Captain John McGann
Lieutenant Michael DiCara
News from the Captain
Since May 5, there have been seven burglaries between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. in a section of the Pikesville Precinct: Smith Avenue that borders the area on the north and the Baltimore City line on the south, and Park Heights Avenue to the west to Pimlico Road to the east.
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
Just after midnight, the suspect and victim got into an argument, during which the suspect produced a knife and threatened the victim.Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:01:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/July27FirstDegreeAssault4500BlockofHawksburyRoad21244
Around 10 p.m., two suspects entered the BP gas station. One suspect displayed a gun and demanded money from the register.Sat, 25 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/July24Robbery500BlockofReisterstownRoad21208
Sometime between 8:20 a.m. and 3 p.m., unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the residence by climbing onto a raised deck and breaking a window. Suspect(s) took food and drink.Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:30:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct4/July24FirstDegreeBurglaryUnitBlockofRoyaltyCircle21117
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 July 17, 2015