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Current Crime Trends

The Baltimore County Police Department provides regular reports to the public about current crime trends.

This is preliminary information developed by detectives based on geographical location, similarities between crimes and suspect descriptions. Identification of a crime trend does not mean that the crimes necessarily are related or have been committed by the same suspect.

For more detailed information, contact your local precinct. If you live in an area where a crime trend has been identified and are concerned about safety and precautions, see our crime prevention section.

Visit our precinct news pages for a weekly listing of significant crimes and other local police news. 

Crime Trends as of May 20

  • Since May 3, there have been two commercial robberies along the Harford Road corridor in the Parkville Precinct involving similar suspect description. Cases occurred during the evening hours. The suspects displayed or implied a weapon and took money from the register.
  • Since May 1, there have been four residential burglaries targeting apartments in the Donnybrook community in the Towson Precinct. There has been no new activity since May 9.
  • Since April 22, there have been three commercial burglaries along Holabird Avenue in the North Point Precinct. All cases occurred during overnight hours between 8:30 p.m. and 9:22 a.m. Two cases occurred during weekends. Front door glass was broken in all cases. Items taken include money, cigarettes, laptops, iPads and a DVD player.
  • Since April 18, there have been three commercial robberies in the Pikesville Precinct committed by the same suspect. There has been no new activity since May 10.
  • Since April 9, there have been eight residential burglaries and attempts within the Wilkens Precinct between the beltway and the city line. Most cases occurred at various times on Mondays and Thursdays. Entry was gained or attempted with force in all cases. In one case, a male was seen knocking on the door before attempting to force the rear door. Jewelry, an iPad, money, DVDs and a PS3 were taken.
  • Since April 7, there have been four residential burglaries targeting townhomes in Heraldry Square in the Woodlawn Precinct. There has been no new activity since May 6.
  • Since April 7, there have been eight residential burglaries targeting townhomes in the Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 11:50 p.m. to 8 a.m. In most cases, suspects broke windows or cut window screens and reached in to unlock rear doors. Money, purses or wallets containing personal identity items, credit and debit cards, a vehicle key and a head phone were taken.

Crime Trends as of May 13

  • Since May 1, there have been four residential burglaries targeting apartments in the Donnybrook community in the Towson Precinct. Three cases occurred between 4:15 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. One case occurred during a multiple-day time frame. Suspects cut screens or entered unlocked windows in three cases. A front door was forced in one case. Items taken include jewelry, money, game systems, TVs and a sound bar.
  • Since April 26, three vans have been stolen, and one attempt on a van occurred in the Lansdowne area of the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since May 4.
  • Since April 23, five vehicles have been stolen in the Owings Mills community in the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since May 1.
  • Since April 18, there have been three commercial robberies in the Pikesville Precinct committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred during afternoon and early morning hours. The suspect walked to the counter, displayed a weapon and took money.
  • Since April 9, there have been eight residential burglaries and attempts within the Wilkens Precinct between the beltway and the city line. Most cases occurred at various times on Mondays and Thursdays. Entry was gained or attempted with force in all cases. In one case, a male was seen knocking on the door before attempting to force the rear door. Jewelry, an iPad and money were taken.
  • Since April 7, there have been four residential burglaries targeting townhomes in Heraldry Square in the Woodlawn Precinct. Cases occurred at various times and days of the week. In most cases, entry was with force via front or rear doors. Items taken include money, computers, jewelry, designer handbags and wallets, iPads, game systems, a cell phone, a DVD player and TVs.
  • Since April 7, there have been seven residential burglaries targeting townhomes in the Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 11:50 p.m. to 8 a.m. In most cases, suspects broke windows or cut window screens and reached in to unlock rear doors. Money, purses or wallets containing personal identity items, credit and debit cards, a vehicle key and a head phone were taken.

Crime Trends as of May 6

  • Since April 26, three vans have been stolen and and one attempt on a van in the Lansdowne community in the Wilkens Precinct. All of the cases occurred during late night or morning hours. Three of the stolen vans were Dodge Caravans.
  • Since April 23, five vehicles have been stolen in the Owings Mills community in the Franklin Precinct. All of the cases occurred during late night or morning hours. Three of the stolen vehicles were Dodge Caravans; one was a Chevy Impala; the other was a Chrysler 200. All keys were accounted for in every case.
  • Since April 16, there have been two robberies with similar motives in the Owings Mills area of the Franklin Precinct. There have been no new cases reported since April 22.
  • Since April 9, there have been five residential burglaries and attempts between the beltway and the city line in the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred at various times on Mondays and Thursdays. Entry was gained or attempted with force in all cases. In the last case, a male was seen knocking on the door before attempting to force the rear door. Jewelry from one home was the only item missing.
  • Since April 7, there have been six residential burglaries targeting townhomes in the Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 11:50 p.m. to 8 a.m. In most cases, suspects broke windows or cut window screens and reached in to unlock rear doors. Money, purses or wallets containing personal identity items, credit and debit cards, a vehicle key and a head phone were taken.
  • Since April 4, there have been two robberies of the same Royal Farms store in the Essex Precinct. There have been no new cases reported since April 21.
  • Since March 21, there have been seven residential burglaries targeting single homes in the Halethorpe area of the Wilkens Precinct. There have been no new cases reported since April 26.

Crime Trends as of April 29

  • Since April 23, four vehicles have been stolen in the Owings Mills community in the Franklin Precinct. All of the cases occurred during late night or morning hours. Three of the stolen vehicles were Dodge Caravans and one was a Chevy Impala. All keys were accounted for in every case.
  • Since April 16, there have been two robberies with similar motives in the Owings Mills area of the Franklin Precinct. Cases occurred on a Wednesday and Thursday between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Victims were walking home from work when the suspects approached and used force to take cell phones.
  • Since April 4, there have been two robberies of the same Royal Farms store in the Essex Precinct. There have been no new cases reported since April 21.
  • Since March 21, there have been seven residential burglaries targeting single homes in the Halethorpe area of the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred overnight over a 24-hour period. Money, jewelry, clothing, duffel bags, TVs, computers, an iPad, and game systems were taken.
  • Since March 15, there have been two robberies in the Parkville and Nottingham areas of the Parkville Precinct, both involving similar motives. There have been no new cases reported since April 13.

Revised  May 21, 2015

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