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Precinct 3 – Franklin


Captain Matt McElwee

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Doug McManus

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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.


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 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. November 27: Robbery, 300 Block of Coppermill Court, 21117

    Victim advised that two suspects approached him, displayed a gun and took cash, a cell phone and keys. The keys were used to take a vehicle.
    Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:25:00 GMT
  2. November 26: Second Degree Burglary, 100 Block of Allgate Road, 21117

    Just after midnight, two unknown suspects broke a window to enter a detached garage and took three dirt bikes. One bike was recovered in the area.
    Sun, 26 Nov 2017 05:10:00 GMT
  3. November 24 to 25: First Degree Burglary, Unit Block of Woodenbridge Court, 21136

    Sometime between November 24 and 25, unknown suspect(s) forced entry to the home and took clothing, electronics, jewelry, televisions and other household items.
    Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:30:00 GMT

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

Lieutenant Doug McManus, Assistant Commander

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