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Precinct 4 – Pikesville  


Captain John McGann

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Michael DiCara

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News from the Captain

Cold weather is here and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. In order to have a warm and cozy car in the morning and to get all of the holiday shopping done, many people let their guard down and criminals will take advantage of that.

The theft of vehicles while they are warming up and unattended is a challenge for law enforcement every winter as these vehicles are easily taken by criminals who go out on cold days specifically looking for them.

Criminals know that people will have holiday items bought on the internet shipped to their homes and will travel through neighborhoods looking for packages to steal. Consider having packages delivered at a time when someone will be home to receive them or have packages held at the shipper’s distribution facility for pickup.

Make sure to report suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to police immediately. Don’t be afraid to call 911.


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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Precinct 4 - Pikesville

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  1. December 2016 Officer of the Month

    The Precinct 4 officer of the month for December 2016 is Officer Elder.

    During the month of December Officer Elder led his shift in enforcing traffic law violations, clearing 9 serious traffic cases and issuing 123 pieces of traffic enforcement.  Officer Elder also led his shift in arrests and case clearances. He cleared 3 felony cases with 5 felony arrests, 4 misdemeanor cases with 5 misdemeanor arrests, and he made 75 formal business checks. The majority of this enforcement was proactive.

    Just one example of Officer Elder’s proactive enforcement is a traffic stop he made on December 21. During the stop he detected the odor of marijuana which led to a search of the vehicle. During the search he discovered a handgun concealed under the passenger seat that he determined was stolen 2 years earlier out of the Cockeysville precinct. He discovered that one of the occupants had an open warrant, and ultimately arrested all 3 occupants after determining that all were legally prohibited from possessing a firearm due to prior felony convictions.

    Officer Elder’s supervisor describes him as consistently hard-working, proactive, and a producer of quality police work. Officer Elder is commended for a job well done in December.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:44:00 GMT
  2. January 15: Robbery, 4100 Block of Windmill Circle, 21133

    Around 11:30 p.m., suspect assaulted the victim, broke a window and took money.
    Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:26:00 GMT
  3. January 15: First Degree Burglary, 2100 Block of Heritage Drive, 21209

    Sometime between 7 and 8:30 a.m., unknown suspect broke into the home through a basement window and took cash, electronics, jewelry, and other household items.
    Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT

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

About the Precinct Commander

Captain John McGann is a 23-year veteran of law enforcement. He started his career with the Baltimore Police Department. While with the Baltimore Police Department, he worked uniform patrol and spent his last two and a half years as a detective in the Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATT).

In January 1998, Captain McGann transferred to the Baltimore County Police Department. He has worked uniform patrol and has spent a considerable amount of his career in various Narcotics units and in the Vice unit. Captain McGann regularly patrols the precinct, paying special attention to crime trend areas. He is a 2012 graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Revised November 18, 2016         


Captain John McGann
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215 Milford Mill Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
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Main Phone: 410-887-1279
Fax: 410-887-6770

Captain John McGann,
Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Michael DiCara,
Assistant Commander

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Counseling Team

Domestic Violence Coordinator

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Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)

Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)

School Resource Officers (SRO)

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