Thursday, August 11, 2011

Residential Burglaries - Community Advisory

On August 9, 2011, at approximately 3:35 p.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 400 block of Elm Avenue for reports of a residential burglary that had occurred between 10:45 a.m. and 8:11 p.m. Unknown subject(s) made entry through the rear basement door by breaking the lock. Property was taken. Investigation continues under case #11039196.

In addition, at approximately 8:35 p.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 1000 block of Elm Avenue for another report of a residential burglary that had occurred between 11:50 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Again, unknown subject(s) made entry by kicking in the back door. Property was taken. Investigation continues under case #11039252.

A neighborhood canvass was conducted for both burglaries with negative results.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to please call us at 301.270.1100.

You can now use your cell phone to send a tip to the Takoma Park Police Department and remain 100% anonymous.

* Text to 847411

* Type TPPDTIP at the beginning of your message.

* Type your message including as much detail as possible to ensure that your tip is thoroughly investigated.

* Send your tip, knowing that you are helping to reduce crime in your community while remaining 100% anonymous.

You can also now send a tip using the Takoma Park Police Department's Facebook page. In the left hand column you will find a link to "submit a tip." Your tip is important and CAN make a difference!

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.