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MISSING: Man, 26, of Olney, Md.


OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police Department is searching for a missing 26-year-old man from Olney, who was seen Thursday morning at his home.

Jack Rogers, also known as Ahmad Suhail Ahmed, was last seen Thursday at 7 a.m. in the 17500 block of Queen Elizabeth Drive in Olney, Md.

Rogers is being described as a white man, between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 9 inches tall, authorities said. He is about 185 pounds and has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Police said, he may be wearing a black baseball cap, blue jeans, and carrying a tan camouflage backback.

Police and his family are worried about Rogers' emotional health and physical well-being.


50 cases of vehicle vandalism in Olney in 1 weekend


OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police say more than 50 people had their cars vandalized last weekend in Olney. Now, they want your help identifying the suspects shown in a surveillance video just released to the public.

The vandalism occurred during the hours of approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 and 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 10. Police say some victims had more than one vehicle vandalized.

Surveillance cameras at a home captured the suspects and their vehicle at approximately 2:04 a.m. on Sunday, August 10, say police. In the video, two males approach the vehicle and commit vandalism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzYqfp4wQUc

Police are investigating whether or not the vandalisms are related to a burglary that occurred at a home in the 3800 block of Terrawood Court on August 10.

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Montgomery Co. officer arrested for DUI


OLNEY, Md. (WUSA9) -- It's probably a decision Montgomery County police officer Mauricio Veiga wishes he could take back, but the damage is already done.

Officer Paul Starks of the Montgomery County Police Department says they got a call around 1 a.m. Thursday morning from a concerned citizen.

Starks says a person inside The Greene Turtle in Olney called to say they saw Veiga drink alcohol there and then stumble into his police cruiser and take off.

"We tracked that car to a few miles away, made the stop and then that officer was charged with charges related to DUI," Starks said.

The 40-year-old officer did not want to talk when we stopped by his home. Starks says he has been an officer with Montgomery County for more than 10 years. Veiga was also charged with driving without his lights on.

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: