Precinct 9 – White Marsh
Captain Christopher Kelly
Lieutenant Dave Naimaster
News from the Captain
As we enter the holiday season, it is important to keep safety in mind. Many of us get caught up in the bustle of the season; the mad rush begins and we often forget that holiday shoppers are potential targets of crime.
Whether you're enjoying one another's company or shopping at the many vibrant businesses in the areas of Perry Hall, White Marsh and Rosedale, we want everyone to be able to celebrate in a safe manner. Many individuals will celebrate the upcoming season with that exact attitude – joyous and carefree; however, criminals thrive on the public's complacency. By being aware of your surroundings and keeping a few safety tips in mind, your holiday season will be a safer and brighter one.
- Shop during daylight hours when possible.
- Bring along a friend or family member to shop. It's more fun that way!
- Pay attention to who is around while you are out and about. Trust your gut feeling, and if you see something, say something. One must detect, in order to correct.
- Pick a parking spot near a lot of foot traffic. A well-lit parking lot is always the best option.
- Have your keys in hand before walking to your vehicle. This allows you to quickly get inside your vehicle.
- Scan the area and your vehicle when approaching your car. Always walk to your car with your head up high and with a strong purpose. Criminals often prey on the weak and unassuming – the person staring at their phone and oblivious to what is going on around them.
- Drive safely, patiently, and defensively.
- Secure gifts and packages in a locked trunk. Don't leave them in plain sight inside the car.
- Lock your vehicle and home, and add outside lighting as a security feature.
- Draw shades and curtains on first floor windows in your home. This prevents a burglar from peeking inside your home and seeing your valuables.
I hope that you have found these tips helpful as you celebrate your holidays. On behalf of the men and women of the White Marsh Precinct, I wish you and yours a joyous holiday season and a happy new year.
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
Sometime between 9:15 a.m. and 3:55 p.m. on February 4, a suspect threw a rock through a window, then gained entry to the house through a separate unlocked window. Electronics, clothing, a game system, television and other miscellaneous items were stolen.Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:15:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct9/February4FirstDegreeBurglary4900BlockofHazelwoodAvenue21206
Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. on February 4, a suspect entered the home through an unlocked door and stole cash, jewelry, clothing, electronics, a television, cell phone and dog.Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:30:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct9/February4FirstDegreeBurglaryUnitBlockofMaidstoneCourt21237
Sometime between 10 p.m. on February 3 and 10:30 a.m. on February 4, a suspect attempted to gain access to the Midori Restaurant by prying the rear and front exterior doors. Entry was not gained.Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct9/February34AttemptedSecondDegreeBurglary7400BlockofBelairRoad21236
View the Local Blotter for the White Marsh Precinct for the latest news on crime in your area.
About the Precinct Commander
Captain Christopher Kelly is a 16-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. He began his career as a police cadet shortly after graduating from Dundalk High School. After graduating from the police academy in 2001, Captain Kelly was assigned to the White Marsh Precinct as a police officer. He remained in the White Marsh Precinct until he was promoted to corporal in 2004 and assigned to the North Point Precinct. He was promoted to sergeant in 2006 and worked a variety of assignments including patrol in the Woodlawn and Towson precincts, as a supervisor in the Planning and Crime Analysis Section, and as a supervisor in the Internal Affairs Section.
Captain Kelly worked as a lieutenant in the Cockeysville Precinct prior to being named commander of the White Marsh Precinct in February 2015.
Revised January 8, 2016