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Captain Donna Benton
Contact Precinct 1

901 Walker Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
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Main Phone: 410-887-0872
Fax: 410-887-1018

Captain Donna Benton, Commanding Officer
410-887-0961

Lieutenant Nancy Storke, Assistant Commander
410-887-0961

Business Patrol Initiative (BPI)
410-887-5165

Citizens On Patrol (COP)
410-887-5165

Community Outreach Team
410-887-5165

Counseling Team
410-887-1394

Domestic Violence Coordinator
410-887-0869

Explorer Program
410-887-5165

Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)
410-887-6802

Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)
410-887-5165

School Resource Officers (SRO)
410-887-5165

Traffic Team
410-887-0869

Vice/Narcotics Complaints
410-887-1870

Precinct 1 – Wilkens

Commander

Captain Donna Benton
Email: dbenton@baltimorecountymd.gov

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Nancy Storke
Email: nstorke@baltimorecountymd.gov

Image of Police Precinct 1/Wilkens.

News from the Captain

Recently the Wilkens Precinct area has been experiencing a rise in vehicle thefts. Many of these thefts occur because the thieves find the vehicle’s keys inside the vehicle. Some of these vehicles are also left unlocked. A few simple steps can help protect your vehicle from being stolen:

  • Always keep your vehicle locked.
  • Never leave your vehicle running unattended.
  • Never leave your vehicle’s keys in the vehicle, even if they are hidden.

Citizens are reminded of other crime prevention tips to stay safe while the weather is warmer.

Essential to the police department’s ability to keep communities safe is the assistance of the public. Criminals count on not being noticed or seen by people who do not report their suspicious activities. Help make your community an uncomfortable place for any criminal. Call 911 to be report suspicious activity that is in progress. Tips for non-emergency situations can also be submitted online via the department's iWatch Baltimore County tip form.

Citizens are also invited to attend and join the Wilkens Police Community Relations Organization (WPCRO). Starting in September, the meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Maiden Choice School located at 4901 Shelbourne Road in Arbutus, 21227. Join the precinct commanders at the meeting and discuss what's happening in your community.

Resources

Are you going out of town? Don't leave your home looking unoccupied. Complete a Vacant House Form and email it to the precinct's Community Outreach Team. Officers will then check on your location for any unusual activity while you are away. If something suspicious does happen at your home, law enforcement will be able to quickly reach you or a local emergency contact from the information provided on the form.

Blotter and Crime Trends

Precinct 1 - Wilkens

Read news updates from Precinct 1 - Wilkens.
  1. February 10: Robbery, Unit Block of 5th Avenue 21227

    At 6 a.m., two unknown suspects assaulted and robbed the victim. Both suspects implied guns.

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct1/February10RobberyUnitBlockof5thAvenue21227
  2. February 9: First Degree Burglary, 700 Block of 5th Avenue 21227

    Sometime between 8 a.m. February 9 and 8:57 p.m. February 10, an unknown suspect threw a rock into the rear window of the residence. The suspect reached inside, unlocked the door, entered and stole several items and left.

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct1/February9FirstDegreeBurglary700Blockof5thAvenue21227
  3. February 7: Second Degree Burglary, 1400 Block of Knecht Avenue 21227

    Between 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., an unknown suspect climbed over the secured fence, then pried open the front door. Once inside, the suspect took several items and moved items to the door. The suspect did not take anything and left.

    Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct1/February7SecondDegreeBurglary1400BlockofKnechtAvenue21227

View the Local Blotter for the Wilkens Precinct for the latest news on crime in your area.

About the Precinct Commander

Captain Donna Benton is a 23-year veteran of the police force. She has served in patrol assignments at the former Garrison Precinct, as well as in Towson and Pikesville. She has also completed assignments as a supervisor in the Internal Affairs Section and as the commander in the Employment Unit. Upon her promotion to Captain in February of 2015, Captain Benton was assigned to command the Special Operations Section. She became the commander of Precinct 1 Wilkens in December of 2015.

Captain Benton grew up in Randallstown. Prior to joining the Baltimore County Police Department, she served four years in the United States Marine Corps as an officer.

Revised January 7, 2016

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