Takoma Park Police

June 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Eight Takoma Park Police Officers Sworn In Friday

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart swore in eight officers Friday, bringing the total number of officers to 43. The officers who were sworn in this morning began working in the police department at various times throughout the pandemic and were all sworn in June 25 in front of the community center. The officers are Warren […]

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April 27, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía de Takoma Park Recolecta más de 300 Libras de Medicamentos Vencidos

La policía de Takoma Park recolectó 339 libras de medicamentos vencidos y sin usar durante el Día Nacional de Devolución de Medicamentos Recetados. El jefe Antonio DeVaul agradeció a quienes participaron y enfatizó que este programa previene el abuso y el robo de píldoras, al librar a los hogares de medicamentos recetados potencialmente peligrosos, vencidos, […]

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April 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police Collects Over 300 Pounds of Medicines

Takoma Park Police collected 339 pounds of expired and unused medicines during Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Chief Antonio DeVaul thanked those who participated, stressing that this program prevents pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Residents still can dispose of excess and expired prescription […]

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April 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Four Silver Spring Men Sentenced in 2020 Takoma Park Armed Robbery

Four Silver Spring men were sentenced for their parts in an armed robbery in Takoma Park last summer. According to Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul, at 11:30 p.m. on June 6, 2020, police responded to the 8200 block of Flower Avenue where they found a victim sitting in the area who told police he […]

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April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police: Off Duty Officer was Acting as Civilian When He Shot and Killed Two Men

David Hall Dixon was a civilian, and not acting in his role as a Pentagon Force Protection Agency police officer, when he allegedly shot and killed two men, according to Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul. “He was a civilian who acted as a civilian” and had no law enforcement powers in Maryland, DeVaul said […]

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April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Pentagon Police Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting in Takoma Park

The off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency Police Officer who was involved in the fatal shooting of two men in Takoma Park April 7 was charged with two counts of second degree murder Friday morning. Besides second degree murder, David Hall Dixon, who lives in the 7300 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park, was […]

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April 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Disturbed by Takoma Park Shooting: ‘You Can’t Shoot People for Property Crimes’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said he is very disturbed and concerned about Wednesday’s shooting in Takoma Park, in which police say an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency officer shot and killed two people he said he saw trying to break into a car. Takoma Park Police identified the deceased as Dominique Williams, 32, of […]

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April 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Victims Identified in Wednesday’s Police-Involved Shooting in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police identified the two suspects who were killed during an incident involving an off-duty Pentagon Protection Force Agency police officer. They are Dominique Williams, 32, of the 7600 block of Allendale Circle in Hyattsville; and James Lionel Johnson, 38, of the 3300 block of Princess Stephanie Court in District Heights. On the morning […]

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April 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police Collecting Expired, Unused Prescription Medicines

Takoma Park Police Department will collect expired and unused prescription medicine as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 24. Drugs can be dropped off at the police department, located at 7500 Maple Avenue, in the first floor lobby. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days […]

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March 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Police Investigating Assault with a Machete

Takoma Park Police are investigating a first degree assault that took place Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. at the 1300 block of University Boulevard. According to police, an altercation began outside and across the street from Walgreens before it escalated and moved inside the drugstore. Three subjects who were described as Hispanic were involved, and one […]

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