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
The Precinct 4 Officer of the Month for May 2016 is officer Sager.
During May, officer Sager issued 32 traffic citations, 14 warnings, and one safety equipment repair order. He also completed two field interview reports. He cleared two felony cases, making two felony arrests, five misdemeanor cases, making four misdemeanor arrests, and six serious traffic cases.
An example of officer Sager’s exceptional performance as a police officer was a shots fired call he responded to at Meadowood Park. He was able to locate a subject who had shot himself in the head and immediately provided medical care.
Officer Sager’s supervisor described his performance in May as “exceptional” and stated that he has a “high degree of professionalism”.Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:23:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/May2016OfficerofTheMonth
At 7:45 a.m., suspect entered the gas station and threatened the cashier with a knife. Suspect was later located and arrested.Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:45:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/June21FirstDegreeAssault8200BlockofLibertyRoad21244
Sometime between June 20 at 11:30 p.m. and June 21 at 8:15 a.m., front door knob was broken to gain entry and take tools.Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:30:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/June20to21FirstDegreeBurglary6500BlockofFairmountAvenue21215
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 June 2, 2016
Captain John McGann
215 Milford Mill Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
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