Police Bulletins

Grid Operator Asks Customers to Conserve Electricity; Cold Weather, Loss of Generating Units Prompt Emergency Actions - Community Advisory

Pepco and PJM Interconnection, the electricity grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, are issuing an urgent appeal for Pepco customers to conserve electricity from 3 to 7 pm today and 6 to 9 am Friday.

Theft from Auto - Community Advisory

On January 16, 2014, Takoma Park Police responded to the 8400 block of Piney Branch Road for a report of a theft from auto. Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's vehicle sometime between 6:00 pm on January 15 and 7:00 am on January 16, by breaking the driver side window with an unknown object and stole property.

Takoma Park Police Department Weekly Crime Report: 1/10/14 - 1/16/14


1300 blk. of University Blvd., on Tuesday, January 14th at 12:50 a.m., a male 32, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

8600 blk. of Flower Ave., on Monday, January 13th at 9:18 p.m., a male 51, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

7300 blk. of Takoma Ave., on Monday, January 13th at 12:36 a.m., a male 40, was arrested for having an open failure to appear in court warrant.

Scams to Avoid - Community Advisory

Many have heard of scams targeting the elderly, grandparent scams, home repair scams, investment scams, and a most recent scam we had here in Takoma Park called the "pigeon drop" scam, etc. But, did you know that certain scams are more likely to occur during certain times of the year?

Theft - Community Advisory

On January 14, 2014, at approximately 12:21 pm, Takoma Park Police responded for a report of a theft that occurred in the 7600 block of Takoma Avenue (Montgomery College). The victim's property was stolen from her office in one of the Commons Building. The victim believes she may have seen the suspect prior to the theft and described him as a black male, 6'0, 147 lbs., medium build, last seen wearing dark clothing and a knit cap.