On 10-19-17 at approximately 6:45 a.m., the Princess Anne Police Department responded to the Princess Anne Elementary School’s parking lot, located at 11576 Lankford Avenue in reference to a robbery. Investigation revealed that as an employee was gathering her belongings out of her vehicle, the suspect approached her and demanded money. The suspect did steal property of the victim and fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a male and it is unknown at this time if he had a weapon.
Anyone with any information concerning this investigation is encouraged to contact the Princess Anne Police Department at 410-651-1822 or Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776 where anonymous tips can be provided. Information that leads to an arrest can result in monetary rewards.
Trick or Treat hours for the Town of Princess Anne will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Parents are encouraged to make sure their children are either wearing reflective material or carry a small light so drivers can easily identify children walking in neighborhoods during Trick or Treat hours.
The Princess Anne Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection site will be located in the main lobby of the police department which is located at 11780 Beckford Avenue, Princess Anne, MD 21853. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and it addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths
On August 31st, Officers from PAPD distributed school supplies to students at Greenwood Elementary School and Princess Anne Elementary School during their open houses. The school supplies were able to be purchased through generous donations from the Somerset County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 135 and PNC Bank. We hope every student has a safe and great school year!
On Tuesday, January 3rd, Officers were recognized for their recent accomplishments. Officer Kevin Murphy was recognized as Officer of the Quarter for the first quarter in 2016. Officer Rondell Redding was recognized as Officer of the Quarter for the third and fourth quarters in 2016. Officer Sue Dize received a Life Saving Award for using Narcan to help save the life of an overdose patient earlier in 2016. Lieutenant Wink and Officer Redding received a Bronze Star for arresting a subject in September of 2016 who had shot at another person and whom was still armed with a revolver when the officers made the arrest.
Pictured left are the Officers receiving their awards from Chief Bozman.
Congratulations to - Officers Kevin Murphy, Kara Meeks, and Michael Strong. They were promoted to Officer First Class. The promotion in rank acknowledges the Officer's longevity with the police department along with their training and experience in law enforcement. Congratulations to Officers Murphy, Meeks, and Strong. Pictured below are Officers Murphy,
Meeks and Strong with Chief Bozman and then with Commissioners Mike Hall, Dennis Williams, and Joey Gardner.