City of Takoma Park Police Department

July 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Takoma Park

A driver was killed and a passenger severely injured in a crash July 16 in Takoma Park that police believe began as an assault. Takoma Park Police responded to Walnut and Eastern avenues after hearing sounds of a car crash at 10:50 p.m. They found a 1997 Subaru that had crashed into a tree and […]

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July 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Suspect Charged in Takoma Park Murder

Eric Alton Andrews of Hyattsville was arrested and charged with first and second degree murder in connection with an assault in Takoma Park on July 7. According to the Takoma Park Police Department, at 12:20 a.m. on July 7, police responded to the 8300 block of Flower Branch Avenue for an assault in progress. When […]

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June 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Takoma Park Police Chief on Floyd’s Death: ‘The Most Disturbing Thing That I’ve Ever Seen’

On Tuesday, City of Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul spoke to MyMCMedia about his reaction to the video showing George Floyd dying at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis. In addition to holding the officer who killed Floyd accountable, DeVaul says the three other officers who were present should also be held […]

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June 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Takoma Park Mayor, Police Chief Condemn Cop’s ‘Dismissive’ Interaction with Activist

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the city’s Chief of Police Antonio DeVaul held a discussion at the gazebo on Carroll Avenue to talk about an officer’s “dismissive” interaction with an activist that occurred around midnight Tuesday. The activist, Sokka Asif, shared a video of interaction on her Instagram page, which has—as of Tuesday evening—been […]

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June 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

After Video Shows Officer Removing Signs, Takoma Park Lifts Sign Restriction Ordinance

In response to a video circulating on Instagram showing a Takoma Park police officer removing Black Lives Matter signs on lamp posts, City Manager Suzanne Ludlow announced she’s taken emergency action to suspend rules about sign posting. In light of the protests surrounding racism and police brutality, Ludlow is now encouraging residents to post welcoming […]

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October 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Boy Who Fell From Building Celebrates Birthday with Takoma Park Police

The Takoma Park Police Department helped a 3-year-old celebrate his birthday on Tuesday. This boy is someone officers got to know in September after a frightening incident. On Sept. 9, the boy fell 11 stories from an apartment building on Maple Avenue in Takoma Park. At the time, he was taken to the hospital for […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 19, Christmas is six days away, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Jingle Bell Breakfast: The Long Branch Senior Center in Silver Spring has a free Jingle Bell Breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will also be two craft tables with supplies so seniors can make holiday […]

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July 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Here’s Where to Celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 1

Local communities will celebrate National Night Out on Aug.1. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), National Night Out is an event celebrated nationwide to generate neighborhood support and participation in crime prevention efforts. The following communities have provided their itinerary of events to the Montgomery County Police Department: District 1  (Rockville, Darnestown […]

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