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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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Blotter and Crime Trends

Precinct 4 - Pikesville

Read news updates from Precinct 4 - Pikesville.
  1. February 19: Second Degree Burglary, 7400 Block of Liberty Road, 21207

    Around 3:40 a.m., three suspects broke a front glass door to gain entry to El Migueleno Restaurant and took the cash register box.
    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:42:00 GMT
  2. February 19: Second Degree Burglary, 7100 Block of Reisterstown Road, 21215

    Sometime between midnight and 10:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s) gained access to a shed located on the property of David Chu's China Bistro and took food.
    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:01:00 GMT
  3. Commander's Award Given for Apprehension of Armed Robbery Suspects

    Sergeant D. Heath is presented with the Commander's Award by Captain J. McGann in recognition of his vigilance, initiative, and decisive action in deploying  patrol resources to address an ongoing armed robbery trend throughout western Baltimore County, ultimately leading to the detection and arrest of three dangerous felons.

    Officer K. Terry is also presented with the Commander's Award in recognition of his dedication, vigilance, and decisive action in detecting and apprehending this group of dangerous felons responsible for a series of commercial armed robberies throughout western Baltimore County.

    After three separate commercial armed robberies occurring between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on January 29, Sergeant Heath made the wise decision to send officers who were responding to work that morning out on patrol immediately, without a formal roll call. This decision put additional officers out into the community looking for any sign of the armed felons at large.

    Officer Terry was one of those officers. He began his shift immediately by proactively patrolling the area for any suspicious activity. At approximately 6:23 a.m. he observed a suspicious vehicle parked on a parking lot adjacent to a business. When Ofc. Terry began to approach the vehicle, two subjects matching the description of the robbery suspects ran from the business across the parking lot to the vehicle, which then sped away. Ofc. Terry followed the vehicle into a cul-de-sac community where the three suspects fled into a wooded area. In cooperation with the other precinct officers, all three of these dangerous suspects were subsequently located and apprehended, with evidence of the crimes in their possession.

    For exceptional service to the community, superior leadership, and exemplifying the finest values of the Baltimore County Police Department, congratulations.

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:45:00 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)

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School Resource Officers (SRO)

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