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PHOTOS: Rocks damaged SUV before hitting teen in Wheaton


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- New photographic evidence of a Wheaton pedestrian crash has turned a hit and run investigation into a possible self-defense case, police said.

New photos of damage to the SUV involved in the Thursday night crash shows damage from rocks that, the driver says, teens had thrown as the SUV as he tried to speed away with his friends in the vehicle, police said.

"The 21-year-old male and his friends got into his vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. The group of males began to throw rocks and attempted to get inside of the vehicle. Fearing for his safety and the safety of his two friends, the 21-year-old male drove his vehicle out of the parking lot. The driver stated that he was unaware that he had struck anyone," police said in a news release.

Car crashes into building in Wheaton


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A car crashed into a building in Montgomery County Monday morning, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer.

The incident occurred in the 2500 block of Ennalls Avenue in Wheaton, he said. There was some structural damage to the building and no one was injured.


MISSING: Wheaton man, 72


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police Department is searching for a missing 72-year-old man from Wheaton, Md., who was last seen early Wednesday morning in Wheaton.

Thomas Carlo was last seen at the Panera restaurant at the Westfield Wheaton mall around 8 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Carlo lives with his family close by the mall in the 1500 block of Jasper Street, authorities said.

He is described as a white man, 5 feet 7 inches tall and has white hair, a beard, and a mustache, police said. Carlo was wearing a white hat, a blue shirt, and tan pants the last time he was seen, authorities said.

His family and police are concerned for his well-being because he is a diabetic and does not have insulin with him.

FOUND: 12-year-old boy from Montgomery County


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a missing 12-year-old boy from Wheaton, Md. He has be reunited with his family and is well.

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Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old from Wheaton.

Rashad Williams, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue has been missing since September 5th.

Williams is described as a black male, 4'8" tall and weighing 100 pounds. Williams has brown eyes and medium length brown hair worn in twists, police said.

Williams frequents the Aspen Hill/Layhill area of Wheaton, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and downtown Silver Spring, police said.

Cops to help pay for treatment for dog shot in Wheaton


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Last week, police officers responded to the shooting of a dog in Wheaton and helped save her life. Now, they have helped pay for some of her hospital costs.

According to Montgomery County Police, on August 21st they received a call that Ruby, a nine-month-old boxer mix, had been shot at a home in Wheaton. They found Ruby with gunshot wounds to her face and shoulder, bleeding and having difficulty breathing.

Police officials say Officer Michelle Ballor transported Ruby in her police car to the Kindness Animal Hospital in Wheaton where Doctor Jeff Zolkiewicz then began life-saving measures.

Wheaton home damaged after fire


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A fire in Wheaton, Md. left a house with significant damage Wednesday.

The fire happened at 10807 Keller Street in Wheaton. Montgomery County Fire Department was able to get the fire under control.

Dozens of fire fighters responded to the fire. All occupants made it out of the home, authorities said. There were only minor injuries.


Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.