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Precinct 3 – Franklin

Commander

Captain Matt McElwee
mmcelwee@baltimorecountymd.gov

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Doug McManus
dmcmanus@baltimorecountymd.gov

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News from the Captain

Lock your car doors. Thieves routinely commute to a residential area and begin pulling on handles to vehicle doors. An unlocked vehicle door is a surefire way to lose important or precious items, including your vehicle.

Additionally, don't give a car thief an opportunity to steal your vehicle by leaving it running unattended. Leaving your vehicle running unattended is also against the law.

Thieves generally do not break windows unless they see something expensive left unattended in your vehicle.

Also, residents should stay alert to certain crime trends that have occurred throughout the County in recent years: deception burglaries and home improvement scams. Be mindful of certain ruses.

  • Deception burglaries occur when suspects, generally working in pairs, approach homeowners at their residence with the intent of gaining entry under a seemingly benevolent role like posing as a legitimate worker from a local gas company, water department, cable company, or as a tree trimmer, paver, county inspector, or government official. One suspect will distract the homeowner while a second suspect will quietly enter the home and search for valuables and cash.
  • Home improvement scams often involve someone posing as a repair person who offers a bargain price on a home repair. These con artists like to intimidate their victims, and the work is shoddy and done with inferior materials.

Details on these and other crime prevention tips are available online.

Report suspicious persons or conditions in your neighborhood by dialing 911. Together, we can make your neighborhood a safer place.

Resources

Are you going out of town? Don't leave your home looking unoccupied. Complete a Vacant House Form and email it to the precinct at pdpc03patrolfax@baltimorecountymd.gov. 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 3 - Franklin

Read news updates from Precinct 3 - Franklin.
  1. October 11: Robbery, 11700 Block of Reisterstown Road, 21136

    Around 12:30 p.m., victim was approached by suspect who physically assaulted her and took a purse.
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:28:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct3/october-11-robbery-11700-block-of-reisterstown-road-21136
  2. October 10: Robbery, Cedarmere Road and Ashmere Road 21117

    At 3:10 p.m., the two victims were approached by two unknown suspects as they were walking. The suspects assaulted one victim in an attempt to steal his cellphone. Victim two tried to help the first victim and sustained minor injuries to his hand. One suspect displayed a knife and threatened the victims at which time they backed away. The suspects stole a baseball cap and fled.
    Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:10:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct3/october10robberycedarmereroadandashmereroad21117
  3. October 9: Attempted First Degree Burglary, 2700 Block of Baublitz Road 21117

    At 10:25 a.m., an unknown suspect damaged the victim's sliding glass door in the rear of the house. No entry was made.
    Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:25:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct3/october9attemptedfirstdegreeburglary2700blockofbaublitzroad21117

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

About the Precinct Commander

Captain Matt McElwee is a 30-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. He started as a cadet when he was 18 years old, and has worked numerous assignments in operation and administrative capacities throughout his career. His most recent role as the accreditation manager involved leading the Department through a Gold Standard Assessment for CALEA® (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.).

Captain McElwee is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor of Science degree.

 
Revised October 19, 2017         

 

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606 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
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Main Phone: 410-887-6975
Fax: 410-517-1950

Captain Matt McElwee, Commanding Officer
410-887-6965

Lieutenant Doug McManus, Assistant Commander
410-887-6970

Citizens On Patrol (COP)
410-887-6985

Community Outreach Team
410-887-6985

Counseling Team
410-887-1394

Domestic Violence Coordinator
410-887-6985

Explorer Program
410-887-6985

Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)
410-887-6802

Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)
410-887-6985

School Resource Officers (SRO)
410-887-6985

Traffic Team
410-887-6912

Vice/Narcotics Complaints
410-887-1870

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