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Anne Arundel County Police ask for minor crimes to be reported online, by phone

Posted at 1:31 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 13:33:25-04

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) — The Anne Arundel County Police Deparrtment is asking residents to report the following non-violent crimes by phone rather than calling 911 for an officer to respond.

Destruction to a vehicle
Destruction of property/vandalism
Theft from a vehicle
Thefts of vehicle parts and accessories
Tampering with a vehicle
Attempted vehicle theft
Credit or debit card theft
Identify theft
Lost property
Telephone misuse
Trespassing (not in progress)

The department says doing so will increase social distancing, and help the community and officers avoid the spread of coronavirus.

You can also file some reports online by clicking here.

Online Crime Reporting is not an immediate response system, but allows you to report certain crimes or incidents without waiting for a police officer to respond to your location or leaving your home, but still have the incident documented.

Online reports will be reviewed the same or next business day. By reporting online, police officers can remain in service for higher priority calls.

To report a crime or incident online, it must have occurred in Anne Arundel County. The police department does not have primary jurisdiction in the City of Annapolis, BWI Airport (including Amtrak or light rail trains), or any federally owned land or property such as Fort Meade, NSA, Naval Academy, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, etc. If the incident occurred in or at any of these locations, you must contact the appropriate agency with primary jurisdiction.