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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.

FOUND: 15-year-old Wheaton girl

UPDATE: Montgomery County police say this missing person was located safe and unharmed.


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl.

Police say Noheny Reyes, of the 2900 block of University Boulevard West in Wheaton has been reported missing by her family. Noheny is described as a Hispanic female, 5'3″ tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She frequents the Wheaton area as well as the Oakridge Apartments in Riverdale, Md. and is very familiar with public transportation.

Police and family are concerned for Noheny Reyes' emotional and physical well-being.

Man climbs radio tower in Wheaton

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man who climbed a radio tower in Wheaton is now down and in custody, according to officials.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer says that a man climbed the 300 foot Wheaton Radio Tower at University Boulevard and Viers Mill Road. At approximately 3:15 a.m., he started to climb down the tower.

According to Piringer, police responded to the scene and emergency crews evaluated the man. No injuries were reported.


Pedestrian hit by a bus in MD

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian was struck by a bus at the Wheaton Metro station Friday afternoon, officials report.

Officials say the pedestrian was hit by a Ride On bus and transported to the hospital with possible leg injuries.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


2 teens arrested for gang-related shooting in Wheaton

WHEATON (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have arrested two teens for shooting an 18-year-old woman early Wednesday morning.

Police say the shooter was a 13-year-old male. He was charged as a juvenile so his identity will not be released. He faces charges related to attempted murder, armed robbery, conspiracy, and handgun offenses.

Nineteen-year-old Eber Umanzor of Kensington is charged with attempt first degree murder, armed robbery, and three counts of conspiracy relating to first degree murder, armed robbery, and retaliation in regard to a witness.

Police say investigators believe both suspects are associated with the "Little r" gang and that gang members thought the victim was divulging information about gang activity to police. Police say two suspects conspired to shoot the victim as an act of retaliation.