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Precinct 3 – Franklin

Commander

Captain Will Buckingham
wbuckingham@baltimorecountymd.gov

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Craig Mitchell
cmitchell@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. May 21: Robbery, 11900 Block of Reisterstown Road, 21136

    Around 10 a.m., six suspects approached victim, reached into his pockets and took a cell phone and cash. Suspects also physically assaulted victim.
    Tue, 21 May 2019 14:06:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct3/may-21-robbery-11900-block-of-reisterstown-road-21136
  2. May 20 to 21: Second Degree Burglary, 11800 Block of Reisterstown Road, 21136

    Sometime overnight, door to the Verizon store was damaged but entry was not made.
    Mon, 20 May 2019 23:00:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct3/may-20-to-21-second-degree-burglary-11800-block-of-reisterstown-road-21136
  3. May 20: Robbery, 11500 Block of Reisterstown Road, 21117

    Around 1 a.m., suspect entered the Royal Farms, displayed a gun and took cash. Suspect was located and arrested.
    Mon, 20 May 2019 04:58:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct3/may-20-robbery-11500-block-of-reisterstown-road-21117

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

About the Precinct Commander

Captain Will Buckingham has been with the Baltimore County Police Department for 25 years. He began his career as a police cadet where he was assigned to the Narcotics and Property Crimes section of the Criminal Investigations Bureau. After entering the police academy, Captain Buckingham continued his career as a patrolman and narcotics detective in the North Point Precinct. He was then promoted to the rank of corporal in 2002 where he was assigned to the Garrison Precinct. He continued in that assignment through the transition and opening of the Franklin Precinct. Once making the rank of sergeant, he continued his assignment at the Wilkens Precinct where he would eventually transfer back to Franklin and spend most of his sergeant career in patrol. Captain Buckingham eventually made the rank of lieutenant and was assigned to the Towson Precinct as a patrol shift commander. Once becoming the administrative lieutenant for Towson, he maintained that assignment until his promotion to Captain. 

Captain Buckingham is excited to be back in the Franklin Precinct community, except this time as the precinct commander. He looks forward to not only maintaining but growing more positive relationships within the community.

 
Revised February 28, 2019         

 

Captain Will Buckingham
Captain Will Buckingham
Contact Precinct 3

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

Captain Will Buckingham, Commanding Officer
410-887-6965

Lieutenant Craig Mitchell, Assistant Commander
410-887-6965

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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