Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul announced arrests this week in connection with the possession of crack cocaine and a stolen auto, according to emailed community advisories.
59-year-old Hugh M. Dennis, Jr. of Washington, D.C., was charged with possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Crack Cocaine with the intent to distribute and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
On September 20, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue (Quality Inn) for an individual being detained by a Prince George’s County Gang detective. Upon arrival, Dennis’ custody was transferred to Takoma Park Police. The Prince George’s County detective had detained Dennis for possession of CDS Crack Cocaine. Takoma Park Police took custody of Dennis, and a search incident to arrest yielded items of evidentiary value, including CDS Crack Cocaine in an amount indicative of an intent to sell.
54-year-old Anthony Dunn of Adelphi was charged with stolen auto, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and open criminal warrants from Takoma Park for burglary.
On September 19, 2022, at approximately 7:48 a.m., a Takoma Park Police officer was in the 1000 block of Larch Avenue when he received a stolen vehicle hit on his mobile License Plate Reader (LPR) from a parked vehicle. Verification was made that the vehicle had been stolen from Prince George’s County, Maryland. The officer observed an individual, later identified as Dunn, sleeping in the driver’s seat. After identifying Dunn, it was also revealed that he had several open criminal warrants through Takoma Park Police for burglary. The stolen vehicle was impounded, and several items of evidentiary value were found, including burglary tools.
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