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Takoma Park Police Department • 7500 Maple Avenue • Takoma Park, MD 20912

Arrest Made for 1st Degree Assault on a Police Officer; Other Offenses


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2022

Chief Antonio DeVaul from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of a 16 year old male of Hyattsville, Maryland, for 1st degree assault, attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and theft under $100.

On August 21st, at approximately 5:56 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the 1300 block of University Blvd. (Walgreens) for the report of a theft.  Upon arrival, the officer pulled up and parked in front of Walgreens when the described suspect walked past him.  The officer attempted to stop and identify the suspect, but he fled on foot.  The officer was able to catch up to the suspect at which time the suspect became combative and attempted to disarm the officer.  The officer was able to bring the suspect under control after a brief struggle and handcuff him. A search incident to arrest yielded stolen items in the suspect’s backpack from the Walgreens.  As a result of the struggle, the officer sustained minor injuries.  There were no injuries to the suspect.

The 16 year old male was arrested and charged as an adult and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.  



 
Contact:
 

Catherine Plevy

Public Information Officer
Takoma Park Police Department

Email: cathyp@takomaparkmd.gov
Phone: 301-891-7142
Cell: 240-338-2901
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