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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 February 15

  • Since February 8, there have been four street robberies in the Lansdowne and Riverview areas of the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred on Saturday, February 11 between 3 and 10 p.m. The suspects used or implied a weapon in three cases and used physical force in the fourth case. A bicycle, money, wallet and cell phone were taken in these cases.
  • Since February 2, there have been three commercial burglaries targeting pharmacies, convenience stores and retail or small businesses in the 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, a bolt cutter was used to break the lock on the security gate and to pry the door. In the first case, an ATM was taken as well as two cash drawers, money, cell phones and cigarettes. In the second case, once inside the pharmacy, the suspects ransacked cabinets and took pharmacy bags that were ready for pickup. In the third case, nothing was taken.
  • Since January 25, there have been five robberies in the area bound by I-95, Hazelwood Avenue and the city line within the White Marsh Precinct. Cases occurred Wednesday through Saturday, primarily during evening hours. In the first case, the suspects entered the victim’s residence, displayed a weapon and demanded money and drugs. In the second case, the suspect used force to take shoes from the victim and then drove off. In the third case, the suspects displayed a weapon, demanded property and took a cell phone. In the fourth case, the suspects drove up, displayed weapons and threatened the victims. The suspects got out of their vehicle and took a victim’s inhaler and money. In the fifth case, the suspects drove up, displayed weapons and demanded money.
  • Since January 5, there have been three bank robberies along York Road within the Towson and Cockeysville precincts involving similar motive and suspect description. In all cases, the suspect took money and fled. In two cases, the suspect implied a weapon or threatened the victim.
  • Since January 4, there have been six food delivery robberies within the Woodlawn Precinct. Cases occurred on various days between 7:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Money and food were taken in all cases.

Crime Trends as of February 8

  • Since January 27, there have been three street robberies in the Lansdowne and Riverview areas of the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred on Fridays between 3 and 8:30 p.m. In one case, the suspect took the victim’s keys which were used early the next morning to take the victim’s vehicle.
  • Since January 25, there have been four robberies in the area bound by I-95, Hazelwood Avenue and the city line within the White Marsh Precinct. There has been no new related activity since January 28.
  • Since January 21, there have been two street robberies in the Essex Precinct that appear to be related. There have been no new related activity since January 26.
  • Since January 20, there have been five auto thefts and one attempt in the Hillendale area of the Towson Precinct. Incidents occurred mostly during overnight hours. Two incidents involved a popped ignition. In another case, a key was used to steal the vehicle.
  • Since January 18, there have been four auto thefts in the Alta apartment complex in the Parkville Precinct. Incidents occurred between 6:50 and 7:52 a.m. All vehicles were stolen while running.
  • Since January 5, there have been 12 residential burglaries in the Woodlawn and Wilkens Precincts that appear to be related. Most cases occurred between 9 a.m. and noon on Mondays through Thursdays. One case occurred on a Tuesday afternoon and one on a Friday afternoon. In all cases, entry was made by forcing the rear or front doors. The suspects moved or removed surveillance cameras from inside or outside the residences in two cases. In two cases, they pulled alarm systems off the walls. Video game systems, TVs and money were taken.
  • Since January 4, there have been five food delivery robberies within the Woodlawn Precinct. Cases occurred on various days between 7:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Money and food were taken in all cases.
  • Since January 1, there have been seven auto thefts in the West Hills community of the Woodlawn Precinct. There has been no new related activity since January 30.
  • Since December 25, 2016, there have been five residential burglaries in the Franklin, Pikesville and Towson Precincts where keys stolen during burglaries were used to steal vehicles. Three cases occurred between 4 and 8 a.m. Two cases occurred between 11:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. Entry was gained via unlocked doors or windows. In all cases, the suspects took vehicles using stolen keys. TVs, cameras, wallets or purses containing money, credit cards, driver’s licenses, keys, a GPS and cell phone were stolen.

Crime Trends as of February 1

  • Since January 28, there have been five commercial burglaries in the Franklin, Towson, and Cockeysville precincts. Money, liquor, an iPad, a laptop, a cash drawer, T-shirts, sweatshirts and two safes containing jewelry and money were stolen.
  • Since January 25, there have been four robberies in the area bound by I-95, Hazelwood Avenue and the city line within the White Marsh Precinct. Cases occurred Wednesday through Saturday, primarily during evening hours. In the first case, the suspects entered the victim’s residence, displayed a weapon and demanded money and drugs. In the second case, the suspect used force to take shoes from the victim and then drove off. In the third case, the suspects displayed a weapon, demanded property and took a cell phone. In the fourth case, the suspects displayed weapons and threatened the victims. The suspects got out of the vehicle and took a victim’s inhaler and money.
  • Since January 21, there have been two street robberies in the Essex Precinct. Cases occurred on various days during afternoon hours. The suspects displayed a weapon and took money, cell phones, a wallet and keys. In one case, the suspects took the victim’s vehicle.
  • Since January 7, there have been five auto thefts and two attempts in the Highland Village area of the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 19.
  • Since January 6, there have been 12 burglaries or attempted burglaries of sheds and detached garages in communities in the White Marsh Precinct within about a mile of the Baltimore City line. There has been no new activity since January 23.
  • Since January 5, there have been 11 residential burglaries in the Woodlawn and Wilkens precincts that appear to be related. Most cases occurred between 9 a.m. and noon on Mondays through Thursdays. One case occurred on a Tuesday afternoon and one on a Friday afternoon. In all cases, entry was made by forcing the rear or front doors. The suspects moved or removed surveillance cameras from inside or outside the residences in two cases. In two cases, they pulled alarm systems off the walls. Video game systems, TVs and money were taken.
  • Since January 1, there have been seven auto thefts in the West Hills community of the Woodlawn Precinct. Most incidents occurred during overnight hours. One occurred between 6 and 6:30 p.m. and one between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. Two vehicles were stolen while running. Four were stolen by unknown means and one by a popped ignition.
  • Since November 19, there have been three apartment burglaries and one attempt within the Milbrook Park Apartments in the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 12.

Crime Trends as of January 25

  • Since January 13, there have been three auto thefts and one attempt in the Lochearn area of the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 16.
  • Since January 8, there have been three street robberies in the area of Liberty Road, Church Lane and Langrehr Road within the Woodlawn and Pikesville precincts. There has been no new activity since January 14.
  • Since January 7, there have been five auto thefts and two attempts in the Highland Village area of the Wilkens Precinct. The incidents took place mostly between 11 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. In two cases, vehicle ignitions were popped. Two vehicles were taken by unknown means. A vehicle key was used and a vehicle was left running in other cases. A scooter was taken from a driveway by unknown means.
  • Since January 6, there have been 12 burglaries or attempted burglaries of sheds and detached garages in communities in the White Marsh Precinct within about a mile of the Baltimore City Line. Five cases occurred on Mondays and Tuesdays. Times were generally overnight. Some cases may have occurred over a period of several days. The suspect(s) sometimes targeted sheds and garages on properties close to each other. Bicycles, lawn equipment, a fire pit, a chair and tools were taken. There are several cases where no entry was gained or where, if entry was gained, no property was taken.
  • Since January 5, there have been eight residential burglaries in the Woodlawn and Wilkens precincts. Most cases occurred between 9 a.m. and noon on Mondays through Thursdays. One case occurred on a Tuesday afternoon. In all cases, entry was made by forcing the rear or front doors. The suspects moved or removed surveillance cameras from inside or outside the residences in two cases. In two cases, they pulled alarm systems off the walls. Suspects confronted witnesses in two cases. Video game systems, TVs and money were taken.
  • Since January 1, there have been four auto thefts in the West Hills community of the Woodlawn Precinct. Most incidents occurred during overnight hours. One occurred between 6 and 6:30 p.m. One vehicle was stolen while running. Three were stolen by unknown means.
  • Since December 27, there have been eight 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, primarily between 7 and 8 p.m. One case occurred in the late morning. In five of these cases, the suspect displayed or implied a weapon and took or attempted to take property. In three of the cases, force was used to take property.
  • Since December 25, there have been five commercial robberies in the Towson, Parkville and White Marsh precincts believed to have been committed by the same suspect. There has been no new activity since January 10.
  • Since November 19, there have been two apartment burglaries and one attempt within the Milbrook Park Apartments in the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 12.
 
Revised February 15, 2017         

 

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