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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 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.

Crime Trends as of June 28

  • Since June 7, there have been three street robberies in the area of the Route 702 footbridge within the Essex Precinct. Cases occurred on various days and during early morning hours in two cases. One case occurred in the afternoon. Suspects drove up to the victims, exited their vehicle, displayed weapons and took property. In two cases the suspects assaulted the victims. Items taken were cell phones, money, an ID card, a house key and a wallet.
  • Since June 6, there have been 11 residential burglaries targeting apartments, town homes and single homes in the Wilkens Precinct that appear to be related. 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, a laptop and passports were taken.
  • Since May 30, there have been eight residential burglaries or attempts targeting single homes and town homes in the Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since June 19.
  • Since May 25, there have been seven commercial burglaries in the Wilkens, Franklin, Pikesville and Towson Precincts with similar motive. Money, medications, cash registers, cigarettes and liquor were taken.
  • Since May 22, there have been two smash and grab burglaries targeting gas stations in the Pikesville and Dundalk precincts. There has been no new activity since June 15.
  • Since March 22, there have been eight commercial robberies within the Franklin and Pikesville precincts thought to be committed by the same suspect. The suspect displayed a weapon and took money and a cell phone.
  • Since November 24, 2016, there have been four commercial burglaries in the Wilkens Precinct with similar motive. The suspects forced open or broke the front door glass to enter the business. Cleaning products, tablets, a DVD player kit, an internet router and a TV were taken.
 
Revised July 19, 2017         

 

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