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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)

Citizens On Patrol (COP)

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

Vice/Narcotics Complaints

Precinct 4/Pikesville  


Captain John McGann

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Michael DiCara

See Precinct 4 Pikesville.

News from the Captain

Since May 5, there have been eight burglaries between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. in the following locations in the Pikesville Precinct.

  • August 14: 3100 block of Northbrook Road
  • July 12: 3300 block of Marnat Road
  • July 10: 3100 block of Shelburne Road
  • June 25: 2500 block of Smith Avenue
  • June 11: 6600 block of Shelrick Place
  • June 9: 3300 block of Greenvale Road
  • May 13: 6500 block of Pimlico Road
  • May 5: 7900 block of Humboldt Road

In most cases, suspects entered homes through an unlocked door or window. In one incident, the suspect removed insulation around a window air conditioner, then reached in and unlocked a door.

Keep your home secured at all times. Criminals look for unlocked doors and windows when deciding what house to target. Remember to lock doors and windows, and use your alarm system if you have one. Also, keep your home well lit at night so criminals have no place to hide.

The Pikesville Precinct Community Outreach Team offers free residential security surveys. If you are interested in having a uniformed officer come to your home to provide security tips, call the precinct at 410-887-6775.

The public's assistance is always essential in keeping communities safe. Criminals count on not being noticed or seen by people who do not report their suspicious activities. Help make your community an uncomfortable place for any criminal. If you notice suspicious activity, get a description of the subjects and vehicles, if possible, and report it to 911 immediately.

Citizens are reminded of other crime prevention tips to stay safe while the weather is warmer.


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

Precinct 4 - Pikesville

Read news updates from Precinct 4 - Pikesville.
  1. August 27: First Degree Burglary, Unit Block of Courtland Woods Circle 21208

    Around 9 a.m., a contractor advised that an air conditioner, a heating unit, a condenser and some copper were missing from the vacant house. No forced entry was observed.

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/August27FirstDegreeBurglaryUnitBlockofCourtlandWoodsCircle21208
  2. August 26: Robbery, Old Court Road and Greenwood Place 21208

    At 9:10 p.m., the victim was assaulted by three suspects while walking from the subway station. One suspect displayed a handgun. The suspects forced the victim to empty his pockets and then took the victim's property and fled. The suspects were stopped, identified and arrested.

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:10:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/August26RobberyOldCourtRoadandGreenwoodPlace21208
  3. August 25: Robbery, 7000 Block of Liberty Road 21207

    Around 1:20 p.m., suspect entered the restaurant, implied a gun and demanded money from the cashier.

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:20:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/August_25_Robbery_7000_Block_of_Liberty_Road_21207

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 21-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 August 20, 2015

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