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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.

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Crime Trends as of December 7

  • Since November 28, there have been three street robberies in the Catonsville area of the Wilkens Precinct. All cases were not committed by the same suspects. Cases occurred during various hours and days. In the first case, the victim was walking his dog when the suspects drove up to him, displayed a weapon and demanded property. In the second case, the victim was counting money for cab fare when the suspect approached and used force to take money. In the third case, the victim was walking in the area when the suspects drove up to him, demanded his wallet and cell phone, and assaulted the victim. The victim fled before his property was stolen.
  • Between November 26 and 27, there were three commercial burglaries on Edmondson Avenue in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 27.
  • Since November 26, there have been three single home burglaries in the Lansdowne area in the Wilkens Precinct. Two cases occurred between 12:30 and 3:56 p.m. and one case occurred between 7 and 10 p.m. Entry was gained by forcing the rear door open, through a rear window with no force and by shattering the rear door glass. Items taken include a gaming system, jewelry, keys to two motorcycles and a spare key to a vehicle.
  • Since November 24, there have been two street robberies along North Rolling Road in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity in the reporting area since November 25.
  • Since November 23, there have been five commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspects. The suspects implied a weapon and took money and cigarettes.
  • Since November 22, there have been four burglaries targeting paint stores in the Towson, Parkville and White Marsh precincts. Rear or side doors were pried in three cases. Front window glass was broken in one case. Items taken include register drawers, money, a van, paint sprayers, and a gas card.
  • Since November 22, there have been three auto thefts in the Owings Run and Red Run apartment complexes in the Franklin Precinct. Vehicles were stolen during overnight hours. In one case, a key was used. The other vehicles were taken by unknown means.
  • Since November 19, there have been three commercial robberies on Groffs Mill Road in the Franklin Precinct. The suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money.
  • Since November 19, there have been nine commercial burglaries in the Towson, Parkville, and White Marsh precincts. There has been no new related activity since November 28.
  • Since November 12, there have been six commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. There has been no new activity since November 27.
  • Since November 12, there have been six auto thefts and one attempt between the Cedemont and Cedonia communities in the White Marsh Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 27.
  • Since October 31, there have been eight street robberies or attempts in the Mount De Sales and Paradise areas of the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 28.

Crime Trends as of November 30

  • Between November 26 and 27, there were three commercial burglaries on Edmondson Avenue in the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred between 1 p.m. and 9:55 a.m. Entry was by smashing door glass in two cases and by forcing the window in one case. Money, an iPad and a digital keyboard were taken.
  • Since November 24, there have been two street robberies along North Rolling Road in the Wilkens Precinct believed to have been committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred on a Thursday and Friday during afternoon and early evening hours. In the first case, the suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money. In the second case, the suspect demanded money and took the victim’s purse from her hands.
  • Since November 23, there have been two commercial robberies in the Essex Precinct believed to have been committed by the same suspects. The suspects implied a weapon and took money and cigarettes.
  • Since November 19, there have been two commercial robberies on Groffs Mill Road within the Franklin Precinct. In both cases, the suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money.
  • Since November 19, there have been two commercial burglaries and one attempt on York Road between Mount Carmel Road and Freeland Road in the Cockeysville Precinct. Two cases occurred between 4:47 and 7 a.m. on a Monday. One case occurred between 5 p.m. and 7:25 a.m. between Saturday and Monday. There has been no new activity since November 21.
  • Since November 19, there have been 11 commercial burglaries in the Towson, Parkville, and White Marsh precincts. Cases occurred during overnight hours. Multiple locations were targeted on the same night. Doors were pried in nine cases. Glass was broken in two cases. Items taken include safes, register drawers, money, a van, collectible coins, and tools.
  • Since November 12, there have been six commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspect. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money from the register.
  • Since November 12, there have been six auto thefts and one attempt between the Cedemont and Cedonia communities in the White Marsh Precinct. Vehicles were stolen during overnight hours. In one case, the vehicle ignition was popped.
  • Since November 9, there have been seven residential burglaries targeting the Ballard Gardens community in the Essex Precinct. Six cases occurred between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. No force was required in three of the seven cases. One location was targeted twice. Items taken include money, a safe, jewelry, game systems, keys, IDs, TVs, tablets, and a 2013 Hyundai Sonata.
  • Since October 31, there have been eight street robberies or attempts in the Mount De Sales and Paradise areas of the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred on various days during afternoon and evening hours.

Crime Trends as of November 23

  • Since November 19, there have been two commercial burglaries and one attempt on York Road between Mount Carmel Road and Freeland Road in the Cockeysville Precinct. Two cases occurred during early morning hours on a Monday. One case occurred between 5 p.m. and 7:25 a.m. between Saturday and Monday. Entry was attempted by smashing the door glass in the first case. The suspects pried rear doors in two cases and ransacked businesses. Tools and a safe containing money were taken. Cigarettes and liquor were also taken.
  • Since October 31, there have been seven street robberies or attempts in the Mount de Sales and Paradise areas of the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 11.
  • Since October 31, there have been five auto thefts and three attempts near the Oakleigh Manor and Ridgeleigh communities in the Towson Precinct. There have been no new cases since November 12.
  • Since September 17, there have been 19 auto thefts and two attempts near the Catonsville and Westgate communities in the Wilkens Precinct. There have been no new cases since November 15.

Crime Trends as of November 16

  • Since November 11, there have been three single home burglaries within the Pikesville Precinct. Cases occurred between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Fridays and Sunday. Entry was made by smashing the window glass with a rock and through an unlocked rear window. A PS4 gaming system, a small safe containing a check book, and miscellaneous items were stolen.
  • Since November 9, there have been three auto thefts and one attempt in the Colonial Village community near the Baltimore City line in the Pikesville Precinct. Cases occurred between 6:40 a.m. and 7:20 p.m. The ignition was popped in the attempted theft.
  • Since October 31, there have been seven street robberies or attempts in the Mount de Sales and Paradise areas of the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred on various days during afternoon and evening hours. In one case, the suspects took the victim’s vehicle during the robbery and in another case, the victim’s keys were taken. Later that night, the victim’s vehicle was stolen.
  • Since October 31, there have been five auto thefts and three attempts near the Oakleigh Manor and Ridgeleigh communities in the Towson Precinct. Vehicles were stolen during overnight hours. In two cases, the vehicles had popped ignitions. In another case, a key was stolen out of the victim’s other car. The other vehicles were taken by unknown means.
  • Since October 29, there have been two commercial robberies along Pulaski Highway within the Essex Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 8.
  • Since October 29, there have been five residential burglaries in the Randallstown community in the Woodlawn Precinct. Two cases occurred between 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Three cases occurred between 3 and 6:30 p.m. Entry was gained by forcing doors, breaking window glass and through an unlocked door. Items taken include, TVs, laptops, jewelry, video game systems and a DVD player.
  • Since September 17, there have been 19 auto thefts and two attempts near the Catonsville and Westgate communities in the Wilkens Precinct. Vehicles were stolen mainly during overnight hours. In one case, the vehicle had a popped ignition. In five cases, keys were used. Three of the vehicles were motorcycles.
 

Revised December 7, 2016        

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