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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.

Precinct Events


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Precinct 4 - Pikesville

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  1. December 8: Second Degree Burglary, 4200 Block of Lowell Drive, 21208

    Around 1:30 p.m., unknown suspect attempted to gain entry to a shed but was scared away by a neighbor.
    Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:35:00 GMT
  2. December 7: First Degree Burglary, Unit Block of North Star Court, 21208

    Around 12:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's residence through an unlocked window and took personal items.
    Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:30:00 GMT
  3. December 2: First Degree Burglary, 6900 Block of Milbrook Park Drive, 21215

    Around 6:15 p.m., unknown suspect broke into victim's apartment. Items were moved, but nothing appears to have been taken.
    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:15:00 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
Contact Precinct 4

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

Business Patrol Initiative (BPI)

Citizens On Patrol (COP)

Community Outreach Team

Counseling Team

Domestic Violence Coordinator

Explorer Program

Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)

Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)

School Resource Officers (SRO)

Traffic Team

Vice/Narcotics Complaints

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