Crime Log: Police Report Sharp Drop in Burglaries
The following information regarding police activity in Cockeysville, Hunt Valley and North County was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
The number of reported burglaries in the Cockeysville and North County areas dropped sharply during the past two weeks, police incident summaries show.
There were only two reported burglaries reported in the area last week, after averaging about eight a week since the start of the new year.
The decrease follows police increasing patrols in affected areas, particularly the Jacksonville sector of North County. Police reported making two critical arrests in late January they believe will lead to solving more than a dozen area burglaries.
Meanwhile, there were no reports of major crimes in Lutherville-Timonium.
Prettyboy Dam Road, 18300 block, between 12:45 and 1:05 p.m., Feb. 7. A man called the police to report that his 18-year-old son and a friend were trying to get into his house. The son had been kicked out of his father's home over a year ago. The father saw that his son had his hand on the doorknob to his old home, although no pry marks were found at the scene. There was no reason given for why the son was on his father's property. The son admitted to police that he and a friend crossed the property line en route to this own residence. There were no thefts nor charges made.
Nicolas Lane, 600 block, between 5 and 11 p.m., Feb. 4. A burglar stole a woman’s purse and car keys after breaking into her home through an unlocked garage door.
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