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Police find missing 12-year-old Upper Marlboro girl


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a missing 12-year-old girl from Upper Marlboro. She is safe.

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Prince George's County Police Department is searching for a missing 12-year-old girl from Upper Marlboro, Md., who was last seen Saturday morning.

Police are searching for 12-year-old Shemayon May Brown, who was last seen in the 9900 block of Rosaryville Road around 7:45 a.m., according to authorities.

Brown is described as a black girl, standing 4'8" tall, and weighing around 88 pounds. She has braids in her hair below her shoulder, according to police. She was last seen wearing a short sleeve t-shirt with a picture on the front, pink flannel pajama pants with tic-tac-toe designs, and pink slippers with multi-color flower designs. She is not wearing her glasses.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

Man arrested for homicide in Croom


CROOM, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police say they have arrested a man in the shooting death of James Ryan Burch of Harwood, Md.

Prince George's County police arrested 25-year-old Lemuel Alonzo Brown, Jr. of Harwood, Md. in connection with the homicide in Croom on Sunday. Police say Burch and Brown knew each other and that an argument preceded the shooting.

Burch was found in the 7000 block of Crain Highway at 3 a.m. with a gunshot wound, according to police. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Brown turned himself into authorities in a neighboring jurisdiction after a warrant for first degree murder was obtained for his arrest, say police.

Brown is being held without bond at the Prince George's County Department of Corrections.


PG County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a telephone scam involving someone trying to scam money while impersonating a sheriff's deputy.

The impersonator has victims' personal information and accuses them of either missing jury duty or having an outstanding warrant. The scammer then claims the victim must pay a fine and they are told to go to a local convenience store where they can buy a pre-paid card with the amount due.

The Sheriff's Office does not make calls on behalf of the courts regarding jury duty, nor do we ask citizens for money. If anyone receives a call to contact the Prince Georges County Police at 301-772-4420 to file an incident report.


METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

2 arrested on assault and theft charges in MD


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Deputies arrested two people in Md. on first degree assault charges and theft charges, Prince George's County Sheriff's Office said.

Jaron Johnson was arrested on an indictment alleging him of a first degree assault, officials said. Deputies found Johnson and arrested him on November 6 in the 4200 block of Beech Rd in Temple Hills, Md.

Kimberly Barnes was also arrested on an indictment alleging theft of property and services with a value of $100,000 or more, deputies said. Her indictment was issued on October 3. She turned herself in on October 7, officials said.

Both suspects were taken to Prince George's County Department of Corrections.


Police: Man tried to abduct teenage girl in Upper Marlboro


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police are looking for a suspect who they say tried to abduct a 16-year-old girl Thursday evening.

It happened around 5 p.m. on November 6 in the 1700 block of Robert Lewis Avenue.

The teenage girl was walking by a basketball court on her way home when a man grabbed her and tried to force her into nearby woods, according to police. She was able to pull away from the suspect and was not hurt, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'6" and 130 lbs. He was wearing a gray beanie and a gray and yellow jacket, according to police.

Detectives will canvass the area Friday evening starting at 5.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Regional Investigation Division – Central at (301) 390-2160. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).