedures

⏺Do not advertise that you are carrying the bank deposit.
⏺Make deposits during the daylight hours and go directly to the bank.
⏺Try not to carry cash out of your business.
⏺Stay alert and trust your instincts. If you see suspicious people loitering near you or your vehicle do not approach or confront them. Call police.
⏺Do not always travel the same routes to and from work. Be observant and check often to see if you are being followed. Call police if necessary

News release link: https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail_Pol.aspx?Item_ID=33773

Montgomery County Police Department
02/18/2021

Montgomery County Police Department

🚨 MCP Alerts Community of Two Robberies of Business Owners; Detectives Believe Suspects Followed Victims Home

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating two robberies of Asian business owners that are believed to be related. Both owners have restaurants in the Takoma Park/Silver Spring area, and investigators believe that the suspects followed the victims from their employment to their homes to rob them of business proceeds.

➡️On January 7, at approximately 10:57 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 4th District for the report of a robbery that just had occurred. The female victim, an owner of a takeout restaurant in Takoma Park, arrived at her house and was approached by who she described as three black male suspects. One of the suspects hit her on the head and stole her purse, which included business proceeds (cash) and her vehicle keys. A male witness came to the victim’s aid and one of the suspects pointed a handgun at him and robbed the witness of his wallet. The three suspects then fled in a vehicle.

➡️On February 7, at approximately 11:03 p.m., officers responded to the robbery victim’s restaurant in Takoma Park for the report of a stolen vehicle. During the day, an unknown suspect(s) had stolen her silver SUV which was parked outside of her restaurant. Investigators believe it is probable that the vehicle keys stolen during the robbery were later used to steal the victim’s vehicle.

➡️On February 16, at approximately 8:59 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the report of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of the 1800 block of Briggs Road. The female victim was driving from her carryout restaurant in Silver Spring to her home when she was rear-ended by a vehicle. When she exited her vehicle to check on the damage and occupants of the other vehicle, two males, described as Hispanic, exited the involved-vehicle and threw her to the ground. While one suspect pointed a handgun at the victim, the other suspect went in her vehicle and stole her purse. Her purse contained business proceeds (cash). The suspects fled in a silver SUV.

The next day, the vehicle stolen from the first victim (a silver SUV) was recovered unoccupied in the area of the second robbery.

✳️Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773- 5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online or via the P3 Tips app.

MCP offers the following robbery prevention tips for business owners:

⏺Employees and employers should remain alert and observant. Take note of suspicious persons or vehicles around the business, especially at opening and closing time.
⏺Try to have at least two employees open/close the business, especially if it is dark.
⏺Try to use the most visible entrance to the business and avoid back/secluded entrances when opening/closing the business.

Bank Deposit Procedures:

⏺Do not advertise that you are carrying the bank deposit.
⏺Make deposits during the daylight hours and go directly to the bank.
⏺Try not to carry cash out of your business.
⏺Stay alert and trust your instincts. If you see suspicious people loitering near you or your vehicle do not approach or confront them. Call police.
⏺Do not always travel the same routes to and from work. Be observant and check often to see if you are being followed. Call police if necessary.

News release: https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail_Pol.aspx?Item_ID=33763

Montgomery County Police Department
02/18/2021

Montgomery County Police Department

🚨🚨 Four Suspects Charged with Theft of Lottery Tickets and Robberies of Multiple Convenience Stores in Montgomery County

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division have charged four suspects with offenses related to multiple thefts at and robberies of 7-Eleven stores and a gas station in Montgomery County. During these crimes, the suspects stole large quantities of cigarettes and lottery tickets. Investigators have charged:

🔹 Joseph A. Crenshaw, age 57, of the 1700 block of Capital Avenue in Northeast, Washington, D.C. Crenshaw was charged with theft

🔹 Emanuel Harried, age 26, of the 1900 block of West Virginia Avenue in Northeast, Washington, D.C. Harried was charged with attempted theft.

🔹 Willie O. McKinnon, age 55, of the 2100 block of Alice Avenue in Oxon Hill. McKinnon was charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of first-degree assault.

🔹 Prince J. Singletary, age 35, of the 4200 block of Foote Street in Northeast, Washington, D.C. Singletary was charged with armed robbery and assault-related offenses.

The dates and locations of the robberies and thefts committed by the four suspects are listed below:

➡️ January 12 – Two suspects entered the 7-Eleven located at 10524 Connecticut Avenue in Kensington and stole large quantities of cigarettes and lottery tickets. One employee was assaulted during this incident. The suspects fled the area in a dark colored vehicle. Approximately 30 minutes, several of the stolen lottery tickets were cashed at a gas station located in Landover.

➡️ January 15 – Two suspects entered the 7-Eleven located at 11421 Rockville Pike in Rockville. The suspects told employees to leave the store. The employees fled the store and the suspects stole large quantities of cigarettes and lottery tickets. Approximately one hour later, the suspects cashed several of the stolen lottery tickets at the same gas station where the January 12 stolen lottery tickets had been cashed.

➡️ January 16 – Two suspects entered the 7-Eleven located at 3507 University Boulevard in Kensington. The suspects stole large quantities of cigarettes, lottery tickets, and currency from the store. The suspects then fled the store. Approximately an hour later, the suspects attempted to cash the stolen lottery tickets at the Landover gas station but were unsuccessful. The next morning, the suspects attempted to cash the stolen lottery tickets again at that same Landover gas station and were once again unsuccessful.

➡️ January 18 – Two suspects entered the Exxon gas station located at 448 N. Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg and stole large quantities of cigarettes and lottery tickets. The suspects fled the area in a dark colored vehicle that was driven by a third suspect.

➡️ January 23 – Two suspects entered the 7-Eleven located at 405 N. Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg and stole large quantities of cigarettes and lottery tickets.

➡️ January 24 – Two suspects entered the 7-Eleven located at 650 University Boulevard East in the Silver Spring area and stole lottery tickets, cigarettes, and currency from the business.

➡️ January 26 – One suspect entered the 7-Eleven located at 3507 University Boulevard West in Kensington and stole a large quantity of cigarettes. This 7-Eleven did not have any lottery tickets on display at the front counter.

During the investigation, fingerprints believed to belong to one of the suspects were obtained from some of the cashed stolen lottery tickets and sent to the Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System database (RAFIS). On January 28, detectives received a fingerprint match to Willie McKinnon and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

➡️ January 30 – Two suspects entered the 7-Eleven located at 7980 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring and stole large quantities of cigarettes and lottery tickets. Officers in the area of the 7-Eleven observed the suspects’ vehicle and followed them to the gas station in Landover where the previous stolen lottery tickets had been cashed. Officers arrested the three suspects and identified the driver of the car as Harried. The front seat passenger was identified as McKinnon. The rear seat passenger was identified as Crenshaw. Officers recovered large quantities of lottery tickets and cigarettes in the suspects’ car.

Harried, McKinnon, and Crenshaw were transported to the Central Processing Unit. McKinnon is being held without bond. Harried was released after posting a $2,500 bond. Crenshaw was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

On February 16, Singletary was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant. He is being held without bond.


**Pictured in below photos from left to right: Joseph Crenshaw, Emanuel Harried, Willie McKinnon, Prince Singeltary

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The page for the Major Crimes Division of the Montgomery County (MD) Police Department will provide the public with updates on various investigations handled by the division. The Major Crimes Division consists of the Homicide Section, Robbery Section, Fugitive Section and Missing Persons/Cold Case Section. The Homicide Section Investigates all deaths or assaults where death is imminent, except traffic-related deaths or those occurring in a medical facility. The Robbery Section investigates bank, residential and commercial proceed robberies, carjackings, and all kidnapping for ransom cases. The Fugitive Section serves warrants within Montgomery County. The section also handles warrants from other jurisdictions, Governor’s Warrants, out-of-state transports and extradition hearings.

The Missing Persons/Cold Case Section investigates open homicide and sexual assault cases from years past.

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