Police Bulletins

Takoma Park Police Instrumental in the Arrests of Nine Alleged MS-13 Members Charged in Violent Racketeering Conspiracy AND Weekly Crime Report 3/7/14 - 3/13/14

Gang Members Allegedly Committed Murders, Attempted Murders, Stabbings, Extortion and Witness Tampering

A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging nine defendants in connection with a conspiracy to participate in murder in aid of a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.

The Takoma Park Police Department was an integral part of this investigation. One of the facets of this investigation originated within the borders of the City of Takoma Park and was primarily handled by a member of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) who was working collaboratively with gang units in both Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. The detective was actively working this case for approximately two years. Units from the Takoma Park Police Department’s Special Assignment Team (SAT) and patrol division were also tasked with assisting throughout the investigation in varying capacities. This is an example of a long term investigation which, by its very nature, is confidential and requires a great deal of time to successfully complete. Chief Goldberg is proud of the department’s tenacious and infallible investigation and pursuit of these dangerous alleged MS-13 gang members.

Residential (Garage) Burglary - Community Advisory

On March 12, 2014, at approximately 9:56 am, Takoma Park Police responded to the 700 block of Kennebec Avenue for a report of a residential (garage) burglary. Sometime between 8:00 pm on March 9 and 9:56 am on March 12, unknown suspect(s) stole two bicycles from the victim's garage. The bikes are described as (1) Large blue/white adult male Navara Road Bike and (2) Female style white Marin adult small Hybrid.

Investigation continues under case #14011197. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301-270-1100.

Weekly Traffic Enforcement Details 3/6/14 - 3/13/14 - Community Advisory

March 6, 2014

Maple Ave & Lincoln Ave

Stop Sign & SERO (Safety Equipment Repair Order)

30 minute detail

Issued eight Written Warnings

Flower Ave & Jackson Ave

Stop Sign

45 minute detail

Issued one State citation and one Written Warning

Maple Ave & Hilltop Ave

Strong Arm Robbery - Community Advisory

On March 11, 2014, at approximately 12:45 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the 600 block of Houston Avenue for the report of a strong arm robbery. The victim was walking on Houston Avenue when he was approached by two suspect(s) - a male and female. The male suspect demanded several times to use the victim's cell phone, and victim did not comply. At that time, the female suspect grabbed the victim around his throat and forcibly took property from him. Both suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction last seen on Houston Avenue. The suspects are described as:

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