December 8 – Cocoa with a Cop at the Chocolate Binge Festival from 12pm to 5pm on the first block of West St
December 5, 12, and 19 – 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
In the last 24 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 100 calls for service and arrested 3 people.
Theft from Vehicle – 201900005926 – 200-299 Farragut Ct – 12/02 at 10pm to 12/03 at 4:30am: A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
Fatal Collision – 201900005934 – 1900-1999 West St – 12/03 at 6:23pm: Preliminary investigations indicate the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe, Patrick Tackney, 48, of Annapolis, was leaving the driveway of a group of businesses at 1950 West Street to turn right, westbound on West Street. At the same time the pedestrian, Ernest Powell, 65, of Annapolis, was walking on the sidewalk eastbound along West Street across the same driveway. The Chevrolet struck Mr. Powell and then turned into the parking lot of the business at 1952 West Street. Mr. Powell sustained serious, life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Mr. Powell died from his injuries. Witnesses prevented the driver, Tackney, from leaving the scene of the accident. Tackney was arrested and charged with negligent manslaughter, driving while impaired and multiple additional related charges. Tackney is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
Homicide – 201900005941 – 600-699 Skipjack Ct – 12/04 at 1:47am: Police dispatch was notified that emergency medical services were responding to the area for a male victim shot in the leg. While officers were responding dispatchers received a call reporting gunshots heard in the same area. Officers arrived and located the male victim with the leg injury outside. An additional male victim, who also appeared to have been shot, was located outside a residence in the same area. The second male victim was deceased when officers arrived. The injured male victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. There is no further information at this time. Detectives are investigating this shooting. This is an active and fluid investigation and we urge anyone with information about this incident to contact our detectives at 410-260-3439. You can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP and submit an anonymous tip. If your tip leads to an arrest or indictment you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Cocoa with a Cop
Come and join us at the Chocolate Binge Festival and Midnight Madness events. The Chocolate Binge Festival is 12/08 from 12pm to 5pm in the first block of West St. Midnight Madness is 12/05, 12/12 and 12/19 and we will be outside between 6pm and 9pm to hand out free cups of hot chocolate to the community. Take a few minutes and get to know your local law enforcement team, even better let your kids know how approachable the police are, should they ever need help. Come sip Cocoa with a Cop!
Holiday Package Theft Prevention Tips
If possible, have your package delivered to a location where it can be received by a trusted person.
Ask neighbors who are home during the day to watch for deliveries.
Request that the shipper holds the package at their facility for pick up.
Track deliveries online and confirm delivery has occurred.
Insure valuable items.
Provide delivery instructions, so packages are left out of sight from the street.
Watch out for vehicles following delivery vans through neighborhoods. Some thieves will simply shadow deliver drivers and go from house to house stealing newly delivered packages.
When sending packages take them to a post office or other shipping facility, rather than leaving them outside your home for pick up. Let the person you are sending the package to know to expect the package.
If you see suspicious activity, or if your package is stolen call 410-268-4141 to report it to the police.
No Citizen Fingerprinting
No citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, 12/23, and Monday, 12/30. Citizen fingerprinting will resume Monday, 01/06, at 6:30pm. Additionally, no citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, January 20.