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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 17

  • Since January 1, there have been nine vehicle thefts in the Essex Precinct that appear to be related. Cases occurred on various days and times. Five of the nine vehicles were left running to warm up. One may have been taken with a key that was found to be missing.
  • Since December 30, there have been five residential burglaries of single homes and townhouses in the Lansdowne area of the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred on weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 12:33 p.m. Entry was made by forcing the rear doors open or breaking glass. TVs, a safe, jewelry, a laptop and electronic games were taken.
  • Since December 9, there have been four street robberies within the New Town area of the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since January 4.
  • Since October 10, there have been 14 single home burglaries in the Cockeysville, Sparks Glencoe, Mays Chapel, Owings Mills and Pikesville communities within the Cockeysville, Franklin and Pikesville precincts that appear to be related. Most cases occurred between 5:30 and 8:15 p.m. Money, jewelry, personal identity documents, safes and handbags were taken.

Crime Trends as of January 10

  • Since January 1, there have been seven vehicle thefts in the Essex Precinct that appear to be related. Cases occurred on various days and times. Four of the seven vehicles were left running to warm up.
  • Since December 25, there have been five commercial burglaries of small businesses and restaurants in the Charing Cross Shopping Center in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since December 30.
  • Since December 9, there have been four street robberies within the New Town area of the Franklin Precinct. Most cases occurred on Saturdays and a Sunday between 10:45 p.m. and 3 a.m. In two cases, the victim was a food delivery driver. The suspect(s) displayed weapons and demanded money.
  • Since October 10, there have been eight single home burglaries in the Cockeysville, Sparks Glencoe, Mays Chapel, Owings Mills and Pikesville communities within the Franklin, Pikesville and Cockeysville precincts that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since December 29.

Crime Trends as of January 3

  • Since December 25, there have been six commercial burglaries of small businesses and restaurants in the Charing Cross Shopping Center in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 1 and 2:20 a.m. Entry was by forcing the rear doors open or by breaking glass. Money, a cash register and cash drawers were taken.
  • Since December 9, there have been three street robberies within the New Town area of the Franklin Precinct. Cases occurred on Saturdays and a Sunday between 10:45 p.m. and 3 a.m. In one case, the victim was a pizza delivery driver. The suspect(s) displayed weapons and demanded money. They took a wallet in one case and the victim’s cell phone in two cases.
  • Since October 10, there have been eight single home burglaries in the Cockeysville, Sparks Glencoe, Mays Chapel and Owings Mills communities within the Franklin, Pikesville and Cockeysville precincts. Most cases occurred between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Two cases occurred around 8 p.m. In most cases, the suspects used force to open the front doors. Personal identity documents, jewelry, watches, designer clothing and handbags were taken.

Crime Trends as of December 27

  • Since October 10, there have been three cases of commercial burglaries targeting restaurants and fast food places along Liberty Road and Reisterstown Road in the Pikesville Precinct. Two cases occurred between 1:07 and 4:31 a.m. One case occurred between 9:45 and 11 p.m. In one case, the suspect forced entry. In two cases, the suspect pried the rear doors. Money was taken from the cash register in all cases. In one case, cash was taken from the office drawer and donation jar.
  • Since October 10, there have been six single home burglaries in the Cockeysville, Sparks Glencoe, Mays Chapel and Owings Mills communities within the Franklin and Cockeysville precincts. Most cases occurred between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. The other cases occurred around 8 p.m. In most cases, the suspects used force to open the front doors. Personal identity documents, jewelry, watches, designer clothing and handbags were taken.
 
Revised January 18, 2018         

 

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