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Police have issued an AMBER alert for 2-year-old Aaron Gamez. Police believe he was abducted by his mother's ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Jose Alex Turcios, outside of the Mount Vernon Square Metrorail station. The boy is described as Hispanic, 3 feet 4 inches tall, weighting 40 pounds with curly black hair. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue pants. Turcios is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 195 pounds. The suspect has two tattoos, one that says "Lidia" on his neck and another that says "Ice" on his forearm, and may be wearing a cream-colored shirt and blue jeans. Police believe the suspect may be driving a 1999 black Nissan Sentra with Maryland tag 5FJ-E91. If you have any information about this case police ask that you don't take any action yourself but call 911
WSSC: MORE CONSERVATION, PLEASE
A day after the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission appealed for shorter showers and a ban on outside watering took effect, usage dropped by about 25 million gallons, only about a third of the goal, said commission spokeswoman Lyn Riggins.
Officials in Montgomery warned in an alert that “residents continue to use more water during daylight hours than the system is producing.” The commission has a number of tanks it refills while the region sleeps to help manage supplies, and officials said there was no immediate threat. “We’re not in any sort of dangerous situation right now of running out,” Riggins said.
RABID FOX BITES SIX FLAGS VISITOR
The Prince George's County Health Department is looking for individuals and animals who may have been in contact with a rabid fox that bit a visitor at Six Flags America in Bowie last Saturday. "Because rabies is a highly transmittable and treatable disease, the Health Department is taking all measures to locate any individuals that may have come in contact with this infected fox or any other infected animal," said health officer Dr. Donald Shell. The health department could not provide inforrmation about the visitor who was bitten. But the agency said that person, as well as two others who were trying to scare the fox away, have to undergo post-rabies vaccination treatment. The fox was caught Tuesday and tested positive for rabies at a state laboratory.
FIREFIGHTER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Nine Spotsylvania Fire Department volunteers have been terminated, including a 20-year-old who was charged yesterday with sexual misconduct in an incident that involved a naked teenage girl in a shower at the Courthouse station. Steven Tyler Perry, 20, is charged with one count of custodial indecent liberties with a minor, a Class 6 felony, Spotsylvania Sheriff's Lt. Col. Michael S. Timm said in a press release. The 17-year-old girl was a volunteer at Company 1, near the county administrative building. As of yesterday afternoon, Perry had not been arrested, but the warrant was issued, Timm said. Timm said a male juvenile who was with Perry has not been charged because prosecutors want to use him as a witness. Timm said the nine permanent suspensions are all related to a volunteer deputy chief's internal investigation.