Friday, November 9, 2012
These are the crimes and arrests reported in the City of Takoma Park from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, 2012. Crime wasn’t reported in Ward 1 to 3.
Ward 4: 100 block. of Ritchie Avenue: Officers responded to an attempted theft on Nov. 5 at 8:32 a.m. There was an attempted robbery and unknown suspect(s) attempted to steal the victim’s bicycle by cutting the lock. It was unsuccessful. 100 block of Lee Avenue: On Friday, Nov. 2 at 11 p.m. officers responded to an auto theft that occurred. An unknown suspect(s) stole a green 1999 Dodge Caravan when it was left running. The vehicle was left unlocked and unattended in a parking lot. Ward 5: 8500 block of Flower Avenue: On Friday, Nov. 2 at 2:15 p.m. an 18-year-old woman was arrested for theft under $1000 and released. She stole property from a female victim, according to police. Ward 6: 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue: A 20-year-old…
Friday, August 31, 2012
The woman was not injured.
A woman was robbed near Boston Avenue and Dundalk Avenue in Takoma Park last night. On Aug. 30 around 8:06 p.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the area of Boston Avenue and Dundalk Avenue to investigate a strong arm robbery. According to police, while the victim was walking, two suspects ran up behind her and took property. She last saw them running on foot down Boston Avenue toward Philadelphia Avenue. The victim did not suffer any major physical injuries. Investigation continues under case #12043031. Anyone with information about this crime should call 301.270.1100.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The man did not suffer major injuries.
A man was robbed walking home from the Takoma Metro station Tuesday, according to Takoma Park Police. Around 10:42 p.m. police responded to the 7000 block of Carroll Ave. for report of a strong arm robbery. While the victim was walking home from the Metro station he was followed by three suspects who assaulted him and stole property. The suspects then fled on foot into the District of Columbia toward Second Street. The victim did not suffer any major physical injuries Investigation continues under case #12040311. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 301.270.1100.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Chief Ricucci leaves on a high note.
Takoma Park Police Chief Ronald Ricucci's last message to residents is a mostly happy one. Through the first half of 2012 Takoma Park has experienced a 15.8 percent overall decrease in crime compared to the same time period in 2011, Ricucci said. Burglaries are down 56.1 percent, auto theft is down 46.8 percent and aggravated assault decreased by 35.7 percent, according to police statistics. But not all categories are down. Robberies are up 13.3 percent and theft is up 10.4 percent, according to statistics. "As I leave Takoma Park, I believe it is a safer place as a result of the partnership that was created between the police department and the community," Ricucci said. "The community has been a vital part of our success in reducing crime…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Police said the victim was pushed to the ground and the suspect fled.
A Craigslist deal went very wrong in Takoma Park on Tuesday. Around 11:45 a.m., Takoma Park police officers responded to the 1300 block of University Boulevard for reports of a strong-arm robbery, a police report stated. Police said the victim met with the seller and gave him money for an item. The seller then grabbed the item back, pushed the victim and fled on foot toward southbound New Hampshire Avenue. Police are still trying to identify the seller. Anyone with information about this crime should call 301.270.1100 and refer to case number #12033505.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Larceny and robbery were up in 2012 from the same time in 2011.
Crime in Takoma Park is down six percent from the same time last year, according to Takoma Park Crime Analyst Andrew Gucciardo. Crime stats showed there were 171 crimes through April in 2011 and 160 through April in 2012. Larcenies and robberies were the one categories up in 2012 from the same time in 2011. Homicide Rape Robbery Aggrivated Assault Burglary Larceny Auto Theft
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The man was wanted in Fairfax, VA.
After a suspicious traffic stop, Takoma Park Police arrested a man who allegedly committed robbery in Fairfax, VA, according to police. Colin T. Bowie, 46, of Chevy Chase had an outstanding arrest warrant for impersonation of law enforcement, robbery, abduction by force, and firearm use in the commission of a violent crime. The investigation began during a suspicious search stop handled by a Takoma Park Police officer on Feb. 9, police said. Items of interest were seen inside Bowie’s vehicle during a search incident to arrest. Through a search warrant, those items were later collected by Montgomery County Police for the Fairfax Police. On Feb. 17, the Takoma Park Police Department’s Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) assisted Montgomery …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Linda McCorkle was arrested in the New York area Jan. 19.
The suspect accused of robbing an 84-year-old woman in Takoma Park is in custody, according to a Prince George's County news release. Prince George's County Police received a tip that Linda McCorkle, who is charged with luring the woman to the Bank of America on New Hampshire on Jan. 12 and then robbing the woman of her savings, fled to the New York/New Jersey area, police said. The U.S. Marshals Service and Prince George's County Sheriff's Office conducted a joint investigation and then arrested McCorkle. According to police reports, McCorkle approached the 84-year-old woman at Murry's Steaks on New Hampshire Ave in Takoma Park. She told the victim she needed help cashing a check and that her children hadn't eaten in days. The victim …