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Montgomery County police seek home burglary suspects


WHITE OAK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects in a home burglary.

It happened in the 1600 block of White Oak Vista Drive in White Oak, Md. Police say the suspects entered the home through the garage door while the homeowner slept on April 5.

The suspects entered the homeowners unlocked car and used the garage door opener to get access the garage, police say. The male and female suspects stole items from the first floor of the home and from the vehicle.

Items stolen from the home included electronics and the victim's credit cards. Investigators have determined that the stolen credit cards were used at stores in Kensington, Rockville, White Oak, and Laurel. Video surveillance shows a male and female suspect using one of the stolen credit cards at a fast food restaurant.

Missing teen last seen at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing teenager.

Police say 15-year-old David Henderson, of the 15500 block of Baileys Lane in Wheaton, was last seen on May 19 at Montgomery General Hospital.

Henderson is described by police as a black male, 5'9" tall, and weighing approximately 140 pounds. He has brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing blue hospital scrubs and a white tank top.

Police and family are concerned for Henderson's physical and mental well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of David Henderson is asked to contact the Montgomery County police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000.


Woman struck by bus in Wheaton dies


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) - A 34-year-old Silver Spring woman who was hit by a Ride On bus on April 29 has died, according to Montgomery County police.

Tsehay Demeke Woldemanuel succumbed to her injuries at Suburban Hospital on the morning of May 7.

The incident happened at 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 29 on Randolph Road in Wheaton. Woldemanuel safely crossed the eastbound lanes and stepped into the westbound side when she was suddenly struck by an oncoming Ride On bus traveling in the curb lane.

Police are unsure if the Woldemanuel was in the crosswalk but say a factor of the crash could have been the cycle of traffic lights in the early morning.

Suspect takes Md. ambulance for 'joy ride'


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police said a suspect took an ambulance for a ride on Friday a little after midnight in the Wheaton, Md. area.

Police said the incident happened around 12:06 a.m., while the ambulance unit was on a call and was parked in an apartment complex in the 10800 block of Georgia Avenue.

The crew saw that the ambulance was missing and contacted the police. Officers found the ambulance a few minutes later, around 12:13 a.m. close by, in the 2300 block of Plyers Mill Road.

Fire Department officials told WUSA9 the ambulance was not damaged and no medication or equipment was missing. Authorities also said nothing else appeared to be missing from the ambulance.

A police spokeswoman declined to refer to the incident as a 'joy ride,' however had no information about the possible motive for taking the ambulance.

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.