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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 September 2

  • Since August 27, there have been two convenience store robberies on Frederick Road in the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred on a Thursday and Friday evening between 8:30 and 10 p.m. The suspects displayed a weapon and took money from a register and a safe.
  • Since August 18, there have been two street robberies on Alan Drive within the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 19.
  • Since August 16, there have been three residential burglaries in the Harford Hills community in the Parkville Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 23.
  • Since August 7, there have been four vehicle thefts and two attempts in the Rosemont and Baltimore Highlands communities of the Wilkens Precinct. Vehicles were stolen by unknown means in all cases except one. In one case, two unknown males picked up a motorcycle and placed it on the back of a truck. Another vehicle was found completely burned in Greenbelt, Maryland. In another case, six males broke into the vehicle and sat inside it for 15 minutes. The ignition was found on the floor.
  • Since August 6, there have been three auto thefts and three attempts between the Chartley and Timber Grove communities in the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 20.
  • Since August 5, there have been three commercial robberies in the Wilkens and Pikesville precincts involving similar motive and suspect description. Cases occurred on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 2 and 10 p.m. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money from the drawer.
  • Since August 4, there have been four convenience store robberies in the Towson, White Marsh and North Point precincts committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred on various days and primarily between the hours of 3:30 to 6:30 a.m. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money from the store and a victim. Cigarettes and a cash drawer were also taken.
  • Since August 4, there have been four residential burglaries in the Fox Ridge Manor community in the Essex Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 24.
  • Since July 28, there have been 36 garage and or shed burglaries in the lower half of the Parkville Precinct. Most cases occurred between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Suspects cut locks or entered unlocked doors in most cases. A rag was put over a motion sensor light in two cases. Motion sensor lights were ripped off of a shed in one case. Items taken include bikes, lawn equipment, tools, generators, beer, fishing rods, a push cart, a motorcycle and a dirt bike.
  • Since July 23, there have been seven auto thefts and two attempted thefts in the Violetville community in the Wilkens Precinct. All cases occurred overnight. All keys were accounted for in all cases. In two unsuccessful attempts, the ignition was pulled.
  • Since July 1, there have been six commercial burglaries in the North Point Precinct with a similar motive. There has been no new activity since August 21.
  • Since June 9, there have been five residential burglaries with a similar motive committed in the northern part of the Cockeysville Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 19.

Crime Trends as of August 26

  • Since August 18, there have been two street robberies on Alan Drive within the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred on a Tuesday and a Wednesday between 10 and 11:05 p.m. In the first case, the suspects approached the victim and took a cell phone and money. In the second case, one suspect displayed a weapon and demanded the victim’s money and phone. The victim and a witness yelled, causing the two suspects to flee before taking property.
  • Since August 16, there have been three residential burglaries in the Harford Hills community in the Parkville Precinct. Cases occurred on weekends. Two cases occurred on Sundays between 4 and 5:35 a.m. One case occurred over a multiple-day time frame. Rear doors were forced in two cases. An unlocked rear window was opened in one case. Items taken include a camera, jewelry and money.
  • Since August 7, there have been two street robberies along North Rolling Road between Valley Terrace and Church Lane within the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 13.
  • Since August 6, there have been three auto thefts and three attempts between the Chartley and Timber Grove communities in the Franklin Precinct. All cases occurred between midnight and 9:30 a.m. A motorcycle was taken by unknown means. Four suspects attempted to take another motorcycle by carrying it onto a pickup truck. Two sedans were taken with keys. A Caravan and a Cherokee had their ignitions popped.
  • Since August 4, there have been four residential burglaries in the Fox Ridge Manor community in the Essex Precinct. Three cases occurred between 5 and 10:39 p.m. One case occurred between 10:25 and 10:30 a.m. Window screens were cut or removed in two cases. Doors were forced in two cases. Items taken include laptops, jewelry, game systems, TVs, jewelry and money.
  • Since July 28, there have been 22 shed burglaries in the lower half of the Parkville Precinct. Most cases occurred between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Unlocked doors were entered in six cases. Locks were cut in 12 cases. Doors were forced or pried in four cases. A rag was put over a motion sensor light in one case. Items taken include bikes, lawn equipment, generators, a push cart, a motorcycle and a dirt bike.
  • Since July 23, there have been six auto thefts and two attempted thefts in the Violetville community in the Wilkens Precinct. All cases occurred overnight. All keys were accounted for in all cases. In two unsuccessful attempts, the ignition was pulled.
  • Since July 1, there have been six commercial burglaries in the North Point Precinct. Cases occurred between 12:45 and 6:15 a.m. Front or side door glass was broken in five cases. Front door plexiglass was forced in one case. Items taken include money and candy.
  • Since June 9, there have been five residential burglaries in the Northern part of the Cockeysville Precinct. Most cases occurred between 4:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Entry was gained by prying or kicking in doors. In three cases, the suspects took jewelry cabinets or dresser drawers containing money or jewelry. In one case, the suspects took a cell phone and a child’s bank.

Crime Trends as of August 19

  • Since August 7, there have been two street robberies along North Rolling Road between Valley Terrace and Church Lane in the Pikesville Precinct. Cases occurred on a Thursday and Friday between midnight and 2 a.m. In the first case, the victim was riding his bicycle home from work when three suspects drove up to him. Two of them got out of the vehicle, displayed a weapon and took property. In the second case, the victim was walking home from a bus stop when the suspect approached from behind, displayed a weapon and took the victim’s wallet. The victim fought off the suspect, who drove off without taking more property.
  • Since July 28, there have been seven shed burglaries in the Woodhome Heights and Villa Cresta communities in the Parkville Precinct. Most cases occurred between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Unlocked doors were entered in four cases. Locks were cut in two cases. The door was pried in one case. Items taken include bikes, lawn equipment, a push cart, motorcycle and dirt bike.
  • Since July 23, there have been five auto thefts and two attempted thefts in the Violetville community in the Wilkens Precinct. All cases occurred overnight. All keys were accounted for in all cases. In two unsuccessful attempts, the ignition was pulled.
  • Since July 17, there have been eight auto thefts in the Long Meadow Estates, Rosedale areas of the White Marsh Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 10.
  • Since July 1, there have been five convenience store burglaries in the North Point Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 7.
  • Since May 5, there have been eight burglaries in the Pikesville Precinct. Cases occurred between midnight and 7:30 a.m. In most cases, suspects gained entry through unlocked doors or windows. They then stole purses or wallets containing money, personal identity items, credit cards, check books and car keys. A Toyota van, a four-door Hyundai and a 2011 Toyota Camry were also stolen.
  • Since April 7, there have been 36 residential burglaries targeting townhomes and single homes in the Lansdowne, Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 10:50 p.m. and 9 a.m. In most cases, suspects forced windows or cut window screens and reached in to unlock doors to gain entry. Money, jewelry, cell phones, clothing, food, purses or wallets containing personal identity items, credit and debit cards, a vehicle key, head phone and Comcast converter box were taken.

Crime Trends as of August 12

  • Since July 30, there have been four auto thefts and eight thefts from autos in the Perry Hall and Seven Courts Drive areas. Keys were used to take all four vehicles. There has been no new activity since August 2.
  • Since July 29, there have been two commercial robberies near the Chestnut Hill Lane and Reisterstown Road intersection within the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since July 31.
  • Since July 28, there have been six shed burglaries in the Woodhome Heights and Villa Cresta communities in the Parkville Precinct. Most cases occurred between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Unlocked doors were entered in four cases. Locks were cut in two cases. Items taken include bikes, lawn equipment, a push cart and a motorcycle.
  • Since July 17, there have been eight auto thefts in the Long Meadow Estates and Rosedale areas of the White Marsh Precinct. The thefts were related by a recovered vehicle to two in the Pikesville Precinct. Most or all vehicles were taken by using keys. All cases occurred during overnight hours. Two vehicles were stolen while left running at gas stations.
  • Since July 9, there have been four residential burglaries in the Revere Park Community in the Parkville Precinct. There has been no new activity since July 31.
  • Since July 1, there have been five convenience store burglaries in the North Point Precinct. Cases occurred between 1 and 6:15 a.m. Front or side door glass was broken in all cases. Items taken include money and candy.
  • Since April 7, there have been 35 residential burglaries targeting townhomes in the Lansdowne, and Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 10:50 p.m. and 9 a.m. In most cases, suspects forced windows or cut window screens and reached in to unlock doors. Money, jewelry, cell phones, a cable converter box, clothing, food, purses or wallets containing personal identity items, credit and debit cards, a vehicle key and a head phone were taken.

Revised September 3, 2015

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