Just before what could be the year's worst storm, a piece of snow-removal equipment has been stolen in Annapolis. Police said a park maintenance worker told them the mechanism used to lift and maneuver a snowplow blade was missing Tuesday morning when he arrived for work at the maintenance yard in the 200 block of Truxton Park Road. The attachment bolts were on the ground by the vehicle. "The timing on this is bad," said Art Thomas, maintenance administrator for the city's Recreation and Parks Department. The agency's workers, who plow around the Recreation Center and other city facilities, sometimes are summoned with their nine trucks to help the Department of Public Works clear roads and other areas. Thomas said he received a replacement from the city garage to prepare for this weekend's storm.