Takoma Park Police

March 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police Warn of Catalytic Converter Thefts

Takoma Park police are warning city residents to protect themselves from theft. And the thieves’ targets are under cars. For the first six days of March, catalytic converters were stolen seven times from city cars. A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle’s exhaust system, and they convert pollutants into less harmful gases. If you […]

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January 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Takoma Park Police Find Improper Conduct in Six Internal Affairs Investigations

Six internal affairs investigation by Takoma Park police in 2017 resulted in findings of improper conduct that led to disciplinary measures, a police statement issued Thursday said. The measures taken were handled administratively and resulted in suspensions, loss of leave, written reprimands and assignments to classes to address specific issues, the statement said. Two complaints […]

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January 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police Say Attempted Abduction ‘Did Not Happen’

Takoma Park police say an attempted abduction that was reported earlier this week “did not happen.” The police department’s statement, released Friday evening, said after an investigation, officers discovered that no abduction attempt occurred. The community meeting scheduled for Monday Jan. 8 in response to the initial report of the incident will still be held […]

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December 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Selects Next Police Chief

Antonio “Tony” DeVaul was selected as the City of Takoma Park’s next police chief. DeVaul, who is currently the Police Chief for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, will begin his first day with the city on Jan. 2, 2018. Takoma Park City Manager, Suzanne Ludlow, made the announcement Tuesday on the city’s website stating that […]

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December 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police to Conduct Vacant House Checks During the Holidays

Takoma Park Police is offering vacant house checks to residents, free of charge.  As the holiday season approaches, officers want to increase residents’ peace of mind while they are on vacation or out of town. Officers will visit homes daily to inspect for suspicious activity, according to a news release. The minimum period of absence […]

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October 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Oct. 28

Montgomery County residents can safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, a day set aside as the 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Residents are encouraged to bring in medications containing controlled substances but will accept any medications brought for disposal. All sites will […]

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August 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Law Enforcement Officers Raise Money for Special Olympics

Police cars were covered in stickers Wednesday as Montgomery County law enforcement officers, from multiple agencies, gathered at the Chick-fil-A in Kentlands to raise awareness and money for Special Olympics Maryland athletes. In a event titled, “Cover the Cruiser,” county residents made donations that were represented on paper to be attached to police cars. More […]

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August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Recruits Graduate From Montgomery County’s Public Safety Training Academy

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined law enforcement chiefs in congratulating the new graduates of the Montgomery County Police Entrance Level Training Session 64 at Northwest High School in Germantown on Aug. 4, according to a news release. The recruits began their training on Jan. 9 of this year. The training session included recruits joining the […]

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August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police Charge D.C. Woman with Second-Degree Murder

A 23-year-old Washington, D.C., woman has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault  and malicious destruction of property in connection with a knife-throwing incident in Takoma Park, city police said. Oluwafunmi Gbolade was being held in the District but has waived extradition, according to online D.C. court records. According to a statement from Takoma […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Residents Discuss Qualities Wanted in Next Police Chief (VIDEO)

Someone who listens, willing to apologize to the community when they’re wrong and ensuring  racial equity and department transparency are among the qualities that some Takoma Park residents said they want in a new police chief. Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the Takoma Park City Council held a public hearing Wednesday evening to discuss […]

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