December 12 and 19 – Cocoa with a Cop at Midnight Madness from 6pm to 9pm on Main Street – Enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate with your local police officers
December 19 – Know Your Limit – Market Space
In the last 72 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 276 calls for service and arrested 15 people.
Theft from Vehicle – 201900005992 – 1300-1399 McKinley St – 12/06 at 5pm to 12/07 at 7am: A wallet was stolen from an apparently unlocked vehicle and an additional apparently unlocked vehicle was entered with nothing stolen. A male suspect attempted to use a credit card from the stolen wallet at Royal Farms in the 400 block of Sixth St on 12/07. Officers were able to identify the suspect as Troy Bynum, 30, of Glen Burnie, and obtained charges for him. A summons for theft and using a stolen credit card was issued for Bynum.
Burglary – 201900005999 – 100-199 Acton Rd – 12/07 at 3pm: An observant caller reported several male juvenile suspects entering an open attached garage while the owner was working in the yard. A neighbor confronted the juveniles and they ran out of the garage. The neighbor was able to stop one of the juveniles, an 11 year old boy from Annapolis. He was charged with burglary and trespassing and released to a guardian. The juveniles left two bicycles behind, Schwinn and Specialized mountain bicycles. The owners of the bicycles were not located.
Theft of Package – 201900006001 – 100-199 Conduit St – 12/07 at 6:17pm: On 12/07 at 7pm a package was reported stolen from outside the front door of a home. An area video surveillance camera captured a male suspect stealing the package at 6:17pm.
Stolen & Recovered Vehicle – 201900006006 – 1200-1299 Madison St – 12/08 from 1am to 8am: The victim left a 2010 Lexus sedan unlocked with the keys inside and it was stolen. While officers were on their way to take the initial report for the stolen vehicle they saw the vehicle being driven past them on Madison St. Officers turned around, but the vehicle was out of sight and was not located. On 12/08 at 4:10pm officers found the vehicle parked on Medgar Evers St with two people inside. The driver, Troy Bynum, 30, of Glen Burnie, was also the suspect in the use of the stolen credit card at the Royal Farms. Bynum was served with the summons from that crime and arrested and charged with motor vehicle theft, theft and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was released by the District Court Commissioner on his own recognizance. The passenger, Annette Galloway, 45, of Annapolis, was charged with possession of CDS paraphernalia and released on a criminal citation.
Celebrate the Season Responsibly
Ahead of Christmas and New Year’s Eve the Annapolis Police Department is holding a Know Your Limit event on Thursday, 12/19, from 8pm to 12am at Market Space. Officers will be on foot near the Market House offering free breathalyzer tests. Volunteer participants will be asked if they feel safe to drive a car, and then blow into a portable breathalyzer. Participants will be told what their blood alcohol content is and given an educational card with information on alcohol consumption and options to get home safely.
Cocoa with a Cop
Come and join us at Midnight Madness on Main Street. On 12/12 and 12/19 we will be outside between 6pm and 9pm to hand out free cups of hot chocolate to the community. Take a few minutes and get to know your local law enforcement team, even better let your kids know how approachable the police are, should they ever need help. Come sip Cocoa with a Cop!
No Citizen Fingerprinting
No citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, 12/23, and Monday, 12/30. Citizen fingerprinting will resume Monday, 01/06, at 6:30pm. Additionally, no citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, January 20.
Protect Yourself From Criminals with these Walking Safety Tips
Annapolis is a walking town. We walk to dinner, walk to the store, and walk the dog. Make sure you are walking safely, day and night.
Don’t be distracted. Don’t focus on your cell phone while walking, keep your head up and remain aware of your surroundings. If you wear headphones, keep the volume down so you can hear what is going on around you.
Stay in well-lit areas or carry a flashlight.
Stay in heavily traveled areas, or carry your cell phone close at hand to make an emergency call.
Know who to call if something doesn’t feel right, call 9-1-1 in an emergency, but you can also the non-emergency number for the Annapolis Police Department, 410-268-4141, it is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Walk like you own the place. By being confident and keeping your head up you show people that you’re paying attention to what’s going on.
Take a friend. If you can’t take a friend, let someone know where you’re going and when you should be back.
Carry a whistle or other noise maker. If you need help it will attract immediate attention and may scare a criminal off.
Don’t walk drunk. Drugs and alcohol affect your perception, reaction time, and judgment.
Don’t overload. Avoid having your hands full while walking, or be prepared to drop everything if you need to move quickly.
Help your neighbors walk safely at night by leaving on outside lights that illuminate sidewalks and other walkways. Consider motion activated lights that will turn on when people need them and also alert you that someone is outside your home.