The Takoma Park and Washington, DC Metropolitan police departments issued these notices Feb 13 — Feb. 19. Case numbers are included for anyone who can provide information about the crime. Police contact information is below. Citizens can sign up for customized Takoma Park, MD police announcements on the police website. Or they can join the Washington DC Fourth District Police email discussion group.
Theft from Auto
Feb 17, 2016 3:38:39 PM, Theft (theft From Motor Vehicle), 1400 – 1599 BLOCK OF WHITTIER STREET NW,
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
On February 17, at approximately 1:09 AM, MPD officers from the Fourth District received a 911 call for the sound of gunshots in the vicinity of Georgia Avenue and Rittenhouse Street, NW. While canvassing the area, officers located a adult male victim in the 6200 block of Piney Branch Road, NW. The victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper leg and right ankle. The victim reported that he was walking in the 1200 block of Rittenhouse Street, NW, when an unknown African American male wearing dark clothing exited a black SUV and pointed a dark handgun at him for no apparent reason.The victim began running away when he was shot twice by the suspect as he fled. The suspect re-entered the SUV, which then fled eastbound on Rittenhouse Street, NW. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Sound of Shots Fired in the Area of Walnut Avenue at Eastern Avenue
On February 17, 2016, at approximately 3:16 am, Takoma Park Police responded to the area of Walnut Avenue at Eastern Avenue for a suspicious situation involving a firearm discharge. There was an argument heard taking place in the 6700 block of Eastern Avenue of a male screaming at a female, unknown race or age. During the argument, the male suspect, described as a black male with dreadlocks, was driving a white 4-door sedan, unknown make and model, and was heard saying that he was going to shoot the female. The female was on the sidewalk walking away from the male suspect and vehicle on Walnut Avenue towards Westmoreland Avenue. The male was heard telling the female to return to the vehicle or he would shoot. When the female did not comply, the suspect fired a shot. The female ran to the vehicle, got in and the suspect fled on Eastern Avenue towards Laurel Avenue. One .45 caliber shell casing was located in the roadway at Walnut Avenue and Little Eastern Avenue and impounded.
February 17, 2016
Feb 17, 2016 2:43:48 PM, Theft Second Degree (all Other Larceny), BLOCK 6200 – 6299 BLOCK OF GEORGIA AVENUE NW, Commercial/ Office Building.
Feb 17, 2016 6:25:49 PM Theft Second Degree (all Other Larceny), 6200 – 6299 BLOCK OF GEORGIA AVENUE NW, Liquor Store.
Feb. 18, Officers responded to several 911 calls for the sound of gunshots in the area. Shell casings were located in the rear alley of the 700 block of Sheridan Street, NW. A home nearby was struck by one of the bullets. Several suspects were stopped related to this destruction of property and unlawful discharge of a firearm. At this time, we do not believe anyone was injured. A firearm was recovered in reference to this offense. The investigation is ongoing.
Takoma Park Police ask anyone with information about these crimes to call 301-270-1100. Police bulletins are sent out by Catherine Plevy, Public Information Officer, Takoma Park Police Department. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 301-891-7142, Cell: 240-338-2901