Police Press Release - March 24, 2020
Shots Fired / Glen Burnie
On March 23, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m. officers responded to the area of Saunders Way and Farrington Road for reports of shots fired. An unknown male fired four shots from a handgun and fled north on the B&A trail toward Aquahart Road. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Three bullet casings were found on the trail.
Suspect: White male, 5’10”, thin build wearing black jacket
Commerical Robbery / Edgewater
On March 23, 2020 at approximately 9:00 p.m. officers responded for a robbery of a business at the Walgreens located at 110 Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater. Three unknown black male suspects wearing dark clothing and face masks entered the business and assaulted five store employees with pepper spray and removed an unknown quantity of medication from the pharmacy. The suspect then fled toward an adjacent neighborhood. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Robbery detectives are investigating this incident and are asking anyone with information to contact 410-222-4720.
Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control
On March 18, 2020 Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that county buildings, including Animal Care & Control, were closing to the public at the end of their business day. County buildings remain open to county employees only (this means our volunteers do not have access) and efforts are being made to keep staffing at a minimum to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. County government remains open and critical county government functions and responsibilities will continue.
Yesterday, March 23, 2020 Governor Hogan announced closure of non-essential businesses and requested everyone’s assistance in reducing the spread of COVID-19 by eliminating contacts that are not 100% necessary. For Animal Care & Control this means additional normal functions temporarily will not occur. Be assured, however, the shelter staff will continue to care for, feed and medicate as necessary all animals at the shelter.
For field-related services, please call 410-222-3939 or email [email protected] (if you cannot reach us via phone)
To reclaim an animal or bring in food/litter donations that may be given to needy pet owners or used at the shelter, you must make an appointment. You must know in advance that your animal is at the shelter and have proof of ownership. Please call 410-222-3919 (between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday) or email [email protected] to arrange pick up.
We ask our rescue partners to contact us if they are interested in any animals at [email protected]
Volunteers, fosters and staff have been amazing in helping clear out the shelter by taking home animals. Anne Arundel County residents interested in alleviating space issues at the shelter as they arise please fill out our foster application ttps://www.aacounty.org/departments/animal-control/forms-and-publications/Foster_Application.pdf and email it to [email protected] and [email protected] We will process applications as quickly as possible.
Services that will not be available until further notice include:
- Viewing animals
- Shelter tours
- Owner-requested euthanasia
- Trap loaning
- Rabies/Microchip Clinic
- Processing of Affidavits of Complaints
- Community education programs
- Licensing in person (all licenses can be mailed in)
- Accepting donations other than food/litter that may be given to needy county pet owners - Food/litter requires an appointment to bring it in
- Owner surrenders of animals (for emergencies relating to this, contact field services)
Animal Care & Control will provide live virtual tours when possible to show the animals here at the shelter in hopes of getting lost animals back home, getting new fosters, lining up rescues and lining up adopters for when operations resume. Times may vary, but we anticipate that the live virtual tours will occur around 9:30 a.m.
We greatly appreciate the community's support as we navigate this difficult time.