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April 1, 2014
Annapolis police say a 24-year-old Edgewater man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after a Ford Explorer struck an electrical pole at Forest Drive and Taylor Avenue in the city, causing the road to be closed for more than 17 hours. The accident occurred at 11:19 a.m. Monday, according to Annapolis police, when the Ford Explorer struck an electrical pole near the intersection, shearing the pole from the ground. Police said the accident left power lines hanging across the intersection and both Forest Drive and Tyler Avenue were impassable.
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Dan Rodricks | March 13, 2014
Having recently interviewed the British statistician David Hand about probability principles, I suppose I should be willing to accept the following: Two men named James Elmer Bailey, both born on Oct. 15, 1962, resided in the Annapolis area at the time a woman accused one of them of punching her in the face. Hard as that might be to comprehend, probability theorists like Hand say that such a thing is far more likely than most of us believe. Among their many remarkable findings: Only 23 people need assemble in a room before it becomes more than 50 percent probable that two of them have the same birth date.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Three people in a stolen car were followed by police officers for 10 miles through Anne Arundel County before the car spun out and they tried to run away, police said. Annapolis police said officers saw the stolen car, a 2008 Acura TL, driving near MD Route 665 near Godspeed Way shortly before 8 p.m. and followed it to Interstate 97 just beyond MD Route 50, where they attempted to pull the car over. Instead, the driver fled along I-97 before losing control and spinning out near MD Route 3. The three people in the car tried to run away but were arrested and charged with car theft, police said.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
A pregnant woman in labor and her boyfriend were carjacked at gunpoint as they were leaving for the hospital early Sunday morning, Annapolis police said. Around 4:30 a.m., a 911 caller alerted police that two people were being held up in 1800 block of Copeland St. When officers arrived, the suspects fled, stealing the couple's car, police said. A chase ensued but the suspects abandoned the vehicle near the unit block of Tyler Court and were apprehended by officers on foot, police said.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop issued an apology Tuesday for inaccurate statements he made about deaths related to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. Pristoop, in testimony regarding legalization of marijuana, stated that overdoses on marijuana led to more than 30 deaths on the first day the drug was legalized in Colorado. That data was based upon a hoax story that ran on satirical and comedy websites. "I apologize for the information I provided concerning the deaths.
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Staff Reports | February 19, 2014
Annapolis police are investigating an incident in which a resident of the unit block of Windwhisper LaneĀ found a bullet hole in a wall of their home. Police say that on Tuesday, Feb. 18, the homeowner reported finding the hole in the back wall of his home. Below the hole was a spent round of ammunition. The homeowner did not know when the damage occurred, police said, but on Feb. 1 the department had received a call reporting possible shots fired in the area of Edgewood Road.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A man was robbed by two hitchhikers who flagged him down for a ride in Annapolis Tuesday night. The victim was driving on Bywater Road at around 11 p.m. when he stopped to help two men on foot, according to Annapolis police. The driver agreed to give the travelers a ride to Admiral Drive and West Street. Upon reaching the destination, one robber pointed a gun at the victim while the other began poking him in the ribs with a knife and demanding money, police said. The attackers then ordered the victim to drive to the 200 block of Croll Drive where they stole his wallet and car keys.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
Two men were shot and injured in separate robberies Monday night and early Tuesday morning in Annapolis, though police said both were expected to survive. In the first incident, Brett Shumaker, 32, of Harwood, attempted to fight two men trying to rob him as he walked on a footbridge near the unit block of Silopanna Road and was shot multiple times, police said. The men, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, approached Shumaker at around 10 p.m. Monday and demanded his belongings, while Shumaker pulled out a knife and tried to fight back.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
An Annapolis man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man with a box cutter in an incident that has left the victim in critical condition, police said on Monday. Annapolis Police said in a statement that the incident occurred at 11:50 p.m. on Friday on the 100 block of Main Street. According to police, witnesses said that Larry Mason, 33, of Annapolis and the victim were fighting when Mason cut the victim in the chest with the box cutter.
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November 24, 2013
Annapolis police say they responded to four burglaries on Saturday between 10:17 p.m. and 10:48 p.m. at businesses in Annapolis. The burglaries occurred at the Subway at 1 Park Place, McCormick Paints at 3 Old Solomons Island Road, Insane Car Audio at 1991 West Street and Dunkin' Donuts at 2004 West Street were broken into. An additional burglary as a gas station in the 2000 block of West Street was also reported to Anne Arundel County Police. Annapolis police said the burglaries all occurred within minutes of each other, and in each case money and property was stolen.
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