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Community Events
October 8 – La Cultura Cura – Tyler Heights Elementary
October 26 – National Drug Take Back Day – 199 Taylor Av
November 1 – Cooking with Cops – Whole Foods

In the last 72 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 346 calls for service and arrested 19 people.      
Drug Possession Arrest – 201900004946 – 1700-1799 West St – 10/04 at 9pm: Officers stopped a vehicle with a suspected impaired driver and made contact with the occupants. The vehicle had heavy front end damage and steam was emanating from the vehicle near the hood. Officers immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers could see marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle. Approximately 100 grams of marijuana was located packaged in four clear bags. The driver, Rodell Surgeon, 48, of Annapolis, and passenger, Jaymar Howard, 25, of Annapolis, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana more than 10 grams. Both were released on their own recognizance by the District Court Commissioner.
Robbery – 201900004953 – 100-199 Dock St – 10/05 at 12:15am: Officers responded to Anne Arundel Medical Center for a report of a robbery that occurred earlier. The adult male victim reported that he was inside a bar when he was approached by several male suspects who commented on the necklace he was wearing. The men struck him several times and stole the necklace.
Illegal Gun Possession Arrest – 201900004954 – 100-199 Clay St – 10/05 at 6:45am: Officers responded to a business in the 100 block of West St for a report of a shoplifting that just occurred. Bakery items worth less than $8 were stolen. Officers located the adult male suspect on Clay St near West Washington St with the stolen items. Upon arrest officers located a stolen, loaded handgun in the man’s waistband. He also had two clear baggies containing suspected prescription medication and over $900 in cash. Demario Thompson, 30, of Annapolis was arrested and charged with eleven criminal counts relating the illegal possession of the handgun and possession of CDS. Thompson is prohibited from possessing a handgun due to prior convictions. Thompson is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
Theft from Vehicle – 201900004980 – 1000-1099 Tallwood Rd – 10/06 at 2am: An observant caller reported two juveniles entering a vehicle and stealing food from inside. Officers located the juveniles and the stolen property. The juveniles, a 10 year old male and 12 year old female, were charged with rogue and vagabond on juvenile citations and released to their guardians.
Shooting – 201900004981 – 1800-1899 Copeland St – 10/06 at 3:41am: Officers responded to the area for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival they located a 19 year old male victim who reported that he was walking in the area when he heard shots being fired. He began to run and was struck in the buttocks. His injury is not life threatening. Two parked and unoccupied vehicles were also struck.

La Cultura Cura
Tyler Heights Elementary, located at 200 Janwall St, is hosting an event on 10/08 at 6:30pm. This event is open to the public and will be held in English and Spanish. Mario Ozuna-Sanchez will focus on culture and family and present recommendations on how to better connect with your children and strengthen the family. Annapolis Police Department's Latino Liaison, Joe Hudson, will answer questions about services and issues in the community. La escuela de Tyler Heights, 200 Janwall Street, 8 de octubre las 6:30pm presenta La Cultura Cura. La noche se centra en la cultura y la familia. Recomendaciones sobre como conectar mejor con sus hijos y natener a la familia fuerte. Enlace Latino, Joe Hudson, respondera preguntas sobre servicios y problemas en la comunidad.

National Drug Take Back Day
On Saturday, 10/26, from 10am to 2pm the Annapolis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 18th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the Annapolis Police Department at 199 Taylor Avenue.  (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps or aerosols/inhalers, only pills, patches, lotions and creams. Anne Arundel County Police Department’s District Stations and Headquarters have sharps disposal boxes.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Cooking with Cops at Whole Foods Market
This Annapolis Police Foundation event will bring kids from local middle schools to join officers from the Annapolis Police Department for a cooking class at Whole Foods. Kids will enjoy making their own healthy entrée and dessert while learning how to make it again for their families when they get home. Sponsor a kid’s participation in this program. For more information visit or contact Brian Finan at 301-332-8961 or

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Hiring Lateral Police Officers

Do you know someone interested in becoming a police officer?  Some jobs are just jobs, others are careers.  A career at the Annapolis Police Department gives you a chance to make a real difference.  We are hiring lateral police officers.  Apply for jobs at  The starting salary for lateral officers starts at $49,887 and goes up depending on experience. For more information email  

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Submitting Anonymous Tips to Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is an organization separate from the Annapolis Police Department. When you phone in or submit your Annapolis crime tip online or through the P3 Tips smartphone app Metro Crime Stoppers receives your tip anonymously and only forwards your tip information to the Annapolis Police Department. No identifying information is ever forwarded to us. Metro Crime Stoppers uses a special coding system to protect your identity, they do not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. If your tip leads to the arrest or indictment of a person for a felony you could qualify for up to a $2,000 cash reward from Metro Crime Stoppers. You can submit a tip by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting, or through the P3 Tips smartphone app. The app can be found in the Apple or Android app stores by searching for P3 Tips. You can also call a tip into us directly at 410-280-CLUE (2583).
Programs Offered by the Community Services Unit

Annapolis Community Builders:  If you live in Wards 1, 2, 3, or 4 contact Sergeant Nicole Vaden for information.  If you live in Wards 5, 6, 7, or 8 contact Officer Angelo Watson.  Not sure about which Ward you live in?  Check here.

FREE Home Security Survey:  Let us show you in less than two hours how to make your home a safer place.  Send an email today to find out more about this program or to make an appointment.  Contact us at  

Watch Your Car Program:  The Watch Your Car Program helps prevent vehicle theft.  A small sticker will be placed on your rear window.  This sticker alerts officers nationwide that your vehicle is not normally driven during the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.  The vehicle may be stopped to verify ownership.  For more information about the program contact us at  

Victims' Assistance & Resources:  Crime victims can contact Lieutenant Kevin Krauss for more information.

Hispanic Liaison:  Contact the Spanish speaking liaison, Joe Hudson, for help.  Si Ud. necesita ayuda, pongase en contacto Sr. Joe Hudson.

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