Cockeysville, Hunt Valley and towns to the north together reported arguably the worst week of 2013 when it comes to crime.
There were nine burglaries—including one excessively aggressive break-in—as well as an armed robbery, a case of harassment, a very good dog and a dropped cell phone that helped a police investigation.
In my opinion however, the worst thing that happened last week was that another handgun was reported stolen. That makes at least three incidents in 2013 where a gun or multiple guns were included in a burglar's haul. But more on that later.
Read last week's crime log here.
Graystone Road, 19000 block, between 9 p.m., Feb. 2 and 8 a.m., Feb. 3. A burglar entered a man’s unlocked garage, although it appears nothing was stolen.
Kampan Court, unit block, between 3 and 7 p.m., Feb. 2. Someone wrote the letters “KKK” in the snow that blanketed the trunk of a woman’s car.
Old York Road, 14600 block, between 5 p.m., Jan. 21 and 12 p.m., Feb. 2. A golf cart was stolen from EZ Go Golf Cart.
Merrymans Mill Road, 2900 block, and Trojan Horse Drive, unit block, between 12:01 and 7 a.m., Feb. 1. A burglar entered two unlocked cars at both locations, although it appears that nothing was stolen from either.
Cranbrook Road, 100 block, between 9:52 and 9:53 a.m., Feb. 1. A burglar stole $773 from a Cockeysville Rite Aid after threatening a cashier with a carving knife.
Stansbury Mill Road, 3900 block, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Jan. 31. A burglar stole jewelry and money from a Monkton home. The culprit walked in through the front door. There were no signs of forced entry.
Beckleysville Road, 2500 block, 10:28 a.m., Jan. 31. A man stole a Dewalt Chop Saw and Drill out of a Freeland barn. The suspect dropped his cellphone at the scene of the crime, which aided police investigation. The man was identified by police although no arrests have been made at this time.
Duddington Way, 3800 block, Jan. 29, time unknown. Burglars forced open an inner garage laundry room door to break inside a Phoenix home. The burglars however were scared off by the homeowners barking dog. Nothing was stolen. No further information is known.
Windy Falls Way, unit block, between 8 p.m., Jan. 27 and 4 p.m., Jan. 28. A burglar broke a Cockeysville home’s front window and stole a Smith and Wesson 380 handgun, money, a Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360, various video games, iPad Mini, laptop computer, Kindle Fire and clothes.
Cinnamon Ridge Place, 800 block, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., Jan. 28. A burglar broke into a Cockeysville apartment and stole cash and a laptop. The individual responsible also ransacked the apartment, destroying furniture, pictures and food.
Questions about the crime log or police activity in your neighborhood? Contact editor Nick DiMarco at Nickd@patch.com with your questions.
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