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FOUND: 12-year-old girl from Rockville

Police say this missing person has been located safe and unharmed.



ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old girl from Rockville.

Police reported that Jessica Leon, of the 1200 block of Turkey Branch Parkway was last seen on Saturday, August 9th.

Police described Leon as a Hispanic female, about 4'6" weighing 125 pounds. Leon has long brown hair with light brown highlights and brown eyes, police said.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Car overturned in Rockville

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County fire and rescue officials are on scene of an overturned car in Rockville.

MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said the accident occurred at the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Twinbrook Parkway, where a car is on its side and a person is trapped.

Police say the two car accident was reported at 8:06 a.m. There is no confirmation of injuries at this time.

We'll update as more information becomes available.


Md. shed fire leaves $10,000 in damage

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two sheds were damaged in a fire in Rockville on Thursday morning, leaving $10,000 worth of damage behind, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer.

The sheds or "out buildings" of a building used to store art supplies were located on Douglas Avenue near Frederick Road, says Piringer.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and no one was injured.

One of the sheds was a total loss.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire.

Md. police investigate fatal crash involving pedestrian

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Montgomery County Police is investigating a serious crash involving a 21-year-old pedestrian that happened late Sunday night and left the man in grave condition. Authorities said, the victim died Monday morning.

Authorities said, the accident happened around 11:38 p.m. at the intersection of First Street and Maple Avenue in Rockville.

According to police, Roberto Flores, 21, of Hyattsville, was crossing at the intersection and was hit by a Toyota Tacoma that was going westbound on First Street.

Police said the driver of the Toyota stayed on the scene.

The driver of the Toyota has been identified as Robert Martin, 36, of Germantown, police said. Martin was not injured in the accident.

Rockville fire draft

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after an accidental apartment fire late Thursday night in Rockville.

Officials say the fire, which happened at the North Creek Apartments on Burnside Drive, was caused by unattended incense.

The fire started on the second floor and spread to the third floor.

The Red Cross is helping nine people who have been displaced. The damage is estimated at $75,000.

DOJ: Doctor illegally sold drugs, caused patient's death

GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland doctor has been indicted for illegally distributing prescription drugs and causing the death of a patient, according to the Department of Justice.

Officials say 59-year-old Silviu Ziscovici, also known as "Dr. Z," is charged with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of controlled dangerous substances, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance resulting in death, and money laundering, in connection with his Rockville pain management practice.

According to the indictment, Silviu Ziscovici was a physician who held a Maryland medical license. The 29-count indictment alleges from at least July 2009 through June 22, 2010, Ziscovici conspired to distribute and distributed controlled dangerous substances.

8-year-old dies after Md. swimming pool incident

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police in Montgomery County are investigating a suspicious possible drowning of an 8-year-old girl in Rockville.

It happened Monday at approximately 2:39 p.m. at the Rockville Swim Center, located at 355 Martins Lane.

Police say Stephanie Benitez, of the 1700 block of Gunther Avenue in Rockville, had jumped from the diving board into the deep end of the pool and swam to a nearby ladder. When she reached the ladder, she did not have the strength to pull herself out of the water and began making what were described as unusual movements.