Police plan monthly meetings to update residents
by Jeremy Arias | Staff writer | Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009
Despite a sharp increase in the city's crime rate over the summer, the numbers have dropped quickly now that school is back in session, according to Takoma Park Police Chief Ronald Ricucci.
Larcenies and burglaries topped the department's priorities list during the summer, according to department statistics presented to the community during a new police outreach initiative held Sept. 30. Ricucci also credited the drop in crime totals for September to his department's efforts to address patterns identified over the summer.