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Gaithersburg man charged with indecent exposure

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Gaithersburg man was charged for indecent exposure after a Oct. 9th incident in the Flower Hill area, according to Montgomery County police.

Travis Johnathan Addison, 24, was arrested on Nov. 18th and police say he was charged with one count of indecent exposure.

At approximately 4:10 p.m., police say Addison exposed himself to an adult victim through the sliding glass door of the victim's apartment. Police say Addison asked for the victim's phone number and made sexual gestures.

On Nov. 17th, police released a photo of Addison and received multiple tips of Addison's located on Nov. 18th.

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Man wanted for exposing himself in Gaithersburg

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man is wanted for exposing himself to a person in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police said.

According to police, the suspect was seen outside the victim's first-floor apartment on October 9 at around 4:10 p.m. The victim told police the suspect asked them for their phone number, made sexual gestures and exposed himself.

The victim was able to take a picture of the suspect before they fled the area, police said.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot 10-inch tall black male in his late 20's weighing approximately 170 pounds with black hair and facial hair. When the photo was taken, the suspect was wearing a navy blue jacket with the words "Woodstock Student" written in yellow letters on the upper left side of the jacket.

mcdonalds fire

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man is in custody after he tried to set a fire inside of a Gaithersburg McDonald's early Friday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. at 465 N. Frederick Ave, officials said. The suspect threw a rock through the window and tried to set a fire inside the restaurant. The fire was put out and there was only minimal damage, officials added.

Nobody was injured.

The man is being charged with one count of first degree attempted arson, one count of second degree malicious burning, one count of malicious destruction of property, and six counts of reckless endangerment.

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Family of 7 safe after Gaithersburg townhouse fire

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Seven family members were able to safely escape their burning Gaithersburg townhouse thanks to a working smoke alarm.

According to Tweets posted by Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the blaze broke out in a two-story middle-of-row town home in the 900 block of Bayridge Terrace shortly after 1:00 a.m. That is in the Fernshire Farms neighborhood.

Once on scene fire crews found heavy fire coming from the structure and called for a second alarm.

Seventy-five firefighters responded to the scene, and were able to bring the flames under control around 1:30 a.m. Piringer says the family was alerted by a smoke alarm and all were able to get out of the home uninjured.

A total of 75 firefighters responded to the scene, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue stated. Two families have been displaced and Red Cross is helping them.

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Gaithersburg residents rally to change flight routes after plane crash

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- When she first moved to Gaithersburg with her husband and 2-year-old daughter, Jennifer Etzel admitted she enjoyed living near the Montgomery County Airpark.

"I think one of her [my daughter's] first words was airplane. And it's a huge source of enjoyment that became really a disappointment for our family," Etzel said. 

But that all changed last December, when a plane crashed into three homes on Drop Forge Lane in Gaithersburg, killed a mother and two children in one of the homes and three men on board the plane.

"That rattled us to the core - that everyday life in those homes was exactly what that mother was doing with her children," Etzel said.

Etzel's concerns were shared Wednesday when scores of residents who live around the airpark explained those concerns to the county. 

Charging documents of man arrested in transgender homicide released

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was arrested for the shooting death of a Gaithersburg transgender woman that occurred in Montgomery Village on Thursday.

Rico Hector Leblond, 20, of Germantown, Md., was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of 21-year-old Zella Ziona, whose legal name was Deandre Smith before becoming a woman, police said.

Woman dead after shooting behind Gaithersburg laundromat

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman has died after he was shot in the head behind a laundromat in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County police.