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MISSING: 83-year-old man from Ft. Washington


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police need your help finding a critical missing 83-year-old man.

Russell Edward Patterson, Sr. was last seen in the 10900 block of Fort Washington Road at about 10:55 a.m. on May 6.

Police say Patterson suffers from dementia and is in need of medication.

Patterson is described as an African American male, medium complexion, 5'5", and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan jacket and grey pants.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Regional Investigation Division-Southern Region at (301) 749-5064.


Ft. Washington Evacuations May Last Weeks, Officials Say


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Maryland's chief geologist said Tuesday a 1500 foot, slow-motion landslide that has forced the evacuation of 28 homes is still moving.

"You can measure it with a ruler," said Richard Ortt Jr.

The slide, which began moving substantially Friday, has dropped Piscataway Drive by as much as 4 feet, cut water and sewer lines, and brought down large trees that have crushed utilities in the area.

Four homes are directly threatened with possible damage if further shifting. Twenty-four others are cut off from utilities. All have been declared unlivable by the Prince George's County Department of Inspections Permitting and Enforcement

Meanwhile, Pepco crews turned off the power to all homes in the evacuation zone late Tuesday, said Scott Peterson, a spokesman for Prince George's County.

Fatal crash shuts down Indian Head Hwy. in Ft. Washington


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince George's County Police are investigating a violent head-on crash that has left one person dead in Fort Washington.

Officer Nicole Hubbard, spokeswoman for the Prince George's County Police Department, says the collision occurred when a Cadillac heading south on Indian Head Highway (Rt. 210) inexplicably crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a silver BMW near Livingston Road around 2:40 a.m.

According to Officer Hubbard, the driver of the silver BMW was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man driving the Cadillac is in serious condition, but is expected to survive.

Right now an accident reconstruction team is working to figure out how and why the crash occurred. The ongoing investigation has shut down Indian Head Highway in both directions at Livingston Road.

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.

April is Litter enforcement month in PWC

 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Did you know that dumping trash, companion animals and other stuff on a public roadway is a crime? Or that pitching lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, etc., from your vehicle can result in a ticket? Did you know that it’s against the law to drive trucks and other vehicles that let contents drop, sift, leak or otherwise escape from them? These and many other litter and illegal dumping laws will be enforced throughout this month as Prince William County Police join law enforcement agencies throughout the metropolitan Washington region in observing Litter and Illegal Dumping Enforcement Month. This campaign is part of an effort to raise awareness of litter, illegal dumping and related crimes, as well as reduce litter by strictly enforcing existing laws.Officers will concentrate on litter laws, illegal dumping and unsecured truck load laws throughout the County.

MISSING: Anthony Calzada in Fort Washington, Md.


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Anthony Calzada has been missing from Fort Washington, Maryland since November 13, 2008.

He was born on September 16, 2004. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anthony's photo is shown age-progressed to 8 years. He was allegedly abducted by his father, Freddy Calzada. A federal warrant for International Parental Kidnapping was issued for Freddy on July 1, 2010. They may have left the country and traveled to Bolivia.

If you have any information about Anthony please contact Prince George's County Police Department at 301-333-4000.

*All info from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


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: