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July 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

National Night Out in Takoma Park to be Held on Aug. 1

In an effort to heighten safety and crime prevention awareness, Takoma Park City officials are inviting residents to a National Night Out on Aug. 1, according to a news release. National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and celebrated by police departments and communities […]

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July 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Overall Crime Down 13 Percent in Takoma Park

For the first six months of the year, overall crime in the City of Takoma Park decreased by 13 percent, according to a news release. There were significant declines in assaults, burglaries and auto thefts. Theft from auto, however, is up 44 percent and the department is looking into ways to address this issue. “We […]

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May 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Gun Violence Awareness Rally To Be Held on June 3 in Takoma Park

June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and people across the country are expected to dress in orange to bring awareness to gun violence. ┬áMoms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Maryland Chapter will host a rally in Takoma Park on June 3rd to “honor the lives taken by gun violence,” according to […]

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March 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Need Your Help Finding Missing Takoma Park Man

Takoma Park Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. According to police, 18-year-old Dominque Reid was last seen on the 8200 block of Houston Court when he left a group home and never returned. Dominique Reid is described by police as a black male, 5’10” tall, and weighing 170 […]

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January 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Police Chief Warns Residents About A Recent Crime Trend

Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg is warning residents, especially the Hispanic community, about a recent crime trend involving unlicensed ride service companies. Over the past week, Goldberg says police have experienced an increase in armed robberies by suspected Hispanic gang members in the Takoma Park and Langley Park areas. In a recent post on […]

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November 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Holiday Alcohol Task Force Enforcement Results

The Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force, comprised of officers from the Alcohol Initiatives Section, the six police districts, officers from the Gaithersburg City Police Department,┬áthe Maryland National Capital Park Police Department, Maryland State Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Takoma Park Police Department, have devoted their attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses […]

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November 7, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Local Nonprofit Hosts Seminar for Youth on Interacting with Law Enforcement (VIDEO)

Students from Don Bosco Cristo Rey had the chance to listen to officials from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) about interacting with law enforcement in the community. The event was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Takoma Park and organized by the Neville Levi Nonprofit Association whose mission […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park’s New School vs. Old School Basketball Game a Success (VIDEO)

A teen program run by the Takoma Park Recreation Department included a basketball game between the teens and city employees. The game was about a lot more than fitness. Take a look: Visit Takoma Park City TV to see more Takoma Park City Television.

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June 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Freeman Sentenced to Over 25 Years for Armed Robbery and Carjacking Shootings

U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow sentenced Marcellus Ramone Freeman, a/k/a Derrick Relando Pitts, age 24, of Washington, D.C. to 308 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for robbery, discharging a gun during a robbery and carjacking, in connection with a 2012 armored car robbery and a carjacking in which a victim […]

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January 22, 2016 | Willie James Inman

City Manager of Takoma Park Urges Residents to Prepare for Storm

Takoma Park City Manager Suzanne Ludlow is urging residents to prepare for this weekends winter weather. “The storm will be here soon. Please take these last few hours to move your cars off the road if possible, get any remaining medicines, food and supplies you need, and prepare to stay inside until Sunday,” Ludlow said […]

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