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Reward offered for information in Waldorf shooting

WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- A cash reward is available for information leading to the arrest of a man who shot another man on April 10 in the area of Trefoil Place in Waldorf.

According to authorities, a man was driving on Tawny Drive near Thistle Place at 11:30 p.m. when he saw a large SUV blocking the roadway and several people standing around it. He drove around the SUV and continued to Trefoil Place, say authorities.

Once he parked his car, however, the SUV pulled up and several males exited the vehicle. They started arguing with him and one suspect pulled a gun. He fired at the victim, hitting him in the leg, say authorities.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound.

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: Suspect stole packages off of porches in Md.

HUGHESVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Charles County Sheriff's Office officials are looking for a suspect who they say stole UPS packages from the front porches of two homes.

Police say an unknown male stole packages from the front porches of two home in the Lake Jameson neighborhood of Hughesville on March 24.

We're told the packages were taken from homes on Dusty Miller Court and Pale Morning Court about 15 minutes after the packages had been dropped off in the early afternoon.

The suspect, described as a black male with a dark complexion, possibly in his 20s, with short dreadlocks and wearing a black skull cap and black prescription style glasses. His car appears to be an older model White Nissan Altima.

Md. man in third-degree sex offense sought

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Charles County Crime Solvers are looking for a 34-year-old man who has an outstanding warrant charging him with violating probation relating to a third-degree sex offense.

Authorities said they are offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Edward Eugene Coates of Marbury.

Marbury is described as five feet 10 inches, weighs around 220 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Charles County, Md.

BALTIMORE (WUSA9) -- A winning Mega Millions ticket was bought in Charles County, a Maryland lottery official announced on Wednesday morning.

The winning numbers were: 11-19-24-33-51 The Mega Ball was 7. The winning ticket was sold at Lady's Liquor in La Plata, Maryland.

Before the announcement, officials said that it appeared there were two winning tickets sold for Tuesday night's million Mega Millions drawing and one of them was purchased in Maryland. The $414 million jackpot has a cash option of $230.9 million, say lottery officials.

The other winning ticket, we have learned, was sold in Florida. Florida lottery officials say that ticket was sold at a Sunoco in Merritt Island.

Police search for Md. fugitive

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Crime Solvers need your help finding a 37-year-old Charles County fugitive, who has open warrants for assault, theft, carrying a dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment.

Authorities said Michael David Toder, 37 of La Plata is about 6 ft. 5 inches tall and weighs around 215 pounds. Toder is bald and has blue eyes.

Authorities warns the public not to approach him but contact the CCSO Warrant Unit at 301 932 2222 of 911 if he is within sight.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit www.ccso.us to submit a web tip. For additional information about Crime Solvers see www.charlescountycrimesovlers.com.