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MISSING: 60-year-old Silver Spring Woman


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 60-year-old Silver Spring Woman.

Susan Decarlo Hendrickson of the 14400 block of Homecrest Road was last seen at her home on July 28th.

Authorities describe Hendrickson as a white female, approximately 5'2" and 125 pounds. Officials say she has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Hendrickson is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).


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Translator promised assistance in America receives little


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- In war, there are gains and there are losses.

"I'm in a situation that I'm lost and I'm thinking of what I lost and what I gained," said Hameed, who asked to be identified only by his first name to avoid possible retribution against his family in Afghanistan.

For seven years, Hameed served as an interpreter, translator and cultural adviser for U.S. and coalition forces during the War in Afghanistan. Because of his advanced English language skills, he was assigned to the second highest command post in Kabul, Afghanistan.

"I was inspired because it was good for the country and it's still good for the country there of mine in Afghanistan," said Hameed, through his ever friendly and perpetual smile.

"America was the only country that could save us and survive us and have a peaceful end and a good life," he continued.

PD: Man arrested 3 Md. bank robberies


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police Department said a 46-year-old man from Takoma Park was arrested on July 25 in connection with three bank robberies in Silver Spring.

Police said they arrested Morris Kenneth Thweatt, 46, of Takoma Park for three robberies that happened on June 10, July 2, and July 22.

According to authorities, the robberies happened at the following locations:

• June 10, 2014, Capital One bank located at 12293 Tech Road in Silver Spring

• July 2, 2014, Capital One bank located at 115 University Boulevard in Silver Spring

• July 22, 2014, Bank of America located at 10151 Colesville Road in Silver Spring

Police said, Thweatt went into the banks and passed a note that stated he had a bomb. According to authorities, he would then show a device wrapped in foil, which he claimed was a bomb.

MISSING: 79-year-old Silver Spring Man


SILVER SPRING Md. (WUSA9) -- Police need your help locating a missing man from Silver Spring.

According to officials 79-year-old Yequan Fang of Herringbone Manor Drive was last seen at the Air and Space Museum in Northwest D.C on July 25th.

Authorities describe Fan as an Asian male, 5'6" tall and 160 pounds. He is described as having short gray and black hair. Officials say Fan was last seen wearing a blue sweater, khaki pants and carrying a red bag.

According to authorities Fan suffers from dementia and speaks little English, his primary language is Mandarin.

Anyone with any information regarding Mr. Fan's whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police at 301-279-8000.


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Tree falls on cars in Silver Spring


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A tree fell down in Silver Spring Friday, damaging two vehicles.

It happened in front of 2203 Georgian Way at the Oakfield Apartment Homes complex.

No injuries were reported.

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Four Arrested in MD robbery and kidnapping


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have arrested four suspects in connection to a June robbery and kidnapping.

Police say that on June 26, 2014 the four suspects kidnapped and robbed two men. The suspects have been identified as:

Steven Allen Graham, age 42, of Upper Marlboro, Md.

Vusumuzi Mchunu, age 39, of Laurel, Md.

Anthony Allen Graham, age 46, of Washington, D.C.

Nikita Kenyatta Corey, age 38, of the 12000 block of Clinton, Md.

According to police, two of the suspects were charged on July 7, another July 9 and the final was charged July 10.

Local firefighter returns from Israel


He responded to rocket attacks, slept in bomb shelters and picked up ball bearings and shrapnel for souvenirs.

"Living in Montgomery County most of my life, it's a bubble and I was experiencing something totally different where there are people that live in daily fear and this is the type of stuff that they're fearing right now," said Goldberg.

Now, Goldberg's back at his day job in Silver Spring. He works for NowForce -- an emergency response system developer that just released its SOS app to all Israelis for free.

"It's a one push button distress panic notification. You're instantly connected to an emergency communications center," said Goldberg. "So if I'm in Israel, somebody would respond in about three minutes ... Someone would be by your side within three minutes. That's the average response time."