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Man hit cars during police chase

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An Annapolis man driving a stolen car struck a police cruiser before driving through several back yards and dinging a second cruiser in an attempt to flee, city police said.

Officers tried to pull over Marlin Simms, 30, of Cove Road in a Honda Element around 4:50 p.m. Dec. 29 after finding that county police had listed the car as stolen. He refused to stop, however, and made a U-turn, hitting the cruiser in the process.

He then fled, with police cars pursuing on Taylor Avenue, across Rowe Boulevard, and onto Genessee Street, then through the back yards of residences to get onto Glenwood Street, where he continued to Clay and Pleasant Street. He struck another police car just before he bailed out on Clay Street. He was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

Damage to the vehicles was minor and no one was injured.

Simms was charged with auto theft, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest and other offenses.

Teens face drug charges

An Annapolis teenager who asked city police officers to move their car out of his path was arrested on drug charges.

Officers were on the 600 block of Genessee St. around 1:45 a.m. Dec. 29 investigating a complaint of a man armed with a handgun threatening residents when Brady Joseph Keegan, 18, of Gingerview Lane, pulled up in his car and asked one of the officers to move his police cruiser so Keegan could exit the parking lot.

The officer reported that he smelled marijuana coming from the car. Further investigation led to the recovery of approximately 8.7 grams of marijuana and a BB pistol from the car. Keegan said that he had been joking around with the people in the house with the BB gun.

His 17-year-old male passenger from Victor Parkway was also charged with drug possession.

Keegan's 1999 Honda Accord was seized for forfeiture.

Man arrested after New Year's shots

A city man apparently welcoming in the new year with gunshots was arrested on multiple handgun charges, Annapolis police said.

Officers responding to calls of shots fired around 12:15 a.m. Monday on the 1800 block of Copeland St. in the Bywater Mutual Homes community saw Keith Brashears walk out the back door, discharge a handgun into the air, and step back inside.

Officers arrested Brashears and found a Galesi-Brescia handgun in a computer bag in the living room. He was charged with discharging a firearm in public, failing to properly secure a handgun from access of a minor, reckless endangerment and possession of a handgun.

4 stab man in shoul der, police say

A Grasonville man was stabbed in the shoulder by four men who he said wrongly accused him of robbing them, Annapolis police said.

The victim, 43, said he was in the area of West Washington and West streets around 5:20 p.m. Dec. 29 when the four approached him, and one slashed at him with a knife.

The victim fled and made his way to the Graul's Market parking lot on Taylor Avenue to seek help.

Man doesn't report to jail, arrested

An Annapolis man has been arrested after refusing to report to the county jail, city police said.

Terrence James Covington, 24, of College Creek Terrace was already on house arrest last year for a 2006 assault conviction when he tested positive for marijuana use and was ordered to the Ordinance Road Detention Center in Glen Burnie.

He failed to do so repeatedly, and a warrant for his arrest was issued June 12. He was apprehended at 11:41 p.m. Monday on Brooke Court.

Eastport bank robbed, police say

An Eastport bank was robbed last week, Annapolis police said.

The robber entered the Bank of America in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road around 2:45 p.m. Dec. 28, approached a teller and handed her a note demanding money. She handed him an undisclosed amount of cash and he left.

He was described as black, in his 30s or 40s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 155 to 165 pounds, wearing a black knit hat, black jacket and blue jeans and a goatee with some gray hair in it.

Severna Park man faces gun charge

A Severna Park man was arrested on handgun charges after Anne Arundel County police received complaints of two men walking around the Lower Magothy Beach community with a gun.

Michael Joseph May, 19, of the 200 block of North Drive, and a second man ran when approached by officers around 11 a.m. Dec. 29.

One of them was immediately apprehended and May was found hiding in his basement.

Because of several similar calls on nearby Hawthorne Drive in the last two weeks, police got a search warrant for the home and recovered a .45 caliber handgun and ammunition.

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