November 1-16 – Thanksgiving Food Drive – 199 Taylor Av
November 17 – Know Your Limit – Market Space
November 27 – Eastport Working Together – 1014 President St
In the last 24 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 112 calls for service and arrested 4 people.
Robbery & Arrest – 201800004799 & 4790 – 100-199 Clay St – 11/07 at 7:25am: An adult male cab driver reported that he picked up a man in the Eastport area and drove him to Clay St. As he was stopped for the man to exit, the man strangled the driver from behind and stole money from him. The suspect left the area on foot. Officers did not locate him, but the suspect matched the description of the suspect in the armed robbery that occurred at a store in the 200 block of West St on 11/06 at 5:12pm. Detectives had identified the suspect in that robbery as Stephen Thomas, 44, of Annapolis. A warrant had already been issued for Thomas charging him with the robbery. Officers kept looking for Thomas and on 11/07 at 11:04am officers located him walking on Monroe St near Brashears St. Thomas was identified as the suspect in the robbery of the cab driver and also arrested for the armed robbery of the store. Thomas was charged with armed robbery, robbery, motor vehicle unlawful taking, robbery, theft and assault. Thomas is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on a temporary commitment.
Burglary – 201800004807 – 100-199 Woods Dr – 11/07 at 12:10pm: An observant caller reported two adult male suspects entered an apparently unlocked vacant home and then left on foot towards Tyler Av. Officers searched the area, but the men were not located. Nothing was stolen from the home.
City Offices Closed & No Citizen Fingerprinting
Annapolis city offices will be closed on Monday, 11/12, in observance of Veterans Day. No citizen fingerprinting will be offered on Monday, 11/12. Citizen fingerprinting will resume on Monday, 11/19 at 6:30pm.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Annapolis Police Department will be accepting donations of food for a Thanksgiving Food Drive from 11/06 to 11/16. We will be providing Thanksgiving meals to local families and donating the remaining food to local school’s food pantries. We need 5# bags of potatoes, 2# bags of onions, jars of gravy, cans of cranberry sauce, cans of sweet potato, cans of green beans, bags or boxes of stuffing, cans of cream of mushroom soup and french fried onions. Other items needed are boxed pastas and pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, soups and other canned meals, boxed macaroni and cheese, healthy snacks like breakfast bars and dried fruit, and baby food. Please check expiration dates, expired food will not be accepted. You can drop off donations any time at the police department at 199 Taylor Avenue.
Be Thankful - Know Your Limit
Ahead of Thanksgiving the Annapolis Police Department is holding a Know Your Limit event on Saturday, 11/17 from 7pm to 11pm 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. For this event we are also teaming up with the Annapolis Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Coalition to educate people about binge drinking. According to the 2016 Maryland Young Adult Survey on Alcohol (MYSA) half of 18 to 25 year olds who drink are binge drinking and don’t realize it.
Eastport Working Together
Harbour House and Eastport Terrace residents, Eastport neighbors, and government and community leaders are invited to attend an Eastport Working Together meeting on Tuesday, 11/27, at 6:30pm at the Rosalie Mitchell Community Center, 1014 President St. Everyone is welcome. Community service hours are available for HACA residents.