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Police search 60K acres for missing Md. children


GERMANDTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are actively searching 60,000 acres for two missing children last seen weeks ago.

Three-year-old Sarah and two-year-old Jacob Hoggle have been missing since Sept. 7. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, has been questioned by police and she claims the children are safe, but police have been unable to locate the children to verify her story.

"Our search is not over, the work continues," police tweeted Friday.

Police have asked businesses in the Germantown area to check their surveillance videos from Sept. 7 and 8 for Catherine Hoggle's vehicles.

Catherine Hoggle, who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was transferred to a facility in Howard County for a psychiatric evaluation earlier this week.

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Mom of missing Md. kids transferred out of Mont. Co.


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- The mother of two missing Maryland children has been transferred to a facility in Howard County.

Catherine Hoggle, who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was transferred to a Jessup facility as part of her psychological evaluation, her attorney confirmed.

Montgomery County police continue to search the Germantown area for missing three-year-old Sarah and two-year-old Jacob Hoggle. Monday, police asked businesses to check their Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 surveillance videos for Catherine Hoggle's vehicles.

Businesses asked to help find children


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are asking businesses to help with clues to find two missing children on Monday.

Montgomery County Police are asking local businesses to check their surveillance footage from their storefronts to see if they spot the silver SUV Catherine Hoggle was driving on September 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the Md. tag number 3 A/I 8778.

They're also asking businesses to look for the silver minivan she may have been driving on September 8 in their surveillance footage from 5:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. That minivan has Md. tag number 48598.

Dad of missing Md. kids wanted Amber Alert


CLARKSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- The father of missing Sarah and Jacob Hoggle said he thinks there should have been an Amber Alert for his children.

Three-year-old Sarah and two-year-old Jacob Hoggle have been missing for two weeks. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, remains in custody and still hasn't given up the location of her children's whereabouts.

The children's father, Troy Turner, is holding on to hope that his children are still alive, while police continue to build their homicide investigation against Catherine Hoggle.

Turner told WUSA9 that he believes police should have issued an Amber Alert already and that his children meet the criteria. Turner, along with Catherine Hoggle's mother, went to police headquarters Monday to talk police.

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Search continues in Germantown for missing Md. kids


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- One week and one day since the disappearance of two missing Montgomery County children, police split in teams and hit more narrow search areas.

They're looking for three-year-old Sarah Hoggle and two-year-old Jacob Hoggle. Police have said they don't expect to find the children alive.

Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, has been charged in their disappearance. Police are building a homicide case against her.

1 dead after Md. motorcycle and vehicle crash


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A motorcyclist lost his life after he was struck by a car Sunday evening in Germantown.

According to Montgomery County police, officers and fire/rescue personnel responded to a collision in the 11000 block of Brink Road near Treva Court. They saw a silver Infiniti QX4 overturned and a black 1996 Harley Davidson Road King off the road, say police officials.

The motorcyclist, 52-year-old Kevin Roger Kanke of Montgomery Village, was found in the woods next to the roadway. Fire/rescue units pronounced him deceased. The driver of the Infiniti was transported to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

3 arrested in theft of Md. utility poles


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A thirty-three-year-old man, a 13-year-old and and a 15-year-old were arrested for stealing five PEPCO utility poles having a total value of $25,000 in Rockville, Md.

Marvin W. Frazier, 33, of Germantown, is being charged with burglary and theft for breaking into a construction site and stealing five PEPCO utility poles, police said.

The burglary happened around 1:40 a.m. Saturday, police said. Authorities responded to the area of Omega Drive and Research Boulevard in Rockville, Md. for the report of a suspicious situation.

The suspects put the utility poles into a U-Haul truck, police said.

Authorities found the U-Haul truck parked at the Extended Stay America hotel located at 2621 Research Boulevard. The three males were spotted running off, however police were able to stop them in the Sleep Inn parking lot located at 2 Research Court.