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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 January 11

  • Since December 27, there have been five street robberies in the area of Southeast Boulevard and Middleborough Road within the Essex Precinct. Two cases occurred on the same street. Cases occurred on various days and primarily during evening hours between 7 and 8 p.m. One case occurred in the late morning. In two cases, the suspects displayed a weapon and took property. In three cases, force was used to take property. In one case, a weapon was implied, but the victim drove away before the robbery occurred.
  • Since December 25, there have been four commercial robberies in the Parkville and White Marsh precincts believed to have been committed by the same suspect. A weapon was displayed and the suspect took money.
  • Since December 22, there have been four commercial robberies in the Wilkens and Pikesville precincts involving similar suspect description. The suspect demanded money.
  • Since December 15, there have been five burglaries and one attempt in the Deerborn and Ridge Meadows apartment and townhome communities adjacent to Rossville Boulevard in the White Marsh Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 3.
  • Since December 11, there have been three commercial robberies at fast food restaurants in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 31.
  • Since December 8, there have been six apartment burglaries and one townhome burglary in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 29.
  • Since December 7, there have been five street robberies in the Edmondson Heights area of the Woodlawn Precinct. Vehicles were stolen in three of these cases. There has been no new activity since December 31.
  • Since December 4, there have been three auto thefts in the Maple Crest Townhomes community in the Essex Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 3.
  • Since November 22, there have been six commercial burglaries countywide. The suspects took money and store equipment.
  • Since November 15, there have been six commercial robberies involving similar suspect description within the Wilkens and Parkville precincts. There has been no new activity since December 31.

Crime Trends as of January 4

  • Since December 27, there have been four street robberies in the area of Southeast Boulevard and Middleborough Road within the Essex Precinct. Two cases occurred on the same street. Cases occurred on various days and primarily 7 to 8 p.m. One case occurred in the late morning. In two cases, the suspects displayed a weapon and took property. In two cases, force was used to take property. In one case, a weapon was implied, but the victim drove away before the robbery occurred.
  • Since December 15, there have been five burglaries and one attempt in the Deerborn and Ridge Meadows apartment and townhome communities adjacent to Rossville Boulevard in the White Marsh Precinct. Cases occurred between Thursdays and Mondays, generally during the afternoon and evening hours. Jewelry was the most frequently targeted property. Cash, laptops and a dog were also taken.
  • Since December 11, there have been three commercial robberies at fast food restaurants in the Wilkens Precinct that appear to be related. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money.
  • Since December 8, there have been six apartment burglaries and one townhome burglary in the Paradise community in the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred at various times, most cases occurred on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Rear window screens were cut in most cases. Items taken were jewelry, men’s watches, gaming systems, an iPod, TVs, a purse containing a checkbook and belts.
  • Since December 7, there have been five street robberies in the Edmondson Heights area of the Woodlawn Precinct. Vehicles were stolen in three of these cases.
  • Since December 4, there have been three auto thefts in the Maple Crest Townhomes community in the Essex Precinct. One vehicle was stolen overnight. The other two were stolen at unknown times. Keys were used in all cases. In two cases, a house was burglarized and keys and wallets and or purses were taken. In one of these cases, the suspect returned to the home after the burglary and stole a vehicle.
  • Since December 2, there have been four auto thefts and one attempt in the Deanwood community of the Towson Precinct. There has been no new related activity since December 27.
  • Since November 15, there have been six commercial robberies within the Wilkens and Parkville precincts with similar suspect description. The suspects displayed a weapon and demanded money, cigarettes and cigars. In one case, the suspect targeted Apple tablets and cell phones.
  • Since October 29, there have been 12 commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspects. There has been no new related activity since December 25.

Crime Trends as of December 28

  • Since December 19, there have been five single home burglaries in the Halethorpe community in the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Entry was gained by breaking glass in four cases. An unlocked door was entered in one case. Residences were ransacked and holiday boxes were torn open or unwrapped. Items taken include jewelry, watches, tablets, TVs, computers, cell phones and tools.
  • Since December 12, there have been four residential burglaries in the city line vicinity of the North Point Precinct. One case occurred between midnight and 3 a.m. Two cases occurred between 1 and 8:30 a.m. One case occurred over a multiple daytime frame. Unlocked rear doors and windows were entered in three cases. A rear sliding door was forced in one case. Items taken include purses, credit cards, keys, money, cell phones, jewelry, a laptop and TV.
  • Since December 11, there have been four street robberies involving similar suspect description in the New Town area of the Franklin Precinct. Cases occurred on various days and during afternoon to evening hours. The victims were walking in the area when the suspect approached, displayed a weapon and took money, keys and a cell phone. In three cases, physical force was used.
  • Since December 7, there have been four street robberies involving similar suspect description in the Edmondson Heights area of the Woodlawn Precinct. Vehicles were stolen in two of these cases.
  • Since December 2, there have been four auto thefts and one attempt in the Deanwood community of the Towson Precinct. Vehicles were stolen at various times of day. Ignition was popped in one case. Two thefts occurred between December 26 and December 27.
  • Since November 23, there have been four commercial robberies involving similar suspect description within the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity in Baltimore County since December 19.
  • Since November 11, there have been three auto thefts in the Lochearn community of the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 19.
  • Since October 29, there have been 12 commercial robberies countywide believed to have been committed by the same suspects. A weapon was implied and money and cigarettes were taken.

Crime Trends as of December 21

  • Since December 11, there have been three street robberies in the New Town area of the Franklin Precinct. Cases occurred on various days and during afternoon to evening hours. The victims were walking in the area when the suspect approached, displayed a weapon and took money, keys and a cell phone. In two cases, physical force was used.
  • Since December 7, there have been three street robberies in the Edmondson Heights area of the Woodlawn Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 10.
  • Since November 30, there have been four residential burglaries targeting the Dunfield community in the Parkville Precinct. Three cases occurred between noon and 6:30 p.m. One case occurred between 9 p.m. and 6:10 a.m. Rear doors and windows were entered in three cases. A doggie door was entered in one case. Items taken include game systems, video games, a TV, a safe, a computer, a lockbox, money and credit cards.
  • Since November 23, there have been three commercial robberies involving similar suspect description within the Wilkens Precinct. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money, cigarettes and cigars.
  • Since November 11, there have been three auto thefts in the Lochearn community of the Pikesville Precinct. Vehicles were stolen in overnight or morning hours. Keys were used in all cases.
  • Since October 29, there have been ten commercial robberies countywide believed to be committed by the same suspects. They implied a weapon and took money and cigarettes.
 
Revised January 11, 2017         

 

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