The Takoma Park Police Department has been accepted into a program to train officers in strategies and tactics to help law enforcement officers prevent misconduct and reduce officer mistakes, among other goals. The Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement Project, an initiative of Georgetown University’s Law Center, includes more than 60 other law enforcement agencies, along with statewide and regional training academies chosen to participate in the ABLE Project’s national rollout.
The Takoma Park Police Department is accepting applications for the 2021 Community Police Academy, which will be held virtually due to the pandemic. The academy is designed to help residents 16 years of age or older understand how officers go about doing their jobs. The classes will begin via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 5 and will be a 14-week long program of one class a week from 7 p.m.–9:30 pm.
County police from the 3rd District have arrested Brady Santos, age 31, of Washington, D.C. and charged him with the burglary of Silver Spring storage units, the department announced. Officers responded to the Extra Space Storage facility located at 7722 Fenton St. for a burglary that had just occurred on Nov. 19.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police and Fire Explosive Investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service are jointly conducting a death investigation following an early morning apartment building fire in Leisure World of Maryland, according to an MCPD press release.
Detectives from the Financial Crimes division of the Montgomery County Police Department are again warning residents of what is typically referred to as the “Grandparent Scam.” The scam has taken a new twist: Victims have collectively given over $48,500 in cash to a scammer that arrives at their home to collect the money.
Detectives from the 3rd District of the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating the robbery of an adult male that occurred at an ATM in downtown Silver Spring. Investigators have exhausted leads and are releasing a video of the incident, seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division that are investigating a November 12 armed robbery of a Hillandale Metro by T-Mobile store have released surveillance video of the incident, and are asking anyone with information about this robbery or suspect to come forward to the MCPD.