Good Teamwork Catches the Bad Guy
by Detective Mau Ly
O f f i c e r s f r o m P a r k P o l i c e a n d M o n t g o m e r y C o u n t y P o l i c e ( M C P ) r e s p o n d e d t o A s p e n H i l l P a r k t h i s p a s t f a l l after getting a call about a man having a gun at a youth football game. The suspect, one of the football c o a c h e s , w a s u s i n g a b u s i v e l a n g u a g e a n d m a k i n g t h r e a t s t o w a r d s a r e f e r e e w h e n s e v e r a l p e o p l e c a l l e d 9 1 1 . The suspect was then observed retrieving a bag that contained a gun out of a truck.
Observing police cars arriving, the suspect stashed the bag in the bed of a friend’s truck and fled the area. Park Police Officer Sabrina Oglesby arrived on the scene. The suspect’s friend was taken into custody along with the gun. Detective Bill Kellogg began an investigation, along with MCP Firearms Investigation Unit members Detective/ Sergeant Berger and Corporal Zacharek.
Subsequent information was obtained, the suspect was identified, and charging documents were issued.AMaryland State Police Trooper arrested the suspect in Baltimore, Maryland. Park Police Officers Donald Brew and Thai Giang transported the defendant back to Park Police Headquarters where Detective Kellogg and Corporal Zacharek interviewed him.
The Bureau ofAlcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was notified and decided to pursue federal charges on the defendant based on his past criminal history. The United StatesAttorney’s Office has been working closely with Detective Kellogg and the MCP Firearms Investigations Unit to prosecute the defendant. Because of a well-done job by all involved, a potentially dangerous person is out of the game. G
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