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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 7

  • Since November 5, there have been three street robberies countywide where suspects have displayed a weapon. Cases occurred between 9 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.
  • Since October 29, there have been six commercial burglaries countywide that appear to be related. Cases occurred between 8 p.m. and 8:03 a.m. Multiple cases occurred on the same night. Door or window glass was broken in all cases. Registers were targeted in all cases. Money was taken in three cases.
  • Since October 24, there have been four street robberies in the Lansdowne and McDowell Lane area of the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since October 30.
  • Since October 14, there have been five hotel robberies countywide that appear to have been committed by the same suspect. Most cases occurred between the afternoon hours of 2 and 6 p.m. The suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money.
  • Since October 3, there have been four street robberies along Loch Raven Boulevard in the Towson Precinct. Cases occurred on Wednesdays and a Thursday between 8:45 p.m. and midnight.
  • Since September 25, there have been 13 motor vehicle thefts in the Baltimore Highland and Riverview communities in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. The vehicles were stolen by unknown means. In one case, one of the vehicle keys was lost. Baltimore City has experienced similar activity.

Crime Trends as of October 31

  • Since October 29, there have been three commercial burglaries in the Towson and Parkville precincts that appear to have been committed by the same suspects. All cases occurred on the same night between 4:25 and 5:35 a.m. Door or window glass was broken in all cases. Registers were targeted in all cases. Money was taken in one case.
  • Since October 24, there have been four street robberies in the Lansdowne and McDowell Lane area of the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred between 10 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Victims were walking home or outside their apartment when the suspects approached, displayed weapons, and took cell phones, wallets, money, credit cards and a drivers’ license. In some cases, the suspects assaulted the victims.
  • Since October 14, there have been four commercial robberies countywide that appear to have been committed by the same suspect. Most cases occurred during the afternoon hours between 2 and 6 p.m. The suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money.
  • Since September 25, there have been 10 motor vehicle thefts in the Baltimore Highland and Riverview communities in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. The vehicles were stolen by unknown means. In one case, one of the vehicle keys was lost. Baltimore City has experienced similar activity.

Crime Trends as of October 24

  • Since October 14, there have been four commercial robberies countywide that appear to have been committed by the same suspect. Most cases occurred during the afternoon hours between 2 and 6 p.m. The suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money.
  • Since October 3, there have been three street robberies along Loch Raven Boulevard in the Towson Precinct. There has been no new activity since October 11.
  • Since September 25, there have been eight motor vehicle thefts in the Baltimore Highland and Riverview communities in the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. The vehicles were stolen by unknown means. In the last case, one of the vehicle keys was lost.
  • Since September 24, there have been five commercial robberies countywide committed by the same suspect. There has been no new activity since October 11.
  • Since September 18, there have been seven residential burglaries in the Fox Ridge Manor and Hartland Village communities in the Essex Precinct. Most cases occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 8:25 p.m. Front doors were forced or unlocked in four cases. Rear windows were pried or unlocked in two cases. A rear window glass pane was removed in one case. Items taken include game systems, video games, snacks, jewelry, clothing, shoes, tablets, TVs and money.

Crime Trends as of October 17

  • Since October 14, there have been three commercial robberies countywide that appear to have been committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred during the afternoon hours between 2 and 6 p.m. The suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money.
  • Since October 3, there have been three street robberies along Loch Raven Boulevard in the Towson Precinct. Cases occurred on a Wednesday and Thursday between 8:45 and 10:30 p.m.
  • Since September 25, there have been seven motor vehicle thefts in the Baltimore Highland and Riverview communities in the Wilkens Precinct. Cases occurred between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. The vehicles were stolen by unknown means. In the last case, one of the vehicle keys was lost.
  • Since September 24, there have been five commercial robberies countywide committed by the same suspect. Cases occurred mostly during afternoon hours. The suspect demanded money and implied a weapon in all cases. Baltimore City has experienced similar activity.
  • Since September 18, there have been six residential burglaries in the Fox Ridge Manor and Hartland Village communities in the Essex Precinct. Most cases occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 8:25 p.m. Front doors were forced or unlocked in four cases. Rear windows were pried or unlocked in two cases. Items taken include game systems, video games, snacks, jewelry, clothing, tablets, TVs and money.
 
Revised November 9, 2018         

 

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