Takoma Park Police

August 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Police Searching for Suspects in Takoma Park Armed Robbery

The Maryland National Capital Park Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 9 in Takoma Park Two people reported to Takoma Park Police that they had been robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a gazebo in the 7000 block of Carroll Avenue. According to police, the victims were approached […]

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August 11, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police Collecting Tablets, Cell Phones

Takoma Park Police and Secure the Call are partnering to supply iPads, Android tablets and Amazon tablets so people can see and speak with their loved ones who are isolated during the global pandemic. Secure the Call, a volunteer organization, has been collecting old cell phones and converting them to be used for 911 emergencies. […]

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August 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Two People Shot At During Assault In Front of Takoma Park Restaurant

Two people were shot at in an incident in front of the International House of Pancakes in the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue shortly after midnight on Aug. 6. Takoma Park Police responded to a call concerning an assault with a handgun at that location. Upon arrival, police were told by several witnesses that […]

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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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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 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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