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Driver in Fatal Olney Accident Indicted

Driver in Fatal Olney Accident Indicted

Olney,Md. (WUSA9)- On Thursday, September 22nd, the driver in a fatal accident in Olney last May, in which 3 people were killed,

was indicted today on 3 counts of vehicuar manslaughter and a single count

of leaving the scene of a fatal collision.  Three teenagers who were passengers

Missing Takoma Park Teen

Missing Takoma Park Teen

Detectives from the Takoma Park Police Department are investigating the disappearance of a critically missing Takoma Park juvenile. Yvette Funmilayo Animashaun, 13, was last seen on July 22, 2011 in the 7600 block of Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland.  Animashaun was last seen wearing a black head scarf, black shirt and shorts of an unknown color. 
Animashaun is a black female, 5’7 tall, 120 lbs., black hair in an afro-hair style, brown eyes with a fair complexion.  Animashaun has a tattoo on her chest – “7600.”  She may be at a friend’s house, but that is unknown.  She is a habitual runaway.  Animashaun is considered a critical missing person due to age.

Anyone who has information about Animashaun's whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Gaskin of the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #11035799.

Armed Robbery of Safeway Store


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division, Robbery Section are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Safeway grocery store.  Today, detectives are releasing photographs of the suspects.

On July 15 at approximately 10:22 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to the Safeway, 116 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  The preliminary investigation revealed that two suspects entered the store office and encountered an employee.  One suspect pulled out a handgun and the other suspect punched the employee in the face.  The suspects then removed an undetermined amount of currency from the cash drawers in the office.  The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

Vandalism Discovered to School in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 2nd District are investigating vandalism that was discovered July 16th to an area middle school and to vehicles parked in the neighborhood near the school.

 Early this morning, school security officers responded to North Bethesda Middle School located at 8935 Bradmoor Drive in Bethesda, for an active alarm.  They discovered vandalism to the school and contacted police.  At approximately 2:40 this morning, 2nd District officers responded to begin an investigation.  They found an ethnically-offensive word, a sexually-descriptive drawing, and several initials painted on the outside of the building.  They also found several windows had been broken.  As the investigation continued, they discovered that seven vehicles on Beech Avenue had paint on them, and one vehicle had the same ethnically-offensive word painted on it.

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

Police Seek Help to Locate Missing Bethesda Teenager

The following information comes to us from Montgomery County's Police Family Crimes Division:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division are asking the public for help to locate a teenager missing from Bethesda.

Michael Jeffrey Gura, age 17, of the 4900 block of Sentinel Drive in Bethesda was last seen on July 3. Michael is described as a white male, 6’ tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes and short, curly brown hair.  The teenager was last seen driving a Gold 1999 Chrysler Sebring 4-door with Maryland tags of GGY-275.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare because it is uncharacteristic for the teenager not to have contact with his family. 

Anyone with information about Michael Gura’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24hrs).  Callers may remain anonymous.