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1747 Merritt Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21222
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Main Phone: 410-887-7320

Captain Jan Brown, Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Steve Scherba, Assistant Commander

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Precinct 12/North Point


Captain Jan Brown

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Steve Scherba

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News from the Captain

  • Since mid-August, there have been five deception burglaries in the North Point precinct. In each of these cases, a suspect posing as an employee of the water department approaches an elderly person. The suspect tells the elderly person, that there is a water problem in the area and they have to go inside and check the water. As the suspect and the victim are in one area of the home, a second suspect enters the home and steals property.

    The suspect claiming to be from the water department has been described by victims as being an olive-skinned male.

    Citizens are reminded that if someone that is unfamiliar to them comes to their home and says they have to come inside: Don’t let them in and call police. Citizens should also keep an eye on the elderly persons in their communities and report any suspicious persons or activity.

Blotter and Crime Trends

Precinct 12 - North Point

Read news updates from Precinct 12 - North Point.
  1. Police Search Area Around Patapsco High School For Wanted Subject

    UPDATE (October 24):

    The wanted subject that caused the lockdown at Patapsco High School and alert status at Holabird Middle School yesterday is now in custody. He was apprehended at 11:15 p.m. last night at Franklin Square Hospital and is being held at the Baltimore county Detention Center on $15,000 bail.

    UPDATE (October 23 2:30 p.m.):

    Holabird Middle was briefly on alert status, but that has been lifted.

    The wanted subject remains at large.

    Original release (October 23 2:21 p.m.):

    Patapsco High School was on lock-down this afternoon while police searched for a wanted subject.

    At 1:09 p.m., Police responded to the 8000 Block of Gray Haven Road for a report of a wanted person. The wanted person was a 25-year-old male that had an open arrest warrant for violation of parole. Police immediately began searching the area for this person.

    Information was received that someone saw a subject matching the wanted persons description enter Patapsco High School. This caused the school to go on lock down status.

    Police now believe that the wanted person did not enter Patapsco High School and the school changed to alert status. School will be dismissed on time.

    Information on status descriptions for schools can be found at:

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:21:00 GMT
  2. October 21: First Degree Burglary, 2800 Plainfield Road 21222

    Sometime between 5 p.m. October 21 and 8:30 a.m. October 23, the suspect pushed in the rear window then entered the residence. The suspect stole tools then left through the back door.

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:00:00 GMT
  3. October 21: Second Degree Domestic Assault, 600 Block of Wise Avenue 21222

    At 9:19 a.m., police were sent to a domestic call at the location. This was a domestic related burglary and the officer obtained a warrant for the suspect.

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:19:00 GMT

View the Local Blotter for the North Point Precinct for the latest news on crime in your area.

Revised October 2, 2014

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