Police Bulletins

Vandalism to Takoma Park Middle School - Community Advisory

On December 4, 2013, at approximately 8:55 am., Takoma Park Police responded to the 7600 block of Piney Branch Road (Takoma Park Middle School) for a vandalism. Unknown suspect(s) tagged the school doors and trash cans located to the rear of the school with graffiti. The graffiti were the words "can't stop" and "Lname won't stop." It is believed the vandalism occurred between December 3 at 11:00 pm and December 4 at 5:15 am.

Vandalism to Auto - Community Advisory

On December 4, 2013, at approximately 1:13 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7500 block of Maple Avenue (rear lot) for the report of a vandalism to auto. Sometime between November 19 at 4:00 pm and December 4 at 1:13, unknown suspect(s) tagged a Recreation Department bus (graffiti is unreadable).

Attempt Second Degree Burglary - Community Advisory

On December 4, 2013, at approximately 9:56 am, Takoma Park Police responded to the 8400 block of Flower Avenue (Beijeng Delight) for reports of an attempt burglary. Two suspects attempted to enter the business. One of the suspects was able to get the door open by unknown means, but never went inside. Video surveillance shows two suspects dressed in dark clothing, wearing masks, one with a thin build and the other a heavy build. After a short period of time, both suspects fled from the business. Nothing was taken.

Montgomery County Detectives Release Composite Drawing in Cold Case Investigation - Community Advisory

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Cold Case Unit are re-releasing a composite drawing of a man suspected in sexual assaults that occurred in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Wheaton, Silver Spring, and Takoma Park, in the mid-1970′s.

Montgomery County Police Seek Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted for Theft - Community Advisory

"During the months of October and November 2013, multiple jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Montgomery County, have experienced a series of pickpocket thefts and thefts by distraction that have occurred at grocery stores. The suspect in these incidents was identified by Montgomery County Police 4th District detectives as Desha Wilkins, age 42, of 2500 Kirkland Avenue in District Heights, Maryland. Detectives believe that Wilkins may be responsible for approximately 20 pickpocket and fraud incidents in the area.

Allegany County Cold Case Victim Identified - Victim had Baltimore Ties - Community Advisory

Maryland State Press Release:

Recently, Maryland State Police homicide investigators have been able to identify the decomposed body of a murder victim found in Allegany County more than 25 years ago and learned the victim spent time in the Baltimore area.

Increase in Thefts from Autos - Community Advisory

According to Takoma Park Police Department's Crime Analyst, thefts from autos are increasing in the City. The primary reason for this is that property is being left in plain view in the vehicles, including phones, cash, laptops, GPS devices, iPods, etc.

Please take the below safety tips into consideration:

 

If you leave valuables in your vehicle, will they be there when you return? If they can see it, they can steal it. So, secure it!

 

Theft from Auto and Destruction of Property - Community Advisory

On November 21, 2013, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7200 block of 13th Place for a report of a theft from auto that occurred sometime between November 20 at 7:00 pm and November 21 at 7:00 am. Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's vehicle by smashing out the front driver's side window. Property was stolen.

CORRECTION School Bus Incident - Community Advisory

**Corrected as to location of incident**

On November 20, 2013, at approximately 8:56 am, in the 700 block of Maplewood Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland, two students, 5 and 6 year old males, were picked up by their school bus to proceed to school. The two children lifted the latch in the back of the bus for the emergency exit and it opened and they fell out of the bus. They are being taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Parents have been notified.

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