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Original release (November 7, 2016  11:02 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police Burglary Detectives are investigating several burglaries in the Pikesville Precinct area.

The burglaries occurred between October 15 and October 17, and thieves targeted homes where residents did not secure their doors. In these cases, the thieves entered homes through unlocked doors and took purses or car keys. The car keys were sometimes used to steal cars.

Incidents occurred in the 7900 block of Ivy Lane, 3600 block of Phillips Drive, and 3400 block of Midfield Road.

In a burglary in the 3600 block of Philips Drive, the suspects took a check and then tried to cash it at an M&T Bank on Smith Avenue. Images of the suspects were captured on the bank’s video surveillance system.

Pikesville Precinct Officers are conducting patrols in the affected areas.

The Baltimore County Police Department reminds residents of the following:

  • Lock all doors and windows at night.
  • Make sure alarms systems are armed at night.
  • Make sure to lock all vehicle doors.
  • Do not keep keys in vehicles.
  • Do not keep keys, purses, or other valuables near doors or windows.
  • Report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or conditions to police immediately by calling 911.

The Baltimore County Police Department also offers free home security surveys to Baltimore County residents. An officer will come to your home, walk around your property with you, and give you suggestions on how you can keep your property safe and secure. Pikesville residents who are interested in a free home security survey, should contact the Pikesville Precinct Community Outreach Team at 410-887-6775.

Original release (November 2, 2016  2:49 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson presented awards today at a commanders meeting. The awards went to commanders of precincts that saw a drop in overall crime in 2015. Baltimore County experienced a 4.1% drop in overall crime in 2015 when compared to the previous five year average.

  • Captain Jonathan Trentzsch (Former Commander of the Woodlawn Precinct) received an award for the .2% reduction in overall crime in the Woodlawn Precinct in 2015.
  • Captain John McGann (Commander of the Pikesville Precinct) received an award for the .2% reduction in overall crime in the Pikesville Precinct in 2015.
  • Captain Dennis Delp (Former Commander of the Cockeysville Precinct) received an award for the .2% reduction in overall crime in the Cockeysville Precinct in 2015.
  • Captain Christopher Kelly (Commander of the White Marsh Precinct) received an award for the .2% reduction in overall crime in the White Marsh Precinct in 2015.
  • Captain Orlando Lilly (Commander of the Dundalk Precinct) received an award for the 1.1% reduction in overall crime in the Dundalk Precinct in 2015.

Chief Johnson stated:

These commanders and the officers that work for them have done an admirable job in reducing crime and I am proud of them. Every day, the members of the Baltimore County Police Department go out there and face criminals who are increasingly becoming more violent against law enforcement. Despite this challenge, they do their best to make Baltimore County a safe place to live, work, and play.

 

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UPDATE (August 12, 2016  11:44 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a July 26 stabbing in Lochearn that left a man deceased.

Brandon Jarvis Heigh (26) has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

At 11:40 a.m. on July 26, police were called to the 4000 block of Villa Nova Road 21207 for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 36-year-old Christopher Norris Jones suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to the Sinai Trauma Center where he died.

The investigation has indicated that Jones and Heigh had been involved in an ongoing dispute. Jones was walking on Villa Nova Road when he encountered Heigh and another man. During that encounter, Jones was stabbed multiple times.

The man that Heigh was with remains unknown.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Brandon Jarvis Heigh

Original release (July 27, 2016  10:13 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating a Tuesday morning stabbing in Lochearn that left a man deceased.

Police responded to the 4000 block of Villa Nova Road 21207 at 11:40 a.m. yesterday for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 35-year-old Christopher Norris Jones suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to the Sinai Trauma Center where he died.

The preliminary investigation into this incident has indicated that Jones was walking on Villa Nova Road when he was approached by two suspects. They became involved in an altercation and during that altercation, the victim was stabbed multiple times.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Tips can also be texted to Metro Crime Stoppers: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).​

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016