Monday, January 14, 2013
Montgomery County police released a composite sketch Monday of a man they say could be connected to a Dec. 3 fatal stabbing in Gaithersburg.
Montgomery County police are seeking help from the public in identifying a person of interest in the Dec. 3, 2012, fatal stabbing of 45-year-old Cesar Smith in Gaithersburg's Whetstone apartment complex. Police released a composite image Monday afternoon of a man who was "seen in the vicinity of the crime." Detectives said they need to identify him and speak with him regarding the incident. Investigators say the crime was not random and that the victim and suspects may have had some association, but they cannot confirm that relationship. Detectives are asking anyone who may recognize the subject to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Montgomery County police say the man killed early Monday in Gaithersburg suffered a fatal stab wound.
The man killed early Monday in a Gaithersburg apartment complex along Whetstone Drive suffered a fatal stab wound, Montgomery County police said Tuesday afternoon. Police said 45-year-old Cesar Smith, of Gaithersburg, was found with blunt force trauma on his body and the stab wound. The stabbing was ruled the cause of death. Police were originally dispatched to the scene for the sound of gunshots at 12:06 a.m. Monday. Upon arrival, Smith was found dead. Police are investigating Smith's death as a homicide and said they believe that the victim may have had some association with his killer. Additional Coverage
Monday, December 3, 2012
Gaithersburg's Cesar Smith was killed early Monday morning at an apartment complex on Whetstone Drive.
(Update, 1:45 p.m.) Montgomery County police have identified 45-year-old Cesar Smith, of Gaithersburg, as the victim in Monday morning's home invasion death in an apartment complex on Whetstone Drive. Detectives are working to confirm a more specific address for Smith, police said, and the case is being investigated as a homicide. (Original Post, 11:05 a.m.) A man was killed early Monday morning in a home invasion at an apartment complex on Whetstone Drive in Gaithersburg, Fox 5 reported. Police were dispatched to the scene for a report of gunshots at 12:06 a.m. and found the victim when they arrived at the complex, located just off North Frederick Avenue (Route 355), according to the report. Preliminary investigation revealed the victim …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kevin Darnell Ray, 33, named in Bethesda, Wheaton, and Temple Hills home invasions, was placed on no-bond status Tuesday.
The Fort Washington man accused of a four-day home-invasion spree in Bethesda, Wheaton and Temple Hills last week confessed to his crimes, a prosecutor said in a Montgomery County courthouse Tuesday. Kevin Darnell Ray, 33, who was arrested in North Carolina and extradited to Montgomery County, was placed on no-bond status by a Montgomery County District Court judge. He appeared via closed circuit television from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, groaning and using crutches. Prosecutors said he attempted to flee from arresting officers and was injured. Ray was arrested with the help of surveillance footage from businesses where he used stolen credit cards and a confidential informant who identified him to police, according to …