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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 April 15

  • Since April 2, there have been three residential burglaries in the Anneslie, Idlewylde, and Pinehurst communities in the Towson Precinct. Cases occurred during various times with one case occurring between 10 and 10:13 p.m. Rear or side windows were broken or forced in all cases. Items taken include TVs, laptops, tablets, a passport, cell phones, game systems, keys and a bottle of alcohol.
  • Since March 21, there have been five residential burglaries targeting single homes in the Halethorpe area of the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred overnight and over a 24-hour period. Entry was gained or attempted by prying in two cases and with no force in three cases. Items taken include money, computers, jewelry and TVs.
  • Since March 21, two SUVs, two automobiles, and three scooters have been stolen in Fox Ridge Park in the Essex Precinct. Three cases were reported between 6 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Two cases were reported over a near 24-hour period. One case was reported between 8 and 11 p.m. Two of the scooters were TAOTAO models, and one was a KYMCO. An SUV, a Hyundai model, was recovered. The two automobiles were late model Toyota or Honda models. The Toyota, which was recovered, was taken while warming up.
  • Since March 15, there have been two robberies in the Parkville and Nottingham areas of the Parkville Precinct, both involving similar motives. Cases occurred on a Sunday and a Monday during early morning hours. The victims were robbed after coming home from the Horseshoe Casino. They were approached as they were walking from their vehicles to their homes. The suspects displayed weapons and took cash, a wallet, credit cards, and groceries.
  • Since January 2, there have been at least 19 reports of burglaries or thefts at cell tower locations in Baltimore County involving several cell phone companies. In 2014, there were more than 28 cases of cell tower burglaries or thefts. There have been no new cases reported since April 5.

Crime Trends as of April 8

  • Since March 21, one SUV, two automobiles, and four scooters have been stolen in Fox Ridge Park in the Essex Precinct. Three cases were reported between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Two cases were reported between 10:50 a.m. and 1:38 p.m. One case was reported at 11 p.m. Two of the scooters were TAOT models, one was a KYMC, and one was a Shenkie. The SUV, a Hyundai model, was recovered. The two automobiles were late Toyota or Honda models. The Toyota, which was recovered, was taken while warming up.
  • Since March 19, there have been four residential burglaries of vacant homes along Saint Augustine Lane in the North Point Precinct. All cases occurred over a multiple-day time period. Rear door glass was broken in all cases. The breakers were turned off in some cases. Copper was taken in all cases.
  • Since March 18, there have been four residential burglaries targeting single homes in Randallstown in the Woodlawn Precinct. One case occurred over a four-day period. Two cases occurred between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. One other case occurred between 6:20 and 7:35 a.m. Entry was with physical force or prying in three cases. In one case, entry was gained through an unlocked side door. Jewelry, TVs, a monitor, a bottle of wine, a Bose sound system, money, credit cards, a safe containing a coin collection, a Nintendo, and a jewelry box with jewelry, and two watches were taken from these homes.
  • Since January 2, there have been at least 19 reports of burglaries or thefts at cell tower locations in Baltimore County involving several cell phone companies. In 2014, there were more than 28 cases of cell tower burglaries or thefts. Most cases were reported late, several days or months after the offenses occurred. In most cases, suspects used no force to enter cell tower locations and remove property.

Crime Trends as of April 1

  • Since March 19, there have been three residential burglaries of vacant homes along Saint Augustine Lane in the North Point Precinct. All cases occurred over a multiple-day time period. Rear door glass was broken in all cases. The breakers were turned off in some cases. Copper was taken in all cases.
  • Since March 18, there have been three residential burglaries targeting single homes in Randallstown in the Woodlawn Precinct. The first case occurred over a four-day period. The second case occurred between noon and 11 p.m. The last case was between 6:20 and 7:35 a.m. Entry was with physical force or prying in two cases. In one case, entry was gained through an unlocked side door. Jewelry, TVs, a monitor, a bottle of wine, a Bose sound system, money, credit cards, a safe containing a coin collection and money, a Nintendo, and a jewelry box with jewelry were taken from these homes.
  • Since February 27, attempts have been made to steal three trucks from business parking lots on Batavia Farm Road in Rosedale in the White Marsh Precinct. There has been no new activity since March 23.
  • Since January 2, there have been at least 18 reports of burglaries or thefts at cell tower locations in Baltimore County involving several cell phone companies. In 2014, there were more than 28 cases of cell tower burglaries or thefts. Most cases were reported late, several days or months after the offenses occurred. In most cases, suspects used no force to enter cell tower locations and remove property. These suspects appeared to have knowledge of the locations and were able to remove copper wires or batteries with no danger to themselves.

Crime Trends as of March 25

  • Since March 17, attempts have been made to steal three trucks and one van from business parking lots on Batavia Farm Road in the Rosedale community in the White Marsh Precinct. Three cases were reported in the early morning hours and one case at 3 p.m. All of the vehicles were Fords. In two cases, the ignition lock boxes were removed. In another case, the ignition was popped and a GPS was removed. No suspects were seen.
  • Since March 3, there have been three residential burglaries in The Colony and Riderwood Hills communities in the Towson Precinct. Two cases occurred between 9 p.m. and 9:20 a.m., with one case occurring at 5 a.m. One case occurred during a multiple day time frame. Suspects forced doors or windows in all cases. Items taken include game systems, controllers, and TVs.
  • Since January 2, there have been at least 18 cell tower location burglaries or thefts in Baltimore County involving several cell phone companies. In 2014, there were more than 28 cases of cell tower burglaries or thefts. Most cases were reported late, several days or months after the offenses occurred. In most cases, suspects used no force to enter cell tower locations. Suspects gained entry without damaging the fence or locks and removed property. These suspects appeared to have knowledge of the locations and were able to remove copper wires or batteries with no danger to themselves.

Revised  April 15, 2015

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