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Strong overnight storms cause damage in Pr. George's


PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Strong overnight storms caused damage in several parts of Prince George's County.

County public works officials say there are reports of trees down along Old Marlboro Pike and Charles Hill Boulevard and at 406 Aragona Drive in Fort Washington. Contractors have been called to downed tree locations on Livingston Road and Ritchie Marlboro Road as well.

Additional trees are down at the intersections of Livingston Road and Birchwood Drive and Ritchie Marlboro Road at Pennsylvania Avenue.

In Oxon Hill, a tree struck a home in the area of Oxon Hill Road and Fort Foote Road.


1 person injured after car crashes into Md. house


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- One person is injured after a car crashed into a house in Oxon Hill Friday night.

Police said the accident happened around 7:40 p.m. in the 1700 block of Iverson St. in Oxon Hill. The investigation shows that the driver may have been under the influence of a controlled substance.

Authorities said the driver is now in custody with charges pending.

Updates to come.


Man shot, killed in Oxon Hill


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA) -- An early morning shooting has left one man dead and police searching for clues in an Oxon Hill neighborhood.

Officials identified the man as 20-year-old Samuel Cheadle, of the 1000 block of 14th Street in Southeast Washington.

Corporal Maria McKinney, spokeswoman for the Prince George's County Police Department, says officers were called to the 4900 block of Maury Place around 1:15 a.m. for a report of the sound of gunshots. Once police arrived at the scene they found Cheadle suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.

Cheadle was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of next-of-kin.

Right now police have no information to release on possible suspects. The investigation is ongoing.


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.

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:

Child and adult struck by SUV in Pr. George's


OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two people were struck by an SUV Tuesday night in Oxon Hill, Md.

Police say an adult male and an 11-year-old child were struck at 8:43 p.m. at the intersection of Indianhead Highway and Palmer Road. The adult and child were attempting to cross southbound Indianhead Highway when they were struck by a Cadillac SUV. The SUV was in the southbound lanes of Indianhead highway, police say.

The child was flown to a local trauma center in critical but stable condition. The adult suffered an injury to his leg and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene to talk to police. The southbound lane of Indianhead Highway re opened to traffic at approx. 9:45pm