November 1 – Cooking with Cops – Whole Foods
November 1-22 – Thanksgiving Food Drive – 199 Taylor Av
In the last 24 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 85 calls for service and arrested 5 people.
UPDATE Armed Bank Robbery – 201900005184 – 900-999 Bay Ridge Rd – 10/16 at 11am: An adult male suspect entered the bank and approached an employee. He handed the employee a note demanding money and implied he had a weapon. The suspect stole money and fled the business on foot. The robbery suspect was identified as Fletcher Dorsett, 51, and an arrest warrant was obtained for armed robbery, robbery, first and second degree assault and theft. UPDATE - On 10/28 he was arrested by Baltimore County Police Department.
Theft from Vehicle – 201900005366 – 900-999 Langdon Ct – 10/28 at 5pm to 10/29 at 8:15am: A black and white diaper bag and Ray-Ban sunglasses were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is Thursday, 10/31, and the Annapolis Police Department wants to make sure that all Trick-or-Treaters have a safe and fun Halloween. Please visit www.annapolis.gov/police and click on Your Safety in the menu on the left hand side for links to more Halloween safety tips.
Know the route your kids will be taking if you aren't going with them. Let them know to check in with you every hour, by phone or by stopping back at home. Make sure they know not to deviate from the planned route so you always know where they will be. Your best bet is to have an adult go with them. If you can't take them yourself, see if another parent can.
Be sure to show your children how to cross a street properly. They should always look both ways before crossing the street and should only cross at corners or crosswalks. Make sure that if you have more than one child, they know to take the hand of the younger child when they cross a street. Have your child carry a flashlight and wear reflective clothing.
Make sure you set a time for your kids to be home. Make sure they know how important it is for them to be home on time or to call immediately if something happens and they are going to be delayed.
Help your child choose a costume that will be safe. Make sure it’s fire proof or treated with fire retardant. If your child is wearing a mask of any kind, make sure that the eye holes are large enough for good peripheral vision.
Make sure that if your child is carrying a prop that the tips are smooth and flexible enough to not cause injury. Make sure that costumes won't get in the way when they are walking, which could cause them to trip.
Teach your kids about not going into cars and homes of people they don’t know or who you haven’t given them permission to be with.
Check the Maryland Sex Offender registry and do a search for sex offenders in your neighborhood. http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/sorSearch/
Check all candy for choking hazards and tampering before eating.
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 on 11/01. 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 email@example.com.
No Citizen Fingerprinting
No citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, 11/11. Citizen fingerprinting will resume Monday, 11/18, at 6:30pm. Additionally, no citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, December 23 and Monday, December 30.