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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. January 13 to 14: Second Degree Burglary, 12400 Block of Owings Mills Boulevard, 21117

    Sometime overnight between January 13 and 14, unknown suspect(s) entered Jump Zone and took cash from the manager's office.
    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:30:00 GMT
  2. January 11: Robbery, 100 Block of Water Mill Court, 21117

    Around 3:30 p.m., two suspects physically assaulted victim and took victim's wallet.
    Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:30:00 GMT
  3. January 11: Robbery, Unit Block of Meriam Court, 21117

    Around 10:40 a.m., known suspect used force to take a cell phone and car keys from the victim.
    Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:35:00 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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