A Police Officer Assigned to the MCPD Holiday Alcohol Task Force Locates a Stolen Firearm, a “Ghost Gun” and Controlled Dangerous Substances During a Traffic Stop

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 6, 2021

Gaithersburg, Maryland – While assigned to the Montgomery County Police Holiday Alcohol Task Force, a Maryland National Capital Park Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for suspicion of impaired driving and located approximately 6 grams of Cannabis and 70 grams of Cocaine, $2,400 in U.S. currency, a stolen .380 caliber Glock handgun and a 9mm “ghost gun,” which is a privately made firearm that is untraceable and does not have a serial number.

On Friday, December 3, the officer was traveling on Fern St. in downtown Wheaton when he observed a white Toyota Camry that had a safety equipment violation. The officer followed the Toyota and made additional observations of impaired driving. The officer activated his lights and conducted a traffic stop in the area of King George Dr. and University Blvd. West.

Upon approaching the vehicle from the driver side, the officer detected an odor of Cannabis coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle and observed Cannabis inside the vehicle. The officer explained the reason for the traffic stop to the driver who was later identified as 32-year-old Kennedy Del-Rosario-Bautista from Washington, D.C. While speaking with Del-Rosario-Bautista, the officer also observed signs of impairment, and Del-Rosario-Bautista admitted to having just smoked Marijuana prior to being stopped.

A search of the vehicle and Del-Rosario-Bautista’s bag revealed $2,400 in U.S. currency, a .380 caliber Glock handgun reported stolen from North Carolina in 2019, a 9mm “ghost gun” with an extended magazine, drug paraphernalia and approximately 6 grams of Cannabis and 70 grams of Cocaine.

Del-Rosario-Bautista was placed under arrest and transported to the Central Processing Unit, where he was charged with illegal possession of a firearm related charges and with possession with the intent to distribute narcotics. He is being held without bond.

Montgomery County Police Detectives from the Firearms Investigations Unit took custody of the firearms and will be conducting the follow up investigation.

Kennedy Del-Rosario-BautistaKennedy Del-Rosario-Bautista (Original Image)
Evidence Evidence (Original Image)



# # #

Recent Stories

Starting in summer 2024, construction will begin on a new mezzanine at Silver Spring Station to provide access between Metro and the future Purple Line, which will be owned and…

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue services responded to the report of a drowning on Friday, April 12 in Clarksburg.

Montgomery County Police has released surveillance footage of suspects who are wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Germantown.

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection has released its  2022/2023 Recycling Summary, highlighting the county’s recycling accomplishments.

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895


Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES



Subscribe to our mailing list