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Suspects Arrested for Burglary and Firearm Related Charges - Firearm K9 Lila Assists

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 4th District Investigative section have arrested three suspects for their involvement in a burglary on Bluhill Road in Wheaton.

On March 21, at approximately 4:03 p.m., 4th District officers responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Bluhill Road for a report of a burglary.  Investigation revealed that two subjects were seen approaching the residence earlier in the day.  After knocking on the front door, one of the subjects stood in the driveway while the second subject went to the rear of the residence.  A short time later, the second subject re-joined the first, and both left carrying a laptop bag.  Residents of the burglarized home told officers that a handgun was missing from the residence.

As a result of the investigation conducted by the 4th District Investigative Section, one of the subjects was identified as Rico Miguel Rogers, age 17, of the 12800 block of Epping Terrace in Silver Spring.   On March 21, a search warrant was executed at Rogers’ residence, and Rogers was arrested.

Shortly thereafter, detectives identified the second subject who was involved in the burglary as Sharief Ahmaad Grant, age 17, of the 12200 block of Dalewood Drive in Silver Spring.  Grant was located at Wheaton High School and arrested.

Further investigation by detectives revealed that the stolen handgun had been hidden in a specific location on the property of Wheaton High School.  A third subject was shown the location of the firearm after it had been hidden.

Upon learning the location of the stolen firearm, detectives went to that location to retrieve it but found that the firearm was gone.  Detectives determined that the third subject, identified as Jackson Kessah Julius, age 17, of the 3600 block of Bel Pre Road in Silver Spring, had taken the firearm and was in possession of it.

Detectives went to Wheaton High School to locate Julius.  Upon seeing the detectives, Julius fled school grounds and ran through an adjacent neighborhood.  While running, Julius was observed throwing unknown objects from his backpack.  K9 officers responded to the area and located Julius, and a firearm detection K9 located several parts of the disassembled stolen handgun in various locations.

Based on the above, Rogers and Grant were charged as adults with several burglary-related charges and several firearms-related charges including possession of a dangerous weapon on school property and possession of a handgun by a minor.  Julius was also charged as an adult with several firearms-related charges as well as resisting arrest.  Rogers is currently being held on a $75,000 bond, Grant on a $100,000 bond, and Julius on a $50,000 bond.  Bond review hearings were scheduled for 1:00 p.m. today in Rockville District Court.

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Release ID: 12-012
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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