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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.

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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.

Md. man sentenced to 25 years in theft

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A burglar who left DNA at a crime scene was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Raoul Hughes, 43, of no fixed address, was found guilty of one count of 1st Degree Burglary and one count of Theft Over $1,000 on March 13th of this year.

Officials say Hughes had posed as a telephone repair man before breaking into a Silver Spring, Md., home through a glass basement door.

"Residents of Montgomery County and beyond can rest assured that this Defendant's days of damaging dwellings, ransacking residences and burglarizing bungalows are effectively over," said Ramon Korionoff, Public Affairs Director for the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office. This sentence sends a strong message that home break-ins will not be tolerated in the County," Korionoff said.

Man arrested for 2002 Md. murder, awaiting extradition

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police confirm that a man wanted for the 2002 murder of Winston King has been arrested in New York.

The New York Post reports that federal marshals caught Kevin Reynolds at John F. Kennedy International Airport late Sunday night. According to the Post's sources, he was waiting to board a flight to Kingston.

The Post reports that Reynolds was going by the name of Dennis Graham and that he "climbed the ranks at popular reggae and dancehall music label 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution that lists offices on Madison Avenue as well as in Jamaica."

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14-year-old girl missing from Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police are looking for 14-year-old Alexandra Innis of the 4000 block of Peppertree Lane in Silver Spring. They say she was last seen on April 4.

Police describe Alexandra as a black female, approximately 5'4" tall and 140 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

According to police, she frequents Westfield Wheaton shopping mall on Veirs Mill Road and is very familiar with public transportation.

Police and family are concerned for Alexandra's emotional well-being.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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:

Wires down on Dale Drive in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Tuesday afternoon, we heard that a car hit a pole on Dale Drive in Silver Spring on Tuesday afternoon.

Sky 9 flew over the scene and found a snapped pole and wires down.

We hope to have more details soon.