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NTSB investigates deadly mid-air collision in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- National Transportation Safety Board investigators are on the scene of Thursday's mid-air collision near the Frederick Municipal Airport involving a helicopter and a small plane. The crash killed all three on the helicopter and injured two others in the plane.

Federal investigators say there were no distress calls from either aircraft before the collision, and so far, there is no evidence that there were maintenance issues.

"Any time there are fatalities involved, it's a terrible, terrible tragedy. And the reason we're here is to determine what happened and try to prevent it from happening again," said NTSB Investigator Brian Rayner.

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3 arrested in Frederick strong arm robbery


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three people were arrested in connection with a strong arm robbery that happened in Frederick, Md. on October 15, Frederick Police Department said.

The robbery happened around 1:52 a.m. in front of the Giant Eagle located at 1305 W Seventh Street Frederick, Md., authorities said.

Upon responding to the robbery, officers found a victim in front of the store with injuries, authorities said. The victim was injured during a physical altercation, police said. The three suspects assaulted, who he knew, robbed and assaulted him, authorities said.

Authorities were able to identify the three suspects involved in the incident. Two of the three suspects are juvenile males, police said. The third person, a man, was identified as Govine Ikim Diggs,19, of Frederick, Md.

Thefts from vehicles in Frederick under investigation


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of thefts from vehicles in the Frederick and New Market area that happened over the weekend.

The incidents happened during the day and overnight between October 17 and October 19, the sheriff's office said.

The suspects broke into the vehicles through windows, however several of the vehicles were left unlocked, according to the sheriff's office.

The thefts happened on Buckeystown Pike, Tami Court and Poultyney Place. Cash, credit cards, wallets, electronic device and keys were among the items stolen, the sheriff's office said.

Citizens are encouraged to lock their vehicles, park in well lit areas and remove valuables, especially if they can be seen. Citizens should also report suspicious activity immediately to their local law enforcement agency.

FOUND: Owen Galesa Fuste, 17, Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a missing 17-year-old from Frederick, Md. He is safe and was not injured, police said.

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Frederick Police Department is searching for a missing 17-year-old teenager from Frederick, Md., who was last seen Saturday morning.

Owen Galesa Fuste, 17, was last seen sometime Friday night. Officers learned Fuste left his home in the 300 block of W College Terrace sometime overnight and traveled by foot in an unknown direction, authorities said.

Fuste is described as a white male, with brown hair, dark color eyes, about 5'6'' tall, and weighs around 128 pounds.

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FOUND: 16-year-old Frederick girl


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a 16-year-old girl who had been missing from Frederick

Police located Jeivhan Diamond Santiago in good health and returned her to her family on Friday.

Santiago is described as a Hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes. Santiago is about 5'5" tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black and white sweater and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Frederick Police Department's Communications Section at 301-600-2100. Callers may also remain anonymous and contact the Frederick Police Department's Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477).


12 arrested in Frederick County drug bust


FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Frederick County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged 12 people in a drug bust Wednesday.

The bust focused on individuals transporting controlled dangerous substances into and through Frederick County, the sheriff's office said.

The operation happened Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The individuals and their charges are listed below:

Christopher Ryan Beck, age 19 of Mount Airy, MD

(1)

Possession of marijuana paraphernalia;

Owen Looney, age 21 of Bluemont, VA

(1)

Possession of heroin

(2)

Possession of heroin paraphernalia;

Kathryn Damon, age 18 of Purcellville, VA

(1)

Possession of heroin

Police investigate shots fired in Frederick, Md.


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick Police Department is investigating shots that were fired Tuesday evening in the 1100 block of Keswick Pl. in Frederick.

The shots were fired around 7:09 p.m., police said. Several parked cars were hit by the gunfire, police said. Shots were heard, however nobody was injured, authorities said.

Officers responded to the report of a fight around 6:24 p.m. No victims or suspects were found in the area. Police are investigating the relationship between the two incidents.

The investigation is active an ongoing and limited information related to the incident is available at this time. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the lead detective, Det. Kevin Forrest, at 301-600-6219. Anonymous tips may be relayed by calling 301-600-TIPS.