Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stolen Auto - Community Advisory

On April 14, 2011, a Takoma Park Police Officer responded to the 6400 block of New Hampshire Avenue for reports of a suspicious, unoccupied vehicle. Through investigation it was revealed that the vehicle, a Dodge Caravan with Maryland tags, had a punched ignition and the driver’s side door was unlocked. An attempt to locate the owner was unsuccessful so the vehicle was impounded for safe-keeping. At approximately 11:32 a.m., Takoma Park Police were notified that two Dodge Caravans had been stolen some time between April 13, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. and April 14, 2011, at 5:40 a.m.; one was the vehicle that had just been impounded. The outstanding, stolen vehicle is a 1997 purple Dodge Caravan with Maryland tag #36102M6. Both vehicles are owned by the same victim.

The outstanding vehicle has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) stolen vehicle database. Investigation continues under case #11017553. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301.270.1100.

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If you see a crime in progress and need to contact the Takoma Park Police, please call 301-270-1100. If you need to report an emergency that involves the need for fire or rescue services, you must call 9-1-1.