Captain Douglas Irwin
Lieutenant Nancy Storke
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.
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
At 12:56 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the location through the front shed door.Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16:56:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct1/October4SecondDegreeBurglary2000BlockofDevereLane21228
At 12:50 p.m., the victim saw the suspect in his backyard with bolt cutters. The suspect cut the padlocks from the storage shed and trailer. The suspect was arrested later.Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16:50:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct1/October4SecondDegreeBurglary100BlockofTauntonAvenue21228
Sometime between 10 a.m. October 4 and 8:40 a.m. October 5, an unknown suspect broke and removed the window to the back door, then climbed in through the opening. Once inside, the suspect stole several items.Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct1/October4FirstDegreeBurglary200BlockofHazelAvenue21227
View the Local Blotter for the Wilkens Precinct for the latest news on crime in your area.
Captain Douglas Irwin is a 22-year veteran of the police force. He has worked in uniform patrol, undercover narcotics units and investigative units. He has experience as a firearms instructor, field training officer and hostage negotiator.
Captain Irwin routinely patrols the streets with his personnel and encourages them to aggressively seek out and arrest those responsible for crime. He asks community members be intolerant of crime and to those who commit it.
Revised July 14, 2015