Crime Log: Rash of Car Break-ins, Vandalized Graveyard Reported
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.
Cockeysville, Hunt Valley and North County were hit hard by burglaries last week—a not so great start to the new year.
There were nine reported burglaries in total, mostly related to automobile break-ins concentrated in one particular area. The earliest entry in the log saw a vandal knocking over 50 grave stone markers at a local church.
In addition to the burglaries, there were two armed robberies last week, although you'll have to check back with Patch later today for the details.
Cripplegate Road, 13800 block, between 9 p.m., Jan. 3 and 6 a.m., Jan. 4. A burglar stole cash and a Makita model drill from two unlocked cars parked in a driveway. No further information is known at this time.
Troyer Road, 17600 block, 5 p.m., Jan. 3 and 12 p.m., Jan. 4. A burglar stole two empty white Southern States propane tanks from a woman’s backyard.
Hunt Valley View Terrace, unit block, 7 p.m., Jan. 3 and 8:30 a.m., Jan. 4. A man’s car was ransacked by a burglar suspected of breaking into multiple cars in the same general area. (See below)
Greenbranch Road, 13900 block, between 7 p.m., Jan. 3 and 7:15 a.m., Jan. 4. The burglar mentioned above is suspected of stealing a Compaq computer, a vehicle key and costume jewelry out of a man’s car.
Cripplegate Road, 13800 block, between 11 p.m., Jan. 3 and 8:30 a.m., Jan. 4. Another incident related to the entries above—a car parked in a driveway was ransacked. It is unknown what if anything was stolen.
Baconfield Lane, 16100 block, 4:20 a.m., Jan. 4. A burglar stole a woman’s purse containing cash, credit cards and miscellaneous items. The burglar broke the woman’s sliding glass door to break into her kitchen. The burglar snatched the purse off of the kitchen counter.
Duncan Hill Road, 15400 block, 3 p.m., Jan. 2 and 11 a.m., Jan. 3. A burglar stole Maison Martin Margiela men’s shoes (size 8), Air Jordan Space Jam shoes (size 9) and cash. The burglar broke in through an unlocked bedroom window.
Ivy Hill Road, 1000 block, 10:54 a.m., Jan. 3. A burglar stole jewelry after sneaking inside by breaking a window.
Thornton Mill Road, 14800 block, between 8:30 a.m., Dec. 30 and 3 p.m., Jan. 1. A vandal knocked over 50 grave stone markers at Bosley United Methodist Church.
Questions about the crime log or police activity in your neighborhood? Contact editor Nick DiMarco at Nickd@patch.com with your questions.