Monday, May 20, 2013
Police said a stolen car was the cause of a five-car motor vehicle accident on Friday.
Annapolis police said a five-car crash on Friday may have been the result of a botched car theft. An Annapolis police officer responded Friday evening to a report of a collision at the intersection of Charles Street and Cathedral Street. Upon arrival, the officer learned the driver of the vehicle that caused the wrecks had already fled. According to the police report, witnesses said the driver of an Acura struck a parked Ford Mustang, then a parked Mini Cooper, then crossed the street and struck a Ford Taurus, a tree and finally a Lexus before fleeing the vehicle. A woman approached the officer saying she was the owner of the Acura, which she said had been stolen. Her car had been locked, but she kept a valet key in the center console. …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Check out a selection of mug shots from around the region, and note that an arrest does not indicate a conviction.
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Friday, May 17
Annapolis police released a photo of a suspect and vehicle involved in a theft on West Street.
The Annapolis Police Department reported three thefts from vehicles in the past week. May 10–At least one suspect stole four tires from a locked vehicle on the 1200 block of West Street. Police released the photos above of the suspect and the vehicle he fled in, described as a red Ford F150 pickup truck with chrome or white trim around the fenders. May 15-16–A suspect used a rock to smash a window of a vehicle on the 800 block of Bay Ridge Avenue, stealing a leather book bag and sunglasses. May 15-16–A suspect entered an unlocked vehicle on the 100 block of Duke of Gloucester Street, and moved around several objects. Police said nothing appears to have been stolen. Tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of the individuals that …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police say the copper wire was taken from a construction site on Cedar Park Road.
The Annapolis Police Department reported three burglaries this month where burglars let themselves in without forced entry. May 15—An undisclosed amount of money was taken from a homeowner's purse left downstairs while she was upstairs in the home, according to police. The side door to the home was left unlocked. May 14—Two rolls of copper wire were reported stolen from a construction site in the 1400 block of Cedar Park Road. Approximately 1,200 feet of wire was taken from a room inside the building under construction, but there was no sign of forced entry to the site, according to a police report. May 1-May 12—Four chainsaws were reported stolen from a garage under construction in the 1000 block of Forest Hills Avenue. Police said the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Officers say the men robbed the La Belle Cezanne Jewelers in downtown Annapolis.
The Annapolis Police Department arrested three men in connection to the robbery of a jewelry store on Main Street on Tuesday, and said at least two of the men lied to officers about their identities. Police said the three men stole more than $12,000 in jewelry from La Belle Cezanne Jewelers, but were caught after store employees provided a description of their car. All three men were from out of state, and at least one man had four outstanding warrants, according to police. Officers received a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, initially reporting only suspicious activity at the store. They later got a second call from store employees claiming that jewelry was taken from the store, with directions on where to find the suspects. …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In a separate incident, a Ford Escort was stolen from the 1900 block of West Street.
The following information was provided by the Annapolis Police Department: May 6—Annapolis police said a man was leaving a bank in the unit block of West Street at 5 p.m. on May 6 when two armed suspects approached him. The suspects reportedly took the man’s cell phone and money. May 8-13—Scrap metal items were reported stolen from a fenced business lot in the 1800 block of Margaret Avenue. Police said items taken include: eight aluminum vehicle rims, aluminum wire, two 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle fenders and a Chevelle gas tank, three bronze crates, a trailer hitch and other scrap metal. There was no sign of forced entry into the lot and the items were taken May 8-13. May 13—A Ford Escort was taken from the 1900 block of West Street between …
Most guns were from family members who did not want the weapons of their deceased relatives, according to a release.
Police reported a total of 16 guns and 20 boxes of ammunition were turned in for their first Turn-In Day event on Saturday. The public was given the option to turn in guns anonymously on Saturday, no identification required. The event was part of a statewide effort organized by Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler. In total, the following were given to police during the event: "The most frequent reason given for turning in a gun or ammunition was that it belonged to a deceased relative, and they no longer wanted it in their home," according to a news release. All guns donated to the police will be destroyed, according to the release.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Police found vials of PCP hidden in a cigarette pack, according to a police report.
An Annapolis man was arrested Sunday and charged with possession of PCP with intent to distribute. Antoin Eric Green, 37, of Robert Small Road, was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to online court records. Annapolis police stopped Green after being told that someone had been “jumped” in the area where Green was located, at the intersection of Forest Drive and Newtowne Road. When officers arrived, Green attempted to flee, according to a police report. Then, an officer noted the smell of PCP, and ordered Green to the ground. After being subdued, Green was searched. The search yielded a bag of suspected marijuana, six glass vials of PCP, two of which …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…