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Police Press Release - October 29, 2018

Pill Take Back

Western District



Bank Robbery                                                                                               Crofton


On October 27, 2018, officers responded to the Old Line Bank located at 1641 Route 3 North in Crofton for a hold up alarm.  A male wearing all dark clothing with his face covered entered the bank and announced a robbery.  The suspect produced his own plastic bag and demanded money. No weapon was displayed or implied.  The employees complied and the suspect fled on foot.  Officers searched the area with the assistance of the police K9 unit, however did not locate the suspect.

Suspect: - Black male, approximately 6’00”.  All dark clothing with face covered.  


Commercial Robbery                                                                                               Hanover  


On October 27, 2018 at approximately 7:53 a.m., officers responded for a robbery at the Starbucks located in the 7600 block of Dorchester Boulevard in Hanover.   An unknown male entered the store, displayed a knife and demanded money from the register. The suspect fled from the store towards Dorchester Boulevard.  Officers canvassed the area; however they did not locate the suspect. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.


Suspect:  Black, male, 5’7” – 5’9”, approximately 130 lbs., wearing a black jacket and jeans.




National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative Results


The Anne Arundel County Police Department would like to thank all of the citizens who participated in a very successful Prescription Drug Take Back initiative. The event was held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and was sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Anne Arundel County Police Department.   


Several hundred bottles of expired and unused medications were collected.  Collection sites were established at each of the county’s four police districts and police headquarters.  Approximately 238 pounds of various prescription medications were collected. These medications were turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.  Each collection site was staffed with a representative from the Police Department as well as a DEA investigator to answer any questions or concerns about medications getting into to the wrong hands and the abuse of prescribed medication.  Citizens were informed of the harm caused by flushing the unused medication down the toilet and how it affects the water, septic systems, the environment and overall public safety.   


This event was held on a national level and the Anne Arundel County Police Department was proud to assist the Drug Enforcement Administration and the local community in this program.  Citizens are reminded that there are drop boxes for unused medication in the lobby of each of the four police districts.  These drop boxes are available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Police Headquarters also has a drop box in the lobby available Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  The boxes are provided so that unused medications can be disposed of in a safe manner.
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