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On March 8th at 5:44 a.m., police responded to the area of Virginia Avenue and McDowell Lane in Lansdowne for a shooting.

Responding officers found a man who was shot several times while he sat in his car. The man was able to run to a nearby home and ask for help. He was transported to a local hospital by medics and is expected to survive. The man was targeted and this is an isolated incident.

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered
Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: http://metrocrimestoppers.org/

Mobile App: P3TIPS

 

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Detectives are investigating an incident in Middle River that left a victim injured this afternoon.

On 2/6/20 at 4:42 p.m., officers responded to the unit block of Oak Grove Drive in Middle River for a call of a gunshot wound. Responding officers located a victim who sustained trauma to the lower body. Medics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. The victim is expected to survive. 

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information should contact the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit by calling 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app. 

Phone: 1-866-7-LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

The Baltimore County Police Department has completed the year end crime report for 2018. The Department’s efforts in working with citizens, County agencies, and law enforcement partners has once again yielded an overall decrease in crime. In comparison of 2018 to 2017, Part I violent crimes decreased by 4.5%, Part I property crimes decreased by 8.6%, and total crime decreased by 4.5%.

Partially due to a legislative change in Maryland’s definition of Rape that became effective on October 1, 2017, Baltimore County saw an increase of 7.1% in the number of reported Rapes in 2018.

According to Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan, “a reduction in crime is a direct result of a positive relationship with our community and the hard work performed every day by the men and women of the Police Department.”

“Driving crime down is an important way we strengthen our communities. In Baltimore County, we once again saw an overall reduction in crime, including a 4.5% decrease in violent crime,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “I commend our police department for working alongside committed community members to continue driving down crime, ensuring Baltimore County remains a great and safe place to live, work, and play.”

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017