November 24 – December 15 – Toy Drive – 199 Taylor Avenue
December 3 – Cocoa with a Cop at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival from 12pm to 5pm on the first block of West St
December 5 – Como Ayudo a Mi Hijo/How Do I Help My Child – Annapolis Middle
December 7, 14, and 21 – 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 13 – Neighborhood Safety Meeting – 199 Taylor Avenue
In the last 24 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 110 calls for service and arrested 5 people.
Armed Robbery – 201700005095 – 700 block of Giddings Av – 11/29 at 6:51pm: Employees of the pharmacy reported that a male suspect entered the business and jumped the counter. Once he was behind the counter he pushed one of the female employees and demanded drugs. A second suspect entered the pharmacy and pointed a gun at a second female employee also demanding drugs. Both suspects were wearing masks. They took money and drugs, exited the business, and fled in a vehicle. The employees alerted their alarm company and as officers were responding the alarm company was able to provide information about the location of the suspects. Officers located the suspects’ unoccupied vehicle in the 1300 block of Blue Grass Way in Gambrills. K-9 was called in to assist and with the assistance of Anne Arundel County Police, Anne Arundel County Sheriffs and Maryland State Police one of the suspects was located and arrested. Arthur Prince, 19, of Laurel was charged with armed robbery and eight other criminal charges related to the robbery. He is being held without bond at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.
No Shave November
Annapolis officers are retiring their razors and putting on polish during the month of November to support those touched by cancer. Chief Scott Baker has authorized officers and employees to let their hair grow or paint their fingernails blue in a way not normally permitted by our regulations. Participants donated at least $30 to the Rev. Callie Johnson Matthews Scholarship Fund, an Annapolis based charity. Employees not growing beards and the public are also encouraged to donate money to this important cause. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so directly to the Rev. Callie Johnson Matthews Scholarship Fund through this link http://www.revcalliecares.org/.
Holiday Toy Drive
The Annapolis Police Department is accepting new, unwrapped toys to be given to local children this Christmas. Drop off toys to us at 199 Taylor Av. Toys will be collected until December 15th. The toys will be given to We Care and Friends at the Stanton Center.
Como Ayudo a Mi Hijo/How Do I Help My Child
On Tuesday, 12/05, at 6pm at Annapolis Middle School the Annapolis Police Department and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are sponsoring a meeting for the Latino Community. The meeting is designed to strengthen family relations and increase school involvement. During the presentation we will be encouraging families to involve their children in activities outside of the school. We are requesting community partners to attend and set up information tables. If you provide services in the community and would like a table please contact our Latino Liaison, Joe Hudson, at 410-858-0759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood Safety Meeting
The next Neighborhood Safety meeting will be held, Wednesday, 12/13, from 6:30pm to 8pm at Annapolis Police Headquarters, 199 Taylor Avenue. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting. The topic for this meeting is an overview of the training our officers receive during the police academy and yearly in service training. We are seeking the public’s input on training. If you cannot attend you can view the meeting on our Facebook Page, live or at your convenience. If you would like to suggest training our officers should receive please email us at email@example.com. As always, we will also be going over the current crime trends in Annapolis. Food will be served so please RSVP to Corporal Amy Miguez at 410-268-9000 ext. 7261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.