ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY -- Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

Council considers allowing more bed-and-breakfast inns

The Annapolis City Council will discuss a proposal tonight to allow bed-and-breakfast inns to open in all areas of the city.


Alderman Ellen Moyer, D-Ward 8, is sponsoring the bill to permit homeowners outside the historic downtown to set up bed-and-breakfasts.

Annapolis has a dozen such establishments in the historic section, but not in other areas, because of city zoning regulations. The legislation calls for allowing bed-and-breakfasts as a conditional use in residential districts.


Council members also are likely to face off over a controversial new plan to privatize the city's trash collection system. Twenty-three city employees would lose their jobs if the city hired an outside company to pick up garbage.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at Annapolis City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester St.

Police arrest five on drug charges

Annapolis police raided a housing development early Friday, seizing 5.5 grams of marijuana and arresting five men on drug charges.

Police said they also found several pipes and some marijuana laced with PCP when they searched two homes off Breakwater Road and Youngs Farm Road at about 3:30 a.m.

Charged with possessing marijuana, drug paraphernalia or both were Cuong Vo, 27, Richard Miletich, 26, and William B. Travis, 29, all of the 900 block of Breakwater Road; and Vincent Mazzone, 21, and Anthony L. Applefield, 23, of the 1200 block of Youngs Farm Road.


* Edgewater: A resident told police that someone broke into her home in the 3400 block of Larkington Drive and stole $85 from her purse Friday.


* Lothian: A man reported to police that someone used a knife and wrote the word "Die" on the side of his 1987 Oldsmobile while it was parked in the 200 block of Konrad Morgan Way Wednesday.

* Edgewater: Someone broke into a home in the 100 block of Edgewater Drive Wednesday and stole a chain saw and a leaf blower. The value of the property was not known.