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Pedestrian struck in Silver Spring
A pedestrian was struck and injured Saturday morning at Piney Branch Road and Arliss Street in Silver Spring, according to Montgomery County police.
The victim was hit by a dark-colored truck around 8:15 a.m., authorities said. The driver did not stay at the scene, and authorities said they are looking for the vehicle.
The pedestrian was taken to a local trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Police: Herndon woman abducted, raped in Prince William
A Herndon woman visiting an acquaintance in Prince William County was abducted and raped late Thursday, and police are continuing to look for her attacker, according to a Prince William police department news release.
A 31-year-old woman was walking in the area of Maplewood Drive and Peakwood Court in Manassas when an unknown man approached her, displayed a handgun, and forced her into the woods in a secluded area behind a townhome on nearby Vermont Place, police say. He then raped her, police say.
Police are looking for a black, 5-foot-9 man, of medium build, last seen wearing a black puffy winter jacket, dark gray jeans, and a black and white bandana.
Anyone with information on the case can call Crime Solvers anonymously at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS, and tips could earn up to $1,000.
Pr. William special education teacher, Shirley Whitfield, charged with assaulting children
A teacher’s assistant at a Prince William County middle school was charged with abusing two students, police said Monday.
Shirley Whitfield, 69, a teacher’s assistant at Beville Middle School in Dale City, allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy Thursday, Prince William police said, causing minor injuries. She has been charged with two counts of assault and battery.Continue reading this post »