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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 September 13

  • Since September 1, there have been three robberies within the Lansdowne and Baltimore Highlands area of the Wilkens Precinct that appear to be related. Cases occurred during nighttime or early morning hours. Two cases occurred on Monday, September 11. In all cases, the victims were at or near their vehicles when the suspects approached, displayed a weapon, and took or attempted to take property. In two cases, the suspects asked for money first. The victim’s vehicle was taken in one case.
  • Since August 25, there have been eight motor vehicle thefts and one attempt in the Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct. Four cases occurred during overnight hours. Two vehicles were left running. Keys were used in two cases. One vehicle had a popped ignition, and the rest were taken by unknown means.
  • Since August 22, there have been six residential burglaries in the Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct that appear to be related. Two cases occurred between 10 and 10:45 p.m. on a Tuesday. Four cases occurred between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. The suspects attempted to gain entry by breaking the door glass and by prying the door. A window was forced open, a window glass was broken and window screens were cut. TVs, jewelry, laptops, money, a PS4, a game and a cell phone were taken.
  • Since July 28, there have been three smash and grab burglaries targeting a market and an office building along Baltimore National Pike in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since September 2.

Crime Trends as of September 6

  • Since August 22, there have been five residential burglaries in the Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct that appear to be related. Two cases occurred around 10 p.m. on a Tuesday. Three cases occurred between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. The suspects attempted to gain entry by breaking the door glass and by prying the door. A window was forced open and window screens were cut. In two cases, the suspects barred the front doors with chairs. TVs, jewelry, laptops, money and a cell phone were taken.
  • Since August 18, there have been four street robberies within the Lansdowne and Baltimore Highlands area of the Wilkens Precinct that appear to be related. Cases occurred on various hours and days and were committed by suspects displaying weapons. In two cases, they targeted and stole victims’ vehicles. In one case, the victims were able to get their property back from the suspects.
  • Since August 17, there have been two smash and grab burglaries along Reisterstown Road in the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 28.
  • Since July 28, there have been three smash and grab burglaries targeting a market and an office building along Baltimore National Pike in the Wilkens Precinct. Two cases occurred between 4:45 and 5:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. One case occurred between 10:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. The suspects smashed the front door glass and stole money from the cash registers in all cases.

Crime Trends as of August 30

  • Since August 24, there have been two commercial burglaries involving gas stations along Reisterstown Road in the Franklin and Pikesville precincts that appear to be related. Entry was made by cutting a hole in the roof. Cases occurred between midnight and 4:56 a.m. In the first case, the suspect entered the sales booth and took cigarettes. In the second case, the suspects entered the utility closet but could not gain entrance to the room where lotto tickets and the cash register are kept.
  • Since August 18, there have been three street robberies within the Lansdowne and Baltimore Highlands area of the Wilkens Precinct that appear to be related. Cases occurred on various hours and days. Suspect teams displayed weapons and targeted and or stole victims’ vehicles in two of these cases. In one case, the victims were able to get property back from the suspects.
  • Since August 17, there have been two smash and grab burglaries along Reisterstown Road in the Pikesville Precinct that appear to be related. Cases occurred between 9 p.m. and 6:50 a.m. In both cases, the glass of the side window was smashed. A cash register containing cash, a laptop, money and name brand belts were stolen.
  • Since August 4, there have been eight motor vehicle thefts in Academy Heights in the Wilkens Precinct and one related case in Wellwood in the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 21.

Crime Trends as of August 23

  • Since August 13, there have been four residential burglaries in the Pikesville community within the Pikesville Precinct that appear to be related. Three cases occurred between 12:30 and 8:30 a.m. One case occurred between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Entry was made or attempted by cutting window screens or through unlocked windows and doors. TVs, car keys, laptops, a PS4, games, house keys, wallets, money, a backpack, and debit and credit cards were stolen. In the first case, a Ford Explorer was stolen. In the second case, a Honda Accord and a Hyundai Santa Fe were stolen.
  • Since August 11, there have been two street robberies on Loch Bend Drive within the Towson Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 12.
  • Since August 4, there have been eight motor vehicle thefts in Academy Heights in the Wilkens Precinct and one related case in Wellwood in the Pikesville Precinct. All cases occurred during the night. A Nissan Ultima was stolen between 2 and 7:30 a.m. A Dodge Stratus was stolen between 6:30 p.m. and 1:28 a.m. Two vehicles were recovered with popped ignitions. Keys were used in four cases. The other vehicles were taken by unknown means.
  • Since August 4, there have been three street robberies within the Paradise and Edmondson Avenue area of the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 13.
  • Since July 28, there have been 40 residential burglaries or attempts in the Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh, Ridgeleigh, Parkville, King’s Court and Castle Stone communities within the Towson, Parkville and White Marsh precincts. Window screens were lifted or removed in most cases. Items taken include laptops, purses, wallets, money, cell phones, game systems, keys, safes; and, in six cases, vehicles.
  • Since July 21, there have been four commercial burglaries within the Cockeysville Precinct that appear to have been committed by the same suspect. There has been no new activity since August 12.
  • Since June 21, there have been eight commercial burglaries in the Wilkens, Woodlawn, Cockeysville and White Marsh precincts that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since August 11.
 
Revised September 15, 2017         

 

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