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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: Man, 21, Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park Police are looking for a critically missing 21-year-old Takoma Park ma, who was last seen at the Montgomery County Crisis Center, police said.

Police said, Pride is described as a black man, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.


Anyone who has information about David Pride's whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #14041053.


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.

Crews respond to Takoma Park house fire


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The bulk of a fire at a house in Takoma Park has been knocked down on Friday morning.

According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer, firefighters arrived at the three-story home in the 6500 block of Kansas Avenue to see fire showing from multiple floors.

Piringer says the person who lived at the home was not at home at the time of the fire.

MISSING: Zodie Campbell and Dyamond Smith


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park police are looking for two teenage girls who have been missing since Monday.

Police say 15-year-old Zodie Campbell and 16-year-old Dyamond Asia Smith were last seen in the
700 block of Hudson Avenue in Takoma Park. They believe the two girls are still together.

Zodie Campbell is described as a black female, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 123 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, medium skin and a thin build. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, pink pants and black shoes.

Dyamond Asia Smith is described as a black female, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 178 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and black yoga pants. Police did not have a photo for Smith.