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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 12

  • Since September 3, there have been 34 thefts from vehicles in the Falls Road corridor in the Franklin Precinct and in the Mays Chapel community in the Cockeysville Precinct that appear to be related. Most thefts occurred during overnight hours. In most cases, vehicle doors were left unlocked, and the suspect ransacked the vehicle. Money, sunglasses, personal identity items, electronic items, and vehicle and house keys were stolen.
  • On September 1, there were two burglaries of ATMs at convenience stores in the Wilkens and Parkville precincts that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since September 1.
  • Since August 30, there have been two commercial robberies in the Dundalk Precinct that appear to be related. The suspect displayed a weapon and took property and money. Cigarettes were taken in one case.

Crime Trends as of September 5

  • Since September 3, there have been seven thefts from vehicles within the Cockeysville Precinct. Most thefts occurred between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m., Monday into Tuesday morning. In most cases, the doors were left unlocked and the suspect ransacked the vehicle. 
  • On September 1, there were two burglaries of ATMs at convenience stores in the Wilkens and Parkville precincts that appear to be related. Cases occurred at 3:20 a.m. and 4:02 a.m. Locations targeted are not open 24 hours. Front doors were pried and ATM machines were also pried. Money was taken in both cases.
  • Since August 5, there have been three commercial robberies that appear to be related: one in the Wilkens Precinct, one in the Towson Precinct and one in the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 24.

Crime Trends as of August 29

  • Since August 15, there have been five motor vehicle thefts within the Essex Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 20.
  • Since August 9, there have been 10 commercial burglaries along the Reisterstown Road corridor in the Franklin Precinct. Most cases occurred between 11:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. Glass doors were broken and a door was pried. In two cases, door handles were destroyed. In one case, an alarm was disabled. Items taken include cash, cash register drawers, laptops, cameras and money bags. Safes were attacked in two cases.
  • Since August 5, there have been three commercial robberies that appear to be related: one in the Wilkens Precinct, one in the Towson Precinct and one in the Pikesville Precinct. The suspect displayed a weapon, took money in all cases and cigarettes in two cases. Two other suspects were involved in the Towson case.
  • Since May 25, there have been 11 commercial and two street robberies countywide that appear to have been committed by the same suspect. Suspects displayed weapons and took money. Liquor was taken in some cases.

Crime Trends as of August 22

  • Since August 15, there have been five motor vehicle thefts within the Essex Precinct. Most thefts occurred between midnight and 7 a.m. Motorcycles and vans were stolen. Keys were accounted for in all cases.
  • Since August 9, there have been nine commercial burglaries along the Reisterstown Road corridor in the Franklin Precinct. Most cases occurred between 11:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. Glass doors were broken and a door was pried. In one case, an alarm was disabled. Items taken include cash, cash register drawers and electronics. Safes were attacked.
  • Since August 5, there has been one commercial robbery on Edmondson Avenue in the Wilkens Precinct and another on Falls Road in the Towson Precinct that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since August 10.
  • Since July 18, there have been six residential burglaries in the Owings Mills area of the Franklin Precinct. There has been no new activity since August 11.
  • Since March 12, there have been four commercial robberies along Eastern Boulevard in the Essex Precinct that appear to be related. There has been no new activity since August 11.
 
Revised September 12, 2018         

 

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