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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 July 26

  • On July 23, there was one commercial robbery and two attempts in the Towson and Parkville precincts believed to have been committed by the same suspect. In one case, the armed suspect attempted to enter the location by opening the drive-thru window, but fled when an employee started to call 911. In a second case, the suspect shook the drive-thru window open, displayed a weapon, climbed through the window and took money from the safe. In the third case, the armed suspect attempted to enter the locked location. When the victims refused to open the door, the suspect fled.
  • Since July 8, there have been three residential burglaries targeting apartments in the Silver Manor community in the Essex Precinct. Two cases occurred during weekend days. One case occurred on a Wednesday. Items taken include home theater components, jewelry, money and cigarettes.
  • Since July 7, there have been three commercial robberies in the Wilkens Precinct. Money and cigarettes were taken. There has been no new activity since July 12.
  • Since July 1, there have been four residential burglaries targeting single homes in the Dundalk community in the Dundalk Precinct. Door glass was broken in two cases. Windows, one with an air conditioner unit, were entered in the other two cases. Three cases occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One case occurred during a multiple-day time span. Items taken include TVs and an air conditioner unit.
  • Since June 29, there have been four motor vehicle thefts in the West Hills community of the Woodlawn Precinct. There has been no new activity since July 16.
  • Since June 27, there have been three food delivery robberies along Sandystone Road within the Essex Precinct. Cases occurred on various days between 9:30 p.m. and midnight. Suspects approached the victims after delivery was made, displayed or implied a weapon and took money. In one case, the victim was assaulted and money and food were taken.

Crime Trends as of July 19

  • Since July 7, there have been three commercial robberies in the Wilkens Precinct. Money and cigarettes were taken.
  • Since June 29, there have been four motor vehicle thefts in the West Hills community of the Woodlawn Precinct. Keys were used to steal the vehicle in three cases. One was taken by unknown means. In two cases, a nearby vehicle was rummaged through.
  • Since June 14, there have been three motor vehicle thefts south of Middlesex Shopping Center in the Essex Precinct. There has been no new activity since July 9.

Crime Trends as of July 12

  • Since July 7, there have been two convenience store robberies in the Wilkens Precinct thought to have been committed by the same suspects. One suspect displayed a weapon and took money and cigarettes while the other waited.
  • Since June 14, there have been three motor vehicle thefts south of the Middlesex Shopping Center in the Essex Precinct. Cases occurred between July 8 and July 9. A key was used in one case to steal a Ford Explorer. A Dodge Caravan was taken by unknown means. Both were taken from Glenwood Gardens. In the third case, the glass door of a business was shattered and three dirt bikes were stolen. Two suspects fled in a car and the other fled in a van.

Crime Trends as of July 5

  • Since June 6, there have been 12 residential burglaries targeting apartments, town homes and single homes in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 1:30 and 11 p.m. In most cases, entry was gained through unlocked rear windows or by pushing air conditioning units through the windows. TVs, cell phones, jewelry, calculators, video game systems, money, a safe, laptops, a guitar, an iPad and passports were taken.
  • Since March 22, there have been eight commercial robberies within the Franklin and Pikesville Precincts. There has been no new activity since June 26.
  • Since November 24, 2016, there have been four commercial burglaries in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since June 26.
 
Revised July 26, 2017         

 

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