On October 11, 2010, at approximately 8:50 p.m., Takoma Park Police were on routine patrol in the 7400-7500 blocks of Takoma Avenue (Belle Ziegler Park). While patrolling the park, an officer observed a subject under the pavilion who started to walk away from the park upon seeing the police officer. The officer approached the subject and immediately smelled an odor of alcohol. Through investigation, it was determined that the subject was drinking alcohol in the park. Andre Jackson, 43, of Washington, D.C. was issued a criminal citation for consuming alcoholic beverages on public property.
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