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Precinct 4 – Pikesville  

Commander

Captain John McGann
jmcgann@baltimorecountymd.gov

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Michael DiCara
mdicara@baltimorecountymd.gov


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News from the Captain

Warmer weather is here and citizens are reminded to be careful so that they don't become a victim of a deception burglary.

The suspects in these cases will approach their victims and claim that they are from organizations such as the Water Department or BGE. They will tell the victim that they need to do some type of inspection. In some cases, the suspects have even worn clothing that makes them look authentic and have shown identification badges. While one suspect distracts the victim, another suspect will enter the home and steal money, jewelry and other valuable items.

Help prevent deception burglaries by following these tips.

  • Do not allow uninvited repair workers into your home, especially if they want to fix something that you have not noticed is a problem (such as a leaky roof).
  • Do not allow anyone to lead you anywhere in your home or on your property. This can leave other areas of the home unsecure so that a thief can access those areas.
  • If someone claims to be at your home for an inspection, ask for picture identification and contact their company prior to allowing them into your home.
  • Watch for people offering services in your community and make sure to write down a description of the individuals and their vehicle, including a tag number. Report the information to police.
  • Older residents and those living alone are often targeted—keep in contact with your neighbors to ensure that they are not victimized.
  • Report any suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to police immediately.

More information about deception burglaries and other residential crime prevention tips are available online.

Make your community an uncomfortable place for any criminal. Be sure to call 911 when you see suspicious behavior in your neighborhood.

Resources

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. May 23: Attempted First Degree Burglary, Unit Block of Brubar Court 21207

    At 9:50 a.m., an unknown suspect attempted to break into the location by breaking a rear window. The suspect fled the location and no entry was gained.
    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:50:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/may23attemptedfirstdegreeburglaryunitblockofbrubarcourt21207
  2. May 23: First Degree Burglary,Unit Block of Pellinore Court 21208

    Between 12 a.m and 7 a.m., an unknown suspect broke into the victim's car, then used the garage opener to access the garage. Once inside, the suspect stole seven pairs of shoes.
    Tue, 23 May 2017 04:01:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/may23firstdegreeburglaryunitblockofpellinorecourt21208
  3. May 21: Second Degree Burglary, 6600 Block of Parsons Avenue 21215

    Between 8:30 p.m. May 21 and 7:30 a.m. May 22, an unknown suspect entered the victim's detached shed and stole lawn equipment.
    Mon, 22 May 2017 00:30:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/may21seconddegreeburglary6600blockofparsonsavenue21215

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 April 17, 2017         

 


Captain John McGann
Contact Precinct 4

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
410-887-1279
 
Lieutenant Michael DiCara,
Assistant Commander
410-887-1279

Business Patrol Initiative (BPI)
410-887-1279

Citizens On Patrol (COP)
410-887-6775

Community Outreach Team
410-887-6775

Counseling Team
410-887-1394

Domestic Violence Coordinator
410-887-6775

Explorer Program
410-887-6775

Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)
410-887-6802

Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)
410-887-6775

School Resource Officers (SRO)
410-887-6775

Traffic Team
410-887-6785

Vice/Narcotics Complaints
410-887-1870

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