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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 precinct news for a weekly listing of significant crimes and other local police news.

Crime Trends as of March 22

  • Since March 20, there have been three commercial burglaries in the Towson and Parkville Precincts that appear to be related. Front door glass was broken in one case. Money and cigarettes were taken.
  • Since March 2, there have been four auto thefts and two attempts in the Commons at White Marsh apartment complex in the Essex Precinct. Vehicles were left running and keys were used in all cases.
  • Since February 27, there have been six auto thefts in the Windsor Mill Manor and Woodmoor communities in the Woodlawn Precinct. The vehicles were stolen between 7 and 9:30 a.m. Vehicles were left running in all cases.
  • Since February 16, there have been four commercial robberies within the Essex Precinct with similar suspect description. There has been no new activity since March 14.
  • Since February 2, there have been nine commercial burglaries in the Wilkens, Woodlawn, Pikesville and White Marsh precincts that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since March 14.

Crime Trends as of March 15

  • Since March 2, there have been two auto thefts and one attempt in the Commons at White Marsh apartment complex in the Essex Precinct. Vehicles were left running and keys were used in all cases. There has been no new activity since March 6.
  • Since February 16, there have been four commercial robberies within the Essex Precinct with similar suspect description. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money and cigarettes. In one case, the suspect took the victim’s personal property.
  • Since February 2, there have been seven commercial burglaries in the Wilkens, Woodlawn, Pikesville and White Marsh precincts that appear to be related.

Crime Trends as of March 8

  • Since March 2, there have been two commercial robberies with similar suspect description within the North Point Precinct. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money.
  • Since March 2, there have been four commercial burglaries in the Wilkens Precinct that appear to be related. Money and cigarettes were taken.
  • Since March 2, there have been two auto thefts and one attempt in the Commons at White Marsh apartment complex in the Essex Precinct. The vehicles were all stolen between 6 and 7 a.m. Vehicles were left running and keys were used in all cases.
  • Since February 28, there have been two robberies of the same convenience store with similar suspect description in the North Point Precinct. The suspect(s) displayed a weapon and took money.
  • Since February 20, there have been two street robberies in the area of Pleasant Ridge Drive within the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since February 23.
  • Since February 2, there have been six commercial burglaries in the Wilkens, Woodlawn and Pikesville precincts. There has been no new activity since February 27.
  • Since January 20, there have been 12 auto thefts and one attempt near Owings Mills Mall and the town of Garrison in the Franklin and Pikesville precincts. The vehicles in Garrison were stolen during overnight or early morning hours, and the incidents near Owings Mills Mall had an extended time frame. In six cases, keys were used to steal the vehicles, and in the attempt case the ignition was popped. Three vehicles in Garrison were stolen from two different dealerships, and one was stolen from a school.

Crime Trends as of March 1

  • Since February 20, there have been two street robberies in the area of Pleasant Ridge Drive within the Franklin Precinct. Cases occurred on various days and during afternoon to early evening hours. In one case, the suspects used force to take car keys from the victim’s hands as he was exiting his vehicle. The suspects used the keys to take the victim’s vehicle.
  • Since February 2, there have been six commercial burglaries targeting pharmacies, convenience stores, retail and small businesses in the Wilkens, Woodlawn and Pikesville precincts. Cases occurred during early morning hours. Entry was gained or attempted by prying front or rear doors in all cases. In one case, the suspect broke the lock on the security gate and pried the door. Suspects attacked ATMs and safes in some cases.
  • Since January 20, there have been 11 auto thefts and one attempt near Owings Mills Mall and the town of Garrison in the Franklin and Pikesville precincts. The vehicles in Garrison were stolen during overnight or early morning hours and the incidents near Owings Mills Mall had an extended time frame. In six cases, keys were used to steal the vehicles, and in the attempt case the ignition was popped. Three vehicles in Garrison were stolen from two different dealerships and one was stolen from a school.
  • Since January 5, there have been three bank robberies along York Road within the Towson and Cockeysville precincts involving similar motive and suspect description. There has been no new activity since February 13.
 
Revised March 22, 2017         

 

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