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Women arrested for robbery, assault in Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park police have arrested three young women for a robbery and assault on Sunday.

According to police, a woman was approached by three females in the 7300 block of Carroll Avenue at 9:50 p.m. Sunday. They assaulted her and stole property.

The victim "did not suffer any major physical harm," according to police in a press release.

The three young women were located later on Carroll Avenue.

Twenty-year-old Jasmine Ward of Silver Spring, 19-year-old Taresha Pendarvis of Burtonsville, and a 15-year-old from Silver Spring (not named because she is a juvenile) are charged with Strong Arm Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Strong Arm Robbery, Attempt Robbery, Assault and Conspiracy to Commit Assault.

2 arrested in Md. burglary


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park Police Department arrested a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old in connection with a burglary that happened Friday morning.

Police said Alex Moran, 19, of Takoma Park, Md. and a 17-year-old male of Silver Spring, Md. were both arrested and are being charged with first degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, and theft over $1,000.

The burglary happened around 11:47 a.m. in the 100 block of Ritchie Avenue in Takoma Park, police said.

The two suspects were spotted running through backyards towards Takoma Park Middle School, authorities said.

According to the investigation, Moran kept the lookout while the teenager broke the window of the home and unlocked the door.

Property was taken, police said.

Police say the two suspects may have been involved in other burglaries in the area.

Found: David Pride of Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park Police say they have found a man who was reported missing earlier this week.

Twenty-one-year-old David Pride was reported missing from the Montgomery County Crisis Center.

He
has been located, say police on Friday. He is safe and in good health.


MISSING: Man, 34, Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park Police Department is searching for a missing 34-year-old Takoma Park man, who was last seen Monday around noon at the Washington Adventist Hospital.

Police said, Darren Etheridge, was last seen around 12:18 p.m. in the 7600 block of Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, Md.

Etheridge is described as a black man, 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 250 pounds. He has a medium complexion, police said.

He was last seen wearing two hospital gowns, blue and white in color, according to authorities.

There is no available picture of the missing man, authorities said.


MISSING: 17-year-old from Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police in Takoma Park are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing 17-year-old girl.

Kadiatou Sylla, 17, was last seen on Aug. 20, in the 700 block of Hudson Avenue, police said.

Sylla is described by police as a black female, standing 5 feet 5 inches and weighing 169 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, black sneakers and owns a black purse. Sylla has her nose pierced and has a tattoo of a "moon and star" on her right shoulder.

Anyone who has information about Sylla's whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #14040194.


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.

Md. police warn residents of IRS scam


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park Police Department responded to the report of an IRS scam/theft that happened after a woman got a call from a caller claiming to be with the IRS on Monday evening.

The caller threatened the woman and told her she would be arrested if she did not pay the money for unpaid taxes, authorities said. The victim was told if she hung up the phone, an arrest warrant would be put out for her arrest. Police said, the victim fell for the scam.

Police are investigating this incident and are asking residents to call 301-270-1100 with any information on the scam.

The IRS and Takoma Park Police said to pay attention to the following points that scammers often use:


The callers who commit this fraud often:

●Use common names and fake IRS badge numbers.