Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Three men were arrested in connection with the burglary.
Takoma Park Police arrested three men after a home burglary on the 8300 block of Roanoke Avenue, according to police. About 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, police officials were dispatched to the residence for reports of a burglary in progress, police said. When officers arrived on the scene no one was inside of the home but made three arrests shortly after. No property was taken. Those arrested were College Park resident Tuan H. Quach, 21, Hyattsville resident Raul A. Diaz, 19, and Takoma Park resident Alexa Y. Munoz, 18. All three men were transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Takoma Park detectives and Prince George’s County police worked on the investigation.
Two men have been charged in the September robbery of Maple Market. Takoma Park Police Chief Alan M. Goldberg announced the arrest of 20-year-old Garhett C. Adams from Laurel, MD, and 20-year-old Ricardo Antron of Brooklyn, NY. Both men are charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, use of a handgun during a felony, theft over $1,000 and conspiracy to commit all of the above offenses, according to police officials. About 10:48 a.m. on Sept. 25, Takoma Park police were dispatched to the 7500 block of Maple Avenue to investigate the robbery of Maple Market, police said. “Adams entered the establishment and robbed an employee at gunpoint, while Antron stood look-out. Property was stolen,” police said. The …
The vehicle was vandalized but no property was missing.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The vehicle was vandalized but no property was missing.
Takoma Park Police continue their investigation into a vehicle that was vandalized on the 7200 block of Trescott Avenue. Police were dispatched to the area Monday morning at 9:53 a.m. for a report of vandalism to an auto between 7 p.m. on Sunday and 9:45 a.m. on Monday, according to Takoma Park Police. At this time police officials don’t have a suspect(s) in custody. Reported damage to the vehicle included a broken driver-side window, police said. Police ask that anyone with information about this crime to call 301-270-1100.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Police ask that anyone with information to call 301-270-1100.
Takoma Park Police are searching for three suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on the 100 block of Elm Avenue Wednesday afternoon. The robbery victim was doing construction on a home when three suspects confronted him with a gun, according to police. One of the suspects held the victim’s arms behind his back while another stole property, police said. The victim suffered minor physical injuries when he resisted. When police arrived on Elm Avenue around 2 p.m. to investigate, they used a K-9 to track the suspects. The search led the officers toward Pine Avenue and Columbia Avenue and ended at the 7000 block of Carroll Avenue. Police ask that anyone with information to contact them at 301-270-1100 or text an …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The man was also arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
A Temple Hills man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an auto theft in Takoma Park. Troy Lamont Sweetney, 22, was arrested for auto theft, possession of burglary tools, theft over $1,000, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and CDS paraphernalia, Takoma Park Police said. On Oct. 2 around 12:11 p.m., police saw a car in a back parking lot in the 7400 black of New Hampshire Ave that had tags for a stolen vehicle out of Prince George's County. About 20 minutes later, Sweetney was seen entering the vehicle. Police approached Sweetney and saw a screwdriver in his hand and that the steering column on the car was broken. A search yielded controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia in Sweetney’s possession. Sweetney was …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The new chief was sworn in Monday.
There's a new sheriff in town. Alan Goldberg was sworn in Oct. 1 as Takoma Park's new police chief. Goldberg was selected from a pool of approximately 75 candidates gathered during a national search and fills the role following the July 31 retirement of Chief Ronald Ricucci. "What sets Takoma Park apart from many other communities is the diversity and level of engagement of its residents," Goldberg said. I am excited about continuing and furthering relationships with the residents and businesses of the City through a transparent partnership with all facets of the community and the police department in order to keep Takoma Park a safe and livable City." Chief Goldberg brings nearly 30 years of community oriented law enforcement experience …
Most categories are lower this year than in 2011.
Crime is down in most categories in Takoma Park in 2012 compared to the same time in 2011. However, robberies and larceny have been more prevalent this year. Check out the raw statistics below and decided for yourself whether Takoma Park is safer this year. Homicide 2012 - 0 2011 - 1 Rape 2012 - 0 2011 - 2 Robbery 2012 - 28 2011 - 16 Agg. Assault 2012 - 14 2011 - 17 Burglary 2012 - 44 2011 - 78 Larceny 2012 - 250 2011 - 205 Auto Theft 2012 - 31 2011 - 54
Crime is down citywide.
Crime is down in Takoma Park compared to the same time last year. But robberies and larcenies are up. So with crime stats showing there have been fewer rapes, murders, burglaries and assaults, do you feel safer than you did last year?
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Men allegedly had a hand in five burglaries.
Takoma Park Police, attempting to curtail a surge in burglaries in the last few months, have arrested three men believed responsible for at least five recent break-ins. Shamount Campbell, 22, of Takoma Park, was arrested for for 1st degree burglary and malicious destruction of property. Campbell currently is jailed in Clarksburg, MD. Also arrested were Antwain Whitfield, 22, of Washington, DC, and Matthew Starks, 24, of Hyattsville. The three also allegedly had a hand in burglaries in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the District, where stolen vehicles were used in several of the burglaries. Takoma Park Police also are waiting to evaluate forensic evidence from several other cases. Officers are intensifying their …