Friday, September 21, 2012
The car was burglarized Tuesday
Another car was broken into in Takoma Park Wednesday, according to Takoma Park Police. On Sept. 19, police responded to a citizen's report of a theft from auto that occurred in the 900 block of Elm Ave. on Sept. 18 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., police said. An unknown suspect entered the vehicle by unknown means and stole property from it, police said. Investigation continues under case #12046546. Anyone with information about this crime should call 301.270.1100. You can now use your cell phone to send a tip to the Takoma Park Police Department and remain anonymous.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The car was unlocked when the burglar broke in.
A car was burglarized in the city Friday night, Takoma Park Police said. Police responded to the 200 block of Hodges Lane on Sept. 14 for reports of a theft from auto that occurred sometime before 8:55 a.m. on Sept. 14. The vehicle was unlocked and the suspect opened the car and stole property, police said. Investigation continues under case #12045565. Anyone with information about this crime should call 301.270.1100.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
All four vehicles were unlocked.
Four cars were broken into in the same area Wednesday and each of the cars were left unlocked before the break-ins, Takoma Park Police said. Around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Takoma Park Police were flagged down in the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue for reports of a theft from auto that occurred in the 1000 block of Elm Avenue. Officers found the vehicle doors open and a dark-colored bag in the roadway near the vehicle. While canvassing the area, officers saw another vehicle with the trunk open and the passenger side door open. An unknown person entered the unlocked vehicle and stole property, police said. The victim inspected his other vehicle and discovered that it also had property missing, police said. Officers continued to canvass the area…
Friday, September 7, 2012
Both cars were in the same area of Takoma Park.
Two cars were broken into Thursday in the same area in Takoma Park, according to Takoma Park Police. On Sept. 6 police responded to the 6700 block of Conway Ave for a theft from auto that occurred betwen 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 6. An unknown suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and stole property. The same day, police to the same area for reports of an attempt theft from auto that occurred earlier between Sept.r 5 at 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. An unknown suspect entered the unlocked vehicle but property was not stolen. Anyone with information about these crimes should call 301.270.1100.
Friday, August 31, 2012
There were 20 thefts from autos in August.
There were more thefts from autos this August in Takoma Park than there were in both 2011 and 2010 during the same period of time. There were 20 incidents this month. In August 2011 the city had 14, and in August 2010 it had nine, according to Takoma Park Crime Analyst Andrew Gucciardo. In the series of break-in, most suspects entered vehicles through unlocked doors. Windows were broken in three cases, a door lock was damaged in one case, but opened unlocked doors led to thefts in 13 cases.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
There have been 20 thefts from autos this month so far.
Sunday afternoon marked the 20th theft from an auto in Takoma Park in August. Most suspects entered vehicles through unlocked doors. Windows were broken in three cases, a door lock was damaged in one case, but opened unlocked doors led to thefts in 13 cases. Earilier this month Takoma Park Police offered tips for prevent burglars from stealing items from you car. Check out our story and stay tuned for more coverage of this crime trend in Takoma Park.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Another car was hit Sunday morning.
Another car was burglarized Sunday morning, which brings the August tally to 20. On Aug. 26, around 11:55 a.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 300 block of Elm Avenue for reports of suspicious subjects in the parking lot. Three people were hanging out around a vehicle in the parking lot and when they realized they were being watched, the fled in a black pick-up truck, police said. When police inspected the vehicle they discovered the side window had been broken out and property had been taken from the vehicle. During the same time frame, another citizen called the Takoma Park Police station about two subjects walking in the area of Elm Avenue and Pine Avenue. Both were in a black pick-up truck and drove toward Montgomery Avenue. In …
Friday, August 24, 2012
There have been 19 thefts from cars in Takoma Park so far in August.
Throughout the month of August, Takoma Park has experienced an increase in thefts from vehicles. So far this month, 19 thefts or attempted thefts from vehicles have occurred. The break-ins and thefts occurred in the following areas, with method of entry and property taken: 1200 block of Holton Lane Passenger side window smashed GPS stolen 1100 block of Merwood Drive Attempt – broke rear passenger side window No property stolen Unit block of Pine Avenue Unlocked door Purse and cell phone stolen 6500 block of Fourth Avenue Unlocked door GPS stolen 200 block of Tulip Avenue Attempt – Defendant caught and arrested 7400 block of Wildwood Drive Unlocked door Flashlight and money stolen 6400 block of 5th Avenue Attempt – Defendant caught and …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Nothing was taken from the car.
A man broke into a car on Elm Avenue Monday morning, according to Takoma Park Police. On Aug. 20, around 6 a.m., police responded to the 600 block of Elm Ave for reports of a theft from auto. Sometime between Aug. 19 at 11 p.m. and Aug. 20 at 5:30 a.m. someone broke into the vehicle, but did not take anything. Investigation continues under case #12041161. Anyone with information about this crime should call 301.270.1100.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
How do you avoid getting stuff stolen from your car.
On the heels of a recent arrest made in a theft from auto case, we are reposting these tips from Takoma Park Police. Thefts from automobiles have been an ongoing problem in Takoma Park, especially when cars are left at the pump. So Takoma Park Police have come up with ways to deter burglars from breaking into your vehicle. The department also released a video on the subject. Deterrents: What you can do: Aid to Recovery: