March 18 –Spring Fling Scholarship Fundraiser – Market House
March 26 – Chief’s Lecture Series – Save the Date
In the last 24 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 105 calls for service and arrested 4 people.
Burglary – 202000001032 – 1100-1199 Tyler Av – 03/04 from 1pm to 9pm: The front door to the home was forced open and jewelry was stolen.
We have received reports of residents being scammed by email and phone recently. One scam involved a scam phone call from someone identifying themselves as an out-of-state law enforcement officer. This fake officer threatens the victim with criminal prosecution and fines. The victim is threatened that their Social Security account is going to be frozen and then told to purchase gift cards and send photos of the cards to the caller. The scammers tell the victim to stay on the phone with them during these purchases and if store employees question the purchases the scammers provide the victim with excuses to explain the purchases. Scammers will pressure you to stay on the phone with them, they will ask you for account and personal information. You should not provide information like this over the phone, especially on calls you did not initiate to verified phone numbers. Buying gift cards and providing those numbers to someone over the phone is a clear sign of a scam. The Social Security Administration will never call to threaten your benefits. Visit the Federal Trade Commission website for more information on scams like this https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/09/social-security-not-trying-take-your-benefits.
Another recent scam involved an email that seemed to be from the victim’s friend letting them know of an opportunity to win unclaimed money from the IRS. To win the money the victim had to send money to the scammer. The victim and scammer then began communicating by text message and more money was requested. The emails and text messages from the scammer contained spelling and grammatical errors that are common in scam messages. For more information on common IRS scams visit the IRS website, https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts.
Spring Fling Scholarship Fundraiser
The Annapolis Police Department is co-hosting a benefit for the Annapolis Police Scholarship Fund on 03/18 at the Annapolis Market House. The event starts at 6pm for VIP tickets and at 7pm for standard tickets. Tickets range in price from $45 to $75. There will be food from Paladar, the Market House, Tarin Thai, Mission BBQ and Park Deli. There will be silent and live auctions featuring a Tailgate Package for the 2020 SJC v. USNA croquet match, a family portrait session with David Hartcorn, Military Bowl VIP experience, and many other packages and gift cards from local businesses. Visit https://annapolispolicescholarship.org/e1-2/ to buy tickets and find out more about the Annapolis Police Scholarship Fund.
Chief’s Lecture Series – Save the Date
The second session of the Chief’s Lecture Series is scheduled for 03/26 and will begin at 6:30pm. Details of the location and topics will be posted soon.