Precinct 4 – Pikesville
Captain John McGann
Lieutenant Michael DiCara
News from the Captain
The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating two home invasions in the Milbrook Park apartment complex.
The first home invasion occurred just before 2:30 p.m. on April 2, when the suspect followed the victim into his apartment in the 6900 block of Brookmill Road, 21215. The suspect demanded money, implied he was armed and stated he would start shooting everyone if he didn't get it. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and left the location in an unknown direction.
The second home invasion occurred between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. on April 9. The suspect knocked on an apartment door in the 6900 block of Marsue Drive, 21215. When the resident answered the door the suspect pushed his way into the apartment. He assaulted the victim and took his jacket before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Both victims were older people who spoke primarily Russian with minimal English-speaking skills. Both incidents occurred on Saturday afternoons. Police have deployed additional resources into the area to catch the suspect responsible for these crimes and to protect the community.
Both incidents are under investigation by the Pikesville Precinct Investigative Services Team. Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Residents are also reminded to report suspicious activity in their community to police immediately.
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
The Precinct 4 Officer of The Month for April 2016 is Officer Wright.
During April, Officer Wright issued 29 traffic citations, 12 warnings, and one safety equipment repair order. He also cleared one felony case – making one felony arrest, four misdemeanor cases – making five misdemeanor arrests, and two serious traffic cases – making one arrest for a serious traffic offense.
Officer Wright’s supervisor described him as being “very proactive in his patrol duties”.
An example of Officer Wright’s thorough investigative skills is found in a traffic stop he conducted on April 26. At first, it appeared that the driver of the vehicle may be intoxicated but he passed field sobriety tests. As officer Wright continued to investigate, he found that the tags on the vehicle were fraudulent. When he did an inventory search of the vehicle pursuant to the driver’s arrest, Officer Wright recovered a handgun and drug paraphernalia. When the suspect was searched at the station, a large amount of narcotics were found.Tue, 17 May 2016 14:08:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/April2016OfficerofTheMonth
Sometime between 7:20 a.m. and 5:20 p.m., unknown suspect gained entry to the residence through an unlocked window and took jewelry and a wallet.Mon, 09 May 2016 11:20:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/May9FirstDegreeBurglary4000BlockofEssexRoad21207
Sometime between May 5 at 10:15 p.m. and May 6 at 5:15 a.m., unknown suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door and took a purse. Suspect used a key found in the purse to take a car.Fri, 06 May 2016 02:15:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/May5to6FirstDegreeBurglary3100BlockofNorthbrookRoad21208
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 22-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 Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy.
Revised April 13, 2016
Captain John McGann
215 Milford Mill Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
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