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Precinct 7 – Cockeysville


Captain John Young

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Robert McGraw

News from the Captain

The county has experienced an increase in auto thefts with the keys left in the vehicle. These cases involve keys being left in the center console or other locations in the vehicle and, in some cases, involve valet keys being left in the glove box. Please lock your car doors and do not leave keys in the vehicle. This is a very preventable crime.

Car manufacturers have made great progress with key technologies that prevent vehicle theft without the keys. Please take advantage of that and remove your key from the vehicle. Remember to practice crime prevention measures as you go about your daily activities and make a conscious effort to remove the opportunity of crime.


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 7 - Cockeysville

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  1. December Officer of the Month

    The Cockeysville Precinct Officer of the Month for December is awarded to Officer S. Naugle #5463 with honorable mentions made to Officer J. Lentz #4885 and Officer Q. Bull #5202 for their nominations.

    One of the most difficult tasks asked of a police officer is to maintain rational thinking while controlling an automatic response to adrenaline in life-threatening situations, and making proper and prudent choices regarding their response. All three of these officers found themselves in situations in December that could have escalated to using deadly force against a suspect, but they utilized their training, maintained rational thinking, and resolved these potentially deadly situations with minimal force.

    Officer Lentz made a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of one that had just been involved in a hit-and-run crash; Officer Naugle responded to the area of the stop as a back-up officer. The two approached the suspect vehicle using their tactical training. Officer Lentz began conversing with the driver while Officer Naugle visually scanned the interior of the vehicle for their safety. Officer Naugle saw that the driver was attempting to hide a handgun under his foot and immediately alerted Officer Lentz. The two officers safely removed the driver from the vehicle, placing him under arrest, and secured the handgun, which was found to be fully loaded and unregistered. These officers did an exemplary job of handling this situation, using minimal force, likely preventing further crimes and injury to another person.

    Similarly, Officer Bull also handled a hit-and-run crash that could have resulted in a deadly use of force in December. Officer Bull located the suspect vehicle and approached the driver, who had already exited the vehicle. The driver became irritated when Officer Bull began questioning him about the crash, ultimately threatening to kill Officer Bull. When Officer Bull attempted to take the driver into custody the driver struck him in the chest and began fighting. During the fight, Officer Bull's radio became dislodged, eliminating his ability to notify dispatch of the fight or ask for additional officers. While they fought, the astute dispatcher sent additional units to the location when Officer Bull did not answer attempts to reach him. A pen from Officer Bull's shirt fell to the ground where he was struggling with the suspect. Knowing that a pen can be used as a deadly weapon, Officer Bull maintained the mindset to keep the suspect away from the pen and controlled his hands as they fought. Other officers arrived in time and aided Officer Bull in controlling and arresting the suspect.

    Either of these situations could have resulted in a justified use of deadly force, but these officers were able to think their way through it and utilize all of the tactical training they've received to bring the situation to a successful and safe conclusion. Well done, officers, and congratulations to Officer Naugle!

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:23:00 GMT
  2. March 15: Robbery, Unit Block of East Timonium Road, 21093

    Around 1:30 a.m., suspect entered the Royal Farms store and used force to take cigarettes.
    Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:32:00 GMT
  3. November Officer of the Month

    The Cockeysville Precinct Officer of the Month for November is Officer S. Jennings #5384.

    Officer Jennings' quick response and action led to the arrest of a woman involved in a domestic assault at her husband's place of work, and may have saved his life. Officer Jennings responded when police were called after the woman showed up at a retail store where her husband was working and became engaged in a heated argument over infidelity, which spilled out onto the parking lot. Their argument became so heated that the woman went into the store and stole a set of knives, then took them to the parking lot and attempted to attack her husband with one of the knives, stopped only by the responding officers. Officer Jennings arrested her and charged her with 1st and 2nd degree assault and misdemeanor theft.

    Congratulations on a job well done, Officer Jennings!

    Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:56:00 GMT

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About the Precinct Commander

Captain John Young is a 19-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. He began his career as a patrolman in the Woodlawn Precinct in 1997. In 2002, Captain Young was promoted to Corporal and assigned to the 911 Center in Towson. He was later promoted in 2006 to Sergeant and became the Police Liaison supervisor at the 911 Center. In 2010, Captain Young was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as a shift commander at the Woodlawn Precinct. In 2011, Captain Young was assigned as the commander of the Woodlawn Precinct Investigative Services Team and the Community Outreach Team

Captain Young was promoted to Captain in January of 2016, where he assumed command of the Cockeysville Precinct.

Revised October 19, 2017         


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111 Wight Avenue
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
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Main Phone: 410-887-1820
Fax: 410-584-8922

Captain John Young, Commander

Lieutenant Robert McGraw, Assistant Commander

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