Observant Annapolitan Stops Attempted Burglary
A woman called the police after she said she saw three boys try to open a garage door.
A woman called Annapolis Police on Sunday morning after she said she watched three boys peer into vehicles and try to open a garage door in the unit block of Amos Garrett Boulevard at about 11:30 a.m.
Police officers searched the area and located the three boys—whom they identified based off the woman's description of their clothing—near Southgate and Lafayette. The woman then confirmed they were the same kids she saw, police said.
This is the type of community engagement Annapolis Police hopes to foster, said Detective Amy Miguez.
"People are always saying 'Oh, I saw something yesterday. Or I thought I heard my dog barking last night, which seemed unusual,'" Miguez said. "We always encourage people to call when they see something."
She said sometimes people tell police that they didn't want to be a bother, but "that’s what we are here for." Miguez said if what they saw or heard turns out to be nothing, it's no big deal.
The three boys in this case were issued juvenile citations for attempted burglary and released to their guardians, according to police.