Precinct 4 – Pikesville
Captain John McGann
Lieutenant Michael DiCara
News from the Captain
Warm weather is here and the Baltimore County Police Department has some tips to help keep you from becoming a crime victim this summer.
- Keep your shed locked. Make sure to use a sturdy lock and check it regularly. Hidden shackle locks can provide even more deterrence to criminals because they are very difficult to defeat.
- Write down the serial numbers of power tools, bicycles and other serialized property in your shed, and keep the list in a safe place.
- Take pictures of your valuables and keep them in a safe place.
- Make sure that the exterior of your home is well lit at night.
- Keep all of your doors and windows locked – even when you are out in your yard.
- Do not allow anyone claiming to be a government or utility worker into your home if you did not request them to come to your home.
- Watch out for elderly neighbors.
- Report any suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to police immediately.
The Baltimore County Police Department offers home security surveys to County residents at no cost. An officer will respond to your home, walk around with you and give you advice on how to keep your home safe and secure. Call the Precinct 4 Outreach Team to schedule your free home security survey today.
Learn about keeping your home and belongings safe with more crime prevention tips.
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
Sometime between 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered the apartment and took cash, credit cards, electronics, jewelry, and other household goods.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:45:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/June29FirstDegreeBurglary6900BlockofMarsueDrive21215
The Precinct 4 Officer of the Month for June 2016 is Officer Haines.
During June, officer Haines issued five traffic citations and 45 warnings. He also completed 25 field interview reports which is double any other officer on the shift. He cleared one felony case, making three felony arrests; 10 misdemeanor cases, making one misdemeanor arrest; and three serious traffic cases making three arrests for serious traffic offenses.
Officer Haines’ investigative skills helped clear a stolen auto case in June. He worked with the Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATT) and helped to identify and arrest three suspects.
Officer Haines’ supervisor stated “As a senior member of the squad he is looked to for his knowledge and expertise, but does not shy away from volunteering for details which would otherwise be handled by others on the squad.”Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:14:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/June2016OfficerofTheMonth
Sometime between 11:30 and 11:35 p.m., a known suspect threw the victim to the ground and strangled her.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:30:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/July19FirstDegreeAssaultUnitBlockofLibertyPlace21244
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 July 25, 2016
Captain John McGann
215 Milford Mill Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
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