Takoma Park Police

October 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Missing Takoma Park Teen Found Safe

Update (Oct. 30): The City of Takoma Park Police announced Tuesday that Cristina Bennett has been found safe. Original Post (Oct. 29): The City of Takoma Park Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a “critical missing juvenile.” 15-year-old Cristina Bennett has been missing since Monday October 28 and was last […]

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October 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Oct. 26

Montgomery County residents can safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, a day set aside as the 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 take pills […]

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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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July 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

Knife-Wielding D.C. Man Faces Charges After Incident at Washington Adventist

Takoma Park police have charged a Washington, D.C., man with first-degree assault, attempted armed carjacking and other offices, the police agency said. About 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Takoma Park Police responded to the Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH), 7600 Carroll Ave., for the report of a subject with a knife trying to steal a Montgomery County Fire […]

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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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August 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police Captain Selected as Greenbelt’s New Police Chief

After serving more than 20 years with the Takoma Park Police, Capt. Richard “Rick” Bowers is leaving Takoma Park to oversee the City of Greenbelt’s Police Department as the new police chief. He was selected from a pool of 53 applicants spearheaded by Springsted/Waters Executive Recruitment Firm. Bowers started his career as an officer in […]

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July 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Takoma Park Police Identify Officer in Shooting

Update, July 30: Takoma Park police have identified the officer involved in a Wednesday shooting as Sgt. Charles Hoetzel, a 10-year veteran. Police said he has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, following the department’s protocol. He is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division and works in the Special Assignment Section. Update, […]

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July 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Police Arrest Suspect in Connection with Theft From Auto in Takoma Park

Takoma Park police said they have arrested a man in connection with theft from vehicles on June 28. Devin Toles, 20, has been charged for two counts of theft from auto, and two counts of rogue and vagabond and possession of burglary tools. According to police, officers responded to the unit block of Sherman Avenue […]

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May 31, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 31 in Montgomery County

Washington Capitals win game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday, making this their first ever Stanley Cup final win in franchise history. Here are five more things to know for Thursday,  May 31, in Montgomery County: 1.Takoma Park Police Officer Funeral: The funeral for Takoma Park Police Acting Detective Sergeant Matthew Barber will be held today […]

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May 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 30 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Wednesday,  May 30, in Montgomery County: 1. Funeral Arrangements for Takoma Park Police Officer: Funeral Arrangements have been set for Takoma Park Police Acting Detective Sergeant Matthew Barber, who died suddenly Thursday. Visitation for Det. Barber will be held today in Frederick, Maryland. 2. The Law Enforcement Torch Run: The Montgomery […]

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