Annapolis Police Department honor guard walking down Main Street for the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in 2017.
Annapolis Police Department
Daily Activity Report

Community Events
October 11 – Neighborhood Safety Meeting - APD
October 28 – Howlin’ Hustle 5K – Calvary United Methodist

In the last 24 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 112 calls for service and arrested 4 people. 
Card Skimming Device Found – 201700004189 – 400 block of Sixth St – 10/04 at 12:40pm:  Employees of the bank reported an unusual device affixed to the PIN pad shield of the outside ATM machine.  It was determined that the original PIN pad shield had been replaced with one with a device attached designed to capture the PINs of people using the ATM.  Employees believe the device was placed on the ATM the day it was discovered.  
Theft from Vehicle – 201700004191 – Unit block of Silverwood Circle – 09/30 at 1pm to 10/03 at 9am: An inhaler was stolen from an apparently unlocked vehicle.
Theft from Vehicle – 201700004198 – 1200 block of Van Buren Dr – 10/04 at 8:40pm:  An Apple iPod was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Card Skimming
Card skimming is a common type of fraud starts with the victim’s card details being captured by a skimming device placed on an ATM or any payment location where the card is swiped.  Thieves prefer locations that are not staffed by employees, like at the gas pump, outdoor ATM machines, and stand alone ATM machines. 
How does this work? Thieves install a look-a-like device over the existing card reader and the device captures your card information. They may even install a camera or overlay key pad to capture your PIN as well. Thieves then sell the information and/or make clones of your card and use it online or anywhere.
Where does this happen? Anywhere there are card readers: grocery stores, banks, gas stations, and stand alone ATM machines.
What can you do? Check for tampering before using your card. Look for different colors, materials, typeface, or graphics used on the payment location. If there are two ATMs next to each other compare them and see if there are any differences. Grab the card reader surround and jiggle it, check to see if the keyboard is securely attached. If something doesn't look right, isn't aligned, or wiggles don't use the card reader. Alert the business and/or the police. Also, when you use an ATM or payment location always assume someone is watching you enter your PIN. Put your other hand up to cover the hand entering the PIN. If there is a camera trying to capture the PIN your hand will block it. And even if there is a skimmer placed on the card reader, without your PIN the information becomes harder to use.
Finally, it is important to report these incidents to the business and the police as soon as possible. If you believe you've been the victim of a fraud report it to us, you can start the process by calling our Dispatchers at 410-268-4141. 

Citizen Fingerprinting
No citizen fingerprinting will be offered on Monday, October 9.  Citizen fingerprinting will resume Monday, October 16 at 6:30pm.

Neighborhood Safety Meeting
The next Neighborhood Safety meeting will be held, Wednesday, October 11 from 6:30pm to 8pm at Annapolis Police Headquarters, 199 Taylor Avenue.  Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting.  As always we will be going over the current crime trends in Annapolis.  Food will be served so please RSVP to Corporal Amy Miguez at 410-268-9000 ext. 7261 or 

Howlin’ Hustle 5K
Join us at the 2017 Howlin’ Hustle, a 5K Walk/Run, presented by the Annapolis Police Department in support of Special Olympics Maryland. It is a 5K course around beautiful Annapolis on October 28th and is guaranteed to be a spooktackular good time. Registration will open at 6:30am and the 5K will begin at 7:30am. Costumes are encouraged as there will be awards for best individual and team costumes.

Recruitment, three women officers

Hiring 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 lateral police officers.  Apply for jobs at  The starting salary for lateral officers starts at $48,425 and goes up depending on experience. For more information email  

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

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

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