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Annapolis Police make arrest in Eastport shooting spree, another suspect still at large

Annapolis Police make arrest in Eastport shooting spree, another suspect still at large

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: This is an update to this story. On May 20, 2016 Detectives from the Annapolis Police Department arrested Jeffrey Somerville, 34, of Glen Burnie for his involvement in the shots fired on April 17.  Jeffrey Somerville was arrested at a residence in the 400 block of Hidden Brooke Drive in Glen Burnie.  Somerville was […]

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Annapolis Police to test body cameras

Annapolis Police to test body cameras

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

 On the heels of a Federal lawsuit against the Annapolis Police Department alleging unlawful detention, assault and racial slurs by an officer, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides and Police Chief Michael Pristoop announce that Annapolis Police will implement a body-worn camera (BWC) pilot program for officers in the Department.  Chief Pristoop, who advocated for a BWC program for his officers, had earlier […]

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Know Your Limit with the Annapolis Police Department’s new program

Know Your Limit with the Annapolis Police Department’s new program

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Police Department is beginning a new educational program called Know Your Limit to combat drunk driving.  Officers will offer free breathalyzer tests and distribute literature concerning drunk driving and available alternatives in Annapolis.  The first event is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, Cinco de Mayo, when officers will be located near the Market […]

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Daylight armed robbery on Silopanna Road

Daylight armed robbery on Silopanna Road

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

A man was robbed of money when two armed men approached him as he was getting out of his car in the mostly residential neighborhood on Silopanna Road. Armed Robbery – 201600001699 – Unit block of Silopanna Rd – 04/27 at 5:50pm:  The adult male victim was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by […]

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Annapolis Police encourage residents to join Nextdoor; but hold on a second…..

Annapolis Police encourage residents to join Nextdoor; but hold on a second…..

| April 27, 2016 | 4 Comments

The Annapolis Police Department has announced that they have partnered with Nexdoor, a social networking platform, to improve communications between neighbors. While the concept seems sound, when I joined, I noticed several glaring issues that made me very uncomfortable. According to Nextdoor: Nextdoor is the private social network for your neighborhood. Nextdoor is the best way to stay in […]

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Police investigating another homicide in Annapolis

Police investigating another homicide in Annapolis

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

On April 24th at 8:39 p.m. officers from the Annapolis Police Department responded to the 600 block of Tuckahoe Creek Court for a report of a deceased person in the woods. Officers located a deceased adult male who died as the result of a homicide. Hearing reports that a body was just discovered on a […]

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Suspicious death in Annapolis determined to be homicide

Suspicious death in Annapolis determined to be homicide

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is an update to a story published last night regarding a suspicious death. Officers responded to the home in the 1100 block of Paddington Place for a report of an unresponsive subject and located a deceased adult male. Detectives began investigating the death as suspicious and it now appears to be a homicide. If […]

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Annapolis Police investigating a suspicious death

Annapolis Police investigating a suspicious death

| April 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Annapolis Police Department is investigating a suspicious death at a home in the 1000 block of Paddington Place.  On April 18th at 6:02 p.m. officers were dispatched to the home for an unresponsive subject and located a deceased adult male. Detectives are investigating this incident and anyone with information is urged to contact them […]

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Eastport residents fired up over security; City, HACA have few answers

Eastport residents fired up over security; City, HACA have few answers

| April 18, 2016 | 4 Comments

After 31 shots rang out early on Sunday morning, residents of Eastport were alarmed and looking for answers.  The City and the Annapolis Police Department hastily called a meeting which was held at the Eastport Community Center which is located two blocks from the incident on Sunday. Alderman Ross Arnett and Police Chief Michael Pristoop […]

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More gunshots ring out in Eastport

More gunshots ring out in Eastport

| April 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

UPDATE: Annapolis Police Department released the following information: Police are investigating multiple reports of destruction of property after gunfire early this morning in Annapolis.  On April 17th at 4:11 a.m. officers responded to the area of President Street and Park Avenue for multiple callers reporting shots fired.  Upon arrival no suspects or victims were found, […]

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Woman stabbed in Annapolis domestic dispute

Woman stabbed in Annapolis domestic dispute

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1030pm on Saturday night, Annapolis Police responded to the unit block of Marcs Court for a reported stabbing. On arrival police found an adult female suffering from a stab wound in the upper chest. The victim said she was stabbed by Alton Baker, 50, of Annapolis in a domestic assault.  The victim was flown to the University […]

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Annapolis Police investigating Annapolis Harbormaster’s office, harbormaster fired

Annapolis Police investigating Annapolis Harbormaster’s office, harbormaster fired

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Annapolis Police have launched a criminal investigation into the Annapolis Harbormaster’s Office. The City has confirmed that two employees, the Harbormaster and his Deputy have been terminated and removed from the City’s websites and communications channels. JP “Flip” Walters was the Harbormaster and a long time employee of […]

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Residential burglaries up 90% in Annapolis Wards 6, 7, 8

Residential burglaries up 90% in Annapolis Wards 6, 7, 8

| April 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Annapolis Police Department sent out a notice this morning advising that residential burglaries have increased this year by 90% in what they term as “Post 15 and 16” which seemingly is the bulk of City Wards 6, 7 and 8. The police department offered tips for residents to minimize the risk and advised that […]

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Annapolis man sentenced to 15 years for rape of 12-year old

Annapolis man sentenced to 15 years for rape of 12-year old

| March 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced that Daniel Rivera, 56, of Annapolis, was sentenced today to two concurrent 15 year sentences, for second degree sex offense and second degree rape for assaulting a 12-year-old girl in the back of an Annapolis laundromat off of Forest Drive.  “Sexually preying upon children is inexcusable,” said Anne Arundel County […]

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$171K Mercedes stolen from Annapolis dealership

$171K Mercedes stolen from Annapolis dealership

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

A car with a retail price starting at $171,000 was stolen from the Annapolis Mercedes dealership at the foot at the Spa Creek bridge. According to police, a black 2016 Mercedes 600 Series 4 door sedan was stolen from the dealership sometime between 6pm on February 27th and 630pm on March 9th. At this time, Eye […]

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Annapolis man wanted on attempted murder charges turns self in

Annapolis man wanted on attempted murder charges turns self in

| March 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

UPDATE: On 03/07 Eric Offutt, 17, of Annapolis, wanted for attempted murder, turned himself in to the Annapolis Police Department.  Offutt was charged as an adult for the shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of Madison St on 02/24.  The 32 year old victim was shot in the leg during a failed robbery attempt.  […]

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Annapolis Police seek to charge teen in Harbor House shooting

Annapolis Police seek to charge teen in Harbor House shooting

| February 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

On February 24th Detectives from the Annapolis Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Eric Offutt, 17, of Annapolis charging him as an adult with attempted murder for the shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of Madison Street on the same day.  On Wednesday, February 24th at 5:20 p.m. an officer was in the […]

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1 injured in shooting in Annapolis’ Harbor House community

1 injured in shooting in Annapolis’ Harbor House community

| February 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

Last night at 5:20pm, Annapolis Police officers responded to the Harbor House (a HACA property) for a report of shots fired. An officer was in the area when he heard several shots fired.  He went to investigate and found a 32 year old male victim who had been shot in the leg.  The victim was […]

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Crime rates climbing in Annapolis, reported rapes up 200%

Crime rates climbing in Annapolis, reported rapes up 200%

| February 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

In 2015 crime in Annapolis increased by two percent.  Violent crime dropped by three percent compared to 2014, but property crime increased by three percent.  The Annapolis Police Department follows the reporting rules established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).  The crimes reported are classified as Part One Crime, […]

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Annapolis Police starting new kids club

Annapolis Police starting new kids club

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Police Department is pleased to announce an opportunity for kids to join our first ever Annapolis Police Kids Club (APKC).   The club is tailored for kids ages 9 – 12. Want to learn more?  Please join us for an Open House and Information Session When:  Saturday, February 27th at 2 p.m. Where:  Annapolis […]

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Annapolis man stabbed to death today, son arrested and charged in murder

Annapolis man stabbed to death today, son arrested and charged in murder

| February 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

On February 20, 2016 at 2:45 a.m. Annapolis Police officers responded to a home in the 300 block of Atwater Drive for a report of a stabbing.  Inside the home, officers located Martin Jolalpa-Vazquez, 44, of Annapolis who was bleeding profusely.  Martin Jolalpa-Vazquez had been stabbed and was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center where […]

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Schuh to host live chat during PBS Frontline’s “Chasing Heroin”

Schuh to host live chat during PBS Frontline’s “Chasing Heroin”

| February 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

County Executive Steve Schuh is inviting the public to join a “live chat” during the PBS Frontline two-hour special “Chasing Heroin” on Feb. 23. “Awareness is a major part of attacking the plague on our community that is heroin addiction,” County Executive Schuh said. “One of the most important things we need to do is […]

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