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Precinct 4 – Pikesville  


Captain John McGann

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Michael DiCara

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News from the Captain

Between October 7 and October 10, the Pikesville Precinct experienced crime trends including thefts from vehicles, attempted thefts from sheds, and an attempted burglary of a residence.  

The attempted thefts from vehicles occurred in the following areas:

  • 6600 block of Wickfield Road
  • 6600 block of Dorsan Court
  • 6500 block of Gardenwick Road
  • 2300 block of Sweat Meadow Road
  • 2500 block of Summerson Road
  • 2400 to 2500 block of Smith Ave

During the attempted theft at the 2500 block of Smith Avenue, video surveillance revealed a black male late teens to early twenties of age, dressed in light colored clothing, wearing a baseball cap. During the attempted theft on the 2300 block of Sweatmeadow Road, video surveillance captured a black male dressed in a dark sweatshirt with a white tee shirt and gray sweatpants. 

Attempted thefts from sheds occurred in the following areas:

  • 2700-2800 block of Willow Glen Drive
  • 2700 block of Woodcourt Road
  • 6500 block Gardenwick Road

There was an attempted burglary in the 2700 block of Summerson Road. Video surveillance revealed three black males, late teens to early twenties of age, wearing dark coats, and grays pants attempting to gain entry into the residence and a storage shed on the property.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and residences at all times. Be vigilant; and if you notice any suspicious activity, safely get a good description of the subjects or vehicles (including license plates) and immediately contact 911.

The Baltimore County Police Department offers Free Home Security Surveys, where a uniformed officer will respond to your home and give you suggestions on ways to make your home more secure.

Officers from the Pikesville Precinct are actively patrolling your neighborhood. If you have any questions or would like to have a Security Survey, please contact the Pikesville Community Outreach Team for assistance at 410-887-6775.


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. October 24: Crime Alert, Burglaries and Thefts

    On October 15, the Pikesville Precinct experienced several burglaries, thefts from vehicles and thefts of vehicles.

    The first incident was a burglary and a theft of vehicle which occurred at the same address in the 3600 block of Phillips Drive between 2 and 7 a.m. No force was used to gain entry into the house or the vehicle that was stolen from the driveway.

    The second incident was a burglary and a theft from vehicle which occurred between 6:40 and 6:50 a.m. in the 7900 block of Ivy Lane. Entry was made through an unlocked window of the house but the suspect was scared off by the homeowners barking dog. Both vehicles in the drive way at the location were rummaged through.

    The third incident occurred between 7 and 8 a.m. in the 7900 block of Ivy Lane where entry was gained into an unlocked vehicle and rummaged through but nothing was taken.

    The fourth incident was a burglary and theft from vehicle which occurred sometime between 9:45 p.m. on October 14 and 9:15 a.m. on October 15 in the 3500 block of Round Hollow Road. Entry was gained into an unlocked attached garage and the unlocked vehicle inside was rummaged through.

    The fifth incident was a burglary and theft of vehicle which occurred on 10/17/16 between 12:30 and 6:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of Midfield Road. Entry was gained into the house through an unlocked rear glass door at which time items were removed from the location including several keys to vehicles. Keys were used to remove one of the vehicles from the location. In one of the cases a neighbor observed a subject in their neighbor’s back yard but did not contact the police.

    Please remember to lock your vehicles and residences at all times. Please be vigilant of suspicious subjects or vehicles roaming through the neighborhood.  If you notice any suspicious activity, safely get a good description of the subjects or vehicles (including license plates) and immediately contact 911. 

    Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:19:00 GMT
  2. October 23: Second Degree Burglary, 1300 Block of Reisterstown Road, 21208

    Sometime between 3 and 4:15 a.m., suspect damaged a door but did not gain entry to the business.
    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:01:00 GMT
  3. October 18: First Degree Burglary, Unit Block of Liberty Place, 21244

    Sometime between 5 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took cell phones. Other similar burglaries were reported in the area in the 8300 block of Church Lane in which electronics, cash, jewelry and other household items were taken.
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 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 October 13, 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

Business Patrol Initiative (BPI)

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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

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