Takoma Park Police

October 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police Hold ‘Walk and Talk’ with Residents Sunday

Takoma Park Police officers’ participation in National Faith and Blue Day on Oct. 10 includes a walk and talk with residents. Police Chief Antonio DeVaul expects to attend. The event is an opportunity for law enforcement members and the community to build connections, create mutual understanding and enhance justice and reconciliation, according to police. The […]

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September 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Crime Decreases as Takoma Park Police Change Arrest Focus

Total arrests in Takoma Park declined between the years 2015 through 2020 in part because police “moved away from focusing on low level non-public safety of life offenses and instead focused on addressing burglaries, robberies, auto thefts, thefts from autos, domestic violence etc.,” according to its newly-released report. There were 1,911 arrests made or citations […]

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August 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two Men Carjack Vehicle in Takoma Park

According to Takoma Park police, two suspects approached a driver after he parked his car in Takoma Park. One pointed a black handgun at him. The suspects demanded property before fleeing in the victim’s 2012 black Honda Accord at 12:25 a.m. on Aug. 26, according to police. The car’s District of Columbia tag reads FEO979. […]

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August 6, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Pastor Arrested for Sexual Assault; Police Urge More Victims to Come Forward

The Takoma Park Police Department is urging potential victims that may have been sexually assaulted by a pastor in Takoma Park to come forward. Erick Odir Vidal Fuentes, 37, of Hyattsville, was charged with second degree rape, fourth degree sex offense and second degree assault. Fuentes is the pastor at Iglesia Pentecostal El Fin Viene […]

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August 6, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Pastor Hispano de Takoma Park es Acusado de Violación Sexual

La policía de Takoma Park arrestó al pastor de la Iglesia Pentecostal El Fin Viene, lo acusó de varios delitos sexuales y busca información sobre otras posibles víctimas. Erick Odir Vidal Fuentes, de 37 años, de Hyattsville, fue acusado de violación en segundo grado, delito sexual en cuarto grado y agresión en segundo grado. Según […]

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August 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Pastor Charged with Rape

Takoma Park Police arrested the pastor at Iglesia Pentecostal El Fin Viene Church and charged him with several sex offenses and seek information on other possible victims. Erick Odir Vidal Fuentes, 37, of Hyattsville, was charged with second degree rape, fourth degree sex offense and second degree assault. According to Police Chief Antonio DeVaul, police […]

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June 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Eight Takoma Park Police Officers Sworn In Friday

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart swore in eight officers Friday, bringing the total number of officers to 43. The officers who were sworn in this morning began working in the police department at various times throughout the pandemic and were all sworn in June 25 in front of the community center. The officers are Warren […]

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April 27, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía de Takoma Park Recolecta más de 300 Libras de Medicamentos Vencidos

La policía de Takoma Park recolectó 339 libras de medicamentos vencidos y sin usar durante el Día Nacional de Devolución de Medicamentos Recetados. El jefe Antonio DeVaul agradeció a quienes participaron y enfatizó que este programa previene el abuso y el robo de píldoras, al librar a los hogares de medicamentos recetados potencialmente peligrosos, vencidos, […]

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April 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police Collects Over 300 Pounds of Medicines

Takoma Park Police collected 339 pounds of expired and unused medicines during Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Chief Antonio DeVaul thanked those who participated, stressing that this program prevents pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Residents still can dispose of excess and expired prescription […]

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April 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Four Silver Spring Men Sentenced in 2020 Takoma Park Armed Robbery

Four Silver Spring men were sentenced for their parts in an armed robbery in Takoma Park last summer. According to Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul, at 11:30 p.m. on June 6, 2020, police responded to the 8200 block of Flower Avenue where they found a victim sitting in the area who told police he […]

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