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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 January 16

  • Since December 23, 2018, there have been three commercial robberies within the Pikesville Precinct believed to have been committed by the same suspect. In all cases, the suspect implied a weapon and took money. Cigarettes were taken in one case. Baltimore City has experienced similar activity.
  • Since December 19, 2018, there have been four commercial burglaries in the Pikesville and Cockeysville precincts that appear to be related. Cases occurred between midnight and 4:38 a.m. Two cases occurred on the same night. Front door glass was shattered in all cases. Cell phones and electronic devices were taken in most cases. Other locations in Maryland and Virginia were also targeted.

Crime Trends as of January 9

  • Since January 1, there have been two convenience store robberies within the Pikesville Precinct committed by the same suspects. There has been no new activity since January 1.
  • Since December 28, 2018, there have been six motor vehicle thefts along Reisterstown Road within the Pikesville Precinct that appear to be related. Most cases occurred between 2:48 and 8:08 p.m. In three cases, victims left their vehicles running to go into a gas station or restaurant. In one case, a key fob had been reported missing. Two vehicles were taken by unknown means.
  • Since December 23, 2018, there have been four commercial burglaries in the Woodlawn and Cockeysville precincts that appear to be related. Cases occurred on various days between 4:21 a.m. and 9:20 p.m. Front doors were pried open in most cases. Cash box or cash drawer or cash register were taken in all cases.
  • Since December 19, 2018, there have been five residential burglaries in the Copper Hill townhouse community along Penny Lane in the Pikesville Precinct. Most cases occurred on Wednesdays between 9:48 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. One case occurred over a five-day period. Back sliding doors were pried or forced open. In one case, the side door was forced open. Items taken include jewelry and car keys. In one case, a vehicle was taken and recovered in Baltimore City.
  • Since December 18, 2018, there have been four street robberies within the Bero Road, McDowell Lane and Catawba Court area of the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 28, 2018.
  • Since December 2, 2018, there have been 10 motor vehicle thefts within the White Marsh Precinct that appear to be related. Most cases occurred between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. Two vehicles were taken in a warm up theft. Three were taken while the vehicles were running and unattended. One vehicle was recovered with the ignition popped. The rest of the vehicles were taken by unknown means.

Crime Trends as of January 2

  • Since January 1, there have been two convenience store robberies within the Pikesville Precinct committed by the same suspects. The suspects displayed a weapon and took money and, in one case, cigarettes and cigars.
  • Since December 18, 2018, there have been four street robberies within the Bero Road, McDowell Lane and Catawba Court area of the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. The suspects approached the victims, displayed weapons and took cell phones, wallets and one victim’s vehicle.
  • Since December 2, 2018, there have been nine motor vehicle thefts within the White Marsh Precinct that appear to be related. Most cases occurred between 8 and 10 p.m. Two vehicles were taken in a warm up theft. Two were taken while the vehicles were running and unattended. The rest of the vehicles were taken by unknown means.
  • Since November 23, 2018, there have been four street robberies on Castle Drive within the Towson Precinct that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since December 20, 2018.

Crime Trends as of December 26

  • Since December 19, there have been three commercial burglaries in the Pikesville and Cockeysville precincts that appear to be related. Cases occurred between midnight and 3:01 a.m. Two cases occurred on the same night. Front glass door was shattered in all cases. Virginia experienced similar incidents. Five stores were targeted and two were attempted.
  • Since December 2, there have been five motor vehicle thefts within a small area within the White Marsh Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 17.
  • Since November 23, there have been three street robberies on Castle Drive within the Towson Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 19.
  • Since November 3, there have been two commercial robberies in the White Marsh Precinct with similar suspect description. There has been no new activity since December 13.
 
Revised January 16, 2019         

 

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