October 26 – National Drug Take Back Day – 199 Taylor Av
November 1 – Cooking with Cops – Whole Foods
In the last 24 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 112 calls for service and arrested 8 people.
UPDATE Shooting Arrest – 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. UPDATE – Through investigation Annapolis police detectives identified Von Franklin, 17, of Annapolis as a suspect in this shooting. On 10/09 Franklin was arrested and charged as an adult with attempted first degree murder and nine other criminal charges related to the shooting. Franklin is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond. Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to contact our detectives at 410-260-3439 or provide anonymous tips by calling Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Handgun Possession Arrests – 201900005042 – 1400-1499 Tyler Av – 10/09 at 12:54am: Officers were patrolling the area when they observed a group of people outside playing dice. It is illegal to play games of chance, like craps, and disagreements or losses during these games have led to shootings and homicides in Annapolis. As officers approached the group on foot several subjects fled, including two male suspects who fled into the woods. Some officers were standing by on the other side of these woods on Hunt Meadow Dr and saw the two men running, but could not stop them before they entered the woods again. One of the men was seen reaching into his waistband and pants while he was running. The officers began a methodical search for the men and located them near Hunt Meadow Dr. One of the suspects, Martin Smith, 28, of Annapolis, was found to have a baggie of suspected marijuana weighing approximately 18 grams and a digital scale in his possession. The other suspect, Tywond Blair, 21, of Annapolis, was the one officers saw reaching into his waistband. An officer and his K-9 partner checked the path that the suspects fled down and discovered a loaded handgun, digital scale and an additional bag of suspected marijuana weighing approximately 32 grams. Another bag of suspected marijuana weighing approximately 20 grams was located near the area the suspects originally fled from. Smith was arrested and charged with possession of CDS with intent to distribute, illegal possession of the handgun and six other related criminal charges. Blair was arrested and charged with possession of CDS with intent to distribute, illegal possession of the handgun and seven other related criminal charges. Both are being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
Theft of Bicycle – 201900005053 – 600-699 Taylor Av – 10/09 from 1pm to 1:15pm: A red Whisky folding bicycle was stolen when it was left unsecured outside a business.
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 www.annapolispolicefoundation.org or contact Brian Finan at 301-332-8961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.