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Precinct 3 – Franklin


Acting Captain 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.

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Precinct 3 - Franklin

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  1. September 6 to 7: First Degree Burglary, 100 Block of Willow Bend Drive 21117

    Sometime between 4 p.m. on September 6 and 6 p.m. on September 7, an unknown suspect used force to gain entry into the victim's apartment. The suspect stole miscellaneous items including a television, a game system and purses.

    Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:00:00 GMT
  2. September 3: Second Degree Burglary, 200 Block of Glyndon Drive, 21136

    Sometime between 1 and 11:30 a.m., unknown suspect attempted to gain entry to a shed by breaking the locks but no entry was made.
    Sun, 03 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT
  3. August 28: First Degree Burglary, 12500 Block of Sagamore Forest Lane 21136

    Between 11 p.m. August 28 and 6 a.m. August 29, an unknown suspect entered the victim's residence and stole various items.
    Tue, 29 Aug 2017 03:00:00 GMT

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

About the Precinct Commander

Acting Captain Douglas McManus is a 23-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. He began his career in southern California in 1985 with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. After nine years in California, he lateraled to the Baltimore County Police Department in 1994. He began his career with this agency as a patrol officer in the Woodlawn Precinct. 

In 1996, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau where he was a detective in the Robbery Unit. In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of corporal where he was assigned to the Wilkens Precinct and then returned to the Robbery Unit as the bank robbery supervisor. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the Internal Affairs Division for one year. He was then assigned to the Financial Crimes Team as a detective sergeant and later transferred to the Homicide Unit. In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was assigned to the Patrol Division of the Operations Bureau. In 2007, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Bureau where he commanded the Crimes Property Section and later the Burglary Unit. In 2012, he became the commander of the Tactical Unit where he served until October of 2013 when he transferred to the Franklin Precinct where he has served as a shift commander and assistant precinct commander.

Revised September 14, 2017         


Contact Precinct 3

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

Acting Captain Doug McManus, Commanding Officer

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