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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 February 10

  • Since January 15, there have been eight motor vehicle thefts in Catonsville Manor, West Hills and West Towne in the Wilkens and Woodlawn Precincts. All vehicles were left running. All cases occurred between 5 and 8 a.m.
  • Since January 14, there have been three commercial robberies within the Wilkens Precinct involving the same suspect information. There has been no new activity since January 30.
  • Since January 3, there have been three commercial burglaries in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 22.
  • Since December 27, 2015, there have been 13 commercial burglaries in the Wilkens, Woodlawn and Pikesville Precincts. Most cases occurred between 1 and 3:33 a.m. Five cases occurred during overnight hours between 8:10 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. In most cases, glass doors were smashed. The suspect gained access to a business by breaking glass. Once inside the suspect pried rear doors of two adjacent businesses. The suspect primarily attacked cash registers to remove money. TVs, laptops, cell phones and tablets were also taken.

Crime Trends as of February 3

  • Since January 15, there have been five motor vehicle thefts in Catonsville Manor, West Hills and West Towne in the Wilkens and Woodlawn Precincts. The vehicles were left running. Three of the cases occurred after January 29. All cases occurred between 5 and 8 a.m. The four cases in the Woodlawn Precinct occurred on a Sunday or Monday.
  • Since January 14, there have been three commercial robberies within the Wilkens Precinct involving the same suspect information. Cases occurred during various hours and days. The suspect displayed a weapon and took property.
  • Since January 3, there have been three commercial burglaries in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 22.
  • Since December 27, 2015, there have been 11 commercial burglaries in the Wilkens, Woodlawn and Pikesville Precincts. Most cases occurred between 1 and 3:33 a.m. Three cases occurred during overnight hours between 8:10 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. In most cases, glass doors were smashed. The suspect gained access to a business by breaking glass. Once inside the suspect pried rear doors of two adjacent businesses. The suspect primarily attacked cash registers to remove money. TVs, laptops, cell phones and tablets were also taken.
  • Since December 11, 2015, there have been four commercial robberies along Reisterstown Road within the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 21.
  • Since December 9, 2015, there have been three food delivery robberies in the area near the intersection of Liberty Road and North Rolling Road within the Woodlawn Precinct. Cases occurred on various days and during afternoon and evening hours. The suspects ordered food to be delivered to a vacant or unoccupied address. Once the driver arrived, the suspects approached, displayed a weapon and took or attempted to take the delivery and money.

Crime Trends as of January 27

  • Since January 5, there have been three residential burglaries in the Loch Hill community in the Towson Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 18.
  • Since January 3, there have been three commercial burglaries in the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred between 4:50 and 5:27 a.m. on Sunday and Friday. In two cases, the suspects pried the front door. In one case, the suspects cut the lock off the iron gate and smashed the front door glass. The suspects ransacked the stores, pried open cash registers and took money. Cigarettes, jewelry and electronics were also taken.
  • Since December 11, 2015, there have been four commercial robberies along Reisterstown Road within the Pikesville Precinct. Most cases occurred between 9:30 p.m. and midnight. One case occurred at 5:44 p.m. The suspect entered the cashier area, displayed a weapon and took money and Newport cigarettes.
  • Since November 30, 2015, there have been 16 residential burglaries in the city line vicinity of the White Marsh Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 19.

Crime Trends as of January 20

  • Since January 7, there have been two street robberies at the intersection of Old Court Road and Scotts Level Road in the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 10.
  • Since January 7, there have been two commercial robberies within the Cockeysville Precinct involving similar motive and suspect description. There has been no new activity since January 11.
  • Since January 5, there have been two food delivery robberies in the Whispering Woods community of the Essex Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 8.
  • Since January 5, there have been three residential burglaries in the Loch Hill community in the Towson Precinct. Cases occurred between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rear doors were targeted in two cases by using force or breaking glass. An unlocked window was entered on one case. Items taken included electronics.
  • Since November 30, 2015 there have been 16 residential burglaries in the city line vicinity of the White Marsh Precinct. Thirteen cases occurred between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Three cases occurred during overnight hours. Unlocked doors or windows or unknown means were used to enter locations in nine cases. Rear sliding doors or windows were forced or glass was broken in five cases. A front window was broken in one case and an exhaust vent was removed from a window in one case. The keys taken in residences were used to target vehicles in two cases. One vehicle was stolen. Items taken include laptops, game systems, controllers, jewelry, purses, money, toys, a scooter, tablets, and liquor.

Revised February 10, 2016

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