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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. March 2017 Officer of the Month

    The Precinct 4 Officer of the Month for March is Officer Goddard.

    Officer Goddard came back in mid-February after spending an extended time in the military. It took little time to get back into action as Officer Goddard produced outstanding proactive patrol enforcement. He issued 18 Maryland State Citations, 19 warnings and one S.E.R.O. Officer Goddard was also busy in criminal enforcement as he made three adult felony arrests and two juvenile felony arrests. He cleared two adult felony cases, two juvenile felony cases, one misdemeanor case and one traffic case.

    Welcome back Officer Goddard and thank you for your service.

    Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/march2017officerofthemonth
  2. April 17: Robbery, 8100 Block of Liberty Road 21244

    At 2 p.m., the suspect stole a bottle of liquor from Milford Liquors. When confronted by an employee and a citizen in the parking lot, the suspect’s two companions assaulted them. They stole a bank card and car key from one of the victims and were soon apprehended when using the card at a nearby gas station.

    Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/april17robbery8100blockoflibertyroad21244
  3. April 17: Robbery, 7000 Block of Liberty Road 21207

    At 1:19 p.m., an armed suspect robbed the Family Dollar of its cash and then fled.
    Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:19:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/april17robbery7000blockoflibertyroad21207

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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