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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 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.

Crime Trends as of March 18

  • Since February 12, there have been five convenience store robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspects. There has been no new activity since March 9.
  • Since February 8, there have been two commercial robberies countywide involving similar suspect description and weapon. There has been no new activity since March 6.

Crime Trends as of March 11

  • Since February 17, there have been two food delivery driver robberies in the Heraldry Square area of the Woodlawn Precinct. There has been no new activity since February 25.
  • Since February 12, there have been five convenience store robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspects. Cases occurred during afternoon to early morning hours. The suspects displayed a weapon and took money and cigarettes.
  • Since February 8, there have been two commercial robberies countywide involving similar suspect description and weapon. Cases occurred between 9 and 10:30 p.m. The suspects displayed a weapon and took money and cigarettes from one location and property from a lottery register from the other location.
  • Since January 15, there have been 15 vehicle thefts in the area of Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Five of the stolen vehicles were Dodge or Chrysler. Five of the stolen vehicles were taken with keys already in the ignitions. In another case, the vehicle was warming up. One case involved a Town and Country vehicle that had the ignition pulled out. One suspect out of six was arrested in that case. In another case, involving a Caravan, one suspect was seen in the vehicle while another stood as a lookout. One vehicle was recovered with the interior set on fire.

Crime Trends as of March 4

  • Since February 17, there have been two pizza delivery driver robberies in the Heraldry Square area of the Woodlawn Precinct. Cases occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday nights between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. The suspects displayed a weapon and used force to take food or money.
  • Since February 12, there have been four commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspects. There has been no new activity since February 15.
  • There have been eight cases of commercial burglaries targeting pharmacy and medical equipment stores to steal pharmaceutical drugs. Baltimore City has had more than 10 related pharmacy burglaries. There has been no new activity since February 24.
  • Since January 15, there have been 14 vehicle thefts in the area of Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Four of the stolen vehicles were Dodge or Chrysler. Five of the stolen vehicles were taken with keys already in the ignitions. In another case, the vehicle was warming up. One case involved a Town and Country vehicle that had the ignition pulled out. One suspect out of six was arrested in that case. In another case, involving a Caravan, one suspect was seen in the vehicle while another stood as a lookout. One vehicle was recovered with the interior set on fire.

Revised March 26, 2015

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