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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 December 17

  • Since December 6, there have been three street robberies in the area of Dundalk Avenue in the North Point Precinct. Not all cases were committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred on various days between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. The victims were walking or biking home when the suspects approached and robbed them. In the first case, the suspect displayed a weapon and took money. In the second case, the suspect used physical force and took the victim’s cell phone. In the third case, the suspects threatened the victim and took the victim’s bicycle.
  • Since December 4, there have been three street robberies in the area of Woodlawn Drive in the Woodlawn Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 7.
  • Since December 3, there have been two commercial robberies in Baltimore County involving similar motives and suspect description. Cases occurred on a Wednesday and a Friday between 9:30 and 11 p.m. The suspects displayed or implied weapons and took money.
  • Since December 1, there have been two commercial robberies in the area of Martin Boulevard and Middle River Road in the Essex Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 8.
  • Since November 24, there have been three street robberies on Enchanted Hills Road within the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 9.
  • Since October 30, there have been seven residential burglaries in the Fairbrook community in the Woodlawn Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 5.
  • Since October 28, there have been 15 commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred during morning and afternoon hours. Most cases occurred Wednesday through Friday. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money and, in one case, cigarettes.
  • Since May 20, there have been four arson cases reported within the Colgate community of the North Point Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 2.

Crime Trends as of December 10

  • Since December 4, there have been three street robberies in the area of Woodlawn Drive in the Woodlawn Precinct. Cases occurred on Thursday through Sunday between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Victims were walking in the area when the suspect(s) approached, implied a weapon and used force in an attempt to take property.
  • Since December 1, there have been two commercial robberies in the area of Martin Boulevard and Middle River Road in the Essex Precinct. Cases occurred on Mondays between 6 and 8 p.m. In both cases, the suspect displayed or implied a weapon and demanded money. In the second case, the suspect fled with no property.
  • Since November 30, there have been four thefts of vehicles with keys used in the communities of Rodgers Forge and Anneslie in the Towson Precinct. Cases occurred at various times of day. All four vehicles were recovered.
  • Since November 24, there have been three street robberies on Enchanted Hills Road within the Franklin Precinct. Cases occurred during various hours and days. In the first case, the victim was taking pictures with her cell phone when the suspects approached and used force to take her phone. In the second case, the victim was walking in the area when the suspects assaulted the victim and demanded money. No property was taken. In the third case, the suspect approached the victim as he was being dropped off, displayed a weapon and demanded property. The victim was able to flee before property was taken.
  • Since November 23, there have been four street robberies in the Lansdowne area of the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 30.
  • Since October 30, there have been seven residential burglaries in the Fairbrook community in the Woodlawn Precinct. Most cases occurred between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The last case occurred between 12:30 and 11:45 p.m. In most cases, entry was attempted or gained by prying the front door. Three apartments were ransacked. Jewelry, laptops, TVs, a sound system, money and personal identity items were taken.
  • Since October 28, there have been nine commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. There has been no new activity since November 28.
  • Since October 20, there have been six apartment burglaries in the Mount Ridge Apartments in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 28.
  • Since May 20, there have been four arson cases reported within the Colgate community of the North Point Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 2.

Crime Trends as of December 3

  • Since November 23, there have been four street robberies in the Lansdowne area of the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred on Saturdays and Sundays during afternoon to early morning hours. Suspects displayed weapons in all cases. In one case, a victim’s vehicle was stolen.
  • Since November 9, there have been four residential burglaries in the Queen Anne Village, Avalon East, Grey Rock and Greene Tree communities in the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 20.
  • Since November 5, there have been three thefts of vehicles left running in the community of Hillendale in the Towson Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 24.
  • Since October 30, there have been five residential burglaries in the Fairbrook community in the Woodlawn Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 24.
  • Since October 28, there have been nine commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred during morning and afternoon hours. Most cases occurred Wednesday through Friday. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money and, in one case, cigarettes.
  • Since October 20, there have been six apartment burglaries in the Mount Ridge Apartments in the Wilkens Precinct. Four cases occurred on Monday, October 20. Most cases occurred between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Entry was mainly by defeating front door locks with an unknown tool. Most residents admitted they do not lock deadbolt locks. Property taken includes computers, tablets, gaming systems, iPods, video games, money, cameras, jewelry and a VCR.
  • Since October 6, there have been seven commercial robberies along Reisterstown Road and Old Milford Mill Road in the Pikesville Precinct. Three were robberies of the same market. The robberies are believed to have been committed by the same suspects, who implied or displayed a weapon and took money.
  • Since September 1, there have been four commercial burglaries in the Wilkens, Woodlawn, Parkville and White Marsh precincts targeting pharmacies and medical equipment stores to steal pharmaceutical drugs. There has been no new activity since November 12.
  • Since May 20, there have been four arson cases reported within the Colgate community of the North Point Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 2.

Crime Trends as of November 26

  • Since November 9, there have been four residential burglaries in the Queen Anne Village, Avalon East, Grey Rock and Greene Tree communities in the Pikesville Precinct. Most cases occurred between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. In all cases, entry was attempted or gained by prying or forcing the door. In one case, the home was ransacked. In another case, jewelry, computers, an iPad, games, DVDs, designer handbags, money, a camcorder and liquor were stolen.
  • Since November 5, there have been three thefts of vehicles left running in the community of Hillendale in the Towson Precinct. Cases occurred during early morning and late afternoon hours. In one case, one of two fleeing suspects was apprehended, and he stated that he had stolen another running vehicle in the summer.
  • Since October 30, there have been five residential burglaries in the Fairbrook community in the Woodlawn Precinct. Most cases occurred between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. In all cases, entry was attempted or gained by prying the front door. Three apartments were ransacked and jewelry, laptops, TVs, money and personal identity items were taken.
  • Since October 28, there have been eight commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred during morning and afternoon hours. Most cases occurred Wednesday through Friday. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money and, in one case, cigarettes.
  • Since October 28, there have been ten residential burglaries in the Overlea community in the White Marsh Precinct. Cases occurred between 7 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Suspects broke glass or forced rear doors or windows or, in one case, entered through an unlocked door. Locations were ransacked in most cases. Items taken include jewelry, laptops, cameras, cell phones, headphones, TVs, a game system, computers, video games and an iPad.
  • Since October 17, there have been 14 commercial burglaries in the White Marsh, Essex and North Point precincts. They occurred overnight. The suspects forced or broke door or window glass in most cases. In one case, the suspects went into the attic, looked in a furnace, and removed vent covers and an air filter from the wall. In one case, alarm wires were cut. Safes and token vending machines were attacked in some cases. Items taken include money, prescription medication, checks, a lockbox, safes, and a credit card.
  • Since October 6, there have been three robberies of the same market in the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 16.
  • Since October 1, there have been six deception burglaries or thefts and one related robbery targeting elderly victims in Baltimore County. There has been no new activity since November 13.
  • Since September 1, there have been four commercial burglaries in the Wilkens, Woodlawn, Parkville and White Marsh precincts targeting pharmacies and medical equipment stores to steal pharmaceutical drugs. There has been no new activity since November 12.
  • Since July 18, there have been three bank robberies countywide committed by the same suspect. There has been no new activity since November 12.
  • Since May 20, there have been four arson cases reported within the Colgate community of the North Point Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 2.

Revised December 17, 2014

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