Police have charged an Annapolis man in the theft of more than $1,000 from a safe at the fire station at 620 Taylor Ave.
The money belongs to the firefighters' union and is part of a breast cancer awareness fundraiser. Firefighters are selling pink T-shirts from the Taylor Avenue station for $12 each in October to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Fund.
"We feel pretty badly about what's happened, but we hope we can sell a few more of the T-shirts and re-coup some of the money," said Battalion Chief John Menassa. "We hope to make some sort of donation to the Susan G. Komen fund, but at this point we are going to do what we can with what we have and go from there."
Steve Miller, the on-duty acting EMS supervisor at the Taylor Avenue firehouse, told police Tuesday that more than $1,000 was taken from the narcotics safe in the EMS office.
Miller said the money was in the safe at 9:30 a.m., but around 11 a.m. he noticed his keys were missing, and he saw them hanging in the lock of the open safe. The money was missing and a search turned up nothing.
Lt. Carroll Spriggs told police Tuesday afternoon that surveillance footage showed a suspect near the EMS office at the time of the theft.
Police Wednesday charged Rodney Keith Wilson, 52, with fourth-degree burglary and theft between $1,000 and $10,000.
He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $10,000 bail.