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Precinct 4 – Pikesville  


Captain John McGann

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Michael DiCara

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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.


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.

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Blotter and Crime Trends

Precinct 4 - Pikesville

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  1. June Officer of the Month

    The Precinct 4 Officer of the Month for June is Officer Naylor. He has been called exemplary in his dedication to improving his investigative skills, enforcement and community contacts.

    In one case, the officer responded to a domestic abuse call. The suspect assaulted all the members of his home, including the children. Officer Naylor investigated it fully, then had the Crime Lab come in for processing. He then called CACU because of the injuries the children suffered throughout the abuse. Officer Naylor obtained a warrant for the suspect through the Commissioner’s office.

    During one his many traffic stops, 38 to be exact, Officer Naylor made a DUI arrest after responding to an accident. Through standard field testing, he determined the driver to be impaired. When Officer Naylor brought the driver to the precinct, the driver took the Breath Test and confirmed the officer’s findings. In another routine traffic stop, the officer discovered the occupant of the vehicle had 10 grams of Marijuana on his person and was charged with a civil crime of possession.

    Officer Naylor does a number of business checks while on patrol. His commitment to the security of those in the business community is a blessing to many.

    And finally, Officer Naylor strives to increase his productivity and was highly successful in June. He went from a daily average enforcement of 1.92 in May to 4.26 in June.

    Those living and working in Precinct 4 are fortunate to have this dedicated officer on the job. Congratulations!

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:00:00 GMT
  2. July 17: Robbery, 6600 Block of Eberle Drive, 21215

    At 6 p.m., two unknown suspects physically assaulted a Domino's pizza delivery driver and took food.
    Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
  3. July 17: First Degree Burglary, 7900 Block of Stevenson Road, 21208

    Sometime between 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., known suspect removed a window to gain entry to the residence and took jewelry.
    Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:25:00 GMT

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
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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

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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

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