Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Ridges had previously inappropriately touched the same victim two years ago at Horizon's summer camp, detectives say. In the latest incident, Ridges allegedly encouraged the girl to send him nude photographs of herself. He also allegedly drove her to a liquor store, and encouraged her to drink alcoholic beverages.
Detectives are requesting that parents of juveniles who attend Horizon Child Care, Inc. or who have had contact with Ridges to talk to their children about possible interactions with Ridges and contact SVID detectives at 240-773-5400 if they believe their child was victimized.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
Detectives revealed that Renjilian has been in communication with a family member by text message, but will not reveal his whereabouts. They have received a tip that Renjilian may have traveled to Connecticut.
Renjilian is described by police as a white male, 5’ 09” tall, and weighing 180 pounds. He has balding white hair, and is driving a 2007 white, Mazda3 with Maryland tag: 6DHY56.
Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Randall Herbert Renjilian or his vehicle is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-7).
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
If you had a package stolen from your doorstep, but did not report it to the police, you might want to now. The package thefts reported so far are as follows:
Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to call the 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5476. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Potomac River at
flood stage at
White's Ferry closed,
National Guard alerted
Will Hurricane Florence hit Maryland hard? We don't know yet, but Gov. Larry Hogan isn't taking any chances. "While we're hoping for the best, we are preparing for the worst," Hogan said at a press conference, where he announced he has declared a state of emergency. The governor said the declaration would allow the state to mobilize the resources and personnel potentially needed in the areas expected to be hardest hit.
Hogan warned of the strong possibility of "historic, catastrophic, and life-threatening flooding," in coastal and low-lying, flood-prone areas. "At my direction, the state is currently taking action to activate all available resources," he told reporters, "including alerting the Maryland National Guard."
Sporting a yellow-trimmed polo shirt, Hogan said he is in constant contact with the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center, to obtain up-to-the-minute briefings on the storm's track. He said the state's Emergency Management Center is "fully-staffed" at this hour, at that emergency shelters around the state are now standing by to receive displaced residents.
Pepco will face its first real test of its "new" system. The utility will have no excuse to be short on personnel, because Hogan explicitly mentioned that he has personally alerted the state's electrical companies to mobilize now.
The governor urged residents to "start now to prepare your families and your homes for potential heavy rains, wind and possible flooding." He recommended citizens "have water, batteries, and flashlights at the ready in case of power outages."
Hogan said he expected to know more about the storm's potential impacts by later today.
Suburban News Network
Storm Center Update
The National Weather Service has put a Dense Fog Advisory into effect until 10:00 AM this morning. A Flood Warning remains in effect until noon Wednesday. The many preceding days of heavy rain have put the area behind the 8-ball before Florence even arrives near the end of the week.
Already, the Potomac River is above flood stage at Little Falls, and high water has closed White's Ferry for now.
Current temperature in Silver Spring and Takoma Park is 69 degrees. It is 68 in Wheaton, Glenmont Leisure World and Aspen Hill; and 67 in White Oak, Burtonsville and Olney.
The high today will be 80, with a shower or thunderstorm expected this afternoon. Winds are from the WSW at 2 MPH, gusting to 6 MPH.