Thursday, September 20, 2012
Officers canvassed the area, but found no evidence of casings.
A Metropolitan Police officer and several Takoma Park residents heard gunshots ring out early Thursday morning, Takoma Park Police said. On Sept. 20 around 12:36 a.m., Takoma Park Police responded to multiple calls for shots fired aroudn the 7400 block of Holly Avenue. Officers canvassed the area, but found no casings. When Takoma Park Police spoke with Metropolitan Police, one of the officers, who was on the D.C./Takoma Park border near Eastern Avenue and Maple Avenue said he heard a series of gun shots in the residential area near Cedar Avenue and Maple Avenue. The investigation into these shots fired is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime should call 301.270.1100.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Police found no casings.
Takoma Park Police got a call around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning that reported eight shots fired in the 200 block of Domer Ave. Police canvassed the area, but found no casings or evidence of shots fired. Despite a recent rash of shots fired in Takoma Park, the incidents are not on the rise, Takoma Park Police Chief Ronald Ricucci said in May. There were 34 cases of shots fired in 2011 and there have been 17 so far in 2012, according to Takoma Park Crime Analyst Andrew Gucciardo. The investigation continues. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 301.270.1100.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Did you hear the shots fired in Takoma Park?
Residents reported that they heard shots fired early Saturday morning, Takoma Park Polic said. Around 2:35 a.m., police responded to Sycamore Avenue and Ethan Allen Avenue for sounds of gunshots heard fired. The area was checked and police were unable to locate any suspect or evidence of a shooting discharge, police said. While checking the area, they were also notified of shots heard fired at Flower Avenue and Greenwood Avenue. That area was checked as well with negative results as well. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301.270.1100.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
There were three incidents of shots fire last week.
Despite a recent rash of shots fired in Takoma Park, the incidents are not on the rise, Takoma Park Police Chief Ronald Ricucci said. There were 34 cases of shots fired in 2011 and there have been 16 so far in 2012, according to Takoma Park Crime Analyst Andrew Gucciardo. There were three cases of shots fired last week, but no evidence was found in any of the incidents. Still, police have confirmed that at least two of the cases were gunfire, Ricucci said. "Fear in the community is at a high level right now," Ricucci said. All available cars, both plain clothes and uniformed, respond whenever there is an incident, Ricucci said.
Monday, May 21, 2012
There were two incidents of shots fired in the last two days.
Takoma Park Police Chief Ronald Ricucci is set to appear the Takoma Park City Council at it's weekly meeting Monday night to address the recent rash of shots fired incidents and gas station crimes. There were two incidents of shots fired in the last two days including one today around 12:29 p.m. in the area of Houston Avenue and Sligo Creek Parkway. There have been 12 gas station crimes in the New Hampshire cooridor so far this year. After a Takoma Park Police warning about a rash of thefts from cars at two gas stations on New Hampshire Avenue just before the D.C. border, another car was burlagized Saturday afternoon at the W Express Gas Station in the 6400 block o New Hampshire Avenue.
No evidence of gunshots were found.
Just two days after shots were heard near Sligo Creek Parkway and Flower Avenue, Takoma Park Police received two calls for shots heard Sunday. Officers responded to the area of Larch Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue and canvassed the area, including Devonshire Avenue, Glaizewood Avenue and Elm Avenue both by vehicle and on foot, but did not find anything. No shell casings or any evidence of gunshots were found, police said.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Sixteen residents called into police.
Officers responded to reports Thursday night around 11:54 p.m. of shots fired around the area of Sligo Creek Parkway and Flower Avenue, Takoma Park Police said. Police received 16 calls for what sounded like 6-8 gun shots. Officers responded and canvassed the area but did not find anything. Anyone with information about this crime should call at 301.270.1100.
Monday, April 16, 2012
There have been eight reports of shots heard fired this year.
Residents reported hearing shots fired twice in the last three days in two different locations, according to Takoma Park Police. April 13 around 2:16 p.m., police received a call for shots fired near the 8100 block of Hammond Ave. and on April 15 around 2:32 a.m., police were called out again for shots heard fired in the area of Houston and Roanoke avenues. Officers canvassed both areas but didn't find any evidence of shots fired. There have been eight instances of residents hearing shots in Takoma Park so far in 2012. Gunshots are on the rise in Takoma Park due to more guns on the streets, Takoma Park Police Chief Ronald Ricucci said in February. "More of the guns are being carried by gang members who like to show off or send a message by…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Takoma Park Police handed over the investigation to Prince George's County Police.
Shots were fired near or at a Takoma Park Police cruisers at 15th and Elson Pl. Tuesday around 5 p.m., according to Takoma Park Police. An investigation revealed the incident happened in Prince George's County so PGCPD took over the investigation. Prince George's County Police and Takoma Park Police jointly searched and secured the area, but found no shooter or weapon, police said. No injuries or damage were reported, police said.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Police canvassed the area, but did not find anything.
Shots were heard around 9:56 p.m. and 11:06 p.m. Friday night in the area of Anne Street, Carroll Avenue, Lockney Avenue, Kennewick Avenue, Sligo Creek Parkway and Houston Street, according to multiple calls put into Takoma Park Police. Officers also heard shots being fired, police said. Officers canvassed the areas but found nothing The investigation continues. Anyone with information should call 301.270.1100.