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Precinct 1 – Wilkens


Captain Eliot Latchaw

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Timothy Kobus

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News from the Captain

I am thankful for the support we receive from the citizens of the Wilkens Precinct. The bond between law enforcement and the citizens they serve plays an integral part in the success of our mission. It is my  hope that you continue to find comfort in knowing the men and women of Precinct 1 are here to serve you.

Citizens are invited to attend the Wilkens Police Community Relations Organization (WPCRO) meetings. They are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Maiden Choice School located at 4901 Shelbourne Road in Arbutus, 21227. Join the precinct commanders at these meetings and discuss what's happening in your community.

Remember to follow a few crime prevention tips to stay safe and call 911 in an emergency. Tips for non-emergency situations can also be submitted online via the department's iWatch Baltimore County tip form.


Are you going out of town? Don't leave your home looking unoccupied. Complete a Vacant House Form and email it to the precinct's Community Outreach Team. Officers will then check on your location for any unusual activity while you are away. If something suspicious does happen at your home, law enforcement will be able to quickly reach you or a local emergency contact from the information provided on the form.

Blotter and Crime Trends

Precinct 1 - Wilkens

Read news updates from Precinct 1 - Wilkens.
  1. March 19: Attempted First Degree Burglary, 5700 Block of Baltimore National Pike 21228

    At 1 a.m., an unknown suspect attempted to enter the Sprint store but failed. There was damage to the store.
    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT
  2. March 17: Second Degree Burglary, 5300 Block of Edmondson Avenue 21228

    Between 1:30 and 8:20 a.m., an unknown suspect threw a rock through the front window at Chiofalos. The suspect stole the cash register, then fled through the broken window.
    Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:30:00 GMT
  3. March 17: Robbery, 6500 Block of Baltimore National Pike 21228

    At 1 a.m., the victim was struck in the face by two unknown suspects who then stole the victim's property.
    Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT

View the Local Blotter for the Wilkens Precinct for the latest news on crime in your area.

About the Precinct Commander

Captain Eliot Latchaw has been a member of the Baltimore County Police Department for 23 years. He began his career as a cadet and has worked his way up through the ranks, becoming the commander of Precinct 1 Wilkens at the end of September 2017.

As a cadet, Captain Latchaw worked in the Narcotics Unit. He has worked as an officer, corporal, sergeant and lieutenant assigned to patrol in the Dundalk, Cockeysville, Parkville and Essex precincts. He has also worked as a detective in precinct-level investigations and narcotics. As a sergeant, he worked in the Violent Crimes Unit in the Criminal Investigations Bureau and on the Criminal Apprehension Support Team. He worked as a sergeant on the SWAT team for four years before being promoted to lieutenant where he was in charge of the countywide Criminal Investigations Bureau's Burglary Unit. Upon promotion to captain in December of 2015, Captain Latchaw was assigned to the Special Operations Section where he oversaw the Aviation, K-9, Tactical, Marine and Hazardous Devices Teams.

Revised February 6, 2018         


Captain Eliot Latchaw
Captain Eliot Latchaw,
Commanding Officer
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901 Walker Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
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Main Phone: 410-887-0872
Fax: 410-887-1018

Captain Eliot Latchaw, Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Timothy Kobus, Assistant Commander

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Counseling Team

Domestic Violence Coordinator

Explorer Program

Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)

Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)

School Resource Officers (SRO)

Traffic Team

Vice/Narcotics Complaints

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