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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 November 15

  • Since November 7, there have been two street robberies of business owners in front of their homes in the White Marsh Precinct. The victims were followed from their businesses in Baltimore City to their homes where they were accosted. Cases occurred during night hours. The suspects displayed a weapon in one case, used physical force in the other case and took property.
  • Since November 6, there have been four residential burglaries in the Catonsville Manor area of the Woodlawn Precinct that appear to be related. Cases occurred between 7 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Windows were forced to gain entry in most cases. Items taken include laptops, purses, DVDs, costume jewelry, clothing, a surveillance camera and a hover board.
  • Since October 31, there have been several street robberies in the Reisterstown area of the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since November 2.
  • Since October 23, there have been seven residential burglaries targeting vacant homes in the Dundalk Precinct. Most cases occurred over several days. Entry was made by breaking glass or by physical force in most cases. Copper piping or wires were taken from all locations.
  • Since October 10, there have been four shed burglaries in the Fairbrook community in the Woodlawn Precinct. Most cases occurred over several days. Locks or chains were cut in all cases. Lawn equipment, generators and a can of gasoline were taken.

Crime Trends as of November 8

  • On November 6, there were three residential burglaries in the Catonsville Manor area in the Woodlawn Precinct. Cases occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. A window was forced to gain entry in all cases. Items taken include a laptop, a surveillance camera and a hover board.
  • On November 4, there were two street robberies in the Colony at Kenilworth area of the Towson Precinct. Cases occurred on evening into early morning hours. In the first case, the victims were leaving a party when the suspects approached them and took cell phones, wallets and money. In the second case, the suspects asked to use a victim’s cell phone then took it and fled.
  • Since October 31, there have been several street robberies in the Reisterstown area of the Franklin Precinct. Three cases that appear to be related occurred on weekdays during afternoon and evening hours. The suspects approached the victims and took cell phones, money, a backpack, Halloween candy and a “Purge” mask. In one case, the suspect displayed a weapon.
  • Since October 30, there have been two bank robberies in the Parkville Precinct that appear to be related. The suspect threatened the victims and took money.
  • Since October 21, there have been four street robberies within the area of the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Southeast Boulevard in the Essex Precinct that appear to be related. Cases occurred on a Friday and a Saturday between 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. In most cases, the suspects approached the victims and demanded cell phones. Items taken include cell phones, a wallet, an ID and a Bluetooth headset.
  • Since October 18, there have been three robberies within the Edmondson Heights, West Edmondale and West Hills areas of the Woodlawn Precinct possibly committed by the same suspects. Cases occurred on various days during evening to early morning hours.
  • Since October 5, there have been eight residential burglaries in the Idlewylde, Loch Hill and Stoneleigh communities in the Towson Precinct. There has been no new activity since October 27.

Crime Trends as of November 1

  • Since October 21, there have been three street robberies within the area of the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Southeast Boulevard within the Essex Precinct with similar suspect description. Cases occurred on a Friday and a Saturday between 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. In these cases, the suspects demanded cell phones and assaulted the victims. Items taken include cell phones, a wallet, an ID and a Bluetooth headset.
  • Since October 18, there have been two robberies within the Edmondson Heights, West Edmondale and West Hills areas of the Woodlawn Precinct that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since October 23.
  • Since October 5, there have been eight residential burglaries in the Idlewylde, Loch Hill and Stoneleigh communities in the Towson Precinct that appear to be related. Most cases occurred on Thursdays and Fridays between 9:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Three cases occurred during overnight hours. No force was required in five cases. Rear door glass was broken in two cases. A front window was forced in one case. Items taken include jewelry and TVs.
  • Since September 18, there have been six residential burglaries in the Lutherville-Timonium, Mays Chapel and Cockeysville communities in the Cockeysville Precinct that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since October 23.

Crime Trends as of October 25

  • Between October 20 and October 21, there were three commercial burglaries within the Pikesville Precinct that appear to be related. Money was taken or attempts were made to take cash from the cash registers. Cash registers were taken in one case.
  • Since October 18, there have been two robberies within the Edmondson Heights, West Edmondale and West Hills areas of the Woodlawn Precinct that appear to be related. The first case was a robbery of a victim walking in the area. The suspects displayed a weapon and took cell phones and money. The second case was a commercial robbery. The suspects displayed a weapon and took money.
  • Since September 20, there have been eight residential burglaries within the Mansfield Woods and Essexshire communities in the Essex Precinct that appear to be related. Cases occurred between 4:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Rear doors and windows were entered in four cases. Unlocked doors or unknown means were used in three cases. A window was pried in one case. Items taken include game systems, electronics and safes.
  • Since September 19, there have been five motor vehicle thefts in Academy Acres in the Franklin Precinct with similar modus operandi. There has been no new activity since October 16.
  • Since September 18, there have been six residential burglaries in the Lutherville-Timonium, Mays Chapel and Cockeysville communities in the Cockeysville Precinct that appear to be related. Four cases occurred between 6:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. One case occurred between 7:40 and 7:45 p.m. One case occurred over a 24-hour period. In most cases entry was made through rear doors and using physical force. In one case, the suspects blocked the front door with a sofa. A vehicle, jewelry, chargers, cash, TVs, gifts and safes containing personal identification were taken.
  • Since August 28, there have been 12 residential burglaries in the Seven Courts area in the Parkville Precinct that appear to be related. Eight cases occurred between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Other cases occurred during mid-morning or late-night hours. Entry was made through rear windows or doors. In three cases, a safe was attacked or taken. Other items taken include jewelry, personal identity items, video game systems, credit cards, money and a TV. Attached garages were entered in two incidents.

Crime Trends as of October 18

  • Since October 2, there have been three residential burglaries within the Deerborne community in the White Marsh Precinct. There has been no new activity since October 9.
  • Since September 20, there have been seven residential burglaries within the Mansfield Woods and Essexshire communities in the Essex Precinct. Cases occurred between 4:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Rear doors and windows were entered in four cases. Unlocked doors or unknown means were used in two cases. A window was pried in one case. Items taken include game systems, electronics and safes.
  • Since September 19, there have been five motor vehicle thefts in Academy Acres in the Franklin Precinct with similar modus operandi. Three cases occurred between 3:30 p.m. and midnight. One case occurred between 11 p.m. and 7:20 a.m. One case occurred between September 29 and October 9. Transponders were required to steal all of the vehicles except a moped.
  • Since September 18, there have been five residential burglaries in the Lutherville-Timonium, Mays Chapel and Cockeysville communities in the Cockeysville Precinct that appear to be related. Three cases occurred between 6:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. One case occurred between 7:40 and 7:45 p.m. One case occurred over a 24-hour period. In all cases but one, entry was through rear doors and, in most cases, by forcing the doors open. In one case, the suspects blocked the front door with a sofa. A vehicle, jewelry, cash, TVs, gifts and safes were taken.
  • Since September 14, there have been five commercial burglaries in the Wilkens Precinct that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since October 3.
  • Since August 28, there have been 10 residential burglaries in the Seven Courts area in the Parkville Precinct. There has been no new activity since October 10.
 
Revised November 15, 2017         

 

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