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MISSING: Takoma Park 17-year-old female


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a 17-year-old from Takoma Park who was last seen on Thursday.

Cecelia Robinson, 17, was last seen in the 700 block of Hudson Avenue, according to Takoma Park police.

She is described as a black female, standing 5'3" tall and weighing 110 pounds. She has brown and black hair. It is unknown what she was wearing.

Anyone who has information about Cecilia's whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #15028517.


Hyattsville man threatens police officer with knife


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 37-year-old Hyattsville man was arrested after he threatened a Takoma Park police officer with a knife Sunday night during a traffic stop, police said.

Felenciano Felindo Sanchez, 37, of Hyattsville was arrested for disorderly conduct, second degree assault, and failure to obey a lawful order, Takoma Park police said.

Around 9:20 p.m. a Takome Park officer made a traffic stop in the 7600 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park. Sanchez was causing a public disturbance across the street, authorities said.

He crossed the street and started walking in the direction of the police officers. A witness yelled and warned officers that Sanchez had a knife.

Gas leak work closes road in Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Westmoreland Avenue in Takoma Park is closed Saturday due to a gas leak.

Washington Gas is at the site working on the leak, Takoma Park police said.




Takoma Park Police searching for missing 14-year-old girl


TAKOMA PARK --Police need your help in the search for a missing 14-year-old girl.

Ashley Lemus was last seen in the 7600 block of Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park around 7 a.m..


Lemus is a Hispanic female, 14-years-old, 5'2, and weighs 105 lbs.

She was last seen wearing a navy blue zippered sweatshirt, light blue jeans and white sneakers.


Several evacuated after CO leak at apartment building


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Several residents are being evaluated after a carbon monoxide leak at an apartment building in Takoma Park Friday, according to fire officials.

Around 7 p.m. Montgomery County Fire responded to the 7700 block of Eastern Avenue and discovered a carbon monoxide leak in a three-story apartment building.

Fire officials say the apartment building has been evacuated and several residents are being evaluated. At least one person has been transported to a local hospital, fire officials said.

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MISSING: 16-year-old girl from Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a 16-year-old girl who was previously missing from Takoma Park.

Police say Jennifer Castillo was last seen in the 1100 block of University Blvd. on Saturday. She was dropped off to catch a bus to the mall and has not been seen since, police said.

Castillo is described by police as a 5'0" Hispanic female, 145 pounds and light brown complexion. She was last seen wearing white sneakers, dark blue jeans and a black shirt.

Anyone who has information about Castillo's whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #15016847.

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Woman, 21, arrested for human trafficking in Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 21-year-old Germantown woman was arrested for human trafficking in Takoma Park, police said.

Takoma Park police arrested Brittany Nicole Blanken, 21, of Germantown for an outstanding warrant through Prince George's County Police Department for human trafficking, authorities said.

Police responded to the 7600 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park on April 3 for the report of suspicious persons. Officers found Blanken at the location.

The investigation showed that she was wanted for human trafficking. She was arrested and taken to the Montgomery County Cental Processing Unit.

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