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

Community Events
May 29 – Eastport Working Together – 1014 President St
May 30 – Active Assailant Panel Discussion – Anne Arundel Community College
June 2 - Kids n Kaboodle - Weems Whelan Field
June 9 – Make Safe Happen Day – Calvary United Methodist Church

In the last 96 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 396 calls for service and arrested 13 people.   
Armed Carjacking - 201800002005 - 00-99 Gilmer St - 05/26 at 12:30am: The adult female victim reported that she was dropping an acquaintance, Cecilio Amaya Benitez, 49, of Annapolis, off at his home. Amaya Benitez was intoxicated and complaining that someone stole money from him. While the woman was driving he pulled out a kitchen knife, pointed it at her and threatened to kill her. Amaya Benitez made her drive around for about 30 minutes while he threatened her with the knife. The woman found a business that was open on West St and fled the vehicle into the business and called the police. Amaya Benitez fled the vehicle on foot and was not located immediately by officers. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Amaya Benitez and he was located later on 05/26 and arrested. Amaya Benitez was charged with armed carjacking, first degree assault and six other related charges. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
Attempted Theft from Vehicle - 201800002006 - 900-1000 Primrose Rd - 05/26 at 3:10am: An observant caller reported seeing someone inside a vehicle. The suspect fled before officers arrived and was not located. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle and nothing was reported stolen.
Theft of Bicycle - 201800002009 - 00-99 Francis St - 05/24: A black and silver Trek Navigator 100 bicycle was left locked to a light pole for a few hours. When the owner returned the bicycle had been stolen. The bicycle has a Bike Doctor sticker on the frame.
Theft of Package - 201800002026 - 800-900 Bay Ridge Av - 05/26: An observant caller reported seeing two juvenile males on bicycles near the rear of a home. When the juveniles noticed the caller they left the area, but the caller discovered they left a package behind. The package was addressed to a home in the same area on Bay Ridge Av. The package was returned to the owner who confirmed that the package was stolen from the front porch of the home after delivery.
Theft of Package - 201800002048 - 700-800 South Cherry Grove Av - 04/26: A package was stolen after being delivered to the home. There was a delay in reporting the theft.

Eastport Working Together 
Harbour House and Eastport Terrace residents, Eastport neighbors, and government and community leaders are invited to attend an Eastport Working Together meeting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30pm at the Rosalie Mitchell Community Center, 1014 President St. Everyone is welcome. Join us to learn more about the upcoming community dinner and peace march. Community service hours are available for HACA residents.

Active Assailant Panel Discussion
Leadership Anne Arundel and Anne Arundel Community College are presenting an Active Assailant Panel Discussion on May 30, from 7pm to 9pm at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD – Thomas E. Florestano Building, Room 101. Use the west campus entrance and park in lot E. This is a free event to gain information, understand situations, and ask questions. To register please email Nancy at Seating is limited.

Make Safe Happen Day 
On Saturday, June 9, the police department will be participating in this free community event organized by Calvary United Methodist Church. The event features numerous organizations focused on safety, including the fire department and the American Red Cross. The event is 11am to 2pm at Calvary United Methodist Church located at 301 Rowe Boulevard. For more information visit

Recruitment, three women officers

Hiring Lateral Police Officers 

Do you know a police officer who wants to work in Annapolis? 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 $48,909 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:  Sergeant Amy Miguez,, 410-268-9000 x 7261, 443-852-9547

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