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Precinct 2 – Woodlawn


Captain Matthew Gorman

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Chad Rosay

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News from the Captain

The Woodlawn Precinct has been experiencing an increase in vehicle thefts recently. There are many ways to keep your vehicle safe. Here are a few suggestions.

  • Never leave your keys in your vehicle when it's unoccupied. If a thief steals your vehicle with the keys inside, they may have the keys to your home as well as another vehicle.
  • Never leave valuables or any packages visible inside your vehicle.
  • Park in busy, well-lit areas of parking lots.
  • Never leave your vehicle running unattended. Vehicles are commonly stolen when the driver gets out at ATMs, convenience stores and gas stations. Also, many vehicles are stolen on cold mornings when the owner leaves the vehicle running to warm it up. It is against the law to leave a vehicle running unattended. You could face a $70 fine and a one-point violation.

Remember to call 911 if you see anyone attempting to break into a vehicle. Do not intervene. Call 911 and provide as much information about the suspect as possible.


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.

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Blotter and Crime Trends

Precinct 2 - Woodlawn

Read news updates from Precinct 2 - Woodlawn.
  1. August 17: Robbery, 3500 Block of Woodmor Road 21207

    At 12:40 a.m., two unknown suspects approached the victim as he was walking. One suspect, armed with an automatic handgun, exited a car and stole the victim's money.
    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:40:00 GMT
  2. August 15: Second Degree Burglary, 2600 Block of North Rolling Road 21244

    At 1:30 a.m., three unknown suspects entered the Premier Towing lot through a pre-existing hole in the fence. Once inside, the suspects stole three dirt bikes and tools.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:30:00 GMT
  3. June 2017 Officer of the Month

    The Precinct 2 Officer of the month for June is Officer A. Vitacco #5958.

    Officer Vitacco had a great month for overall enforcement, more than half of which was self-initiated. But it was this young officer's ability to take his calls for service and develop them into exceptionally investigated and articulated cases that earned him the officer of the month award.

    Early in the month Officer Vitacco made what he thought would be a routine traffic stop on a driver that ran a stop sign. It turned into an arrest of an intoxicated driver after Officer Vitacco detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's breath and the driver failed roadside field sobriety tests. He also charged the driver for having an open container of alcohol hidden in the center console.

    Later in the month Officer Vitacco responded to a call for a burglary in progress and, with the help of other responding officers, apprehended six suspects fleeing in two separate vehicles. The victim reported that he was alerted to the burglary as it was being streamed live on Instagram. This led to an in-depth investigation by Officer Vitacco, including recovering the victim's property, evidence, securing multiple crime scenes, conducting interviews and writing applications for search warrants. He was able to identify a 7th suspect who actually coordinated the burglary.

    Officer Vitacco is a newer officer who is quickly developing investigative experience and skills. His willingness to be involved more deeply in the investigative processes of the calls he is dispatched to and his eagerness to build upon his knowledge and experience will help him become a successful investigator as he continues his career. Congratulations, Officer Vitacco, for showing the dedication and commitment to your role as a law enforcement officer and to your community, earning you the June Officer of the Month award.

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:35:00 GMT

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

About the Precinct Commander

Captain Gorman is a 16-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. He has worked in a number of assignments at various ranks including the Dundalk, Parkville, White Marsh and Pikesville precincts. More recently he was assigned as the commander of the Regional Auto Theft Task Force and then as commander of the Criminal Intelligence Unit. Captain Gorman was also privileged to be a member of, and later command, the Department’s Dignitary Witness Protection Team.

Captain Gorman counts it an honor to serve the community of the Woodlawn Precinct and looks forward to building lasting partnerships.

Revised March 28, 2017         


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Captain Matthew Gorman
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6424 Windsor Mill Road
Woodlawn, Maryland 21207
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Main Phone: 410-887-1340
Fax: 410-887-6857

Captain Matthew Gorman, Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Chad Rosay, Assistant Commander

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