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Current Crime Trends

The Baltimore County Police Department provides regular reports to the public about current crime trends.

This is preliminary information developed by detectives based on geographical location, similarities between crimes and suspect descriptions. Identification of a crime trend does not mean that the crimes necessarily are related or have been committed by the same suspect.

For more detailed information, contact your local precinct. If you live in an area where a crime trend has been identified and are concerned about safety and precautions, see our crime prevention section.

Visit precinct news for a weekly listing of significant crimes and other local police news.

Crime Trends as of August 14

  • On August 7, there was one convenience store robbery and one convenience store theft in the Parkville Precinct involving similar method and suspect description. Baltimore City experienced a similar case. The suspect took cash in both cases.
  • Since July 23, there have been five garage burglaries in the Reisterstown and Glyndon communities within the Franklin Precinct. All cases occurred between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. Attached garage doors were left open in all cases. Unlocked vehicles were entered in two cases. There has been no new activity since August 3.
  • Since July 19, there have been 12 thefts from vehicles in the Gray Haven and Inverness communities within the Dundalk Precinct. Most cases occurred during overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. In six cases, windows were broken. In six cases vehicles were left unlocked. Power tools, clothing, credit cards, batteries, Apple air pods and an army rucksack were taken.
  • Since July 19, there have been 20 thefts from vehicles in the Pikesville community of the Pikesville Precinct. Most cases occurred between 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. Vehicles were left unlocked in most cases and were ransacked. Change, cash, gift cards, watches, laptops, a gun safe and a wallet containing a driver’s license and cash were taken.

Crime Trends as of August 7

  • Since July 27, there have been five residential burglaries and one attempt in the Lochearn community within the Pikesville Precinct that appear to be related. Two cases occurred on the same night. Three cases occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 5:13 p.m. Rear doors were forced or pried open in most cases. Doors were left unlocked in one case. Cash, a TV, video game systems, clothing and jewelry were taken.
  • Since July 23, there have been five residential burglaries in the Reisterstown and Glyndon communities within the Franklin Precinct that appear to be related. All cases occurred between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. Attached garage doors were left open in all cases. Unlocked vehicles were entered in two cases. Items taken include money, personal identification, a purse, a wallet, a credit card terminal, an iPad and bicycles.
  • Since July 19, there have been 14 thefts from vehicles in the Pikesville community of the Pikesville Precinct that appear to be related. Most cases occurred between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. Vehicles were left unlocked in most cases and were ransacked. Change, cash, gift cards, watches, laptops, a gun safe and a wallet containing a driver’s license and cash were taken.
  • Since July 18, there have been nine thefts from vehicles and an attempted burglary in the Gwynn Oak community in the Woodlawn Precinct that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since July 27.

Crime Trends as of July 31

  • Since July 27, there have been three residential burglaries and one attempt in the Lochearn community within the Pikesville Precinct. Two cases occurred on the same night. Rear doors were forced or pried open in all cases. Cash, a TV, video game systems, clothing and jewelry were taken.
  • On July 22, there were two commercial burglaries targeting liquor stores along Belair Road in the Parkville and White Marsh precincts. Items taken include an ATM, cigarettes and money. Baltimore City experienced related activity on the same night. There has been no new activity since July 22.
  • Between July 21 and 22 there were ten thefts from vehicles in the Towson Precinct. Most vehicles were left unlocked and were ransacked. Cash, change, a cell phone and chargers were taken. There has been no new activity since July 22.
  • Since July 18, there have been nine thefts from vehicles and an attempted burglary in the Gwynn Oak community in the Woodlawn Precinct that appear to be related. Most cases occurred between 9 p.m. and 7:10 a.m. Three cases occurred during afternoon hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Most vehicles were broken into by unknown means. Windows of three vehicles were broken or forced open. Change, cash, checks, purses, personal identity items, wallets, various cards, a cell phone and clothing were taken. In one case, an attempt was made to enter a residence by forcing the rear door.
  • Since July 18, there have been 12 thefts from vehicles in the Randallstown community in the Woodlawn Precinct. Most cases occurred Sunday to Monday between 4 p.m. and 9:40 a.m. Most vehicles were left unlocked and were ransacked. Change, cash, wallets, various cards, a laptop, a leather bag, make-up bags, a cell phone and a set of vehicle and house keys were taken.
  • Since July 14, there have been two commercial burglaries and one attempt along Reisterstown Road in Garrison within the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since July 20.

Crime Trends as of July 24

  • On July 22, there were two commercial burglaries targeting liquor stores along Belair Road in the Parkville and White Marsh precincts. Items taken include an ATM, cigarettes and money. Baltimore City experienced related activity on the same night.
  • Between July 21 and 22 there were ten thefts from vehicles in the Towson Precinct. Most vehicles were left unlocked and were ransacked. Cash, change, a cell phone and chargers were taken.
  • Since July 14, there have been two commercial burglaries and one attempt along Reisterstown Road in Garrison within the Franklin Precinct. Money was taken.
  • Since July 9, there have been four commercial robberies within the Cockeysville Precinct. The suspect took money and one victim’s property.
 
Revised August 15, 2019         

 

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