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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 January 21

  • Since January 18, there have been three commercial robberies within the North Point Precinct involving similar suspect description. Cases occurred during afternoon and evening hours. The suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money and cigarettes.
  • Since January 9, there have been three street robberies within the Brookmill Road and Marsue Drive area of the Pikesville Precinct. Cases occurred during afternoon and evening hours. In the first two cases, the victims were walking home when the suspects approached and used force to take property. In the third case, the victim had parked his car and was walking to his residence when the suspects, displaying a weapon, assaulted him and demanded his car keys. The suspects fled before taking property.
  • Since January 5, there have been five street robberies in the Hillendale area of the Towson Precinct. Cases occurred on various days during afternoon to evening hours. The victims were walking in the area when the suspects approached, displayed a weapon and demanded property. In one case, a pizza delivery driver was robbed returning to his vehicle after receiving no answer at the delivery address. Money, lottery tickets, cell phones, a wallet and food were taken.
  • Since January 4, there have been two burglaries in the Woodlawn and Pikesville precincts targeting dry cleaners. There has been no new activity since January 10.
  • Since December 30, 2014, there have been four residential burglaries targeting single homes in Randallstown in the Woodlawn Precinct. Cases occurred at various times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. No force was required in two cases. In two other cases rear doors were forced. Items taken include a safe containing jewelry, a PS3, video games, a safe with baseball cards and comic books, a bag of jewelry and an iPad. No property was taken from one location.
  • Since December 25, 2014, there have been two burglaries targeting liquor stores in the Wilkens and Franklin precincts. There has been no new activity since January 11.
  • Since December 21, 2014, there have been six thefts of vehicles at various times of day in the Highland Village Townhomes area in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 12.
  • Since November 27, 2014, there have been 12 commercial robberies and or thefts at convenience stores and gas stations countywide. Cases involved similar motives and suspect description. Cases occurred Wednesday through Sunday during afternoon through early morning hours. The suspects implied a weapon in some cases.
  • Since October 28, 2014, there have been 26 commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money and, in two cases, cigarettes.

Crime Trends as of January 14

  • Since January 5, there have been three street robberies in the Hillendale area of the Towson Precinct. Cases occurred on various days during afternoon to evening hours. The victims were walking in the area when the suspects approached, displayed a weapon and demanded property. Money, lottery tickets and a cell phone were taken.
  • Since January 4, there have been two burglaries in the Woodlawn and Pikesville precincts targeting dry cleaners. In the Woodlawn Precinct case, the suspect broke the front door glass to enter, was confronted by the victim, and ran out. In the Pikesville Precinct case, the suspect attempted to gain access by prying the rear door and breaking off the door knob.
  • Since December 25, 2014, there have been two burglaries targeting liquor stores in the Wilkens and Franklin precincts. In the Wilkens Precinct case, the suspect used a tool on the front glass door to gain entry. A plastic container full of scratch off lottery tickets was taken. In the Franklin Precinct case, two suspects gained access by twisting the front door lock and removing the lock. Several scratch off lottery tickets were taken.
  • Since December 22, 2014, there have been four thefts of vehicles in the Pleasant Hill and Cedarmere areas in the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 6.
  • Since December 21, there have been six thefts of vehicles at various times of day in the Highland Village Townhomes area in the Wilkens Precinct. Three cases occurred on three consecutive days. In the three most recent cases the vehicles were left running.
  • Since October 28, 2014, there have been 22 commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. There has been no new activity since January 3.

Crime Trends as of January 7

  • Since December 23, 2013 there have been five thefts of tractor trailers containing alcohol or other consumable goods off North Point Road in the North Point Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 7.
  • Since December 22, there have been four thefts of vehicles in the Pleasant Hill and Cedarmere areas in the Franklin Precinct. All cases occurred between 9:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Vehicles were left running in three cases. In one case the victim believed all keys were accounted for and the car doors were locked. Two of the stolen vehicles were Toyota Camrys and another was a Toyota Corolla.
  • Since October 28, there have been 22 commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. Most cases occurred during morning and afternoon hours, on a Tuesday through a Friday. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money and, in two cases, cigarettes.

Crime Trends as of December 31

  • Since December 21, there have been five residential burglaries targeting apartments in the Riderwood Hills community in the Towson Precinct. Three cases occurred during a multiple day time frame. The other two cases occurred between 4:30 p.m. and 12:32 a.m. Suspects forced front doors or windows in four cases. An unlocked door was the point of entry in one case. Items taken include TVs, video games, musical instruments, game systems, jewelry, and purses.
  • Since October 28, there have been 19 commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred during morning and afternoon hours. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money and, in two cases, cigarettes.
  • Since December 23, 2013, there have been five thefts of tractor trailers containing alcohol or other consumable goods off North Point Road in the North Point Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 7.

Revised January 22, 2015

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