Annapolis Police Department Daily Report

In the last 72 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 266 calls for service and arrested 19 people.       
Theft from Vehicle – 201900006303 – 100-199 Gorman St – 12/27 from 2pm to 3:15pm: An Apple MacBook Air laptop computer was stolen from an apparently unlocked vehicle.
Theft of Bicycle – 201900006305 – 400-499 Sixth St – 12/27 from 11am to 7pm: A grey Schwinn Addison 700 men’s hybrid bicycle with tan handlebars and seat was stolen. The bicycle was locked to a pole outside a business.
Burglary – 201900006325 – 100-199 South Homeland Av – 12/28 at 7am to 12/29 at 8am: The door to the home was forced open. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
Theft from Vehicle – 201900006327 – 1100-1199 August Dr – 12/28 at 2:30pm to 12/29 at 2pm: Money and an Amazon Echo were stolen from an apparently unlocked vehicle.
Theft from Vehicle – 201900006329 – 00-99 Muir Woods Ct – 12/29 at 5:50pm: An observant caller reported a male suspect attempting to enter several parked vehicles. Officers arrived and located the suspect, Bladimir Palencia, 21, of Annapolis, inside a parked vehicle. Palencia was identified as the suspect and it was determined that money was stolen from the vehicle he was sitting in when officers arrived. Palencia was charged with theft and rogue and vagabond and released by the District Court Commissioner on his own recognizance.
Attempted Thefts from Vehicles – 201900006333 – 1400-1499 Regent St – 12/28 at 7pm to 12/29 at 11am: Two apparently unlocked vehicles were entered, but nothing was stolen.
Shooting – 201900006334 – 1400-1499 Tyler Av – 12/29 at 10:48pm: The adult male victim reported that he was outside in the area when he heard a gunshot and realized he’d been shot in the hand. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Make a Plan to get Home Safely
‘Tis the season to be merry, but if you are making merry by drinking and driving, make a new plan.  Make a plan for getting home safely before heading to your holiday party.  If you see a suspected drunk driver, report it to the police by calling 410-268-4141 or 9-1-1.

City Offices Closed & No Citizen Fingerprinting
City offices will be closed Wednesday, 01/01. No citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, 12/30. Citizen fingerprinting will resume Monday, 01/06, at 6:30pm. Additionally, no citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, January 20.

Annapolis News Year’s Eve Celebrations
The City of Annapolis is hosting two firework displays on 12/31. The first is at a family friendly event at Weems-Whelan Memorial Field that starts at 3pm and ends with fireworks at 5:30pm. Events at City Dock start at 7pm and end at midnight with fireworks. Visit for more information on the events and parking suggestions.  

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Hiring Entry Level & Lateral Police Officers

Do you know someone interested in becoming a police officer?  Some jobs are just jobs, others are careers.  A career at the Annapolis Police Department gives you a chance to make a real difference.  We are hiring entry level and lateral police officers.  Apply for jobs at  The starting salary for entry level and lateral officers starts at $49,887 and goes up to $68, 246 depending on prior police experience. For more information email  

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Submitting Anonymous Tips to Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is an organization separate from the Annapolis Police Department. When you phone in or submit your Annapolis crime tip online or through the P3 Tips smartphone app Metro Crime Stoppers receives your tip anonymously and only forwards your tip information to the Annapolis Police Department. No identifying information is ever forwarded to us. Metro Crime Stoppers uses a special coding system to protect your identity, they do not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. If your tip leads to the arrest or indictment of a person for a felony you could qualify for up to a $2,000 cash reward from Metro Crime Stoppers. You can submit a tip by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting, or through the P3 Tips smartphone app. The app can be found in the Apple or Android app stores by searching for P3 Tips. You can also call a tip into us directly at 410-280-CLUE (2583).
Programs Offered by the Community Services Unit

Annapolis Community Builders:  If you live in Wards 1, 2, 3, or 4 contact Sergeant Nicole Vaden for information.  If you live in Wards 5, 6, 7, or 8 contact Officer Angelo Watson.  Not sure about which Ward you live in?  Check here.

FREE Home Security Survey:  Let us show you in less than two hours how to make your home a safer place.  Send an email today to find out more about this program or to make an appointment.  Contact us at  

Watch Your Car Program:  The Watch Your Car Program helps prevent vehicle theft.  A small sticker will be placed on your rear window.  This sticker alerts officers nationwide that your vehicle is not normally driven during the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.  The vehicle may be stopped to verify ownership.  For more information about the program contact us at  

Victims' Assistance & Resources:  Crime victims can contact Lieutenant Kevin Krauss for more information.

Hispanic Liaison:  Contact the Spanish speaking liaison, Joe Hudson, for help.  Si Ud. necesita ayuda, pongase en contacto Sr. Joe Hudson.

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Emergency : 9-1-1
Non-Emergency:  410-268-4141

Email addresses are not monitored 24 hours a day.  If you need police to respond immediately please call 410-268-4141 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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Tip Line:  410-280-CLUE - leave a message to provide anonymous information concerning criminal activity

Press Information:  Sergeant Amy Miguez,, 410-268-9000 x 7261, 443-852-9547

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