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Keyword: destruction of property

Police are asking for assistance from the public in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for thousands of dollars in damage to residents' doors and windows last weekend.

Between Friday night, February 24 and Sunday morning, February 26, the Essex precinct received 26 reports of property damage in the form of vehicle windows, storm doors, sliding glass doors, and a few business' front windows being shot out by someone with a pellet gun. The Dundalk precinct experienced a similar situation, with 34 calls for broken car windows, storm doors, and even the front window of a McDonald's on North Point Boulevard, also attributed to the use of a pellet gun.

The suspect(s) struck mostly during the overnight hours on Friday and Saturday night. Police warn residents this weekend to stay alert and report any suspicious vehicles or persons they see immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

Anyone who may have information regarding any of these crimes is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

The Investigative Service Units at Precincts 11 and 12 continue to investigate these crimes.

UPDATE (January 29, 2016 10:48 a.m.):

A 13-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile in connection with slashing vehicle tires in a Pikesville area apartment complex on January 17.
Sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. on January 17, the suspect slashed the tires of at least 41 vehicles in the area of the 1900 block of Rambling Ridge Lane 21209 (Twin Ridge Apartments). Investigators were able to obtain images of the person they believed to be the suspect off of two different video surveillance cameras.
After the information on this case was released to the media, tips started coming into the Pikesville Precinct. With the assistance of those tips from the public; investigators were able to positively identify the suspect. The suspect was charged and released to the custody of his parents.
During the investigation, the suspect was also found to be responsible for cutting the fabric on some seats at the Pizza Blitz restaurant in the 2600 block of Quarry Lake Drive 21209 on January 19.
The Baltimore County Police Department extends its thanks to the many citizens who provided information on this case. Without the assistance of the public and the media, we would not have been able to identify the suspect.

Original release (January 26, 2016  10:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for slashing vehicle tires in a Pikesville / Precinct 4 area apartment complex.

The investigation has indicated that sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. on January 17, a white male between the ages of 13 and 16 slashed the tires of at least 41 vehicles in the area of the 1900 block of Rambling Ridge Lane 21209 (Twin Ridge Apartments). Images of the person who is believed to be the suspect were captured on video surveillance.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Pikesville Precinct at 410-887-1279.

Tips can also be sent to the Baltimore County Police Department online or by email.

The pictures below are of the person that police believe is responsible for this incident

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating the destruction of property of a speed camera in Precinct 6/Towson. 

On April 19, between the hours of 8:30-9:00 a.m., a citizen was walking his dog in the area of Thornton and Landrake Roads. While walking pass the area, he observed that the speed camera and lenses at the location had been sprayed over with white paint. Police were notified and responded to investigate. 

The suspect and actual time of occurrence  are unknown at this time. The Baltimore County Police Department is asking anyone with information about this crime to call (410) 307-2020. Citizens may qualify for a Metro Crime Stoppers (1-866-7LOCKUP) reward up to $2,000.00, if they provide suspect information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. 

No additional details are available at this time.

Revised June 27, 2017