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Precinct 11 – Essex


Captain Craig Mitchell

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Joe Jamerson

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News from the Captain

I am thankful for the outpouring of support we enjoy every day from the citizens of the Essex Precinct. By partnering and working together, we will make Essex a safe and enjoyable place to live and do business. The Baltimore County Police Department needs your help to combat crime. There are simple steps you can take to avoid being a victim of the most common crimes.

  • Please lock and secure your vehicle doors and remove any valuables. Thieves routinely target neighborhoods and busy shopping areas to check and pull on door handles. Any unlocked or unsecured vehicle makes a criminal’s job easy and is a sure way to become a victim, potentially losing valuable or precious items. Very rarely will a thief break glass to commit their crime.
  • Do not leave a spare key in your vehicle. Oftentimes a thief will find this and steal your car. In the majority of car thefts, the key is used.
  • During cold weather, many people leave their vehicle running and unattended in their driveway or while stopping at a convenience store. Not only is this an invitation for a car thief to take your car, but it is also a crime.
  • Please do not leave packages on your porch. If you plan to be away when a delivery is expected, consider having it delivered to a neighbor’s house or picking it up from the carrier's office.

Additional crime prevention tips are available online. Remember, if you see something suspicious, please call 9-1-1. Never be afraid to report something that you feel is suspicious. You can also report suspicious activity on our iWatch tip form.

I invite everyone to come to the monthly Police and Community Relations Council (PCRC) meeting. We meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at our Stemmers Run community substation located at 99 Stemmers Run Road, 21221.


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 11 - Essex

Read news updates from Precinct 11 - Essex.
  1. Identity of Food Lion Shoplifter Sought

    Surveillance image of Food Lion shoplifterPolice from the Essex Precinct are asking for help identifying this suspect, responsible for stealing nine bottles of detergent from the Food Lion store in the 1400 block of Fuselage Avenue.

    Around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, the suspect entered the store and picked up the detergent. He fled without paying, dropping three of the bottles as he fled toward the bridge under Orems Road that leads to Canberra Drive in the Middlesex community. This suspect may be responsible for additional similar thefts from the Food Lion.

    If you recognize this suspect contact Officer Bachman #6318 of the Essex Precinct by calling 410-887-0220.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:17:00 GMT
  2. September 27: Second Degree Burglary, 500 Block of Dorsey Avenue 21221

    At 4:30 a.m., a suspect was moving property from the victims' garage when he was chased down by the property owner. The suspect attempted to steal a bicycle, electronic equipment and miscellaneous property. The suspect was arrested and some property was recovered.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 08:30:00 GMT
  3. September 25: First Degree Assault, 1000 Block of Cord Street 21220

    At 1:30 a.m., an unknown suspect fired several shots at the victim's house.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:30:00 GMT

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

About the Precinct Commander

Captain Craig Mitchell began his career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1993. After graduating from the Training Academy, he was assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct as a patrolman. In 2000, he was promoted to corporal and assigned to the Wilkens Precinct for 10 months before returning to Woodlawn. In 2005, he was promoted to sergeant and remained at Woodlawn. He was then assigned as a supervisor of the Woodlawn Precinct's Investigative Services Team where he remained until being promoted to lieutenant in 2010. He continued working at the Woodlawn Precinct until 2017, before he transferred to the Cockeysville Precinct.

After two years in Cockeysville, he transferred to the Franklin Precinct and assumed the role of the assistant precinct commander, until being promoted to captain in October 2019. He is now assigned as the commander of the Essex Precinct and is eager to serve the various communities and businesses.

Revised December 27, 2019         


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Captain Craig Mitchell
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216 North Marlyn Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21221
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Main Phone: 410-887-0220
Fax: 410-887-0224

Captain Craig Mitchell, Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Joe Jamerson, Assistant Commander

Business Patrol Initiative (BPI)

Citizens On Patrol (COP)

Community Outreach Team

Counseling Team

Domestic Violence Coordinator

Explorer Program

Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)

Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)

School Resource Officers (SRO)

Traffic Team

Vice/Narcotics Complaints

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