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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:



In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Police continue to investigate Md. carjacking

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in a Chevy Chase carjacking incident that happened Saturday morning.

Police said around 3:05 a.m. Montgomery County Police responded to a stolen vehicle and a shooting involving five occupants of the vehicle near the intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road in Northeast, DC.

Detectives discovered that the vehicle in the incident was the same vehicle that had been carjacked on March 13 in Chevy Chase.

Police said further investigation showed that one of the occupants of the vehicle was the suspect responsible for the carjacking that happened on March 13.

The suspect has been identified at 18-year-old David Sutton of NE Washington.

D.C. man arrested for attempted burglary

CHEVY CHASE, Md (WUSA9) -- A man was arrested for an attempted residential burglary that happened Thursday morning in Chevy Chase.

Montomgery County Police said officers responded to a residence in the 4200 block of East West Highway for a report of an attempted burglary.

The incident happened around 11:39 a.m. Police said two men opened the rear screen door of the house when the housekeeper, who was inside, saw them. The two men then fled on foot toward a trail behind the home, police said.

Officers from the 2nd District have arrested a suspect for an attempted residential burglary that occurred this morning in Chevy Chase.

A lookout was put out for the two suspects and officers were able to find the two suspects coming off of the trail in the 4200 block of Oakridge Avenue, police said.

Police seeking Md. carjacking suspect

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are investigating a carjacking Wednesday night.

At approximately 10:19 p.m., police responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Melrose Street for a report of a carjacking.

Police say a female victim was sitting in the passenger seat of her car in her driveway when the suspect approached the vehicle, opened the driver's door and pointed a handgun at the victim.

The victim exited her vehicle and ran inside her residence, according to police.

Police say the suspect was last seen driving the vehicle toward Connecticut Avenue. He is described as a black male, 5'10″ to 6'0″ tall, and approximately 20 years old. He was dressed in all black clothing and was armed with a black or gray handgun, officials say.

The stolen vehicle is described as a black 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee bearing Maryland registration 112142D.

Shots fired in Chevy Chase

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police are investigating after shots were reportedly fired early Friday morning.

Police spokesperson Captain Paul Starks says gunshots were reported in the 8400 block of Freyman Dr. In Chevy Chase. No one was reported injured, according to Starks.

Two people exited the house at approximately 6:45 a.m. The emergency response team has been trying to make contact with someone inside the house and talking to the two people outside to see if there is anyone left inside.